Fwd: CFP: Workshop on Complexity and Design in Engineering

17 Feb 2005 - 8:44am
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Dave Malouf

I thought that people might be interested in this. I often feel that
managing complexity is the hardest part of what we design.

-- dave

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: William Hudson <william.hudson at syntagm.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2005 10:06:20 -0000
Subject: CFP: Workshop on Complexity and Design in Engineering
To: CHI-ANNOUNCEMENTS at listserv.acm.org

Submitted on behalf of Chris Johnson [mailto:johnson at dcs.gla.ac.uk]

Hi everyone - here is the programme for the workshop on Complexity in
Design and Engineering.

Thanks to a grant from the US Air Force, all full-time students can have
their registration fees waived but must fax in a registration form in
order to attend.
The web site mentioned below provides further information about the
programme and registration process.

All the best,



Workshop on the

Complexity in Design and Engineering

10-12th March 2005, The Senate Room, University of Glasgow.


Day 1: Thursday, 10th March 2005

Paper Session 1: Change, Complexity and Planning

Abstracting Complexity for Design Planning
David Wynn, Claudia Eckert and P John Clarkson, Engineering Design
Center, Univ of Cambridge.

Design Change and Complexity
Chris Earl, Claudia Eckert*, John Clarkson*,
Department of Design and Innovation, Open University.
*Engineering Design Centre, University of Cambridge.

Paper Session 2: Creativity, Diversity and Design

Creativity in the Design of Complex Systems
N. Maiden and S. Jones, Centre for HCI Design, City University, UK.

Diversity as a Determinant of System Complexity
Brian Sherwood-Jones, Digital Design Studio, Glasgow School of Art,

Complexity of Design in Safety Critical Interactive Systems
Sandra Basnyat, David Navarre, Philippe Palanque, LIIHS-IRIT,

Paper Session 3: The Human Factor in Design Complexity

Uncovering the Information Needs in Complex Aerospace Systems
Iya Solodilova and Peter Johnson,Department of Computer Science,
University of Bath.

Validating a Process for Understanding Human Error Probabilities in
Complex Human Computer Interfaces
Richard Maguire, SE Validation Ltd, Salisbury, UK.

Paper Session 4: Applications in Healthcare

Sources of Complexity in the Design of Healthcare Systems: Autonomy
vs. Governance
Taleb-Bendiab Azzelarabe, David England, Phil Misedine, Karen
Murphy, Martin Randles
School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Liverpool John Moores

Automation, Interaction and Complexity
Robert L. Wears,
Dept of Emergency Medicine, University of Florida.
Clinical Safety Research Group, Imperial College London.

Informal Reception

Day 2: Friday, 11th March 2005

Paper Session 5: Emergent Properties?

V2: Using Violation and Vulnerability Analysis to Understand the
Root Causes of Complex Security Incidents
Chris Johnson, Glasgow Accident Analysis Group, University of
Glasgow, UK.

Complexities of Multi-Organisation Error Management
John Dobson, Simon Lock and David Martin, University of Lancaster.

Capturing Emerging Complex Interactions: Safety Analysis in Air
Traffic Managememt
Massimo Felici, LFCS, University of Edinburgh.

Paper Session 6: Stakeholders, Conflict and Complexity

Extending Small Group Theory for Understanding Complexity
Alistair Sutcliffe, School of Informatics, University of Manchester,

Systems Failures: Analysing Stakeholder Influence in Complex Case
John Donaldson, Software Forensic Centre, Middlesex University, UK.

Systems for Resolving Complex Issues in Design Processes
Emad Marashi and John P. Davis, Dept. of Civil Engineering,
University of Bristol,

Paper Session 7: Errors and Accidents

A communication Tool Between Designers and Accidentologists for the
Development of In-car Safety Systems
Walid Ben Ahmed, Mounib Mekhilef, Michel Bigand*, Yves Page**
Laboratory of Industrial Engineering, Ecole Centrale de Paris,
* Research Group in Industrial Engineering, Ecole Centrale de Lille,
** (PSA-Renault), Laboratory of Accident Research, Biomechanics and
Human Behaviour,

Barriers, Complexity and Human Reliability
B. Schuup and P. Wright, Dept of Computing Science, University of

Paper Session 8: Complexity, Abstraction and Viewpoints

Adapting Interface Representations for Mobile Support in Interactive
Safety-Critical Contexts
Fabio Paterno', Carmen Santoro and David Touzet, ISTI-CNR, Italy.

Viewpoints and Views in Engineering Change Management
R.Keller, C.M. Eckert and P. John Clarkson, Engineering Design
Center, University of Cambridge.

Applyng Task Analysis to Facilitate the Design of Context Aware
Yun-Maw Cheng and Chris Johnson*,
Institute of Information Science, Acedmia Sinica, Taiwan,
* Glasgow Accident Analysis Group, University of Glasgow.

Day 3: Saturday, 12th March 2005

Trip to Arran,

We wish to thank the European Office of Aerospace Research and
Development, Airforce Office of Scientific Research, United States Air
Force Laboratory for their contribution to the success of this

David Heller
E: dheller (at) gmail (dot) com
W: www (dot) synapticburn (dot) com

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