This deliverable introduces to the Reference Technology Platform (RTP) and the idea of the Human Factors (HF) RTP, which will be developed during the course of this project. Whereas the RTP is a set of pre-integrated tools and services that could be compiled and installed to satisfy the needs of a particular use case, an RTP instance is a subset of RTP components that have been integrated through a stage known as tailoring, i.e., it is a choice of tools and services out of the “library” provided by the RTP.
A major advantage of the RTP is that it supports the development of Adaptive Cooperative Human-Machine Systems (AdCoS) which is the target to be developed for the specific use cases. With this approach HoliDes has the aim to guarantee fluent and cooperative task achievement in situations where many humans and many machines act together, cooperatively, in a highly adaptive way. In order to elucidate the demands of supporting human factors along the whole engineering life-cycle we present some of the workflows and methodologies that are specific to human factors engineering.
We reflect these insights onto the requirements that were provided in a first version from the different application areas of WP6-9 (health, aerospace,control rooms, and automotive), resulting in a collection of requirements that are specifically important across domains for the HF-RTP. Thus, these crossdomain requirements were not only important irrespective of the target application domains but also for the HF domain, creating the framework for the AdCoS. This list of requirements will be extended during the course of this project. Finally, we discuss the possibilities for the requirements management process. The discussion and decision for a common requirements management tool should be further continued across all work packages.