Our society keeps growing with a large number of complicated machines and systems, while we are spending our diverse lives. The number of aged people has been increasing in the society. It is more likely than ever that we are involved in dangers, accidents, crimes, and disasters. Securing and supporting our daily life, building reliable infrastructures against large scale disasters, and preventing unexpected human errors are crucial issues in our highly developed complex society. The systems theory can provide "modelling, decision analysis and management for safety and security" as well as "fault detection and reliable control for the design of fail-safe, fool-proof machines and systems". If the human nature is analyzed and treated properly in the process of designing machines and systems, we could create safer, more reliable, and more intelligent machines and systems that can support our society and give us no anxiety and no uneasiness. "Hybrid systems modelling human behaviours" and "services for human" could give proper examples in this respect. "Robotics for safety and security", "safety recovery systems", "visual surveillance and monitoring", and "transportation systems for safety and security", those will provide powerful tools for safe, secure, and reliable systems to achieve peaceful society. Key features: - Towards a new science and its practical applications - Analysis of humans contributing to system designs - Evaluations of systems in the aspects of sense of security and feeling of easiness.

Key Features

· Towards a new science and its practical applications · Analysis of humans contributing to system designs · Evaluations of systems in the aspects of sense of security and feeling of easiness


Researchers and engineers in the field of Safety Systems and Reliable Systems. Graduate students.

Table of Contents

Preface. SSR2003 Conference Committees. List of Referees for Paper Selection. Invited Papers Multiple Participant Decision Making in Societal and Technological Systems, (K. W. Hipel, L. Fang). Mathematical Modeling for Coping with Uncertainty and Risk, (M. Makowski). Managing Complex and Dynamic Systems for the Future, (E. D. Jones). Characteristics of Visual Attention and the Safety, (T. Miura, K. Shinohara, T. Kimura, K. Ishimatsu). Modeling, Decision Analysis and Management for Realizing an SSR Society Agent-based Approach to Complex Systems Modeling, (M. Ryoke, Y. Nakamori). Additional Learning in Computational Intelligence and its Applications to Risk Management Problems, (H. Nakayama, K. Kuramoto, M. Arakawa, K. Furukawa). Integrated Assessment of Global Warming Stabilization Scenarios by the Asia-Pacific Integrated Model, (T. Masui, K. Takahashi, M. Kainuma, Y. Matsuoka). Trust and Acceptance of Risks, (S. Fujii, T. Kikkawa, K. Takemura). Value Judgement for Evaluating Sense of Security of Nursing Care Robots Based on Cumulative Prospect Theory, (H. Tamura, Y. Miura, M. Inuiguchi). A Case Study of Resolving Social Dilemma among Multiple Municipal Governments in Locating a Large-Scale Refuse Incineration Plant, (S. Fujita, H. Tamura). Lifecycle Cost Evaluation of Maintenance Policy -The case of water transmission system in Kobe, (K. Tanimoto, M. Matsushita, H. Tatano). Securing Fair Water Allocation in the Aral Sea Basin, (L. Fang, L.Z. Wang, K.W. Hipel). Fault Detection and Reliable Control On Fault Detection Based on Recursive Subspace Identification, (H. Oku). Structure of Reliable Controllers, (N. Se


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