A Second-Order Adaptive Network Model for Shared Mental Models in Hospital Teamwork

Laila van Ments, J. Treur, L.J. Klein, P.H.M.P. Roelofsma

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This paper describes a second-order adaptive network model for mental processes making use of shared mental models (SMM) of team performance. The paper illustrates on the one hand the value of adequate SMM’s for safe and efficient team performance and on the other hand in cases of imperfections of such shared team models how this complicates the team performance. The adaptive network model covers the use, adaptation, and control of the shared mental model and is illustrated for an application context of a medical team performing tracheal intubation executed by a nurse and a medical specialist. Simulations illustrate in a realistic manner the type of complications that can occur in real-world scenarios.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th International Conference on Computational Collective Intelligence, ICCCI'21
EditorsNgoc Thanh Nguyen, Lazaros Iliadis, Ilias Maglogiannis, Bogdan Trawiński, Nguyen Tat Thanh
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-88081-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-88080-4
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventComputational Collective Intelligence: 13th International Conference, ICCCI 2021 - Rhodes, Greece
Duration: 29 Sep 20211 Oct 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence
PublisherSpringer Nature
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceComputational Collective Intelligence
Abbreviated titleICCCI 2021


  • Shared mental model
  • Second-order network model
  • Hospital
  • Team performance
  • Healthcare safety


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