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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Board on Human System Integration
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education


Upcoming Events

Climate Resilient Smart Cities: Human-Technology Integration

December 3, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Smart CityThe seminar will explore smart city technologies and methodologies that are being designed and deployed to enhance urban climate resilience and benefit all members of communities. This seminar is organized jointly by the Board on Environmental Change and Society (BECS) and the Board on Human-Systems Integration (BOHSI).

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HFES Annual Meeting 2019
Explainable AI, System Transparency and Human Machine Teaming

HFES 2019BOHSI organized a panel session exploring the state of the art in research and design frontiers for intelligent systems that support effective human-machine teaming.  The panel brought together prominent researchers from both the Human Factors and AI communities to discuss the current state of the art, challenges and short-falls, and ways forward in developing systems that engender appropriate trust.

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Recent Events

Plenary Session
Explainable AI Frontiers: HSI Challenges and Opportunities

June 24, 2019

Board Members and invited expert guests explored how to advance the science related to explainable artificial intelligence from a human factors perspective. Panelists discussed the state of the art and research and design frontiers for intelligent systems that support effective human machine teaming, in particular, trust between the person and the automated software. A Q&A with audience members, both in person and online, followed.

Video of the session now available

Current Projects

Cybersecurity Workforce of the Federal Aviation Administration

Facilities Staffing Requirements for Veterans Health Administration

Strengthening Air Force Human Capital Management

Systems Approaches to Improve Patient Care by Supporting Clinician Well-Being

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Recent Publications

Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout: A Systems Approach to Professional Well-Being

Cover Clinician Burnout This report explores the extent, consequences, and contributing factors of clinician burnout and provides a framework for a systems approach to clinician burnout and professional well-being, a research agenda to advance clinician well-being, and recommendations for the field.

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Interim Report
Facilities Staffing Requirements for the Veterans Health Administration—Resource Planning and Methodology for the Future

VHA interim reportThis publication from the Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment and the Board on Human-Systems Integration focuses on the types, availability, usage, and limitations of models in the staffing process of the Facilities Management Program of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). This interim report emphasizes the importance of clean data in building a model for the VHA Facility engineering workforce.

The overarching goal of the study committee is to assess the overall resource needs, as well developing budget and staffing methodologies for the VHA medical centers. The committee has held several workshops and produced proceedings and four proceedings-in-brief of those workshops. The committee’s final report is expected to be released December 2019.  Read the report

Proceedings of a Workshop
Facilities Staffing Requirements for Veterans Health Administration—Resourcing, Workforce Modeling, and Staffing

VHA Report 1 CoverThis publication from the Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment and the Board on Human-Systems Integration summarizes a workshop held in January 2019 that considered approaches in workforce modeling by examining methodologies and inputs for facilities staffing models. Both health care and non-health-care industries. Providing a survey view of modeling techniques and considerations.

The workshop is one of several data-gathering sessions by the Committee on Facilities Staffing Requirements for the Veterans Health Administration that are part of the overarching goal of helping the VHA assess the overall resource needs of its Facilities Management Program and to develop budget and staffing methodologies. Such methodologies provide better justification for ensuring that local VHA programs are adequately and consistently staffed to accomplish the mission and meet all requirement. 

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Proceedings of a Workshop
The Human Factors of Process Safety and Worker Empowerment in the Offshore Oil Industry

Offshore Oil LThis publication from the Board on Human-Systems Integration summarizes a workshop held in January 2018 that convened experts in offshore oil and gas drilling, safety procedures, and government regulation to discuss ways to prevent accidents in the offshore oil industry by applying understanding of the human factors involved in process safety and worker empowerment to reduce and mitigate hazards.

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