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Human Factors of a Global Society
A System of Systems Perspective

ISBN 9781138071681
Published October 1, 2018 by CRC Press
1180 Pages 273 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

During the last 60 years the discipline of human factors (HF) has evolved alongside progress in engineering, technology, and business. Contemporary HF is clearly shifting towards addressing the human-centered design paradigm for much larger and complex societal systems, the effectiveness of which is affected by recent advances in engineering, science, and education. Human Factors of a Global Society: A System of Systems Perspective explores the future challenges and potential contributions of the human factors discipline in the Conceptual Age of human creativity and social responsibility.

Written by a team of experts and pioneers, this book examines the human aspects related to contemporary societal developments in science, engineering, and higher education in the context of unprecedented progress in those areas. It also discusses new paradigms for higher education, including education delivery, and administration from a systems of systems perspective. It then examines the future challenges and potential contributions of the human factors discipline.

While there are other books that focus on systems engineering or on a specific area of human factors, this book unifies these different perspectives into a holistic point of view. It gives you an understanding of human factors as it relates to the global enterprise system and its newly emerging characteristics such as quality, system complexity, evolving management system and its role in social and behavioral changes. By exploring the human aspects related to actual societal developments in science, the book opens a new horizon for the HF community.

Table of Contents

Human Factors and Technology
Birth of Asymmetrical Face Biometrics and Its Transdisciplinarian Near Future, Leonid Kompanets and Damian Kurach
HITS: Advanced City Logistics Systems, Andrzej Adamski and Daniel Kubek
HITS: Hierarchical Intelligent Transportation Systems, Andrzej Adamski
Hierarchical Intelligent Traffic System: Application of Vehicular Telematics over Wireless Networks for Intelligent Traffic Incident Detection and Diagnosis, Andrzej Adamski and Grzegorz Heldak
New Design Philosophies in Architecture as a Way of Achieving Substantial Improvements of Office Buildings’ Quality in Consideration of Sustainable Development, Dariusz Masły
The Role of Emotions in Cognitive Processes: Theoretical and Empirical Basis for Complex Brain: Computer Interfaces—Electroencephalography and Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Krystyna Golonka, Justyna Mojsa-Kaja, and Tadeusz Marek
Evidence-Based Practice: Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Three Forced-Air Warming Blankets in Preventing Perioperative Hypothermia, Kaz Sobczak
CaseView as a Web-Based Resource Technology to Expedite Patient Care and Cost Saving for an Operating Room, Kaz Sobczak, Joyce Nacario, and Ho Lom Lee
Technical, Ecological, and Social Aspects of Nanotechnologies, Pawel Szewczyk
Wayfinding by Colors in Public Buildings, Agnieszka Kowalska-Styczen′, Joanna Bartnicka, Christophe Bevilacqua, and Geoffrey Lepoutre
Human Classification Process: Theory, Simulation, and Practical Applications, Valery D. Magazannik
Continuous Quality Improvement in Neonatal Care: Experience of Eastbay Newborn Services Group, Northern California, USA, Anna G. Usowicz and Golde Dudell
A Model and Methods to Solve Problems of Accessibility and Information for the Visually Impaired, Gerard Uzan and Peter Wagstaff
Visualization of Multicriterial Classification: A Case Study, Péter Volf, Zoltán Kovács, and István Szalkai
Toward 2020 with SSAT, Hansjörg von Brevern and Kateryna Synytsya
The Problem Statement: Issues, Importance, and Impacts on Software Development, Hansjörg von Brevern
The Influence of Individual Personality Features on Human Performance in Work, Learning, and Athletic Activity, Fred Voskoboynikov
Activity Theory as the Initial Paradigm for a Hypothesis about the Collective Goal Orientation of the Macroevolution of Mankind, Georgy M. Zarakovsky
Task and Its Complexity Assessment, Gregory Z. Bedny, Waldemar Karwowski, and Inna S. Bedny
Virtualization of Hospital Processes in Forming the Knowledge-Based Organization, Joanna Bartnicka and Teodor Winkler
Advanced Technologies in the Aerospace Industry, Marek Goral, Jan Sieniawski, Krzysztof Kubiak, and Arkadiusz Onyszko

Leaders’ Mind Types and Their Relations to Preferred Leadership Styles, Jolanta Babiak and Czeslaw S. Nosal
Advanced Theory of Political Marketing, Wojciech Cwalina, Andrzej Falkowski, and Bruce I. Newman
Marketing Strategies in the Conceptual Age, Tymoteusz Doligalski and Jacek Wojcik
Work Locus of Control and Burnout Syndrome, Jozef Maciuszek and Bartlomiej Melges
Cultural Factors of Economic Effectiveness and Innovation: Organizational Psychology of Innovation, Damian Grabowski
A Short Version of the Need for Closure Scale: Item Selection and Scale Validation, Małgorzata Kossowska, Krzysztof Hanusz, and Mariusz Trejtowicz
Psychology in Supporting and Stimulating Innovativeness: The Role of Values and Spirituality, Barbara Kożusznik and Jaroslaw Polak
The Polish Adaptation of the Short Form of the Dutch Work Addiction Scale, Małgorzata W. Kożusznik, Anna Dyląg, and Magdalena Anna Jaworek
Why Some Arguments Are More Compelling than Others: The Answers from Cognitive and Social Psychology, Robert Mackiewicz and Paweł Koniak
Job Attitudes of IT Sector Specialists: Beyond Stereotypes: What Is the Challenge? Jerzy Rosinski
The Effect of Comparative Advertising on the Recall of Brand Opinion: Empirical Research in the Backward Framing Paradigm, Alicja Grochowska and Dorota Szablisty
Brand Depreciation in Indirect Comparative Advertising: The Legal Approach and Psychological Empirical Research on Image Shaping and Brand Positioning on the Polish Advertisement Market, Agnieszka Woźnica-Kowalewska
The Effects of Learned Helplessness and Message Framing on the Processing of Verbal and Visual Information in Advertisement, Magdalena Gasiorowska
Perceived Risk-Return Relationship of Investments and Other Risky Actions, Joanna Sokolowska
Creativity Barriers, Creative Behaviors in Organization: Research in the Polish Media Sector, Roksana Ulatowska and Tadeusz Marek
Trauma in Modern Society, Luiza Seklecka, Barbara Wachowicz, Koryna Lewandowska, Tadeusz Marek, and Waldemar Karwowski

Specific Sources of Stress in the Teaching Profession: A Three-Factor Model—A Case Study, Zofia Lacala, Luiza Seklecka, and Tadeusz Marek
Elements of a Successful Entrepreneurship/Innovation Culture, David F. Barbe
Ergonomics in a Sustainable Society: Well-Being and Social Inclusion, Giuseppe Di Bucchianico and Stefania Camplone
Business Process Management in Polish Public Administration: Anthropological Aspects of Change in the Face of Technology, Roman Batko
Organizational Citizenship Behavior: In Search of a New Kind of Employee, Adela Barabasz and Elżbieta Chwalibog
Cultural Determinants of Entrepreneurship Development in SME Sector: The Case of Poland, Dariusz Turek
Professional Development in the Five Hundred Largest Polish Enterprises: Results of Own Research, Tadeusz Oleksyn, Justyna Bugaj, and Izabela Stańczyk
Medical Tourism as a Business Opportunity for Transforming Economies, Jacek Klich
Are All Managers Strategists? Thinking and Behavioral Styles of Polish Managers, Beata Bajcar
Prodevelopmental Orientation as a Determinant of an Active Participation and Cooperation in a Reality Oriented toward a Global Change, Agnieszka Cybal-Michalska
Information Overload and Human Information Needs, Marek Hetmański
Development of Competition in the Polish Energy Sector, Sylwia Słupik
Benchmarking: The Best Practice for Implementation of PRME Principles—International Comparative Study, Agata Stachowicz-Stanusch and Anna Ptak
Impact of Economic Crisis on HRM Practices: Evidence from Poland, Janusz Struz˙yna, Magdalena Majowska, and Tomasz Ingram
Information Technologies as a Pillar of Knowledge-Based Economy—Some Remarks, Joanna Kalkowska, Hanna Wlodarkiewicz-Klimek, Edmund Pawlowski, and Stefan Trzcielinski
Innovative Work Behavior (IWB) in View of the Analysis of Chosen Individual and Organizational Determinants, Agnieszka Wojtczuk-Turek
External Conditions of Enterprise Development in a Knowledge-Based Economy, Hanna Wlodarkiewicz-Klimek, Joanna Kalkowska, Stefan Trzcielinski, and Edmund Pawlowski
Endogenous and Exogenous Determinants of the Development of Modern Towns, Andrzej Olak

Higher Education

Believing in the University in a Conceptual Age, Ronald Barnett
The Function of Imagination in University Science, David Brian Hay
World, University, Class, and Identity, Radosław Rybkowski
Subjective Perspective on Experiences in Project Management: The Implications for Improvements in Higher Education, Vaiva Zuzevičiūte˙
The Idea of Social Responsibility of a University, Marcin Geryk
Technology-Enhanced Learning in Higher Education: A Proposal for Developing a Quality Evaluation Framework, Diogo Casanova, Nilza Costa, and António Moreira
Design of an E-Learning System Based on the Socialization, Externalization, Combination, and Internalization Model, Dong Yun Lee and Jussi Kantola
Non-Online and Online Business Instruction: Comparative Outcomes, Thaddeus W. Usowicz
Do We Really Equip Our Students with Inquiry Skills? Małgorzata Krzeczkowska and Iwona Maciejowska
Rethinking Teaching in Higher Education: Analyzing Interaction in Blended Learning Environments, Danny Barrantes Acuña
Bridging the Gap between Industry, Science, and Education: Industry Experience to Students, Computer Science Methods to Administration, Bert Van Vreckem, Dmitriy Borodin, Wim De Bruyn, Victor Gorelik, Sergey Zhdanov, and Alexander Rodyukov
Education for Sustainable Development as a Reaction to Modern Challenges, Victor I. Karamushka
Overseer or Mentor? Future Roles of Supervisors at Universities, Justyna Bugaj and Aleksandra Fedaczynska
Quality of Virtual Mobility, Juris Dzelme and Ivars Linde
Virtual Mobility Phenomenon: Educational Perspective, Margarita Teresevičiene˙, Airina Volungevičiene˙, and Estela Daukšiene˙
Continuous Business and Educational Process Improvement in Higher Education Institutions through Implementation of New Technologies, Svetlana M. Stanišić, Verka Jovanović, and Nemanja M. Stanišić
Changing the Subject: Funding Higher Education in Scotland, James Moir
Engineering Ethics Education through Project-Based Learning, Masakatsu Matsuishi, Kazuya Takemata, Shigeo Matsumoto, Taketo Yamakawa, and Toshiaki Isozaki
Essential Roles of Language Mastery for Conceptual Understanding and Implications for Science Education Policies, Liliana Mammino
The Estimation of the Possibility of Introducing New Patterns into Office Space for Academic Staff at Polish Universities, Elżbieta Niezabitowska and Barbara Urbanowicz
Development of the Education Quality Assessment System for Programs of Study in Economics at Polish Institutions of Higher Education in the Years 2002–2011, Elżbieta Izabela Szczepankiewicz
Changes in the System of Higher Education in Poland: A Historical Perspective and Present Challenges, Małgorzata Cieciora
The Value System and Professional Aspirations of Polish University Graduates in Historical Perspective, Piotr Górski
Experimenting with Teaching Contexts, Maria L. Ekiel-Jeżewska
New ISO 29990:2010 as Value Added to Non-Formal Education Organization in the Future, Jürgen Heene and Lilianna Jodkowska
Polish Universities: Toward a Real Science–Business Cooperation, Krystian Gurba
Positive and Negative Aspects of Educational Organizations’ Development in Ukraine, Ludmyla M. Karamushka
IT Solutions in Assessment, Zoltan Kovács, Dóra Tasner, and Péter Volf
Engineering Education in India: Challenges for the Twenty-First Century, N. C. Shivaprakash

Education in Modern Society
Results of the Polish Policy in the Field of Education and Development of Young Scientists in the Years 1944 to 2012, Zofia Godzwon
Creative School: Renewing Leadership for Creativity, Vilmos Vass
New Ways of Defining Teacher Competencies: Demand-Driven Competency Definition and Development, Tibor Baráth
Teachers as Citizens: Professional Preparation and Development, Grzegorz Mazurkiewicz
Social Learning–Socialization: Understanding Aims of Social Education against a Backcloth of Sociological Discourse on Socialization, Barbara Behrnd-Wenzel and Hartmut Wenzel
A Multicultural School: A Challenge for Postmodern Societies—The Case of Poland, Anna Lubecka
Computer and Multimedia Skills as Elements of the System of Modern Teacher’s Competencies, Janusz Sasak and Iwona Ewa Waldzinśka
Teacher Competence in the Use of the Local Environment, Aleksander Noworol
Frozen in Time, Left Out in the Cold: Teacher Training and Development and the Role of the Head Teacher—Considering Alternatives, Robin Precey
Creating Quality Teaching Professionals for Schools: Organic Professionalism, Trevor Davies
Lifelong Learning Policy for Europe as a Challenge for Teacher Training in Poland, Graz˙yna Prawelska-Skrzypek
School Organizational Culture: Neglected Factor in Teacher Training and Continual Professional Development, Roman Dorczak
A Thomistic-Social Profile of Karol Górski’s Personalistic Pedagogy, Janina Kostkiewicz

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Waldemar Karwowski, PhD, DSc, PE, is a professor and the chairman of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems at the University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida. He is also the executive director of the Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering at the University of Central Florida. He earned a master’s (1978) in production engineering and management from the Technical University of Wroclaw, Poland, and his PhD (1982) in industrial engineering at Texas Tech University. He earned a D.Sc. (dr habil.) in management science at the State Institute for Organization and Management in Industry, Poland (2004). He also received honorary doctoral degrees from three European universities. He is a past president of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (2007) and the International Ergonomics Association (2000–2003). Dr. Karwowski served on the Committee on Human Systems Integration, National Research Council, the National Academies, USA (2007–2011). He is a co-editor of the Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing journal and the editor-in-chief of Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science journal. He is an author or editor of over 400 scientific publications in the areas of human systems integration, cognitive engineering, activity theory, systems engineering, human–computer interaction, fuzzy logic and neuro-fuzzy modeling, applications of nonlinear dynamics to human performance, and neuroergonomics.

Jussi Kantola is a professor in the Industrial Management Department at the University of Vaasa, Finland. Before that, he was an associate professor in the Knowledge Service Engineering Department at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. From 2003 to 2008, he worked at the Tampere University of Technology, Finland, and the University of Turku, Finland, in various research roles, including research director in the IE and IT departments. He earned a PhD in industrial engineering at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA, in 1998 and a second PhD at the Industrial Management and Engineering Department at the Tampere University of Technology, Finland, in 2006. From 1999 to 2002, he worked as an IT and business and process consultant in the United States and in Finland. His current research interests include service and new product development as well as various soft-computing applications.

Tadeusz Marek is a chair professor and the head of the Department of Neuroergonomics and the Neurobiology Department of the Malopolska Center of Biotechnology at Jagiellonian University in Krakow and a professor of psychology at Warsaw School of Social Science and Humanities, Warsaw, Poland. He is the author or a co-author of over 300 scientific publications. His research deals with mental stress and workload, fatigue, professional burnout, cognitive neuroscience, chronopsychology, neuroadaptive technologies, and neuroergonomics. His current scientific interests include the neuronal mechanisms of mental fatigue and stress, chronic sleep restriction influence on activity of neuronal networks related to the processes of visual attention, and executive functions, and diurnal variability of brain activity. Professor Marek is a past president of the Committee on Ergonomics of Polish Academy of Sciences and past vice-rector of Jagiellonian University. He was the editor of the international journal Ergonomics. He is a member of many Polish and international learned societies.

Marek Frankowicz is an associate professor at the Theoretical Chemistry Department of Jagiellonian University in Krakow. He is also the vice-chair of the Jagiellonian University Centre for Research on Higher Education. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the Free University of Brussels (1981–1982) and Tokyo University (1982–1983) and a senior lecturer at University Paris 6 (1988–1990). He is a member of the advisory board of the International Journal Interdisciplinary Description of Complex Systems (INDECS). He is also a member of EURASHE Council and Bologna Expert for Poland. His current research interests include stochastic dynamics of  onlinear chemical systems, foundations of thermodynamics, applications of complexity theory (complex adaptive systems, active walks in adaptive landscapes) to natural and social systems, and modeling of dynamics of higher education reforms in Europe.

Pavel Zgaga is a professor in the philosophy of education and education policy at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. During the period of social and political transition, he was the State Secretary for Higher Education (1992–1999) and Minister of Education (1999–2000). In 2001, after his return to academe, he cofounded the Centre for Educational Policy Studies at the university. He has held several research grants, directed a number of national and international projects on education, and published extensively in the area of his expertise. He has also led projects concerned with policy issues and the development of higher education (particularly the Bologna Process) and teacher education as a specific segment of higher education. In this area, he has been cooperating as an expert or invited speaker with the European Commission (DG EAC), the Council of Europe, UNESCO, OECD, the World Bank, and other organizations. In the Bologna process, he was engaged as a general rapporteur (2001–2003), as a member of the Board of the Bologna Follow-Up Group (2004–2005), and as the rapporteur of the Working Group on External Dimension of the Bologna Process (2005–2007). He is a cofounder of the South East European Educational Cooperation Network (SEE ECN, 2001) and Teacher Education Policy in Europe (TEPE, 2006) network. He has published broadly in domestic and international journals and written ten monographs, including Looking Out: The Bologna Process in a Global Setting (Oslo, 2006) and Higher Education in Transition: Reconsiderations on Higher Education in Europe at the Turn of Millennium (Umeå University, 2007).