Ten challenges for making automation a 'team player' in joint human-agent activity, Klein et al., IEEE Computer Nov/Dec 2004 With thanks to Thomas Depierre for the paper suggestion. Last time out we looked at some of the difficulties inherit in automating control systems. However much we automate, we're always ultimately dealing with some kind of … Continue reading Ten challenges for making automation a ‘team player’ in joint human-agent activity
Ironies of automation, Bainbridge, Automatica, Vol. 19, No. 6, 1983 With thanks to Thomas Depierre for the paper recommendation. Making predictions is a dangerous game, but as we look forward to the next decade a few things seem certain: increasing automation, increasing system complexity, faster processing, more inter-connectivity, and an even greater human and societal … Continue reading Ironies of automation
Welcome to another year of The Morning Paper! Over the holidays I spent some time mapping out a partial conference calendar for the year, and thinking about the kinds of papers I want to be reading. In a typical year, I'll cover somewhere north of 120 papers on this blog. That's a tiny drop in … Continue reading The Year Ahead
My children broke up from school this past weekend, which seems as good a reason as any to call this 'end of term' for The Morning Paper. I'll be taking a break until the New Year, topping up my reading lists and getting ready for a whole new crop of papers and discoveries. The Morning … Continue reading End of term
How do committees invent?, Conway, Datamation magazine 1968 With thanks to Chris Frost for recommending this paper - another great example of a case where we all know the law (Conway's law in this case), but many of us have not actually read the original ideas behind it. We're back in 1968, a time when … Continue reading How do committees invent?
A tale of two abstractions: the case for object space, Bittman et al., HotStorage 2019. This is a companion paper to the "persistent problem" piece that we looked at earlier this week, going a little deeper into the object pointer representation choices and the mapping of a virtual object space into physical address spaces. ...software … Continue reading A tale of two abstractions: the case for object space
A persistent problem: managing pointers in NVM Bittman et al., PLOS'19 At the start of November I was privileged to attend HPTS (the High Performance Transaction Systems) conference in Asilomar. If you ever get the chance to go, I highly recommend it. It’s a comparatively small gathering with a great mix of people, and fabulous … Continue reading A persistent problem: managing pointers in NVM