The MITRE Corporation, McLean, Virginia, USA

June 9 | June 10 | June 11 | June 12

Registration for the conference includes access to all of the presentation sessions at the conference (see Agenda below & Program Outline ). It also includes a continental breakfast and boxed lunch each day, along with two conference receptions on 9 & 11 June. Because of limited available seating, only the first 136 to register will receive the added bonus of a conference banquet and speakers. Spouses can attend the banquet for an additional separate fee.

There will be two optional events at this year's conference.

  • 11 June: there will be a Social Recognition Prime Dinner at Seasons 52 restaurant in the Tysons Corner shopping mall attached to the conference hotel. The dinner will include 4-course dinner, wine, and beverages. An option to charge this separately is available on the registration site. Spouses are welcomed.
  • 12 June: three half-day tutorial alternatives (see descriptions)

Distinguished invited speakers:

  1. Dr. Alvin Roth, winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2012, applies economic theory to solutions for "real-world" problems.
  2. Dr. Gary A. Klein is a senior scientist at MacroCognition LLC, who pioneered the field of naturalistic decision making.
  3. Mr. Scott Tousley, Deputy Director of the Cyber Security Division, U.S. Dept. Homeland Security Science & Technology.
  4. Mr. John Willison, Director, Command, Power, & Integration, U.S. Army RDECOM CERDEC. Mr. Willison is responsible for leading the technical program for all Army Battle Command Systems.
  5. Dr. David Woods a full professor in Integrated Systems Engineering at the Ohio State University, focuses on the foundations and practice of Cognitive Systems Engineering.
  6. Professor Tom Ormerod, Head of Psychology at the University of Sussex, is a cognitive psychologist who has studied naturalistic decision-making for over thirty years.
  7. Dr. Marvin Cohen is a principal investigator at Perceptronics Solutions on projects directed toward the understanding and training of critical thinking and leadership.
  8. Commander Joseph Cohn, PhD. is the Deputy Director, ASD/R&E Human Performance Training and BioSystems (HPT&B) Directorate.
  9. COL Matthew Hepburn, Marine Corps, USA, is the DARPA program manager for the Strategic Social Interaction Modules program (SSIM).

June 9

  Opening Keynote Session
  Scott Tousley,  Deputy Director of the Cyber Security Division,U.S. Dept. Homeland Security Science & Technology
  Session 1: Aviation
  Reducing the Information Scavenger Hunt to Improve Air Traffic Management Decision-Making, Catherine Bolczak and Amanda M. Staley
  Applications of a Prioritization Methodology for Complex Operational Problems and Solutions, Zheng Tao
  Session 2: Teams
  The Challenges of Asynchronous Communication for Distributed Teamwork: Task Performance and Media Effects, Kathleen Mosier, and Ute Fischer
  Externalizing Planning Constraints for More Effective Joint Human -Automation Planning, Ronald Scott, Emilie Roth, Beth Depass and Jeffrey Wampler
  The Influence of Operating Room Handoffs on Teamwork, Stress, and Work: a 360 Degree Evaluation of Team Shared Situation Awareness, Cristan E. Anderson, MD and Lygia Stewart, MD
  Naturalistic Decision Making, Risk Management, and Leadership, MAJ. Bridgette Bell and COL. James Ness
  Session 3: Methodology
  (Very) Rapid Decision Making: Framing or Filtering?, Chris Baber , Xiuli Chen and Andrew Howes
  New Practices for Simulation Metamodeling in a Modern Computing experimentation Environment, Scott L. Rosen, Jim Ramsey, Christine Harvey and Samar K Guharay
  Crowdsourcing Mental Models using DESIM (Descriptive to Executable Simulation Modeling), Mark S. Pfaff, Jill L. Drury, and Gary L. Klein 
  Tools for Facilitating Critical Decision Method during Tacit Knowledge Elicitation, Danny Shu Ming Koh, Hock Guan Tee, Boon Kee Soh and Angela Li Sin Tan
  Session 4: Sports
  Assessing Hitting Skill in Baseball using Simulated and Representative Tasks, Patrick K. Belling, Jason Sada and Paul Ward
  From Lab to Cage: Turning the Occlusion Research Method into a Sports Training Program, Peter Fadde

June 10

  Keynote Speaker
  Dr. Alvin Roth, Craig and Susan McCaw professor of economics at Stanford University and the Gund professor of economics and business administration emeritus at Harvard University: Market design as a process of adjustments: the evolution of kidney exchange, 2000-2015
  Session 5: Culture
  Good Stranger Diagnostic Tool: Measuring Capacities and Limitations to Inform Training, Helen Altman Klein and Joseph Borders
  Revealing and Assessing Cognitive Processes Underlying Cultural Acuity Through Domain-Inspired Exercises, Matthieu Branlat, Julio C. Mateo, Michael J. Mccloskey and LisaRe Brooks Babin
  Session 6: Training
  An Empirical Evaluation of the ShadowBox Training Method, Gary A. Klein, Joseph Borders, Corinne Wright and Emily Newsome
  Aiding Police in the Detection of Imminent Terrorist Attacks: Testing Different Approaches to Improving Situation Assessment Skills, Ben Morrison and Natalie Morrison
  Session 7: Safety Panel
  Improving Safety: What are Leverage Points from a Macrocognition Perspective? Emilie M. Roth, Laura G. Militello, Rhona Flin, and Austin F. Mount-Campbell
  Session 8: Intelligence Analysis & Cyber
  Distributed Sensemaking: A Case Study of Military Analysis, Simon Attfield, Bob Fields, Ashley Wheat, Rob Hutton, Jim Nixon, Andrew Leggatt and Hannah Blackford
  Applying the Principles of Magic and the Concepts of Macrocognition to Counter-Deception in Cyber Operations, Simon Henderson,  Robert Hoffman, Larry Bunch and Jeff Bradshaw
  The SAnTA Recommender System and Naturalistic Deci-sion Making Frank Linton, Sarah Beebe, Mark Brown, Casey Falk, and Mark Zimmermann
  Agility in Allocating Decision-Making Rights for Cyberspace Operations, Steven W. Stone 
  How Military Intelligence Personnel Collaborate on a Sense-Making Exercise, Chris Baber , Gareth Conway, Simon Attfield, Chris Rooney, Neesha Kodagoda and Rick Walker

June 11

  Session 9: New Domains, New Theories
  Identifying Critical Cues in Mental Health Assessment using Naturalistic Decision-Making Techniques, Ben Morrison, Julia Morton and Natalie Morrison
  Intuitive Potential and Predicting Entrepreneurship – a Study on a New Method of Measuring Intuition, Matylda Gerber
  Evidence-Based Decision Making in Civilian Agencies: An Analysis of Three Cases, Suzanne L. Geigle
  Expertise and decision making in real estate appraisal: results from a naturalistic study, Olga Preveden
  Session 10: Sports 2
  Exploring Cue Use in Rugby League Playmakers to Inform Training Initiatives, David Johnston and Ben Morrison
  What is the Story Behind the Story? Two Case Studies of Decision-making under Stress, Anne-Claire Macquet and Héloïse Lacouchie
  Look Who's Talking - In-game Communications Analysis as an Indicator of Recognition Primed Decision Making in Elite Australian Rules Football Umpires, Timothy J. Neville and Paul M. Salmon
  Keynote Speaker
  CAPT Joseph Cohn, Deputy Director, Human Performance Training and BioSystems (HPT&B) Directorate: Understanding, Representing & Enhancing Intuitive Decision Making: From Individuals to Societies -- Progress, Challenges, and Opportunities for Representing Behavior
  Session 11: Methodology 2
  Expertise Management: Challenges for adopting Naturalistic Decision Making as a knowledge management paradigm, Brian M. Moon, Holly C. Baxter, and Gary Klein
  Advancing ACTA: Developing Socio-Cognitive Competence/Insight, Julie Gore, Adrian  Banks and Almuth McDowall
  Invited Speaker
  Marvin Cohen, Principal Investigator at Perceptronics Solutions
  Poster "Lightning Round" Introductions
  Poster Session
  Naturalistic Decision Making, Risk Management, and Leadership, MAJ Bridgette Bella and COL James Nessa
The Role of Recognition Primed Decision Making in Human-Automation (H-A) Teaming, Mustafa DEMIR & Nathan MCNEESE
  Application of Cognitive Analysis in EMS, J. Stuart DONN, PhD and K. Daniel SIRIVAR, BA, MSW
  Role of emotional profile in adaptation to unpredictable situations: a pilot study with the Special Unit of the French Gendarmerie (GIGN) Marie-Pierre FORNETTE, Marthe BOURGY, Véronique CHASTRES, Christophe BEUZIT, Ronan PEREGO, Catherine VERRET and Françoise DARSES
  Interpreting Visualizations of Historical Variability for Estimating Future Events Wayne Chi Wei GIANG and Birsen DONMEZ
  Managing Uncertainty in Paramedics´ Decision Making Hana HARENČÁROVÁ
  Applying the Principles of Magic and the Concepts of Macrocognition to Counter-Deception in Cyber Operations Simon HENDERSON, Robert HOFFMAN, Larry BUNCH, Jeff BRADSHAW
  Decision Assurance: Enhancing Decision Maker Perception with Feed-Forward Control Dr. Grayson Morgan
  E-Kardex: Observing the use of Sharp-End Generated 'Brains' for Informing the Design of a Hybrid System Austin F. MOUNT-CAMPBELL, Esther CHIPPS, Valerie MOORE, David D. WOODS, Kevin EVANS, Emily S. PATTERSON
  Using the Abstraction-Decomposition Space Model of Medical Diagnosis to inform Simulator Requirements for Research on Diagnostic Processes Daniel T. NYSTROM, Michael W. SMITH, Ashley N. D. MEYER and Hardeep SINGH
  Positioning RPD in the Decision Making Matrix Agoston RESTAS

June 12

  Panel Session: Emerging Challenges
  Mr. John Willison, Director, Command, Power, & Integration, U.S. Army RDECOM CERDEC
  Professor Tom Ormerod, Head of Psychology at the University of Sussex
  Dr. Chris Baber, Chair of Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
  Panel Session: Emerging Challenges 2
  Simon Henderson, Centre for Cyber Security & Information Systems
  COL Matthew Hepburn, DARPA Program Manager -- dynamic threats of emerging diseases
  Daphne Ladue,  Research Scientist with Oklahoma University's Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms
  Jeff Bradshaw, Sr. Research Scientist, Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, Cyber-Physical Threats in the Food Industry: Toward Real-Time Anticipation, Detection, Response, and Recovery
  Invited Speaker
  Dr. David Woods, Integrated Systems Engineering at the Ohio State University -- Releasing the Adaptive Power of Human Systems
  1/2 - Day Tutorials
  Gary A. Klein -- Cognitive Task Analysis
  Robert Hoffman -- Concept Mapping
  Gary L. Klein -- Decision Spaces and Option Awareness

Last updated: 10/19/2015