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Cybersecurity, autonomous vehicles, virtual reality among topics covered at HFES 2016 Annual Meeting

The latest human factors/ergonomics research and practice presentations address human-system interaction

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

A diverse technical program is planned for the 2016 International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, to be held September 19-23 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C.

In 125 concurrent sessions between September 20 and 23 are presentations representing the breadth of human factors/ergonomics research and practice. Here is a small sampling of the topics to be covered:

  • Air traffic management problems

  • Ergonomics of aging and obesity

  • Eye-tracking, gaze behavior, and visual search

  • Human factors role in cancer care

  • Security/Web page design

  • Sit-stand workstations

  • Trust in automation

  • Unmanned vehicle mishaps

  • User-centered design

  • Vigilance and fatigue

  • Warning signs and labels

View the technical program at bit.ly/2016AMPrelimProgram.

Seven hands-on, skill-building workshops are featured on September 19, along with Student Career and Professional Development Day. The Opening Reception that evening offers a relaxing environment for networking with friends and colleagues.

Almost 90 posters will be displayed during a reception the evening of September 20 alongside the exhibits. A special Fellows Posters session on September 21 will highlight the work of some of the Society's most distinguished members.

Online registration opens in June. Early-bird discounts are available until August 8.

Bookmark the main 2016 Annual Meeting page for updates.

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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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