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What Can Be Learnt from Engineering Safety Critical Partly-Autonomous Systems when Engineering Recommender Systems

Fayollas, Camille and Martinie De Almeida, Célia and Palanque, Philippe and Barboni, Eric and Deleris, Yannick What Can Be Learnt from Engineering Safety Critical Partly-Autonomous Systems when Engineering Recommender Systems. (2016) In: Workshop on Engineering Computer-Human Interaction in Recommender Systems (EnCHIReS 2016), 21 June 2016 (Bruxelles, Belgium).

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Abstract

Human-Automation Design main target is to design systems in such a way that the couple system operator performs as efficiently as possible. Means for such designs include identifying functions (on the system side) and tasks(on the operator’s side) and balancing the allocation of tasks and functions between operators and the systems being operated. Allocating functions to the most suitable actor has been the early driver of function allocation [18]. The philosophy of recommender systems is that the system will provide a set of options for the users to select from. Such behavior can be easily connected to previous work on levels of automation as defined by Sheridan [34] and lessons can be drawn from putting together these two views. When these automations (including the one of recommender systems) are not adequately designed (or correctly understood by the operator), they may result in so called automation surprises [25, 32] that degrade, instead of enhance, the overall performance of the operations. This position paper identifies issues related to bringing recommender systems in the domain of safety critical interactive systems. While their advantages are clearly pointed out by their advocates, limitations are usually hidden or overlooked. We present this argumentation in the case of the ECAM (Electronic Centralised Aircraft Monitor) of which some behavior could be considered as similar to the one of a recommender system. We also highlight some engineering aspects of deploying recommender systems in the safety critical domain.

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Additional Information:Thanks to CEUR editor, a free open-access publication service of Sun SITE Central Europe operated under the umbrella of RWTH Aachen University. This paper appears in vol 1705 Ceur Workshop Proceedings ISSN : 1613-0073 The definitive version is available at http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1705/
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
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