Dr. Ronald Laurids Boring: Publications

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Here's a partial list of my publications, always refreshingly out of date. I'm working on making these papers available online with searchable abstracts.

1. Boring, R.L. (2009). Human reliability analysis in cognitive engineering. Frontiers of Engineering: Reports on Leading-Edge Engineering from the 2008 Symposium (pp. 103-110). Washington, DC: National Academy of Engineering.

2. Boring, R.L. (2009). Human factors data requirements for human reliability analysis: Preliminary thoughts. Sixth American Nuclear Society International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control, and Human-Machine Interface Technologies.

3. Boring, R.L. (2009). The case for nuclear power plant control room studies using US training simulators. Sixth American Nuclear Society International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control, and Human-Machine Interface Technologies.

4. Boring, R.L. (2009). Reconciling resilience with reliability: The complementary nature of resilience engineering and human reliability analysis. Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 1589-1593.

5. Boring, R.L., Hendrickson, S.M.L., Forester, J.A., Tran, T.Q., & Lois, E. (In print). Issues in benchmarking human reliability methods: A literature review. Reliability Engineering and System Safety.

6. Boring, R.L., Oxstrand, J., & Hildebrandt, M. (2009). Human reliability analysis for control room upgrades. Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 1584-1588.

7. Boring, R.L., Roth, E., Straeter, O., Laumann, K., Blackman, H.S., Oxstrand, J., & Persensky, J.J. (2009). Is human reliability relevant to human factors? Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 610-614.

8. Hildebrandt, M., Oxstrand, J., & R.L. Boring. (2009). Living HRA: Building new communities of practice for proactive safety management. Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 1579-1583.

9. Oxstrand, J., & Boring, R.L. (2009). Human reliability for design applications at a Swedish nuclear power plant: Preliminary findings and principles from a user-needs analysis. Proceedings of the Second International Symposim on Resilient Control Systems, 5-10.

10. Oxstrand, J., & Boring, R.L. (2009). Human Reliability Guidance—How to Increase the Synergies between Human Reliability, Human Factors, and System Design and Engineering. Phase 1: The Nordic Point of View—A User Needs Analysis, NKS-R-2009_77 Interim Report. Roskilde, Denmark: Nordisk Kernesikkerhedsforskning.

11. Blackman, H.S., Gertman, D.I., & Boring, R.L. (2008). Human error quantification using performance shaping factors in the SPAR-H method. Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 1733-1737.

12. Boring, R.L., & Bye, A. (2008). Bridging human factors and human reliability analysis. Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 733-737.

13. Boring, R.L., Gertman, D.I., Tran, T.Q., & Gore, B.F. (2008). Framework for the application of MIDAS for modeling control room crew performance at nuclear power plants. Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 930-934.

14. Boring, R.L., O’Hara, J.M., Hugo, J., Jamieson, G.A., Oxstrand, J., Ma, R., & Hildebrandt, M. (2008). Human factors and the nuclear renaissance. Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 763-767.

15. Boring, R.L., & West, R.L. (2008). Constrained scaling in psychometric magnitude mapping. Proceedings of the 24th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Psychophysics, 297-302.

16. Chang, Y.J., Boring, R., Whaley, A., & McCabe, P. (2008). Use of HERA to inform human reliability analysis. American Nuclear Society Probabilistic Safety Analysis 2008 Topical Meeting, 11 pages on CD-ROM.

17. Boring, R.L. (2007). Third-generation human reliability analysis: Benefits and challenges of simulating human performance. Proceedings of the 2007 Enlarged Halden Program Group Meeting, Volume 1, Paper C2.3 (pp. 1-7).

18. Boring, R.L. (2007). Dynamic human reliability analysis: Benefits and challenges of simulating human performance. In T. Aven & J.E. Vinnem (Eds.), Risk, Reliability and Societal Safety, Volume 2: Thematic Topics. Proceedings of the European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2007) (pp. 1043-1049). London: Taylor & Francis.

19. Boring, R.L. (2007). A review of expertise and judgment processes for risk estimation. In T. Aven & J.E. Vinnem (Eds.), Risk, Reliability and Societal Safety, Volume 2: Thematic Topics. Proceedings of the European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2007) (pp. 1901-1907). London: Taylor & Francis.

20. Boring, R.L. (2007). Meeting human reliability requirement through human factors design, testing, and modeling. In T. Aven & J.E. Vinnem (Eds.), Risk, Reliability and Societal Safety, Volume 1: Specialisation Topics. Proceedings of the European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2007) (pp. 3 – 8). London: Taylor & Francis.

21. Boring, R.L., & Blackman, H.S. (2007). The origins of the SPAR-H method’s performance shaping factor multipliers. Official Proceedings of the Joint 8th IEEE Conference on Human Factors and Power Plants and the 13th Annual Workshop on Human Performance/Root Cause/Trending/Operating Experience/Self Assessment, 177-184.

22. Boring, R.L., Griffith, C.D., & Joe, J.C. (2007). The measure of human error: Direct and indirect performance shaping factors. Official Proceedings of the Joint 8th IEEE Conference on Human Factors and Power Plants and the 13th Annual Workshop on Human Performance/Root Cause/Trending/Operating Experience/Self Assessment, 170-176.

23. Boring, R., Whaley, A., Hallbert, B., Laumann, K., Braarud, P.Ø, Bye, Lois, E., Chang, Y.H.J. (2007). Capturing control room simulator data with the HERA system. Official Proceedings of the Joint 8th IEEE Conference on Human Factors and Power Plants and the 13th Annual Workshop on Human Performance/Root Cause/Trending/Operating Experience/Self Assessment, 210-217.

24. Hallbert, B., Whaley, A., Boring, R., McCabe, P., & Lois, E. (2007). Human Event Repository and Analysis (HERA): The HERA Coding Manual and Quality Assurance, NUREG/CR-6903, Vol. 2. Washington, DC: US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

25. Palanque, P., Basnyat, S., Blandford, A., Bernhaupt, R., Boring, R., Johnson, C., & Johnson, P. (2007). Beyond usability for safety critical systems: How to be SURE (safe, usable, reliable, and evolvable)? CHI 2007 Conference Proceedings, Extended Abstracts, 2133-2136.

26. Tran, T.Q., Boring, R.L., Joe, J.C., & Griffith, C.D. (2007). Extracting and converting quantitative data into human error probabilities. Official Proceedings of the Joint 8th IEEE Conference on Human Factors and Power Plants and the 13th Annual Workshop on Human Performance/Root Cause/Trending/Operating Experience/Self Assessment, 164-169.

27. Tran, T.Q., Boring, R.L., Dudenhoeffer, D.D., Hallbert, B.P., Keller, M.D., & Anderson, T.M. (2007). Advantages and disadvantages of physiological assessment for next generation control room design. Official Proceedings of the Joint 8th IEEE Conference on Human Factors and Power Plants and the 13th Annual Workshop on Human Performance/Root Cause/Trending/Operating Experience/Self Assessment, 259-263.

28. Tran, T.Q., Gertman, D.I., Dudenhoeffer, D.D., Boring, R.L., & Mecham, A.R. (2007). Cognitive virtualization: Combining cognitive models and virtual environments. Official Proceedings of the Joint 8th IEEE Conference on Human Factors and Power Plants and the 13th Annual Workshop on Human Performance/Root Cause/Trending/Operating Experience/Self Assessment, 195-200.

29. Tran, T.Q., Garcia, H., Boring, R.L., Joe, J.C., & Hallbert, B.P. (2007). Human factors issues for multi-modular reactor units. Official Proceedings of the Joint 8th IEEE Conference on Human Factors and Power Plants and the 13th Annual Workshop on Human Performance/Root Cause/Trending/Operating Experience/Self Assessment, 347-352.

30. Whaley, A.M., Boring, R.L., Blackman, H.S., McCabe, P.H., & Hallbert, B.P. (2007). Lessons learned from dependency usage in HERA: Implications for THERP-related HRA methods. Official Proceedings of the Joint 8th IEEE Conference on Human Factors and Power Plants and the 13th Annual Workshop on Human Performance/Root Cause/Trending/Operating Experience/Self Assessment, 322-327.

31. Boring, R.L. (2006). Statistical considerations for the number of participants in human factors scaling studies. Proceedings of the 50th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 1949-1953.

32. Boring, R.L. (2006). Modeling human reliability analysis using MIDAS. Proceedings of the Fifth International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation,Controls, and Human Machine Interface Technology, 1270-1274.

33. Boring, R.L., Dudenhoeffer, D.D., Hallbert, B.P., & Gore, B.F. (2006). Virtual power plant control room and crew modeling using MIDAS. Joint Halden Reactor Project and CSNI Special Experts' Group on Human and Organisational Factors Workshop on Future Control Station Designs and Human Performance Issues in Nuclear Power Plants, Paper 5.3 (pp. 1-5).

34. Boring, R.L., Gertman, D.I., Joe, J.C., Blackwood, L.G., Blackman, H.S., & Brady, B.M. (2006). A simplified expert elicitation guideline. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management, Paper PSAM-0089 (pp. 1-9).

35. Boring, R.L., Gertman, D.I., Whaley, A.M., Joe, J.C., Tran, T.Q., Keller, M.D., Thompson, R.P., & Gerszewski, I.R. (2006). A taxonomy and database for capturing human reliability and human performance data. Proceedings of the 50th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 2217-2221.

36. Boring, R.L., Tran, T.Q., Gertman, D.I., & Ragsdale, A.S. (2006). A human reliability based usability evaluation method for safety-critical software. Fifth International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Controls, and Human Machine Interface Technology, 1275-1279.

37. Boring, R.L., Tran, T.Q., Joe, J.C., Whaley, A.M., Gertman, D.I., Keller, M.D., Thompson, R.P., Gerszewski, I.R., Griffith, C.D., & Anderson, T.M. (2006). Users’ Guide for the NASA Human Reliability Database, INL/EXT-06-11944. Idaho Falls: Idaho National Laboratory.

38. Boring, R.L., Whaley, A.M., Tran, T.Q., McCabe, P.H., Blackwood, L.G., & Buell, R.F. (2006). Guidance on Performance Shaping Factor Assignments in SPAR-H, INL/EXT-06-11959. Idaho Falls: Idaho National Laboratory.

39. Chandler, F.T., Chang, Y.H.J., Mosleh, A., Marble, J.L., Boring, R.L., & Gertman, D.I. (2006). Human Reliability Analysis Methods: Selection Guidance for NASA. Washington, DC: NASA Office of Safety and Mission Assurance Technical Report.

40. Dudenhoeffer, D.D., Permann, M.R., & Boring, R.L. (2006). The human factor in network system survivability. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management, Paper PSAM-0090 (pp. 1-8).

41. Dudenhoeffer, D.D., Permann, M.R., & Boring, R.L. (2006). Decision consequence in complex environments: Visualizing decision impact. Sharing Solutions for Emergencies and Hazardous Environments. American Nuclear Society Joint Topical Meeting: 9th Emergency Preparedness and Response/11th Robotics and Remote Systems for Hazardous Environments, 211-218.

42. Gertman, D.I., & Boring, R.L. (2006). Human reliability analysis as a modeling tool for homeland defense. Sharing Solutions for Emergencies and Hazardous Environments. American Nuclear Society Joint Topical Meeting: 9th Emergency Preparedness and Response/11th Robotics and Remote Systems for Hazardous Environments, 226-230.

43. Hallbert, B., Boring, R., Gertman, D., Dudenhoeffer, D., Whaley, A., Marble, J., & Joe, J. (2006). Human event repository and analysis (HERA) system, overview, NUREG/CR-6903, Volume 1. Washington, DC: US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

44. Hallbert, B.,P., Boring, R., Lois, E., Gertman, D.I., & Dudenhoeffer, D. (2006). Framework for the human event repository and analysis (HERA) system and its use to quantify human actions. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management, Paper PSAM-0224 (1-7).

45. Palanque, P., Bernhaupt, R., Boring, R., & Johnson, C. (2006). Testing interactive software: A challenge for usability and reliability. CHI 2006 Conference Proceedings, Paper 448, pp. 1885-1889.

46. Boring, R.L. (2005). The validity of human and computerized writing assessment. Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 759-763.

47. Boring, R.L. (2005). Overcoming encumberances on the road to good theory: Human-computer interaction as a catalyst for cognitive theory. In A. Thatcher, J. James, and A. Todd (eds.), CybErg 2005: Proceedings of the Fourth International Cyberspace Conference on Ergonomics (pp. 452-464). Johannesburg: International Ergonomics Association Press.

48. Boring, R.L., & Gertman, D.I. (2005). Atomistic and holistic approaches to human reliability analysis in the US power industry. Journal of the Safety and Reliability Society, 25(2), 21-37.

49. Boring, R.L., & Gertman, D.I. (2005). Advancing usability evaluation through human-reliability analysis. Proceedings of HCI International 2005.

50. Boring, R.L., Gertman, D.I., Joe, J.C., & Marble, J.L. (2005). Human reliability analysis in the US Nuclear power industry: A comparison of atomistic and holistic methods. Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 1815-1819.

51. Boring, R.L., Gertman, D.I., Joe, J.C., & Marble, J.L. (2005). Proof of concept for a human reliability analysis method for heuristic evaluation of software. Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 676-680.

52. Boring, R., Gertman, R., Joe, J., Marble, J., Galyean, W., Blackwood, L., & Blackman, H. (2005). Simplified Expert Elicitation Guideline for Risk Assessment of Operating Events, INL/EXT-05-00433. Washington, DC: US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

53. Boring, R.L., Hugo, J., Richard, C.M., & Dudenhoeffer, D.D. (2005). Human-computer interaction for next-generation control rooms. CHI 2005 Conference Proceedings, 206-207.

54. Boring, R.L., & West, R.L. (2005). Mind as magnitude: Reconsidering information processing in cognitive engineering. Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 1826-1830.

55. Bruemmer, D. J., Few, D. A., Walton, M., Boring, R. L., Marble, J. L., Nielsen, C., & Garner, J. (2005). “Turn off the television!”: Real-world robotic exploration experiments with a virtual 3-D display. Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS).

56. Bruemmer, D. J., Few, D. A., Boring, R. L., Marble, J. L., Walton, M., & Nielsen, C. (2005). Shared understanding for collaborative control. IEEE Journal of Systems, Man, and Cybernetics--Part A: Systems and Humans, 35, 494-504.

57. Boring, R.L. (2004). Cognition and Psychological Scaling: Model, Method, and Application of Constrained Scaling. PhD dissertation, Institute of Cognitive Science, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.

58. Boring, R.L., & Fernandes, G.J. (2004). Measuring visual appeal of web pages. CHI 2004 Conference Proceedings, 1557.

59. Boring, R.L., Gertman, D.I., & Marble, J.L. (2004). Temporal factors of human error in SPAR-H human reliability analysis modeling. Proceedings of the 48th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 1165-1169.

60. Bruemmer, D. J., Boring, R. L., Few, D. A., & Marble, J. L. (2004). “I call shotgun!”: An evaluation of mixed-initiative control for novice users of a search and rescue robot. Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Systems, Man, & Cybernetics, 2847-2852.

61. Dudenhoeffer, D.D., Gertman, D.I., Boring, R.L., & Marble, J.L. (2004). Transitioning to advanced human-machine interface technologies. Proceedings of the Fourth American Nuclear Society International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Power Plant Instrumentation, Controls, and Human-Machine Interface Technologies, 306-311.

62. Gertman, D.I., Blackman, H.S., Marble, J.L., Smith, C., & Boring, R.L. (2004). The SPAR-H Human Reliability Analysis Method. Proceedings of the Fourth American Nuclear Society International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Power Plant Instrumentation, Controls, and Human-Machine Interface Technologies, 67-73.

63. Gertman, D. I., Boring, R. L., Beitel, G., & Plum, M. (2004). Characterization process for representation of human factors and human reliability in facility security. Transactions of the Annual Meeting of the American Nuclear Society, 295.

64. Gertman, D.I., Boring, R.L., Marble, J.L., & Blackman, H.S. (2004). Mixed model usability evaluation of the SPAR-H human reliability analysis method. Proceedings of the Fourth American Nuclear Society International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Power Plant Instrumentation, Controls, and Human-Machine Interface Technologies, 59-67.

65. Thompson, L.A., Malmberg, J., Goodell, N.K., & Boring, R.L. (2004). The distribution of attention across a talker’s face. Discourse Processes, 38, 145-168.

66. Boring, R.L. (Guest Editor). (2003). Cognitive science: At the crossroads of the computer and the mind. Association for Computing Machinery Crossroads, 10(2), 2.

67. Boring, R.L. (2003). Human and computer-generated essay grades. Proceedings of the 47th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 885-889.

68. Boring, R.L. (2003). Improving human scaling reliability. Proceedings of the 47th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 1820-1824.

69. Boring, R.L. (2002). Human-computer interaction as cognitive science. Proceedings of the 46th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 1767-1771.

70. Boring, R.L. (2002). Human and Computerized Essay Assessment: A Comparative Analysis of Holistic, Analytic, and Latent Semantic Methods. MA Thesis, Department of Psychology, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico.

71. Boring, R.L., West, R.L., & Moore, S. (2002). Helping users determine video quality of service settings. CHI 2002 Conference Proceedings: Extended Abstracts, 598-599.

72. West, R.L., Boring, R.L., & Moore, S. (2002). Computer augmented psychophysical scaling. Conference Proceedings of the 24th Annual Cognitive Science Society, 932-937.

73. Boring, R.L. (2001). Multiple notifications in desktop computing. Proceedings of the 45th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 1556-1559.

74. Boring, R.L. (2001). User-interface design principles for experimental control software. CHI 2001 Conference Proceedings: Extended Abstracts, 399-400.

75. West, R.L., Boring, R.L., Dillon, R.F., & Bos, J. (2001). Human-computer interaction, quality of service, and multimedia Internet broadcasting. In A. Sloane and D. Lawrence (Eds.), Multimedia Internet Broadcasting: Quality, Technology, and Interface (pp. 1 - 15). London: Springer Verlag.

76. Boring, R.L. (2000). Schumann’s acculturation model: Cross-sectional and longitudinal evidence in second-language acquisition. Canadian Linguistics Association Annual Conference Proceedings, 51-62.

77. Laubstein, A.S., & Boring, R.L. (2000). Two levels of lexical access: Natural and experimental word blend evidence. Canadian Linguistics Association Annual Conference Proceedings, 167-176.