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All member societies are encouraged to nominate qualified applicants for: (1) the IEA/Kingfar Award for Student Research in Human Factors and Ergonomics Issues in Industrially Developing Countries, and (2) the IEA/Tsinghua Award for Collaborative Human Factors and Ergonomics Education for Industrially Developing Countries. Please note that applicants from all countries including both developed and developing countries are eligible. For details on both awards, please visit: IEA/Tsinghua Award IEA/Kingfar Award For 2019, the deadline for nominations has been extended to November 30, 2019. Thank you, Yushi Fujita, Chair IEA Awards Committee
RSVP for the HFE WOMAN 2019 Annual Luncheon By  Gabriella M. Hancock, California State University, Long Beach; Carmen L. Machado, California State University, Long Beach; Ashley Hughes, University of Illinois at Chicago Please join us for the HFE Women’s Organization for Mentoring and Networking Annual Luncheon on Thursday, October 31 st , from 12:30–2:00 p.m. at Wild Ginger Restaurant, which is a short walk from the conference hotel. Our short program includes discussion activities, conferring of awards, and a special address from Facebook Reality Labs’ Research Manager and former HFES President, Deborah Boehm-Davis! We expect a mix of HF/E professionals ...
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)  has announced that the Proceedings of the 2018 Ergo-X Symposium: Exoskeletons in the Workplace have been assembled to disseminate the speakers’ presentations and to summarize the question and answer/discussion periods that followed the presentations within each session. The proceedings appear by session and include summary points with links to presentation slides from speakers who agreed to provide them.  Visit the link below to review the publication: Proceedings of the 2018 Ergo-X Symposium: Exoskeletons in the Workplace pdf i
Are you interested in submitting your manuscript for one of HFES’s journals? Curious about how to join one of the Society’s editorial boards? Please join us for the “Meet the Editors” session at the HFES Annual Meeting to learn more! Editors from Human Factors, The Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making and Ergonomics in Design will be on hand to answer any questions you might have pertaining to the journals, including how to submit your work. This hour-long session is an informal meet-and-greet, so feel free to stop by at any time. For more information, please contact HFES Publications Manager Kate Jacobson at kjacobson@hfes.org . ...
The IEA/Kingfar Award for Student Research in Human Factors and Ergonomics Issues in Industrially Developing Countries is given annually to honor persons who have made high-quality human factors and ergonomics (HFE) research achievements that address HFE issues typical of industrially developing countries (IDCs). The purpose of the award is to honor a deserving student and allow them to focus their research on HFE issues typical of IDCs and thereby potentially improve the well-being of people in industrially developing countries. Up to eight award winners may be selected each year. Each winner will be given a prize of $1,000 USD. The IEA/Tsinghua Award ...
The Editor of Human Factors invite submissions for the upcoming Special Issue of the Journal: Human Factors in recognition of and in memory of the career and accomplishments of Professor John W. Senders. The Special Issue will be co-edited by P.A. Hancock and G.M. Hancock.   John Senders (1920 – 2019) was a pioneer in the discipline of Human Factors Engineering and continued his active career for more than 75 years. A winner of an IgNobel Prize , Senders is perhaps best known in popular culture for his work on distracted driving . He is also widely recognized for his predictive modeling of eye movements in complex work situations. However, in reality, ...
Monday – October 28 Session 1: Diversity and Inclusion in Professional Development (10:30-12:00 pm) Diversity is important. This is true in instances when team members come from various cultural and professional backgrounds to accomplish shared goals. While diversity of perspectives yields more creative products and improved team performance, ensuring the smooth progression of team members’ working together requires development. That is, teams of experts do not necessarily make for expert teams. Research on diversity shows that teams composed of diverse deep cultural competencies (e.g., high collectivism v. high individualism) suffer poor performance initially ...
The International Ergonomics Association (IEA) recently bestowed Fellow status on two HFES members:   Daryle J. Gardner Bonneau. Daryle is Principal at human factors engineering consultants, Bonneau and Associates.  Daryle serves as a technical expert in several ISO working groups, and has been the Chair of the U.S. TAG to ISO TC159 – Ergonomics for several years. Mica Endsley is President of SA Technologies, a cognitive engineering firm specializing in the development of operator interfaces   for advanced systems, including the next generation of systems for military, aviation, air traffic   control, medicine and power grid operations.   She is a recent ...
We are proud to announce a new annual award to students’ work that is submitted to Ergonomics in Design The purpose of the award is to recognize excellence in contributions by graduate or undergraduate students in the area of ergonomics in design. The award provides a certificate and a total monetary award of $1000 to a student (or students). The award will be presented at each Annual Meeting during the journal awards session. The paper must be the result of work accomplished by the students(s) while enrolled in an appropriate academic curriculum. If the manuscript has multiple recipients, in recognition of joint authorship or group accomplishment, ...
ErgoX is designed to showcase and apply the latest ergonomics science to workplace health, safety, wellness, and injury-prevention issues across a variety of domains and settings.   ErgoX delivers practical, usable, and evidence-based solutions to the challenges faced by ergonomists, risk managers, and health and safety specialists.  ErgoX is a practical, solutions-based event that offers unique opportunities for collaboration and guidance. View the Program Here With two distinct educational tracks, Exoskeletons and Augmented Reality, you will: Gain the latest insights on procedures, tools, and approaches for on-the-job safety and wellness ...
The International Dimension: perspectives from the US and the UK on the health of the discipline on the global stage From CIEFH How do bodies like the International Ergonomics Association (IEA) and the Federation of European Ergonomics Societies (FEES) continue to play a part in an increasingly changing world? Do these organisations support collaboration between societies? Can the visibility of individual societies best be raised – as the CIEHF Royal Charter obligates – by collective or individual action? And how real is the threat to the lifeblood income of many ergonomics societies posed by current developments in the world of open access academic ...
In the Society's continuing commitment to support mentoring as a vital and valuable professional service, a series of mentor-mentee luncheons will be held during the Annual Meeting to assist students, early-career professionals, and those in career transition to develop mentoring relationships with established professionals in the field. The luncheons will be held during the lunch breaks on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, October 29-31. Complimentary lunch will be provided to attendees. Celebrating its 15th year, this luncheon series has provided mentoring opportunities for more than 1000 HFES members. Previous participants have included some of the Society's ...
CEDM TG is seeking nominations for the following officer positions:CEDM TG is seeking nominations for the following officer positions: • TG  Chair Elect – serves 4 year term (2 years as TG chair elect, 2 years as TG chair); represents TC and makes sure all activities of TC are carried out effectively • Program Chair Elect – serves 4 year term (2 years as program chair elect, 2 years as program chair); responsible for the TC sessions at the annual meeting including recruiting, reviewing,  and selecting papers for each session as well as running sessions during the meeting.  Includes money for student support. • Secretary Treasurer – serves 2 year term; responsible ...
Are you a student with an interest in UX? We are seeking the top emerging student leaders in our Society who have an interest in UX to participate in our Leadership Development Workshop as part of the UX Day activities at this year’s HFES 2019 International Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington, USA. Students should demonstrate the following criteria: A strong dedication to and participation in their student chapter, local chapter, or national chapter. A reputation of a sound academic record. A proclivity for insightful research and creative inquiry. A passion for applying human factors principles to create and evaluate high quality user experiences. ...
Want to understand the leadership of HFES and attend the HFES Executive Council Annual meeting?  The Executive Council has developed a new program where three members are invited to participate in the executive council meeting at the annual and mid-year meetings. The next opportunity is during the HFES 63rd International Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington, USA. This is part of a large effort lead by the HFES Leadership Development Committee to promote professional development of potential leaders in HFES. The Leadership Development Committee is leading the effort to support individuals in their efforts to become leaders within their profession and, ...
HFES wants to help you develop a strong justification for attending the 63rd International Annual Meeting and  ErgoX Symposium .   Use the HFES Meeting Attendance Justification Toolkit to outline the cost of your attendance and participation and the benefits you will receive and build a case for a smart investment in you by your organization.    The toolkit includes a  writable worksheet to help you determine the full cost of your attendance.  The supplemental information and the justification letter outlines will help you identify the benefits that you and your organization will gain.   Customize the letters to draft a formal (and persuasive) request ...
The Council of Technical Groups is excited to announce and congratulate the following students as the winners of this year’s Council of Technical Groups Travel Award for First Year Graduate Students  and the Council of Technical Groups Student Presenter Award . Each awardee will receive an award of $599 and a complimentary registration to attend the 2019 Annual Meeting in Seattle. 2019 Student Presenter Award Winners Monica Connelly: Wichita State University Spencer Kohn: George Mason University Nade Liang: Purdue University Christopher Lilburne: The University of Queensland Ruikun Luo: University of Michigan Ann Arbor Daniel Smith: Wichita ...
The Board on Human Systems Integration (BOHSI) of the National Academies hosted a plenary session on June 24, 2019 in Washington DC where board members and invited expert guests explored how to advance the science related to explainable artificial intelligence from a human factors perspective. Panelists discussed the state of the art and research and design frontiers for intelligent systems that support effective human machine teaming, in particular, trust between the person and the automated software. A Q&A with audience members, both in person and online, followed. The plenary began with a presentation on Explainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI) from ...
Journal of Cognitive Engineering and  Decision Making Special Issue Call for Papers Smart Thinking: Macrocognitive models, skills, and support Submissions are invited for a special issue of the Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making (JCEDM) on Smart Thinking: Macrocognitive models, skills, and support. The first Naturalistic Decision Making (NDM) conference was held in 1989, bringing together a diverse set of researchers working on related problems. From that small group, the NDM community of practice has grown worldwide. NDM methods and models have extended well beyond the 1988 study of firefighters to a broad range ...
HFES invites university labs conducting research and application on human factors/ergonomics to display a poster at the our 63rd International Annual Meeting in Seattle. The purpose of this showcase is to demonstrate the variety of HF/E educational and research programs, not to describe specific research projects. Space is limited! For more information, visit the meeting web site