Current positions

PhD student and scholarship holder at Prometei graduate school at the Berlin Institute of Technology, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)

Focus of work

  • (Macro-)Cognitive Modelling with coloured petri nets
  • Air Traffic Control
  • Performance variability and Performance influencing factors
  • Human Factors in Aviation
  • Human Factors in Process Industries

Education

  • Since 01/2011

    PhD student and scholarship holder at Prometei graduate school at the Berlin Institute of Technology, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)

    PhD-Thesis "Modelling behaviour and performance of aerodrome air traffic controllers." (working title)

  • 10/2008 - 12/2010

    Berlin Instutue of Technology

    Master of Science in Human Factors, Focus: System Safety, Human Factors in installation engineering

  • 12/2010

    Master's Degree: "Human Factors in the process industries: Considering the human operator in the design of control rooms and in alarmmanagement in process industries."

  • 07/2003

    Final secondary-school examinations at the Martin-Luther-Gymnasium (nowadays: Luther-Melanchton-Gymnasium) Lutherstadt Wittenberg

Occupational Progression

  • 02/2010 - 12/2010

    student assistant; Center of Human-Machine Systems at the Berlin Institute of Technology; research training group prometei

    assistance at the research project by Stefanie Huber: "Cockpit assistance systems - evaluation and prospective design for enhancing flight safety." (working title)

Publications

  • Smieszek, H. & Joeres, F. (accepted). Workload of Airport Tower Controllers: Empirical Validation of a Macro-cognitive Model. In: M. Jipp, D. Soeffker, A. Kluge &, A. Wendemuth (eds.). Kognitive Systeme II, DuEPublico, Duisburg-Essen Publication Online.
  • Brandenburg, E., Doria, L., Gross, A., Günzler, T., & Smieszek, H. (2013). Foundations and applications of human machine interaction: 10th Berliner Werkstatt Mensch-Maschine-Systeme. Berlin, Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin.
  • Smieszek, H. & Joeres, F. (2013). Prospective decision making in a macro-cognitive model of airport traffic control system (MATriCS) based on coloured petri nets. In: E. Brandenburg, L. Doria, A. Gross, T. Günzler & H. Smieszek (eds.). Proceedings of the 10th Berlin Workshop on Human-Machine Systems: Foundations and Applications of Human-Machine Interaction.
  • Manske, P., Smieszek, H., Hasselberg, A. & Möhlenbrink, C. (2013). Entwicklung eines generischen Flughafenmodells für die effizientere Makrokognitive Modellierung des Mensch-Maschine-Systems der Flughafenverkehrskontrolle mit farbigen Petrinetzen. In: E. Brandenburg, L. Doria, A. Gross, T. Günzler & H. Smieszek (eds.). Proceedings of the 10th Berlin Workshop on Human-Machine Systems: Foundations and Applications of Human-Machine Interaction.
  • Smieszek, H. & Rußwinkel, N. (2013). Micro-cognition and macro-cognition: trying to bridge the gap. In: E. Brandenburg, L. Doria, A. Gross, T. Günzler & H. Smieszek (eds.). Proceedings of the 10th Berlin Workshop on Human-Machine Systems: Foundations and Applications of Human-Machine Interaction.
  • Smieszek, H., Manske, P., Hasselberg, A., Rußwinkel, N. & Möhlenbrink, C. (2013). Cognitive Simulation of limited Working Memory Capacity applied to an Air Traffic Control Task. In: R. West & T. Stewart (eds.), Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling, Ottawa: Carleton University.
  • Smieszek, H. (2012). Modelling aerodrome air traffic control - A holistic approach to cognitive simulation using coloured petri nets. Poster at the Annual Meeting of the Europe Chapter of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Sociaty October 10-12 2012, Toulouse, FR.
  • Smieszek, H. & Karl, C. (2012). An approach to cognitive simulation of air traffic controllers based on coloured petri nets. In: D. Soeffker & A. Kluge (eds.). Kognitive Systeme, DuEPublico, Duisburg-Essen Publication.
  • Smieszek, H. (2012). Modeling behavior and performance of air traffic controllers using coloured Petri nets. In: N. Rußwinkel, U. Drewitz, & H. van Rijn (eds.). Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling, 13.-15. April 2012, Berlin, Germany, p. 125-126. ISBN 978-3-7983-2408-4
  • Smieszek, H., Huber, S. & Jürgensohn, T. (2011). Ein Integratives Prozessmodell der Hauptaufgaben von Rollverkehrslotsen als Grundlage für Modellierung und Simulation. In S. Schmid, J. Adenauer, M. Elepfandt, & A. Lichtenstein (eds.). Proceedings of the 9th Berlin Human-Machine Systems Workshop: Reflections on and Visions of Human-Machine Interaction, October 5-7, Berlin, Düsseldorf: VDI Verlag.
  • Smieszek, H. (2011). Erstellung eines integrativen Prozessmodells der Aufgaben von Rollverkehrslotsen auf Grundlage bestehehder Aufgabenanalysen. Workshop contribution, 1st interdisciplinary workshop "Cognitive Systems": Humans, Teams, Systems, Automata. September 28th-29th 2011, University of Duisburg-Essen.
  • Smieszek, H. (2010).  Berücksichtigung des Menschen beim Design von Leitwarten und im Alarmmanagement in verfahrenstechnischen Anlagen. Master Thesis, Berlin Institute of Technology

Talks

  • Smieszek, H. (2012). Development of a coloured petri net model of the airport traffic control system (MATriCS). Talk at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Brunswick, 06.08.2012.
  • Smieszek, H. (2013). Modellierung von Mensch-Maschine-Systemen: Petrinetze als Beschreibungsmittel; guest lecture, sSeminar "Modelling and Simulation of Human-Machine Systems, 08.02.2013
  • Smieszek, H. (2013). Makrokognitive Modellierung der Flugverkehrskontrolle an Flughäfen mit farbigen Petrinetzen. Talk at the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Brunswick, 21.02.2013.

Supervised theses

  • Sittel, D. (in preparation). Gefärbte generalisierte stochastische Petri Netze und ihre Anwendung zur Modellierung ausgewählter Teile des Flughafenverkehrskontrollsystems in CPN-Tools. Masters thesis, study path mathematics at Technische Universität Berlin
  • Stubbe, T. (2011). Kommunikationssysteme in der Flugverkehrskontrolle. Bachelor thesis, study path Transportation Systems at Technische Universität Berlin