The 13th International Conference on Naturalistic Decision Making

20th June 2017 @ 12:30 pm – 23rd June 2017 @ 1:00 pm
University Of Bath
Claverton Down Rd, Bath BA2 7AY
Dr Julie Gore, School of Management
+44 (0)1225 384073

Naturalistic Decision Making (NDM) research emerged in the 1980s to study how people make decisions in “real-world settings.” NDM encapsulates the cognitive problems and challenges associated with making decisions in demanding and uncertain situations. In particular the NDM community is concerned with better understanding cognitive adaptations to complexity in human-technological systems and leveraging that understanding to improve design.

NDM researchers through out the world are currently celebrating 25 years of research by this self-organising community of practice.

The conference will provide a forum for discussion, debate and engagement with academics and practitioners working within the framework of NDM.

The event will cover a wide variety of topics including

  • Decision making under stress and uncertainty
  • Methods to study and support rapid decision making
  • Designing visualisations and user interfaces to improve sense making
  • NDM in security-related contexts
  • Designing more effective human-computer planning systems
  • Bringing evidence-based decision making to bear in civilian and government agencies
  • Macrocognition and adaptive performance
  • Complexity in new domains

We are pleased that the conference has been sponsored by University of Bath, University of Sussex, The Applied Cognition & Cognitive Engineering (AC2E) Research Group, School of Human & Health Sciences, University of Huddersfield, CREST (Centre for Research & Evidence on Security Threats, Economic & Social Research Council ESRC ) and FP7 VALCRI (Visual Analytics for sense-making in Criminal Intelligence Analysis).

Keynote speakers:

  • Harry Collins, Distinguished Research Professor and Director of the Centre for the Study of Knowledge, Expertise and Science (KES), Cardiff University
  • Rhona Flin, Professor of Industrial Psychology, Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University and Emeritus Professor of Applied Psychology, University of Aberdeen
  • Paul Taylor, Professor of Psychology, Lancaster University and Professor of Human Interaction, Twente University, NL

Target audience:

Academic Colleagues, Doctoral students, Practicing Occupational Psychology Professionals including Risk & Decision Making Scholars, and Practitioners working in a range of high-reliability contexts concerned with examining decision making under uncertainty.

Please note: Registration and lunch will  be available from 12.30pm on Tuesday 20 June. The opening conference session will begin at 1.45pm.