Visualization and analysis of controllers’ working processes in en route air traffic control

Daisuke Karikawa, Hisae Aoyama

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

In order to meet increasing air traffic demands in recent years, skilled air traffic controllers are definitely required. Thus, effective and efficient controller training is a key issue in the Air Traffic Control (ATC) domain. However, the transfer of skills from experienced controllers to ATC trainees is difficult because the working processes of the experienced controllers are based on their implicit knowledge acquired through their working experiences. Toward resolving this difficulty in ATC training, the present research attempts to visualize and analyze a couple of controllers’ working processes for establishing intrail separations between arrival flights using our process visualization tool of ATC tasks. The analysis results illustrate the performance differences of those working processes and their probable causal factors. This fact strongly implies the practical applicability of the visualization tool for supporting the debriefing and discussion concerning the training results of ATC trainees.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEngineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics - 12th International Conference, EPCE 2015 Held as Part of HCI International 2015, Proceedings
EditorsDon Harris
PublisherSpringer-Verlag
Pages388-398
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9783319203720
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
Event12th International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, EPCE 2015 Held as Part of 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2015 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: 2015 Aug 22015 Aug 7

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9174
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other12th International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, EPCE 2015 Held as Part of 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2015
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles
Period15/8/215/8/7

Keywords

  • Air traffic controller
  • Education and training
  • Human factors
  • Visualization
  • Working process

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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