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Elaborating the Human Aspect of the NIST Framework for Cyber-Physical Systems



Edward R. Griffor, David A. Wollman, Martin J. Burns, Joe Manganelli, Ronald Boring, Stephen Gilbert, Yi-Ching Lee, Dan Nathan-Robers


The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed a Framework for Cyber- Physical Systems (CPS Framework) that supports system engineering analysis, design, development, operation, validation and assurance of CPS. Cyber-physical systems (CPS) comprise interacting digital, analog, physical, and human components engineered for function through integrated physics and logic. For instance, a city implementing an advanced traffic management system including real-time predictive analytics and adaptation/optimization must consider all aspects of such a CPS system of systems’ functioning and integrations with other systems, including interactions with humans. One Aspect (or grouping of stakeholder concerns) of the CPS Framework is the Human Aspect. NIST is engaging HFES in a panel discussion to elaborate Human Aspect concerns, especially relevant constructs, measures, methods, and tools.
Human Factors


Human Aspect, Human Factors, CPS Framework, Cyber-Physical Systems


Griffor, E. , Wollman, D. , Burns, M. , Manganelli, J. , Boring, R. , Gilbert, S. , Lee, Y. and Nathan-Robers, D. (2018), Elaborating the Human Aspect of the NIST Framework for Cyber-Physical Systems, Human Factors, [online], (Accessed May 30, 2024)


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Created September 25, 2018, Updated January 29, 2019