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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

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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.


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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