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  • 1.
    Bae, Juhee
    et al.
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för informationsteknologi.
    Ventocilla, Elio
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för informationsteknologi.
    Riveiro, Maria
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för informationsteknologi.
    Helldin, Tove
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för informationsteknologi.
    Falkman, Göran
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för informationsteknologi.
    Evaluating Multi-Attributes on Cause and Effect Relationship Visualization2017In: Proceedings of the 12th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (VISIGRAPP 2017): Volumne 3: IVAPP / [ed] Alexandru Telea, Jose Braz, Lars Linsen, SciTePress , 2017, p. 64-74Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper presents findings about visual representations of cause and effect relationship's direction, strength, and uncertainty based on an online user study. While previous researches focus on accuracy and few attributes, our empirical user study examines accuracy and the subjective ratings on three different attributes of a cause and effect relationship edge. The cause and effect direction was depicted by arrows and tapered lines; causal strength by hue, width, and a numeric value; and certainty by granularity, brightness, fuzziness, and a numeric value. Our findings point out that both arrows and tapered cues work well to represent causal direction. Depictions with width showed higher conjunct accuracy and were more preferred than that with hue. Depictions with brightness and fuzziness showed higher accuracy and were marked more understandable than granularity. In general, depictions with hue and granularity performed less accurately and were not preferred compared to the ones with numbers or with width and brightness.

  • 2.
    Helldin, Tove
    et al.
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för kommunikation och information.
    Falkman, Göran
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för kommunikation och information.
    Riveiro, Maria
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för kommunikation och information.
    Dahlbom, Anders
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för kommunikation och information.
    Lebram, Mikael
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för kommunikation och information.
    Transparency of military threat evaluation through visualizing uncertainty and system rationale2013In: Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics: Applications and Services / [ed] Don Harris, Springer, 2013, p. 263-272Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Threat evaluation (TE) is concerned with determining the intent, capability and opportunity of detected targets. To their aid, military operators use support systems that analyse incoming data and make inferences based on the active evaluation framework. Several interface and interaction guidelines have been proposed for the implementation of TE systems; however there is a lack of research regarding how to make these systems transparent to their operators. This paper presents the results from interviews conducted with TE operators focusing on the need for and possibilities of improving the transparency of TE systems through the visualization of uncertainty and the presentation of the system rationale. © 2013 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

  • 3.
    Helldin, Tove
    et al.
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för kommunikation och information.
    Falkman, Göran
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för kommunikation och information.
    Riveiro, Maria
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för kommunikation och information.
    Davidsson, Staffan
    Volvo Car Corporation, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Presenting system uncertainty in automotive UIs for supporting trust calibration in autonomous driving2013In: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications (AutomotiveUI’13), New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) , 2013, p. 210-217Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    To investigate the impact of visualizing car uncertainty on drivers' trust during an automated driving scenario, a simulator study was conducted. A between-group design experiment with 59 Swedish drivers was carried out where a continuous representation of the uncertainty of the car's ability to autonomously drive during snow conditions was displayed to one of the groups, whereas omitted for the control group. The results show that, on average, the group of drivers who were provided with the uncertainty representation took control of the car faster when needed, while they were, at the same time, the ones who spent more time looking at other things than on the road ahead. Thus, drivers provided with the uncertainty information could, to a higher degree, perform tasks other than driving without compromising with driving safety. The analysis of trust shows that the participants who were provided with the uncertainty information trusted the automated system less than those who did not receive such information, which indicates a more proper trust calibration than in the control group.

  • 4.
    Helldin, Tove
    et al.
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för informationsteknologi.
    Ohlander, Ulrika
    Saab Aeronautics, Sweden.
    Falkman, Göran
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för informationsteknologi.
    Riveiro, Maria
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för informationsteknologi.
    Transparency of Automated Combat Classification2014In: Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics: 11th International Conference, EPCE 2014, Held as Part of HCI International 2014, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, June 22-27, 2014. Proceedings / [ed] Don Harris, Springer , 2014, p. 22-33Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We present an empirical study where the effects of three levels of system transparency of an automated target classification aid on fighter pilots’ performance and initial trust in the system were evaluated. The levels of transparency consisted of (1) only presenting text–based information regarding the specific object (without any automated support), (2) accompanying the text-based information with an automatically generated object class suggestion and (3) adding the incorporated sensor values with associated (uncertain) historic values in graphical form. The results show that the pilots needed more time to make a classification decision when being provided with display condition 2 and 3 than display condition 1. However, the number of correct classifications and the operators’ trust ratings were the highest when using display condition 3. No difference in the pilots’ decision confidence was found, yet slightly higher workload was reported when using display condition 3. The questionnaire results report on the pilots’ general opinion that an automatic classification aid would help them make better and more confident decisions faster, having trained with the system for a longer period.

  • 5.
    Helldin, Tove
    et al.
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för informationsteknologi.
    Riveiro, Maria
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för informationsteknologi.
    Pashami, Sepideh
    Halmstad University, Halmstad, Sweden.
    Falkman, Göran
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för informationsteknologi.
    Byttner, Stefan
    Halmstad University, Halmstad, Sweden.
    Nowaczyk, Slawomir
    Halmstad University, Halmstad, Sweden.
    Supporting analytical reasoning: A study from the automotive industry2016In: Human Interface and the Management of Information: Applications and Services: 18th International Conference, HCI International 2016 Toronto, Canada, July 17-22, 2016. Proceedings, Part II / [ed] Sakae Yamamoto, Springer, 2016, p. 20-31Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In the era of big data, it is imperative to assist the human analyst in the endeavor to find solutions to ill-defined problems, i.e. to “detect the expected and discover the unexpected” (Yi et al., 2008). To their aid, a plethora of analysis support systems is available to the analysts. However, these support systems often lack visual and interactive features, leaving the analysts with no opportunity to guide, influence and even understand the automatic reasoning performed and the data used. Yet, to be able to appropriately support the analysts in their sense-making process, we must look at this process more closely. In this paper, we present the results from interviews performed together with data analysts from the automotive industry where we have investigated how they handle the data, analyze it and make decisions based on the data, outlining directions for the development of analytical support systems within the area.

  • 6.
    Niklasson, Lars
    et al.
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för kommunikation och information.
    Riveiro, Maria
    Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningscentrum för Informationsteknologi.
    Johansson, Fredrik
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för kommunikation och information.
    Dahlbom, Anders
    Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningscentrum för Informationsteknologi.
    Falkman, Göran
    Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningscentrum för Informationsteknologi.
    Ziemke, Tom
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för kommunikation och information.
    Brax, Christoffer
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för kommunikation och information.
    Kronhamn, Thomas
    Product Development, Saab Microwave Systems, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Smedberg, Martin
    Product Development, Saab Microwave Systems, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Warston, Håkan
    Product Development, Saab Microwave Systems, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Gustavsson, Per M.
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för kommunikation och information.
    A Unified Situation Analysis Model for Human and Machine Situation Awareness2007In: INFORMATIK 2007: Informatik trifft Logistik: Band 2: Beiträge der 37. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI) 24. - 27. September 2007 in Bremen / [ed] Otthein Herzog, Karl-Heinz Rödiger, Marc Ronthaler, Rainer Koschke, Bonn: Gesellschaft für Informatik , 2007, p. 105-109Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 7.
    Niklasson, Lars
    et al.
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för kommunikation och information.
    Riveiro, Maria
    Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningscentrum för Informationsteknologi.
    Johansson, Fredrik
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för kommunikation och information.
    Dahlbom, Anders
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för kommunikation och information.
    Falkman, Göran
    Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningscentrum för Informationsteknologi.
    Ziemke, Tom
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för kommunikation och information.
    Brax, Christoffer
    Product Development, Saab Microwave Systems, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Kronhamn, Thomas
    Product Development, Saab Microwave Systems, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Smedberg, Martin
    Product Development, Saab Microwave Systems, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Warston, Håkan
    Product Development, Saab Microwave Systems, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Gustavsson, Per M.
    Product Development, Saab Microwave Systems, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Extending the scope of Situation Analysis2008In: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Information Fusion (FUSION 2008), Cologne, Germany, June 30–July 3, 2008, IEEE Press , 2008, p. 454-461Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The use of technology to assist human decision making has been around for quite some time now. In the literature, models of both technological and human aspects of this support can be identified. However, we argue that there is a need for a unified model which synthesizes and extends existing models. In this paper, we give two perspectives on situation analysis: a technological perspective and a human perspective. These two perspectives are merged into a unified situation analysis model for semi-automatic, automatic and manual decision support (SAM)2. The unified model can be applied to decision support systems with any degree of automation. Moreover, an extension of the proposed model is developed which can be used for discussing important concepts such as common operational picture and common situation awareness.

  • 8.
    Ohlander, Ulrika
    et al.
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för informationsteknologi.
    Alfredson, Jens
    Saab Aeronautics, Saab AB, Linköping.
    Riveiro, Maria
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för informationsteknologi.
    Falkman, Göran
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för informationsteknologi.
    A Teamwork Model for Fighter Pilots2016In: Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics: 13th International Conference, EPCE 2016, Held as Part of HCI International 2016, Toronto, ON, Canada, July 17-22, 2016, Proceedings / [ed] Don Harris, Springer, 2016, p. 221-230Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Fighter pilots depend on collaboration and teamwork to perform successful air missions. However, such collaboration is challenging due to limitations in communication and the amount of data that can be shared between aircraft. In order to design future support systems for fighter pilots, this paper aims at characterizing how pilots collaborate while performing real-world missions. Our starting point is the “Big Five” model for effective teamwork, put forth by Salas et al. [1]. Fighter pilots were interviewed about their teamwork, and how they prepare and perform missions in teams. The results from the interviews were used to describe how pilots collaborate in teams, and to suggest relationships between the teamwork elements of the “Big Five” model for fighter pilots performing missions. The results presented in this paper are intended to inform designers and developers of cockpit displays, data links and decision support systems for fighter aircraft.

  • 9.
    Ohlander, Ulrika
    et al.
    Saab Aeronautics, Saab AB, Linköping.
    Alfredson, Jens
    Saab Aeronautics, Saab AB, Linköping.
    Riveiro, Maria
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för informationsteknologi.
    Falkman, Göran
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för informationsteknologi.
    Elements of team effectiveness: A qualitative study with pilots2016In: 2016 IEEE International Multi-Disciplinary Conference on Cognitive Methods in Situation Awareness and Decision Support (CogSIMA), IEEE Computer Society , 2016, p. 21-27Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Fighter pilots performing air missions rely heavily on teamwork for successful outcomes. Designing systems that support such teamwork in highly dynamic missions is a challenging task, and to the best of our knowledge, current teamwork models are not specifically adapted for this domain. This paper presents a model of task performance for military fighter pilots based on the teamwork model “Big Five” proposed by Salas, Sims, and Burke [1]. The “Big Five” model consists of eight teamwork elements that are essential for successful team performance. In-depth interviews were performed with fighter pilots to explore and describe the teamwork elements for the fighter aircraft domain. The findings from these interviews are used to suggest where in the task cycle of mission performance each teamwork element comes in to play.

  • 10.
    Ohlander, Ulrika
    et al.
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för informationsteknologi.
    Alfredson, Jens
    Saab Aeronautics, Saab AB, Linköping, Sweden.
    Riveiro, Maria
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för informationsteknologi.
    Falkman, Göran
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för informationsteknologi.
    Understanding Team Effectiveness in a Tactical Air Unit2015In: Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics: 12th International Conference, EPCE 2015, Held as Part of HCI International 2015, Los Angeles, CA, USA, August 2-7, 2015, Proceedings / [ed] Don Harris, Springer, 2015, p. 472-479Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Effective team work is regarded as a key factor for success in missions performed by fighter aircraft in a Tactical Air Unit (TAU). Many factors contrib-ute to how a team will succeed in their mission. From the existing literature on teamwork, Salas, Sims and Burke [1], suggested five main factors and three sup-porting mechanisms for effective team work. These were proposed as the “Big Five” of teamwork. This article investigates if the model offered by Salas et al. is applicable to a TAU of fighter aircraft. Semi-structured interviews were carried out with six fighter pilots. The results of these interviews imply that the model has relevance for the teamwork in a TAU. Moreover, this paper discusses impli-cations for the design of future decision-support systems that support team effec-tiveness. 

  • 11.
    Ohlander, Ulrika
    et al.
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för informationsteknologi.
    Alfredson, Jens
    Saab Aeronautics, Saab AB, Linköping, Sweden.
    Riveiro, Maria
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för informationsteknologi.
    Falkman, Göran
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för informationsteknologi.
    User Participation in the Design of Cockpit Interfaces2017In: Advances in Ergonomics Modeling, Usability & Special Populations / [ed] Marcelo Soares, Christianne Falcão & Tareq Z. Ahram, Springer , 2017, p. 51-58Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper investigates the nature of user participation in the process of designing fighter aircraft cockpits. The role of the users, i.e. pilots, in the design of cockpit interfaces is explored. We present the results of an on-line questionnaire with twelve designers of cockpit interfaces for fighter aircraft. The results show that the designers have highlighted the need for more opportunities to observe the pilots, and they wish to obtain more information and ideas from them. Moreover, a larger involvement from users as examiners and testers in the evaluation process was desirable. Access to users was considered unproblematic and the risk of misunderstandings was reported to be low. Moreover, the designers did not support the idea that users should design or take design decisions.

  • 12.
    Riveiro, Maria
    et al.
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för informationsteknologi.
    Falkman, Göran
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för informationsteknologi.
    Detecting anomalous behavior in sea traffic: A study of analytical strategies and their implications for surveillance systems2014In: International Journal of Information Technology and Decision Making, ISSN 0219-6220, Vol. 13, no 2, p. 317-360Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 13.
    Riveiro, Maria
    et al.
    Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningscentrum för Informationsteknologi.
    Falkman, Göran
    Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningscentrum för Informationsteknologi.
    Empirical evaluation of visualizations of normal behavioral models for supporting maritime anomaly detection2011In: Abstracts of GeoViz: Linking Geovisualization with Spatial Analysis and Modeling, March 10–11, 2011, Hamburg, Germany, 2011, p. 1-2Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 14.
    Riveiro, Maria
    et al.
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för kommunikation och information.
    Falkman, Göran
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för kommunikation och information.
    Evaluating the usability of visualizations of normal behavioral models for analytical reasoning2010In: Proceedings 2010 Seventh International Conference on Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualization: CGIV 2010: 7-10 August 2010 Sydney, Australia / [ed] Ebad Banissi, Muhammad Sarfraz and Mao Lin Huang, IEEE Computer Society , 2010, p. 179-185Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Many approaches for anomaly detection use statistical based methods that build profiles of normality. In these cases, anomalies are defined as deviations from normal models build from representative data. Detection systems based solely on these approaches typically generate high false alarm rates due to the difficulty of creating flawless models. In order to support the comprehension, validation and update of such models, this paper is devoted to the visualization of normal behavioral models of sea traffic and their usability evaluation. First, we present geographical projections of the different probability density functions that represent the normal traffic behavior and second, we outline results from a usability assessment carried out in order to evaluate the ability of such visualizations to support representative tasks related to the establishment of normal situational picture.

  • 15.
    Riveiro, Maria
    et al.
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för kommunikation och information.
    Falkman, Göran
    Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningscentrum för Informationsteknologi.
    Interactive Visualization of Normal Behavioral Models and Expert Rules for Maritime Anomaly Detection2009In: Computer graphics, imaging & visualisation: New advances and trends / [ed] Ebad Banissi, Muhammad Sarfraz, Jiawan Zhang, Anna Ursyn, Wong Chow Jeng, Mark W. McK. Bannatyne, Jian J. Zhang, Lim Hwee San, and Mao Lin Huang, IEEE Computer Society , 2009, p. 459-466Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Maritime surveillance systems analyze vast amounts of heterogeneous sensor data from a large number of objects. In order to support the operator while monitoring such systems, the identification of anomalous vessels or situations that might need further investigation may reduce the operator’s cognitive load. While it is worth acknowledgingthat many existing mining applications support identification of anomalous behavior, autonomous anomaly detection systems are rarely used in the real world, since the detection of anomalous behavior is normally not a welldefined problem and therefore, human expert knowledge is needed. This calls for the development of interaction components that can support the user in the detection process.

    In order to support the comprehension of the knowledge embedded in the system, we propose an interactive way of visualizing expert rules and normal behavioral models built from the data. The overall goal is to facilitate the validation and update of these models and signatures, supporting the insertion of human expert knowledge while improving confidence and trust in the system.

  • 16.
    Riveiro, Maria
    et al.
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för kommunikation och information.
    Falkman, Göran
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för kommunikation och information.
    Supporting the analytical reasoning process in maritime anomaly detection: evaluation and experimental design2010In: Proceedings 2010 14th International Conference Information Visualisation: IV 2010: 26-29 July 2010 London, United Kingdom, IEEE Computer Society , 2010, p. 170-178Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Despite the growing number of systems providing visual analytic support for investigative analysis, few empirical studies include investigations on the analytical reasoning process that needs to be supported. In this paper, we present an approach to evaluate the ability of certain visual representations from an integrated visual-computational environment to support the completion of representative tasks. The problem area studied is the detection and identification of anomalous vessels and situations while monitoring maritime traffic data. This paper presents: (1) a brief review of current evaluation methodologies within information visualization and visual analytics, (2) an analysis of operator’s analytical reasoning process (derived from field work in maritime control centers and a literature review on analytical reasoning theories), (3) a list of representative tasks for usability evaluation and (4) an approach to evaluate the use of normal behavioral models representations during the detection process.

  • 17.
    Riveiro, Maria
    et al.
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för kommunikation och information.
    Falkman, Göran
    Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningscentrum för Informationsteknologi.
    The role of visualization and interaction in maritime anomaly detection2011In: Visualization and Data Analysis 2011: Proceedings of SPIE / IS & T Electronic Imaging / [ed] Pak Chung Wong, Jinah Park, Ming C. Hao, Chaomei Chen, Katy Börner, David L. Kao, Jonathan C. Roberts, SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering , 2011, p. Article number 78680M, 1-12Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The surveillance of large sea, air or land areas normally involves the analysis of large volumes of heterogeneous data from multiple sources. Timely detection and identification of anomalous behavior or any threat activity is an important objective for enabling homeland security. While it is worth acknowledging that many existing mining applications support identification of anomalous behavior, autonomous anomaly detection systems for area surveillance are rarely used in the real world. We argue that such capabilities and applications present two critical challenges: (1) they need to provide adequate user support and (2) they need to involve the user in the underlying detection process.

    In order to encourage the use of anomaly detection capabilities in surveillance systems, this paper analyzes the challenges that existing anomaly detection and behavioral analysis approaches present regarding their use and maintenance by users. We analyze input parameters, detection process, model representation and outcomes. We discuss the role of visualization and interaction in the anomaly detection process. Practical examples from our current research within the maritime domain illustrate key aspects presented.

  • 18.
    Riveiro, Maria
    et al.
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för kommunikation och information.
    Falkman, Göran
    Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningscentrum för Informationsteknologi.
    Ziemke, Tom
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för kommunikation och information.
    Improving maritime anomaly detection and situation awareness through interactive visualization2008In: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Information Fusion (FUSION 2008), IEEE Computer Society , 2008, p. 47-54Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Surveillance of large land, air or sea areas with a multitude of sensor and sensor types typically generates huge amounts of data. Human operators trying to establish individual or collective maritime situation awareness are often overloaded by this information. In order to help them cope with this information overload, we have developed a combined methodology of data visualization, interaction and mining techniques that allows filtering out anomalous vessels, by building a model over normal behavior from which the user can detect deviations. The methodology includes a set of interactive visual representations that support the insertion of the user’s knowledge and experience in the creation, validation and continuous update of the normal model. Additionally, this paper presents a software prototype that implements the suggested methodology.

     

  • 19.
    Riveiro, Maria
    et al.
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för kommunikation och information.
    Falkman, Göran
    Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningscentrum för Informationsteknologi.
    Ziemke, Tom
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för kommunikation och information.
    Visual Analytics for the Detection of Anomalous Maritime Behavior2008In: Proceedings of 12th International Conference on Information Visualisation IV08 / [ed] Ebad Banissi, Liz Stuart, Mikael Jern, Gennady Andrienko, Francis T. Marchese, Nasrullah Memon, Reda Alhajj, Theodor G. Wyeld, Remo Aslak Burkhard, Georges Grinstein, Dennis Groth, Anna Ursyn, Carsten Maple, Anthony Faiola, and Brock Craft, IEEE Computer Society , 2008, p. 273-279Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The surveillance of large sea areas often generates huge amounts of multidimensional data. Exploring, analyzing and finding anomalous behavior within this data is a complex task. Confident decisions upon the abnormality of a particular vessel behavior require a certain level of situation awareness that may be difficult to achieve when the operator is overloaded by the available information. Based on a visual analytics process model, we present a novel system that supports the acquisition of situation awareness and the involvement of the user in the anomaly detection process using two layers of interactive visualizations. The system uses an interactive data mining module that supports the insertion of the user's knowledge and experience in the creation, validation and continuous update of the normal model of the environment.

  • 20.
    Riveiro, Maria
    et al.
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för kommunikation och information.
    Falkman, Göran
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för kommunikation och information.
    Ziemke, Tom
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för kommunikation och information.
    Kronhamn, Thomas
    Saab AB.
    Reasoning about anomalies: a study of the analytical process of detecting and identifying anomalous behavior in maritime traffic data2009In: Visual Analytics for Homeland Defense and Security: Proceedings of SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing 2009 / [ed] William J Tolone, William Ribarsky, SPIE , 2009, p. Article ID 73460A-Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The goal of visual analytical tools is to support the analytical reasoning process, maximizing human perceptual, understanding and reasoning capabilities in complex and dynamic situations. Visual analytics software must be built upon an understanding of the reasoning process, since it must provide appropriate interactions that allow a true discourse with the information. In order to deepen our understanding of the human analytical process and guide developers in the creation of more efficient anomaly detection systems, this paper investigates how is the human analytical process of detecting and identifying anomalous behavior in maritime traffic data. The main focus of this work is to capture the entire analysis process that an analyst goes through, from the raw data to the detection and identification of anomalous behavior.

    Three different sources are used in this study: a literature survey of the science of analytical reasoning, requirements specified by experts from organizations with interest in port security and user field studies conducted in different marine surveillance control centers. Furthermore, this study elaborates on how to support the human analytical process using data mining, visualization and interaction methods.

    The contribution of this paper is twofold: (1) within visual analytics, contribute to the science of analytical reasoning with practical understanding of users tasks in order to develop a taxonomy of interactions that support the analytical reasoning process and (2) within anomaly detection, facilitate the design of future anomaly detector systems when fully automatic approaches are not viable and human participation is needed.

  • 21.
    Riveiro, Maria
    et al.
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för kommunikation och information.
    Falkman, Göran
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för kommunikation och information.
    Ziemke, Tom
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för kommunikation och information.
    Warston, Håkan
    Saab Microwave Systems AB (Sweden).
    VISAD: an interactive and visual analytical tool for the detection of behavioural anomalieis in maritime traffic data2009In: Visual Analytics for Homeland Defense and Security: Proceedings of SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing 2009 / [ed] William J. Tolone, William Ribarsky, SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering , 2009, p. Article ID 734607-Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Monitoring the surveillance of large sea areas normally involves the analysis of huge quantities of heterogeneous data from multiple sources (radars, cameras, automatic identification systems, reports, etc.). The rapid identification of anomalous behavior or any threat activity in the data is an important objective for enabling homeland security. While it is worth acknowledging that many existing mining applications support identification of anomalous behavior, autonomous anomaly detection systems are rarely used in the real world. There are two main reasons: (1) the detection of anomalous behavior is normally not a well-defined and structured problem and therefore, automatic data mining approaches do not work well and (2) the difficulties that these systems have regarding the representation and employment of the prior knowledge that the users bring to their tasks. In order to overcome these limitations, we believe that human involvement in the entire discovery process is crucial.

    Using a visual analytics process model as a framework, we present VISAD: an interactive, visual knowledge discovery tool for supporting the detection and identification of anomalous behavior in maritime traffic data. VISAD supports the insertion of human expert knowledge in (1) the preparation of the system, (2) the establishment of the normal picture and (3) in the actual detection of rare events. For each of these three modules, VISAD implements different layers of data mining, visualization and interaction techniques. Thus, the detection procedure becomes transparent to the user, which increases his/her confidence and trust in the system and overall, in the whole discovery process.

  • 22.
    Riveiro, Maria
    et al.
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för informationsteknologi.
    Helldin, Tove
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för informationsteknologi.
    Falkman, Göran
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för informationsteknologi.
    Influence of Meta-Information on Decision-Making: Lessons Learned from Four Case Studies2014In: Proceedings of the 4th International Multi-Disciplinary Conference on Cognitive Methods in Situation Awareness and Decision Support (CogSIMA 2014), IEEE Communications Society , 2014Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper discusses the results of four empirical evaluations that assess the effects that visualizing system metainformation have on decision-making, particularly on confidence, trust, workload, time and performance. These four case studies correspond to the analysis of (1) the effects that visualizing uncertainty associated with sensor values (position, speed, altitude, etc. and track quality) have on decision-making on a ground to air defense scenario; (2) the effects that the visualization of the car’s certainty on its own capability of driving autonomously have on drivers’ trust and performance; (3) the influence that the visualization of various qualifiers associated with the proposals given by the support system has on air traffic operators carrying out identification tasks and (4) the effects that the presentation of different abstraction levels of information have on classification tasks carried out by fighter pilots. We summarize the results of these four case studies and discuss lessons learned for the design of future computerized support systems regarding the visualization of meta-information.

  • 23.
    Riveiro, Maria
    et al.
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för informationsteknologi.
    Helldin, Tove
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för informationsteknologi.
    Falkman, Göran
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för informationsteknologi.
    Lebram, Mikael
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för informationsteknologi.
    Effects of visualizing uncertainty on decision-making in a target identification scenario2014In: Computers & graphics, ISSN 0097-8493, E-ISSN 1873-7684, Vol. 41, no 1, p. 84-98Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper presents an empirical study that addresses the effects the visualization of uncertainty has on decision-making. We focus our investigations on an area where uncertainty plays an important role and the decision time is limited. For that, we selected an air defense scenario, where expert operators have a few minutes to make a well-informed decision based on uncertain sensor data regarding the identity of an object and where the consequences of a late or wrong decision are severe. An approach for uncertainty visualization is proposed and tested using a prototype that supports the interactive analysis of multivariate spatio-temporal sensor data. The uncertainty visualization embeds the accuracy of the sensor data values using the thickness of the lines in the graphical representation of the sensor values. Semi-transparent filled circles represent the uncertain position, while a track quality value between 0 and 1 accounts for the quality of the estimated track for each target. Twenty-two experienced air traffic operators were divided into two groups (with and without uncertainty visualization) and carried out identification and prioritization tasks using the prototype. The results show that the group aided by visualizations of uncertainty needed significantly fewer attempts to make a final identification, and a significant difference between the groups when considering the identities and priorities assigned was observed (participants with uncertainty visualization selected higher priority values and more hostile and suspect identities). These results may show that experts put themselves in the ``worst-case scenario" in the presence of uncertainty when safety is an issue. Additionally, the presentation of uncertainty neither increased the participants' expressed workload, nor the time needed to make a classification. However, the inclusion of the uncertainty information did not have a significant effect on the performance (true positives, false negatives and false positives) or the participants' expressed confidence in their decisions.

  • 24.
    Riveiro, Maria
    et al.
    Högskolan i Skövde, Forskningscentrum för Informationsteknologi.
    Helldin, Tove
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för kommunikation och information.
    Lebram, Mikael
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för kommunikation och information.
    Falkman, Göran
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för kommunikation och information.
    Towards future threat evaluation systems: user study, proposal and precepts for design2013In: Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Information Fusion, FUSION 2013, IEEE Press , 2013, p. 1863-1870Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In the defense domain, to estimate if a targetis threatening and to which degree is a complex task, thatis typically carried out by human operators due to the highrisks and uncertainties associated. To their aid, different supportsystems have been implemented to analyze the data and providerecommendations for actions. Since the ultimate responsibilitylies in human operators, it is of utmost importance that theytrust and know how to use these systems, as well as have anunderstanding of their inner workings, strengths and limitations.This paper presents, first, a formative user study to char-acterize how air traffic operators carry out threat evaluationrelated tasks. Grounded in these findings and in guidelinesfound in the literature, we present a transparent and highlyinteractive prototype that aims at reducing operator’s cognitiveload and support threat assessment activities. The literaturereview provided on design guidelines, the outcomes of the userstudy, the design of the prototype as well as the results of aninitial evaluation can provide guidance for both researchers andprospective developers of future threat evaluation systems.

  • 25.
    Riveiro, Maria
    et al.
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för kommunikation och information.
    Johansson, Fredrik
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för kommunikation och information.
    Falkman, Göran
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för kommunikation och information.
    Ziemke, Tom
    Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för kommunikation och information.
    Supporting Maritime Situation Awareness Using Self Organizing Maps and Gaussian Mixture Models2008In: Proceedings of the Tenth Scandinavian Conference on Artificial Intelligence (SCAI 2008) / [ed] Anders Holst, Per Kreuger, Peter Funk, Amsterdam: IOS Press , 2008, p. 84-91Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Maritime situation awareness is of importance in a lot of areas – e.g. detection of weapon smuggling in military peacekeeping operations, and harbor traffic control missions for the coast guard. In this paper, we have combined the use of Self Organizing Maps with Gaussian Mixture Models, in order to enable situation awareness by detecting deviations from normal behavior in an unsupervised way. Initial results show that simple anomalies can be detected using this approach.

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