In 2000, the Conference on Automation joined forces with a partner group on situation awareness (SA). The rising complexity of systems demands that one can be aware of a large range of environmental and task-based stimulation in order to match what is done with what has to be done. Thus, SA and automation-based interaction fall naturally together and this conference is the second embodiment of this union. Moving into the 21st century, further diversification of the applications of automation will continue--for example, the revolution in genetic technology. Given the broad nature of this form of human-machine interaction, it is vital to apply past lessons to map a future for the symbiotic relationship between humans and the artifacts they create. It is as part of this ongoing endeavor that the present volume is offered.
Volume 1. Contents: Foreword. Part I: Conference Keynote Address. Part II: Technical Papers. Section 1: Situation Awareness. Section 2: Air Traffic Control. Section 3: Stress, Workload and Fatigue. Section 4: Decision Making. Section 5: Driver Performance and Distraction. Volume 2. Contents: Part I: Technical Papers. Section 1: Automation and Human Performance. Section 2: Individual and Team Performance. Section 3: Displays. Section 4: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Intelligent Systems. Section 5: Military Applications. Section 6: Potpourri.