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Psychophysiological Aspects of Flight Safety in Aerospace Operations


Agenda Day 1 - Friday, 16 September 2011

8.00 Registration

9.00 Welcome Addresses

9.15 Keynote Address: Gen. Pete Worden, NASA Ames Research Center

9.45 Opening Lecture
: From Neuroscience to Applied Psychophysiology: review of Polish research in aviation and space psychophysiology and behavioral medicine, from MIR to ISS, flight safety implications, Jerzy Achimowicz, PhD, WIML

Session I Chairman: Olaf Truszczynski,

10.00 Overview of Human Systems Integration, Patricia Jones, PhD, NASA


10.30 Overview of WIML, Flight Safety Related Activities: The Role of NewCentrifuge as a Dynamic Flight Simulator, Olaf Truszczynski, PhD

11.00 - 11.30 Coffee Break

Session II Chairman:  Krzysztof Kowalczuk,

11.30 Psychophysiology of Space Flight and Aviation, Patricia Cowings, Ph.D., NASA


12.00 Autogenic Feedback Training Exercises (AFTE) for Airsickness in Naval Aviation Training, Michael T. Acromite, MD, MSPH, FACOG, CDR US Navy


12.30 Psychophysiological Studies in Extreme Environments, William Toscano, PhD, NASA

Presentation 1
Presentation 2

13.00 - 14.00 Lunch Break

Session III Chairman: Patricia Cowings,

14.00 Psychophysiological Problems of Airspace Medicine and Possible Directions of Cooperation., IBMP, Moscow, Prof. Gushchin V.I., Prof. Bubeev Yu.A.
14.30 Hypoxia as a Model of Human Performance in Suboptimal Conditions. Prof. László Balázs, PhD, Institute for Psychology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
15.00 Psychological Conditioning and Human factor Management as Critical Element of an Effective Assurance System, Eleonora Surina, PhD, Volga-Dnepr Group, FR

16.00 - 16.30 Coffee Break

16.30 Current Status and Future Prospects of MARS500 Project, Elena Feichtinger, PhD, ESA

17.00 Round Table Session,
Moderator: Jerzy Z. Achimowicz, PhD, WIML  

Agenda Day 2 - Saturday, 17 September 2011

Session I Chairman:  William Toscano,

9.00 Adaptive Learning: Psychophysiology Application in Training and Practice, CDR Michael A. Lowe, PhD, U.S. Navy Detachment, NASA

9.30 Impacts of Vibration and Acceleration on Human Performance, Brent Beutter, PhD, NASA


10.00 Polysystem Approach to Aviation Personnel Psychological Diagnosis and Training, Svetlana Zinkovskaya, PhD., Human Factor Department Ural Training Centre of Civil Aviation, Yekaterinburg, RF

10.30 - 11.00 Coffee Break

11.00 Closing the Loop between Man and Machine: Mitigating Hazardous States of Awareness with Adaptive Automation, Chad L. Stephens, MS, NASA.


11.30 Design and Development of a 4D Interactive Perspective Flight Deck Display Supporting Integrated Strategic Avoidance of Weather, Terrain, and Traffic, Walt Johnson, PhD, NASA


12.30 - 13.30 Lunch Break

Session II Chairman:  Jerzy Achimowicz, PhD, WIML

13.30 Recent Advances in Spatial Disorientation Training and Night Vision and the Impacts on Flight Safety, Krzysztof Kowalczuk , MD, PhD, WIML
14.00 Eye Movements as the Window into Visual Attention Mechanisms and Situation Awareness, Adam Tarnowski, PhD, WIML

Session III Technical Presentation, Chairman: Adam Tarnowski, PhD, DrSci

14.30 IBM presentation on Augmented Cognition - DARPA Project - Applying Computer Simulations to Grand Challenge Science, Maciej Remiszewski, IBM Polska

15.00 - 15.30 Coffee Break

Session IV Chairman: Jerzy Achimowicz, PhD, WIML

16.00 New Telemedical Approach to Pilot and Astronaut Psychophysiological Status Monitoring, and Impact of Augmented Cognition on Flight Safety, Olaf Truszczynski, PhD, WIML
16.30 The US Air Force Human Performance Wing - Mission and Overview of Research Thrusts, COL Mark B. Coakwell, MD, MPH, US Air Force


17.00 - 18.30 Round Table Session and Workshop Summary Moderator TBA