Reducing Operator Cognitive Load in Aviation Security Equipment

Workshop Information

ADSA22 Presentations are now available to view

Date and Time: ADSA22 occurred weekly on Tuesdays, from November 17th until December 8th from 11am ET to 1pm ET.

Participants: By invitation only.

Agenda: Agenda as of 12/16/2020

WebEx and Meeting Information: WebEx and Meeting Information Slides

How to Connect to WebEx: Connecting to WebEx

Nov 17 – Session 1 Speaker Bios: Session 1 Speaker Bios

Nov 24 – Session 2 Speaker Bios: Session 2 Speaker Bios

Dec 1 – Session 3 Speaker Bios: Session 3 Speaker Bios (updated 12/7)

Dec 8 – Session 4 Speaker Bios: Session 4 Speaker Bios

If you have any questions or issues, please contact Tiffany Lam at [email protected]

Due to COVID-19, we hosted this workshop virtually. The workshop occurred weekly on Tuesdays, from November 17th until December 8th. Each session ran from 11 AM ET to 1 PM ET. This virtual workshop followed the normal ADSA format with real time conversations.

ADSA22 addressed the topic of “Reducing the Cognitive Load of Operators of Aviation Security Equipment.” Specific topics that were addressed included:

  • Automating operator functions, reducing vigilance decrement of operators and TIP
  • Target shifting and insider threats
  • Adaptability of machine learning algorithms
  • Open architectures and third-party involvement
  • Terrorist Be Gone: How do we get rid of terrorists? How do we allow passengers to just walk onto the plane?
  • Emerging technologies
  • Impact of COVID-19

The virtual sessions was organized as follows.

  • November 17th: Keynote address; TSA, DHS and other government perspectives
  • November 24th: Reducing operator cognitive load
  • December 1st: Reducing operator cognitive load continued and emerging technologies
  • December 8th: Emerging technologies

Please note that attendance at the workshop is by invitation only.

If you have any comments on ADSA, would like to present, or believe additional people should be invited to register, please contact the following people, who are organizing the workshop:

Please note: ADSA22 was originally scheduled to take place May 6-7 but has been postponed to a virtual event starting on November 17th through December 8th.

The final reports for all previous ADSA workshops can be found at:

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