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Exploring Self-Scheduling Strategies and Heuristics in Novice Schedulers  (2023)
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Missions beyond low Earth orbit will require crews to act with greater autonomy. Increasing communication delays will require crews to take on tasks currently supported by Mission Control, including the involved process of scheduling and rescheduling their own complex spaceflight timelines to fit a variety of restrictions and constraints. Unlike Mission Control, astronauts are not expert planners, and determining strategies and heuristics that enable crews to schedule successfully may increase the range of problems they can solve. In two human-in-the-loop scheduling experiments, we analyzed 1) common strategies among novice schedulers and 2) the development of self-scheduling heuristics. We find that, even when participants are instructed to follow a given strategy, they rapidly develop their own self-scheduling heuristics as they learn to successfully complete the scheduling task. While scheduling, participants naturally learn to arrange activities with the most constraints first, whereas while rescheduling, they display greater variability in their heuristics.
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autonomy, communication, delays, Heuristics, Novice, Schedulers, Self-Scheduling, Strategies
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Proceedings of the 2023 AIAA SciTech Forum and Exposition, national Harbor, MD, January 23-27, 2023
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Last Updated: August 15, 2019