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June 2017
- Number 57


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AHFEI 2017, 17-21 July, 2017, Los Angeles, California, USA

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The AHFE 2017 preliminary program is now available

Technical Sessions will be held on Wednesday, July 19, Thursday, July 20, and Friday, July 21, 2017. Registered participants are encouraged to attend all three days.

Opening Session and Keynote Address: 17:00-18:30 Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Conference Reception and Banquet: 19:00 Tuesday, July 18, 2017

ATTENTION | ATTENTION| Hotel Accommodations

The Westin Bonaventure AHFE 2017 Conference Hotel is getting booked quickly! A limited number of rooms at the reduced group rate have been allocated on a first-come-first-served basis to AHFE participants. Hotel room reservation is highly recommended to ensure availability! More info available at

AHFE 2017 Final Program is now available.

The AHFE 2017 Final Program (technical sessions and rooms) are subject to change. Technical Sessions will be held on Wednesday, July 19, Thursday, July 20, and Friday, July 21, 2017. Registered participants are encouraged to attend all three days. View program at:

Exhibit at AHFE 2017

AHFE 2017 will present state-of-the-art ergonomics products, systems and services for users, professionals, and researchers in the AHFE field. More than 1,700 participants attended AHFEI conference in Orlando who were in a position to make acquisition decisions about human factors and ergonomics products and services presented at the conference.

Registered Exhibitors

  • Springer International Publishing AG
  • CRC Press - Taylor & Francis
  • UMICH Center for Ergonomics
  • NexGen Ergonomics Inc.
  • Smart Eye
  • Noraxon USA, Inc.
  • Wearable Sensing
Keynote Address

Professor Neville Stanton, Chair in Human Factors Engineering and Transportation Research Group, University of Southampton, United Kingdom will be the keynote speaker at AHFEI 2017 in Los Angeles.

Professor Neville will talk about the future ways of working – Human Factors Engineering in Sociotechnical Systems design and evaluation


Over the past 30 years, I have been conducting investigations into the design of future ways of working, such as supervising semi and fully automated systems in automobiles, aviation and central control rooms (on land and at sea). I have been a strong advocate of the application of Human Factors methods. During this lecture, I will present ongoing studies from my Human Factors Engineering Laboratory at the University of Southampton. Current projects include designing driver interaction and interfaces for automated automobiles, designing aircraft cockpits for distributed crewing in commercial aviation and designing reduced crewing for submarine control rooms. In all of these studies, we have been using the Event Analysis of Systemic Team-work (EAST) method. This method models systems in terms of task, social and information networks. Task networks model the relationships between tasks, their sequence, and interdependences. Social networks model the communications taking place between the actors and agents working in the system. Finally, information networks model the information that the different actors and agents use and communicate during task performance. The composite network model brings all of these networks together. I will show how these models can be used to compare performance and test resilience in a range of sociotechnical systems.

AHFE 2017 Tutorials

AHFEI 2017 offers 18 half-Day tutorials at introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels, covering the entire spectrum of the conference.

Tutorial will be offered on Monday, July 17 and Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at The Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles

Monday, July 17, 2017- (8:00 – 12:00)

T-1: An Introduction to Cognitive Work Analysis
Presenter: Neville Stanton, University of Southampton
T-2: Human Use Failure and Hazard Management: A Systems Approach
Presenter: Dean Hooper, HE Consulting
T-3: Introducing Leaner UX: Getting the benefits of lean, with techniques your manager will actually let you use
Presenter: Everett McKay, UX Design Edge
T-18: Dealing with the Role of People in Barrier Management Systems
Presenter: Ron McLeod, Ron McLeod Ltd.

Monday, July 17, 2017- (13:00 – 17:00)

T-4: Neuroergonomics: The Human Brain At Work
Presenter: Carryl Baldwin, George Mason University
T-5: Smart Human Centered Service System Design: Recent Trends and Advances 2014-2017
Presenter: Vincent Duffy, Purdue University
T-6: Digital Human Models (DHMs) in today’s and future product and production design
Presenter: Thomas Alexander, Fraunhofer-FKIE
T-17: Interaction Design and Ergonomics
Presenter: Fernando Moreira da Silva, University of Lisbon

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 (8:00 – 12:00)

T-7: Cognitive Neuroscience for the Human Factors Practitioner: fNIRS Principles and Applications
Presenter: Hasan Ayaz, Drexel University
T-8: Dead Tired: What You Need to Know to Manage Worker Fatigue
Presenter: Mike Harnett, Six Safety Systems
T-9: Human Factors and Cyber-Security
Presenter: Abbas Moallem, San Jose State University
T-10: A Practical Guide to Doing Task Analysis
Presenter: Neville Stanton, University of Southampton
T-16: 3D Ergonomic Product Development and Assessment
Presenter: Denis Coelho, University of Beira Interior

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 (13:00 – 17:00)

T-11: Design, User Experience and Usability (DUXU)
Presenter: Javed Sheikh, University of Lahore
T-12: Effective design reviews: how to give and receive meaningful, actionable design feedback
Presenter: Everett McKay, UX Design Edge
T-13: Design of User-Friendly Dashboards
Presenter: Abbas Moallem, San Jose State University
T-14: Prototyping Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) for Partially and Highly Automated Vehicles: From Human Centered Design towards balanced Human Systems Integration
Presenters: Marcel Baltzer (Fraunhofer FKIE), Nikhil Gowda (Renault Innovation Silicon Valley) and Eugen Altendorf (RWTH Aachen University)
T-15: Beyond Ergonomics: How to Safeguard Users of Health Information in Online Media
Presenter: Thomas Wetter, Heidelberg University and University of Washington

AHFEI 2017 Sponsorship

Sponsorship in the context of AHFE International 2017 is the ideal opportunity to expose your organization to an international audience of over 1800 researchers, professionals and users in the field of human factors and ergonomics.

Sponsorship is not limited to financial support, and thus can also take the form of material and service provision.
If you are interested in contributing to this international event as a sponsor or simply wish to receive more information contact: exhibits[at]ahfe.org

AHFE 2017 Sponsors

  • Japan Ergonomics Society (JES)
Interesting Articles

“Your Smart Home Is Trying to Reprogram You,” The Conversation, May 31, 2017.

“Haptic Feedback Will Let Users Control Prosthetic Devices Better; Study Says,” International Business Times
May 31, 2017.
“Is China Outsmarting America in AI?,” The New York Times, May 27, 2017.

“Waltzing robot teaches beginners how to dance like a pro,” New Scientist, May 24, 2017.

“NSA Says New Encryption Standards Needed to Resist Quantum computing,” eWeek, May 24, 2017.

“Top Hacker Conference to Target Voting Machines,” Politico, May 23, 2017.

“Citizens Give Up Data in Blockchain Project to Improve Cities,” New Scientist, May 22, 2017.

“Ready, Set, Go! Rematch of Man vs. Machine in Ancient Game,”Agence France-Presse, May 21, 2017.

“What's Holding Back Self-Driving Cars? Human Drivers,” The Associated Press, May 11, 2017.

“Using AI-Enhanced Malware, Researchers Disrupt Algorithms Used in Antimalware,”  TechRepublic, May 4, 2017.

“In Europe's Election Season, Tech Vies to Fight Fake News,” The New York Times, May 1, 2017.

“This Neural Network Could Make Animations in Games a Little Less Awkward,” TechCrunch, May 1, 2017.

Specialized Journal and Newsletters

Volume 15, Number 2 (June 2017)

May 11, 2017, the HFES Bulletin


2oth Congress, International Ergonomics Associations, Florence, August 26th-30, 2018.

22nd annual congress of the European College of Sport Science
ECSS Metropolis Ruhr 2017, 5. – 8. July 2017,

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