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2014 HUMAN SYSTEMS CONFERNCE

“The Human in Defense Systems: Progress & Challenges”

February 4 - 5, 2014

Crystal City, Va

Agenda

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014

Keynote Address

·       Dr. Patrick Mason, SES, Director, Human Performance, Training & BioSystems, Office of the Secretary of Defense

 

SESSION 1: SYSTEMS INTERFACE AND COGNITIVE PROCESSING (SICP)

 

Naturalistic Ecologically Designed Ontology for Human- System Interaction in Immersive Environments

·       Kelly Hale, PhD, Senior Vice President, Technical Operations, Design Interactive, Inc.

 

Human-Robot Interaction (HRI): Achieving the Vision of Effective Soldier-Robot Teaming

·       Susan Hill, PhD, HRI Technical Lead, U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL)

 

CaN CTA Enabling Technologies for Brain and Body State Assessment and Modeling for System Interfaces

·       Mr. Timothy Lee, CaN CTA Program Director, DCS Corporation

 

Integrating Human Cognitive States with Intelligent Systems for Optimal Human-Machine Teaming

·       Mr. Kevin Durkee, Senior Scientist, Aptima, Inc.

 

A Natural, Multi-Modal Interface for Unmanned Platforms

·       Mr. Glenn Taylor, Senior Scientist, Soar Technology, Inc.

 

 

SESSION 2: PROTECTION, SUSTAINMENT AND PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE (PSPP)

 

 

Could Non-Lethal Weapons Lessen the Load for Soldiers?

·       Jennifer Preston, PhD, Senior Biomedical Research Analyst, American Systems

 

Lightening the Thermal Load

·       Steve Eckels, PhD, Director, Institute for Environmental Research, Kansas State University

 

The Use of an Innovative Toolkit and Software Design Tool in the Development of Electro-Textile

Garments

·       Mr. Jeremiah Slade, Principal Engineer, Infoscitex Corporation

 

GHOST Vessel Reductions of Vessel Motion Related Injuries to Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewmen and Other Embarked Personnel

·       Mr. George Root, Consultant, Juliet Marine Systems, Inc.

 

 

SESSION 3: PERSONNEL, TRAINING AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT (PTLD)

 

 

Harnessing First-Hand Experience for Use in Training

·       Kelly Hale, PhD, Senior Vice President, Technical Operations, Design Interactive, Inc.

 

Use of Operator-in-the-Loop Simulations to Substantiate Metrics for Human-Centric Systems

·       CDR Justin Shoger, USN, Integrated LVC Architectures, NAVAIR Aviation Training Systems (PMA205)

 

In-Situ Training for Aircraft Carrier Sailors using Augmented Reality

·       Mr. Patrick Ryan, Project Manager, Newport News Shipbuilding

 

Interoperable Performance Assessment to Support Adaptive Training

·       Ms. Tiffany Poeppelman, Industrial-Organizational Scientist, Aptima, Inc.

 

Using Human Behavior Modeling to Create More Effective, Scalable and Affordable Training Experiences

·       Michael van Lent, PhD, President and CEO, Soar Technology, Inc.

 

The ROI of Instructor Development

·       Sae Schatz, PhD, Chief Scientist, MESH Solutions, LCC (a DSCI Company)

 

 

SESSION 4: SOCIAL, CULTURAL, BEHAVORIAL UNDERSTANDING (SCBU)

 

 

Embedded Ethnography: From Trenches to Understanding

·       Ms. Tonia Bartz, Senior Human Sciences Designer, General Dynamics C4 Systems

 

Using Crowd-Sourcing Tools and Prediction Markets to Overcome Cognitive Bias in Military Decision

Making and Intelligence Analysis

·       Mr. Bob Carey, Executive Director, National Defense Committee

 

Predictive Analytics: Toward an Integrated Social Network and Socio-Cultural Model Framework

·       Mr. Steven Esposito, Team Leader, Analytic Solutions, Infoscitex Corporation

 

Deriving Population Assessments through Opinion Polls, Text Analytics and Agent-Based Modeling

·       Mr. Bruce Skarin, Simulation Scientist, Aptima, Inc.

 

Realizing the Vision of Social Radar: Trends, Opportunities and Analysis of Sociocultural Behavior S&T

for the DoD

·       Dylan Schmorrow, PhD, Chief Scientist, Soar Technology, Inc.

 

Toward A More Faithful Representation of the Soldier in Modeling and Simulation

·       Joseph McDonnell, PhD, Principal Scientist, Dynamic Animations Systems

 

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2014

 

 

THE FUTURE OF HUMAN SYSTEMS: FROM S&T TO ACQUISITION - GOVERNMENT PERSPECTIVE

 

 

Moderator: Mr. Maris Vikmanis, Principal Human Systems Advisor; Chief Engineer, U.S. Air Force

Research Laboratory (AFRL)

 

·       Dr. Patrick Mason, SES, Director, Human Performance, Training & BioSystems, Office of the Secretary of Defense

·       Dr. Morley Stone, Chief Scientist, 711 Human Performance Wing

·       Col William Mueller, USAF, Director, 711 Human Performance Wing/Human Systems Integration Directorate

 

 

THE FUTURE OF HUMAN SYSTEMS: FROM S&T TO ACQUISITION - INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVE: GOING LEAN WITH HSI

 

·        Industry Panel Biographies

·        Human Systems Industry Requirements

 

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