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Registration has opened for the  2020 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care convening March 8 - 11 , 2020 at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Advantage pricing is in effect!  Register by January 31 and save.   Visit this link to register:   https://www.hcs2020.org/registe

Happy Thanksgiving from HFES

Happy Thanksgiving from HFES! The HFES office will be closed for the holiday Thursday, November 28 through Friday, November 29, 2019 If you have any questions, please email at info@hfes.org and we will be available to assist upon our return on Monday, December 2, 2019 . Our best wishes for a very happy and safe holida
By Lewis-Burke Associates, LLC   The Defense Innovation Board (DIB), an independent advisory committee tasked with considering how to improve the internal operations and culture of the Department of Defense (DOD), released a draft report of its long-anticipated recommendations for principles of artificial intelligence (AI) at DOD.  The Board’s principles and subsequent recommendations are generally aligned with and reflect the issues and recommendations highlighted in HFES’s public comments that were submitted for DIB’s consideration in September.   DIB states that achieving technological and military advantage over adversaries is central, but not ...
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Comments on AI Principles for the Department of Defens
The Human Factors Prize was established in 2010 by then Editor-in-Chief William S. Marras. The prize recognizes excellence in HF/E research through an annual competition in which authors are invited to submit papers on a specific topic for that year. The topic is selected by the editor in chief in consultation with a Board of Referees chaired by the immediate past Human Factors editor. The 2019 topics was HF/E Research and Applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Human-Machine Interaction. The prize carries a $10,000 cash award and publication of the winning paper in the Society's flagship journal, Human Factors .  The 2019 winners are Anthony McDonald, ...
Photos from the recent annual meeting are available for your review here .  Enjoy
By Lewis-Burke Associates, LLC Over two days and nine hours of hearings, Boeing leadership testified before both the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee (CST) and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (T&I) regarding the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashes, as well as the oversight failures by Boeing and the FAA during the design and certification of the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft.  House and Senate committee members were particularly concerned about not only the failures of Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS), an automated system to help guide the aircraft, and angle of attack (AOA) sensors but ...
The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society is pleased to announce the 2019-2020 Science Policy Fellows: Michael Clamman (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Highway Safety Research Center), Jessica Howe (MedStar Health National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare), Sarah Parker (Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Center for Simulation, Research and Patient Safety), Kelly Steelman (Michigan Technological University), and Neal Wiggermann (Hill-Rom). The Science Policy Fellows will be involved in working with the HFES Government Relations Committee and Lewis-Burke Associates to develop policy statements and perform outreach activities ...
HFES is pleased to recognize the following recipients of the Student Member with Honors award, presented annually to acknowledge students who have made an outstanding contribution to the HF/E discipline or to the Society. Azadeh Dinparast Jadid, University of Wisconsin Madison Eric Weston, The Ohio State University Jackie Cha, Purdue University Natalie Lodinger, Texas Tech University Tenchi Smith, Auburn University The following student chapters have received Student Chapter Awards in recognition of their contributions and achievements which have been judged on the number and quality of activities engaged in across several categories with the ...
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
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 ...