About the Project

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.

The objective is to develop processes, techniques and software tools that enable development and qualification AdCoS.

HoliDes will contribute to close the design productivity gap between potential and capability by:

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

HoliDes offers 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. Expected project results include:

  1. A methodology to facilitate development & qualification of AdCoS against regulations to formalize and extend the informal descriptions of human factors and safety standards, guidelines and best practices highlighting commonalities between Health, Aeronautics, Control Rooms, Automotive.
  2. Empirical analysis of AdCoS to advance empirical techniques to support management of the huge number of evaluation scenarios and to cope with the increased dynamic progression of every individual scenario produced by the adaptiveness of AdCoS.
  3. Adaptation on a global & local level to provide new real-time measurements of the external and internal ACOS context and new reusable algorithms for re-configuration of tightly interconnected global and local AdCoS levels.
  4. A Human Factors Reference Technology Platform (HF-RTP), which integrates all techniques and tools allowing full interoperability across the whole industrial development and qualification life cycle in a holistic way taking into account multiple human factor views as well as multiple technical views.
  5. Applications for AdCoS that demonstrate adaptations in these systems, which comply with human factors and safety regulations, have been developed and assessed using our techniques and software tools, and are integrated in the HF-RTP.