Aviation remains one of the most active and challenging domains for human factors and applied psychology. Since 1981, the biennial International Symposium on Aviation Psychology (ISAP) has convened for the purposes of (a) presenting the latest research on human performance problems and opportunities within aviation systems, (b) envisioning design solutions that best utilize human capabilities for creating safe and efficient aviation systems, and (c) the bringing together of scientists, research sponsors, and operators in an effort to bridge the gap between research and application.
Based upon the potential impact of emerging trends, current debates, or enduring issues presented at the 19th ISAP, select authors were invited to expand on their work following the benefit of interactions at the symposium. The authors include leading scientists, prominent researchers, and aviation operators contributing to the discussion of the most pressing technical challenges and research priorities.
Visions for the incorporation of new interface technologies within next-generation cockpits, tools for future air traffic control research, neuroergonomic findings in aviation settings, and human limitations affecting safety are offered. The aim of these volumes is to report the latest findings in aviation psychology and to suggest new directions for advancing the field.
I. Perceptual and Cognitive Influences on Performance
1. Bob Cheung (Canada) – Comprehensive Approach to Pilot Disorientation
2. Hans Hoermann (Germany) – Influences of Fatigue and Alcohol on Cognitive Performance
3. Sylvain Houlier (France) – Avionics Touch Screen in Turbulence: Simulation for Design
II. Modeling for Aviation Psychology
3. Kevin Gluck (USA) – A Prospective Assessment of Performance Prediction for Aviation Psychology
4. Matijin IJtsma (student winner) – Amy Pritchett (USA) – Development of an Objective Function Allocation Method for Manned Spaceflight Operations
7. Frederic Dehais (France) – A neuroergonomics approach to human performance in aviation
8. Leandro Di Stasi (Spain) – Eye Tracking in Aviation: Past, Present, and Future
9. Kurt Izzetoglu (USA & UK) – Human Performance Assessment: Evaluation of Wearable Sensors for Monitoring Brain Activity
10. Michael Hagler (USA) – 177 Cold Bay Alaska Engine Change
11. Practitioner Panel Chapter (USA & Canada)
12. Jerry Crutchfield (USA) – Standardized Scenarios for Air Traffic Control Researchers.