Mapping Complexity Sources in Nuclear Power Plant Domainsi Academic Article uri icon


  • Understanding the sources of complexity in advanced Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) control rooms and their effects on human reliability is critical for ensuring safe performance of both operators and the entire system. New generation control rooms will rely more heavily on automation and computerized Human-System Interfaces (HSI). Without proper management, information representation and required operator-system interaction could challenge operator information processing capabilities. This paper provides an initial step in assessing the sources of complexity in the NPP control rooms and introduces a systems-theoretic descriptive model of these sources of complexity leveraging network theory.

published proceedings

  • Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting

author list (cited authors)

  • Sasangohar, F., Thornburg, K., Cummings, M. L., & D'Agostino, A.

citation count

  • 6

complete list of authors

  • Sasangohar, Farzan||Thornburg, Kristopher||Cummings, ML||D'Agostino, Amy

publication date

  • September 2010