July 22, 2021
Society News
Registration for the Virtual Edition of the Annual Meeting is Now Open!

Plans are taking shape and we hope you will join us October 4- 7 in Baltimore for the 65th International Annual Meeting of HFES. If you are not able to join us in person this year you don’t have to miss out. Register for the virtual edition of our annual meeting (October 25 – 27) today! 

Virtual meeting registration includes live streaming of a series of concurrent sessions over three days, access to online poster presentations, a full year of access to the virtual meeting sessions, as well as access to any content recorded at the live meeting in Baltimore!  Virtual attendees also may connect and interact with fellow meeting participants in real-time through the built in engagement feature of the virtual meeting portal. Are you already registered for the live meeting but also want to attend the virtual? You do not need to do a thing! All registrants of the in-person meeting are automatically registered for the online edition.

No matter which component you participate in, the HFES annual meeting will bring you helpful, new information to expand your knowledge, increase your understanding of the latest research and applications of research, provide a forum for interaction with peers within your discipline, and will support the Society during this year of working to return to normal. All members should participate in one or both part of the 65th Annual Meeting and we can’t wait to see you there!
Alphonse Chapanis Award Submissions due by July 23
The Alphonse Chapanis award is presented to a student or students for outstanding human factors research conducted while enrolled in an appropriate academic program and presented as a paper or poster at the HFES Annual Meeting. Students apply for this award by submitting this application form along with their accepted full proceedings papers to the award committee chair. Short abstracts are not eligible for this award. The committee will select three finalists to present their papers for judging at a special session at the Annual Meeting. The recipient of the Alphonse Chapanis Award will be announced during the Annual Meeting. A cash award of $2,000 accompanies the award certificate. Interested applicants must submit their application and have their advisor attestation submitted by July 23 to be considered.
Dept. of Labor Seeks Input of Expert Industrial-Organizational Psychologists

The O*NET Data Collection Program, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, is seeking the input of expert Industrial-Organizational Psychologists. As the nation's most comprehensive source of occupational data, O*NET is a public resource for millions of job seekers, employers, veterans, educators, and students at www.onetonline.org. HFES members have the opportunity to participate in this important initiative and your participation will help ensure that the complexities of your profession are described accurately in the O*NET database for the American public.

You are considered an Occupation Expert if you meet the following criteria:
  • You fit the role description
  • You are currently active in the occupation (practicing, supervising, teaching and/or training) and based in the U.S.
  • You have at least 5 years of experience with the occupation. (Includes those who are now supervising, training, or teaching IF you have at least one year of practice during your career)

How to Participate:
If you meet these criteria and are interested in participating, please contact Matt Robinson at RTI International, the O*NET data collection contractor, at mrobinson@onet.rti.org or (919) 926-6635.
Call for HFES International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare Track Chairs

The HFES International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare is looking for track chairs for next year's event taking place from March 20-24, 2022 in New Orleans! We have two positions for each of our five tracks (10 total). We are looking for dedicated individuals who play a role in current research and application to healthcare systems. If interested, please reach out to Tony Andre and Joe Keebler. We ask for a copy of your current CV, designation of the track you would be interested in chairing. Responsibilities include structuring your track, inviting potential speakers, managing reviewers, and attending the symposium next spring in New Orleans! 

NOTE: This is a call for track chairs, not track committee review members (which will come later). We are looking for "connected" people who can form a coherent program and attract the best presenters.
Calling all Fellows--Submit to the Posters with Fellows Session

Members of the HFES College of Fellows are invited to participate in the Posters With Fellows session at the 2021 HFES Annual Meeting, October 4 - 7, 2021 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel.

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 (you!) in a low-key setting. The last several years of Poster With Fellows sessions have been exceptionally well received and highly attended, with a lot of positive feedback from Fellows and attendees alike.

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. Your participation is crucial to the success of this format, and we would greatly appreciate your willingness to participate, even if you have participated in past years. If you haven't participated in the past, please consider doing so this year, as it's a wonderful way to engage with the HF/E community. There is no review process for this invited session - just show up with your poster, and then enjoy!

If you wish to participate, please complete the intent to present form by August 31 so we can reserve you a spot.

Submissions for University Lab Posters is Now Open

HFES invites university labs conducting research and application on human factors/ergonomics to display a poster at our 65th International Annual Meeting in Baltimore, October 4-7. The purpose of this showcase is to demonstrate the variety of HF/E educational and research programs, not to describe specific research projects.

University lab posters may be attended by lab representatives or they may be unattended. There is no proceedings paper associated with lab poster displays. Each lab (or school, if multiple labs from the same school wish to display a poster) is allocated 1/2 of one side of a double-sided poster board measuring 4 feet high by 8 feet wide. Posters dimensions may not exceed 42” x 42” as two posters will share each side of the poster board for a total of four posters per board.

A limited number of spaces are available. Details concerning location, dates and times of poster displays will follow in a confirmation notice that will be sent by September 20, 2021

Poster display space will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Confirmation and instructions for displaying your lab poster will be sent via e-mail to the contact indicated on the intent form.

Required Information:
  • Name of lab and university
  • Name, telephone number, and e-mail address of person responsible for the poster
  • Brief description of the lab

If you have any questions pertaining to the short course, please do not hesitate to contact info@hfes.org
Call for Papers for the 2022 International Symposium

Contribute and showcase your work as an H/FE professional at the 2022 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care! We are currently seeking submissions for papers, lectures and posters. Please see below for upcoming deadline information:

Dates and Deadlines:
  • August 30 - Call for Submissions closes
  • October 22 - Decision notifications sent
  • November 1 - Session date/time information sent; Registration opens
  • NEW for 2022 November 30 - Proceedings paper due
  • January 21, 2022 - Speaker registration deadline
  • February 2020 - Proceedings released
  • March 20-24, 2022 -  International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care, New Orleans, LA
Support HFES with a Donation or Through Planned Giving

As a leading interdisciplinary community of people dedicated to promoting and advancing the discovery and exchange of knowledge concerning the characteristics of human beings that are applicable to the design of systems, products, tools, and environments of all kinds, HFES is one of a kind.
HFES is an important bridge between research and applied knowledge that leads to optimizing human abilities and their limitations with regard to the design of systems, organizations, jobs, machines, tools, and consumer products for safe, efficient, and comfortable human use.
HFES serves its members, other academicians and practitioners, and the public by promoting excellence in scholarship and teaching, disseminating the latest research, and creating forums for dialogue that engage human factors/ergonomics professionals across the globe. We are committed to exploring diverse perspectives through open, engaging dialogue that encourages community building, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and collaboration.  
HFES welcomes the support of people like you who are committed to helping create increased knowledge and application of all human factors and ergonomics principles to move our vital work forward. Please consider supporting HFES with a tax-deductible gift (see your tax advisor for guidance).
Leadership Development Committee: Call for Input 
As one of its wider efforts to foster the successful future leaders of the HF/E community, the HFES Leadership Development Committee is establishing a virtual tutorial program that will be made available to all society members. To ensure this program’s comprehensiveness, we would like to solicit your input regarding the qualities, processes, and procedures integral to an effective leader, both overall and specifically within the HFES organization. Your suggestions will help shape the breadth, depth, and focus of the core modules.

Any insight is much appreciated and may be sent directly to Gabriella.Hancock@csulb.edu.  
Deadline Extended for the Dieter W. Jahns Student Practitioner Award: July 31
The deadline to apply for the Dieter W. Jahns Student Practitioner Award has been extended to 31 July 2021. Write up that project you worked on and submit to the Foundation for Professional Ergonomics (FPE).
This annual FPE award and is given 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 (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 (US) prize. The award and cash prize will be presented during the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) Annual Meeting, 4-7 October 2021, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. 
HFES Career Center: Advance Your Career in Human Factors and Ergonomics

We encourage all members to explore the HFES Career Center. This portal, for employers and job seekers, aims to connect professionals with positions in human factors/ergonomics, as well as provide resources to help users improve job or talent search performance.
What the Career Center Features:
  • Job searching features include the ability to view detailed job listings, post a resume, and apply to positions through the portal.
  • Learning Center which offers helpful presentations designed to help job seekers stand out, develop strong networks, and improve their interview performance.
  • Resume searching features that allow employers to find qualified candidates.
  • Employer resources include articles and videos on government compliance, the candidate experience, and how to create job postings to attract top talent.

Employers seeking to fill positions have access to the same services offered by commercial job boards and more. Features for employers include:
  • Create and edit job postings
  • Use our application to send users to your site
  • Review applications online or by email
  • Manage institutional logo/employer branding
  • Search resume database
  • Create resume search alerts
  • View and print reports and statistics
  • Take advantage of Google for Jobs integration
  • And more! 
Call for Papers: Special Issue of the Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making on Human-AI Teaming

Building upon advances in machine learning, software that depends on artificial intelligence (AI) is being introduced across a wide spectrum of systems, including autonomous vehicles, advanced manufacturing, healthcare, aviation, and military systems. AI systems may be unreliable or insufficiently robust, however, due to challenges in the development of reliable and robust AI algorithms based on datasets that are noisy and incomplete, the lack of causal models needed for projecting future outcomes, the presence of undetected biases, and noisy or faulty sensor inputs. Therefore, it is anticipated that for the foreseeable future, AI systems will need to operate in conjunction with humans in order to perform their tasks, and often as a part of a larger team of humans and AI systems. Further, AI systems may be instantiated with different levels of autonomy, at different times, and for different types of tasks or circumstances, creating a wide design space for consideration.

This special issue will cover new research designed to better integrate people with AI in ways that will allow them to function effectively.

Manuscripts are due by October 1, 2021.
Member News
Volunteer of the Month: Michael Clamann

Michael Clamann is a Senior Human Factors Engineer at the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center. He first joined HFES as a graduate student in 2000 and currently serves as a Policy Fellow with the Government Relations Committee. His main research interest is in human-automation interaction in complex systems. In his current role at UNC, he leads projects related to how emerging automated and autonomous vehicle technologies influence safety.    
His research in vehicle automation has brought him in front of state transportation policymakers to discuss automation safety, and he values being able to volunteer with a committee that helps him become more proficient at advocating for human factors with these groups.
Michael’s first volunteer experience with HFES was reporting on the career panel assembled at the 46th Annual Meeting back in 2002. He was assigned to attend that year’s career panel and draft a conference proceeding about the recommendations made by the panelists to those seeking information about career advancement and navigating the human factors job market. This experience motivated him to learn more about the opportunities available to volunteers.
HFES Members in the News

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 the 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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