June 8, 2023
Society News
Table of Contents:

  • Register Early and Save: HFES 67th International Annual Meeting
  • 9th Annual HFES ErgoX Symposium – October 23
  • Late Breaking Results Submissions Accepted through July 15
  • Call for Nominations for the First HFES Doctoral Colloquium
  • Participate in the 2023 International Annual Meeting "Posters With Fellows" Event
  • University Lab Posters at the 67th International Annual Meeting Call for Submissions
  • Climb the Ladder to Success
  • Upcoming HFES Webinars
  • HFES Seeks Self-nominations for Webinar Committee Chair
  • The Human Factors Journal Expands to Twelve Annual Issues
  • Nomination Deadline for IEA Kingfar and Tsinghua Awards is June 10
  • Student Member and Chapter Awards Application Deadline June 30
  • Join ASTM for Webinar #2 in Their Four-Part Webinar Series
  • Deadline to Apply for the Annual Dieter W. Jahns Student Practitioner Award is June 30
  • FPE 2023-2024 Impact Grants Open Until June 30
  • HFES DEI Committee Seeks Members
  • HFES Schedule of Events
Register Early and Save: HFES 67th International Annual Meeting

Registration is open for the HFES 67th International Annual Meeting! Reconnect with your fellow HFE professionals October 23-27, 2023 at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, DC. Join your peers in the nation's Capital for five days of technical presentations, workshops, plenary lectures, panel discussions, and much more!
9th Annual HFES ErgoX Symposium – October 23

The 9th ErgoX Symposium will be held immediately prior to the 67th Annual Meeting of HFES in Washington, DC at the Washington Hilton Hotel on Monday, October 23, 2023. ErgoX will address the demand for safe and effective technology development found through multi-disciplinary and cross-market collaboration of cognitive and physical research and their resulting application to end-user technology adoption.  
Late Breaking Results Submissions Accepted through July 15

HFES will once again offer a Late Breaking Results session to recognize new and exciting work in the field of HF/E that was not available during the original call for contributions. A limited number of submissions will be selected; work submitted to the initial call for contributions is not eligible. Presenters must submit an abstract by July 15, 2023 to be considered. Please note that no paper submission is required and Late Breaking Results will not be published as part of the conference proceedings.
Call for Nominations for the First HFES Doctoral Colloquium

Nomination Submission Deadline is July 15

Nominations are now being accepted for the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society’s (HFES) first HFES Doctoral Colloquium, that will take place at the 67th HFES International Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

The Colloquium is a half-day event for Ph.D. students graduating in 2024 or 2025. This first Colloquium will focus on obtaining and succeeding in an academic position. Tentative topics include getting an academic job, working in academia, expectations for promotion and tenure, mentoring Ph.D. students, and work-life balance.

Co-Chairs: Ann Bisantz (bisantz@buffalo.edu) and Linda Ng Boyle (linda@uw.edu)
Participate in the 2023 International Annual Meeting "Posters With Fellows" Showcase

The genesis behind this session was to give HFES members and students the opportunity to interact with some of the most distinguished colleagues the Society has to offer in a low-key setting. There is no review process for this invited session — just let us know you want to participate, show up with your poster, and enjoy!

The goal is to raise the profile of the Fellows and give students and your HF/E colleagues an opportunity to interact with the thought leaders of our profession.

If you would like to participate this year read more about the event here and submit below before the September 1 deadline to let us know you are coming. If you have any questions, please contact Philip Kortum (pkortum@rice.edu).
University Lab Posters Call for Submissions

HFES invites university labs conducting research on human factors and ergonomics to display a poster at the HFES 67th International Annual Meeting. University laboratories conducting work in HF/E research and application are invited to take part in the HFES University Lab Showcase at our annual meeting in Washington, D.C. The aim of this showcase is to demonstrate the variety of HFE educational and research programs, not to describe specific research projects. A limited number of spaces are available.

To reserve space to display your university's HF/E lab, submit your intent via the online form no later than 11:59 p.m. EDT on September 1, 2023.
Climb the Ladder to Success

Attend the Job Fair at the 67th International Annual Meeting.

The HFES Job Fair at the 67th International Annual Meeting taking place in Washington, DC, will provide a forum for employers to find talent and for job seekers to discover potential roles for the next phase in their careers. The Job Fair can help facilitate connections and provides helpful career-related information and resources to both employers and job seekers. Whether you are an organization looking to hire or are on the job market looking for your next opportunity, we hope the Job Fair can help you in your search.
HFES Seeks Self-nominations for Webinar Committee Chair

The Webinars Committee solicits topics and presentations, generates ideas for webinars, recruits presenters, and coordinates the presentation of webinars with the Central Office staff. For more information about the Webinar Committee, please see HFES’ Operating Rules (Section 5.4.30).

Serving as Webinar Committee Chair is an excellent way to network with prominent members of our community and broadcast important information about HFE far and wide.

Sound interesting? If so, then please email the Education Division Chair, Keith S. Jones by July 1, 2023, to put your name in the hat.
The Human Factors Journal Expands to Twelve Annual Issues

Starting January 2024, Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, will publish twelve annual issues, up from eight, and substantially increase the length of each issue. This expansion will greatly reduce the time to publication and allow the journal to increase dissemination of research articles. 

Human Factors Editor-in-Chief, Rob Radwin, said, “The long lead time between when an article is posted online until it is published exceeds two years. This has been a concern for authors, limits public access, and prevents wide dissemination of peer-reviewed research to the scientific community at large.” The delay particularly impacts tenure-track faculty who must create a track record of publications in a limited time, and it impairs the productivity of authors who rely on publication track records for promotions and recognition. The page count increase will start immediately for the remaining issues published this year.
Nomination Deadline for IEA Kingfar and Tsinghua Awards is June 10

Nominations for two prestigious awards bestowed by the International Ergonomics Association, the IEA/Kingfar Award for Research in Human Factors/Ergonomics Issues, and the IEA/Tsinghua Award for Collaborative Human Factors and Ergonomics Education, are being accepted by HFES for those who are members of our Society. The nomination submission due date is June 10, 2023. This date enables HFES to follow our protocols which include forwarding to the IEA nomination packages endorsed by HFES.

Nominations must be emailed to HFES by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Saturday, June 10, 2023.  
Student Member and Chapter Awards Application Deadline June 30

The Student Affairs Committee is pleased to recognize the accomplishments of and service to the Society by our students and student chapters through the Student Member with Honors Award and the Outstanding Student Chapter Award. To apply for these awards, students or chapters must submit a completed application and supporting materials on or before June 30, 2023.

For more information on the eligibility requirements for the awards, please refer to the Student Member with Honors and Outstanding Student Chapter Awards webpage and the Student Chapter Handbook for details. Please direct any questions regarding application details to Xiaomei Wang (xiaomei.wang@louisville.edu). 
Industry News
Join ASTM for Webinar #2 in Their Four-Part Webinar Series in Celebration of Their 125th Anniversary

June 15, 2023 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EDT

Four key volunteer members will discuss their organization’s use of ASTM standards and the significant impact they’ve had on their respective industries in the webinar titled; From Research to Standards: Enabling Manufacturing Innovation and Accelerating Commercialization.
Deadline to Apply for the Annual Dieter W. Jahns Student Practitioner Award is June 30

The deadline to apply for the annual Dieter W. Jahns Student Practitioner Award is June 30, 2023. The Foundation for Professional Ergonomics (FPE) gives the award to the student (or group of students) for an Ergonomics project that demonstrates the major practice areas of Ergonomics: Analysis, Design, and Integration. The award is open, worldwide, to students (Honours, M.S. or Ph.D.) in Ergonomics and Ergonomics-related programs. Students who have completed their graduate degrees in the past year are also eligible. 

In addition to the award, there is a $1,000 USD prize. The award and prize funds will be presented during the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) Annual Meeting, 23-27 October 2023, in Washington, DC. 
FPE 2023-2024 Impact Grants
The Foundation for Professional Ergonomics (FPE) is pleased to announce the availability of the FPE Impact Grants that aim to support small projects in the quest of developing professional ergonomics around the world. The funding preference will be given, but not limited to, applicants from developing countries (as defined by United Nations) or proposals that help develop or grow professional ergonomics in the developing countries. The FPE Impact Grants are intended as seed funding for small (pilot) projects that could potentially lead to but are not required, more extensive funding opportunities from other sources in the future. The expected budget of a single proposal should be between $500 and $2,000 and must not exceed $2,500 USD.

The deadline for submission is June 30, 2023, with awards decision announced by August 15, 2023. Proposals should be sent to Waldemar Karwowski, wkarwowski@gmail.com, with a copy to Harvey Cohen, harvey@erroranalysis.com.
Member News
HFES DEI Committee Seeks Members

HFES strongly values its vision of a future in which the reach, relevance, and quality of human factors and ergonomics (HFE) are greatly expanded by enriching the science and enhancing its impact on solving societal problems, including systemic racism. In support of this vision, we value and celebrate the diversity of students, practitioners, educators, researchers, and other individuals who engage in the profession of HFE and the stakeholders who benefit from their practice.

If you are an HFES member with an interest in and passion to create and implement substantive Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) action plans for HFES, we invite you to join the DEI Committee. The DEI Committee is currently organizing itself by grouping our ongoing efforts into four areas:

  • Policy
  • Training
  • Publications
  • Annual Seed Grants

If you would like to volunteer or would like more information, please click the button below.
Upcoming Meetings and Activities
Attention Chapters, Technical Groups, Affinity Groups, and beyond – HFES is pleased to post information concerning upcoming meetings, webinars, or other events you wish to raise awareness about on our Events listing page. We also will post meetings of allied societies provided they do not occur close to any HFES-organized activity.
Let us know about your meetings and other events. Email us at info@hfes.org.
HFES wants to promote the important achievements of our members in the bi-weekly Bulletin. Appropriate topics include research milestones or other significant achievements, professional accolades, awards or recognitions, promotions or new positions, and similar professionally-oriented topics. If you would like to share news with the HFES community, please fill out this form
Additionally, if you are made aware of the passing of any members of HFES, please let us know. Contact HFES Executive Director Steven Kemp at skemp@hfes.org.
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