Project objectives

HoliDes addresses development and qualification of Adaptive Cooperative Human-Machine Systems (AdCoS) where many humans and many machines act together, cooperatively, in a highly adaptive way to guarantee fluent and cooperative task achievement.

HoliDes will investigate new ways to pro-actively communicate system adaptations to human operators by keeping them sufficiently in the loop based on the operators’ situational load and capacities. We will design innovative AdCoS in four domains: Health, Aeronautics, Control Rooms and Automotive.

MARKET innovation

HoliDes will offer a combined model-based and empirical approach to the development and qualification of AdCoS, which will significantly ease compliance to human-factor and safety regulations, and will allow to realize adaptation strategies in a transparent, fluent, explicit and controllable way. HoliDes therefore will:

  1. reduce the cost of System Development in particular compliance with human factors and safety,
  2. reduce needed development cycles when applied to innovative and ambitious AdCoS,
  3. foster Embedded Systems for AdCoS that are reusable in different safety critical domains.

TECHNICAL innovation

HoliDes will research affordable means of compliance, which enable to formalize adaptation strategies on global many humans - many machines levels and local HMI levels in a coordinated way.

We will develop techniques & tools on 5 dimensions:

  1. automated AdCoS re-configuration based on real-time predictive human models;
  2. holistic formal modelling and accelerated analysis;
  3. new empirical task, exploration and validation analyses;
  4. a formalized synergetic empirical and modelbased methodology;
  5. integration of all techniques & tools in a Human Factors Reference Technology Platform to foster interoperability and to support human factors along the whole engineering life-cycle. The platform will be connected to CESAR-RTP to enable holistic development & qualification from both perspectives: human factors and technical systems design.