Human factors and ergonomics society proposals invited


The International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Call for Proposals is now open. Whether you have a human factors/ergonomics research or practice focus, you are invited to submit a proposal for presentation in Austin, Texas, on October 9-13. Proposals are due March 6, 2017.

Examples of the topics of interest include, but are not limited to

  • Age/aging effects
  • Aviation (e.g., ATC, NextGen)
  • Children's issues
  • Cognitive engineering and decision making (e.g., situation awareness, task analysis)
  • Consumer product design and safety
  • Crew and team training
  • Cybersecurity
  • Disaster response
  • Human-systems integration
  • Individual differences in performance
  • Medical devices/systems and patient safety
  • Neuroergonomics
  • Occupational ergonomics (e.g., biomechanics)
  • Organizational design and management
  • Robotics
  • User experience
  • Vehicle automation/driver behavior
  • Virtual environments/Augmented reality

NEW THIS YEAR! HFES is especially soliciting proposals that pertain to the National Academy of Engineering's Grand Challenges. The 14 Grand Challenges align with one or more of four "Grand Themes": Sustainability, Human Health, Vulnerability, and Joy of Living.

Note that for all accepted submissions, one of the authors must attend the meeting to present the work. All presenters are required to pay the meeting registration fee.

Authors of accepted proposals will have the option to print a full paper or an extended abstract in the Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2017 Annual Meeting.

We look forward to receiving your submission and to seeing you in Austin, Texas!

The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society is the world's largest scientific association for human factors/ergonomics professionals, with more than 4,500 members globally. HFES members include psychologists and other scientists, designers, and engineers, all of whom have a common interest in designing systems and equipment to be safe and effective for the people who operate and maintain them. "Human Factors and Ergonomics: People-Friendly Design Through Science and Engineering."


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