The authors of this book are interested in ecological processes, human behavior, as well as the control and management of life-critical systems, which are potentially highly automated
The topics covered relate to risk management principles, methods and tools, and reliability assessment human errors as well as system failures, socio-organizational issues of crisis occurrence and management, co-operative work including human machine cooperation and CSCW computer-supported cooperative work task and function allocation, authority sharing, interactivity, situation awareness, networking and management evolution and lessons learned from Human-Centered Design.
They typically lead to complex and time-critical issues and can belong to domains such as transportation trains, cars, aircraft , energy nuclear, chemical engineering , health, telecommunications, manufacturing and services
Three main attributes define life-critical systems, i.e
Safety, efficiency and comfort