Human factors in software projects for complex industrial processes

Marja Liinasuo (Corresponding author), Toni Lastusilta, Jouni Savolainen, Timo Kuula

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Process industry has a need to increase product quality while also reducing operating costs and environmental footprint. However, a plant comprises of a complex set of dynamic processes, as well as human operators that control the processes. The best improvement is achieved by an extensive intervention of both aspects. In practice, human factor aspects have often a marginal role in carrying out a technical project. This has not been the case in the present, EU-funded project. The systematic inclusion of human factors perspective requires parallel and collaborative proceeding of technical development and human factors. The flexible approach is central as the human matters not only affects technical development but is also involved with the usage context of the new technical solution.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Human Systems Integration 2019
Subtitle of host publicationIHSI 2019
EditorsWaldemar Karwowski, Tareq Ahram
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-11051-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-11050-5
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event2nd International Conference on Intelligent Human Systems Integration, IHSI 2019 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 7 Feb 201910 Feb 2019
Conference number: 2

Publication series

SeriesAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing


Conference2nd International Conference on Intelligent Human Systems Integration, IHSI 2019
Abbreviated titleIHSI 2019
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego


  • Human factors
  • Optimization
  • Process industry

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