What's New

April 28th, 2007: The web site has been set up.

May 3rd, 2007:Update of the web site with information from the SIG.


The document describing the SIG that appears in the conference proceedings is available here

Here are the slides used by the presenters during the SIG.

The roadmap pictures will be here soon.  A powerpoint version of the roadmap will be here too.

Attending the SIG

The SIG has been scheduled in room C4 in the convention centre where CHI 2007 is held.

Provisional Programme

Tuesday May 1st 2007 (from 11.30 to 13.00) (slides will be here)

List of participants

Name Firstname Affiliation
Haynes Steven Pennstate University, USA
Mc Cabe Larry Hansen Medical
Salem Anita Salem Systems
Smith Jamie  
Vand der Zaag Bert Motorola
Tan Yang  
Tang Charlotte University of Calgary
Crocker Dave  
Lloyd Tim  
Gielow Chris  
Cassano-Piche Andrea  
Cramer Henriette  
Chen Yunan  
Palanque Philippe Universitť Toulouse 3, France
Bernhaupt Regina University of Salzburg, Austria
Blandford Ann UCLIC, University College London, England


While a significant effort is currently being undertaken by the CHI community in order to apply and extend current usability evaluation techniques to new kinds of interaction techniques very little has been done to improve the reliability of software offering these kinds of interaction techniques. As these new interaction techniques are currently more and more used in the field of command and control safety critical systems the potential of incident or accidents increases. Similarly, the non reliability of interactive software can jeopardize usability evaluation by showing unexpected or undesired behaviors. Lastly, iterative design processes promote multiple designs through evolvable prototypes in order to accommodate requirements changes and results from usability evaluations thus reducing reliability of the final system by lack of global and structured design. The aim of this SIG is to provide a forum for both researchers and practitioners interested in safety critical interactive systems. Our goal is to define a roadmap of activities to cross fertilize usability, reliability and safety for these kinds of systems to minimize duplicate efforts and reuse knowledge in all the communities involved.

The SIG has been prepared under the auspices of the Network of Excellence ResIST

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The SIG has been prepared under the auspices of the Research Training Network ADVISES (finished in December 2006

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and under the auspices of the IFIP Working Group 13.5 on Human Error Safety and System Development