Celebrating 50 Years of Human Factors

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The program for the 52nd Annual Meeting has been finalized and offers the usual broad range of topics. HFES is grateful to the Technical Program Committee and the TG program chairs for evaluating this year’s submissions. More than 480 lecture papers, panels, symposia, demonstrations, and posters will be presented in 107 sessions from Tuesday through Friday, September 23–26. Among the highlights of the technical program are the following sessions:
• “Stanley Roscoe: Technical Legacy – Enduring Influence”
(Aerospace Systems TG, Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.)
• “Beyond PowerPoint: Tools for Rapid and Accurate Idea
Transfer” (Communications TG, Thursday at 10:30 a.m.)
• “The Real Deal: Lessons from Human Factors Leaders” (General
Sessions, Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.)
• “Industrial Ergonomics in the Biosciences” (Industrial Ergonomics
TG, Thursday at 3:30 p.m.)
• “The Boeing 787 Dreamliner: A Case Study” (Product Design
TG, Wednesday at 8:30 a.m.)
• “Ethical and Privacy Issues in On-Road Driving Data” (Surface
Transportation TG, Thursday at 10:30 a.m.)

Thanks to Mark Lee, Aideen Stronge, and LTC James Merlo, we also have an excellent lineup of technical tours. On Tuesday afternoon, Humanscale will feature its design studio, where ergonomic office products are developed. On Wednesday, attendees may choose to visit Google’s New York City facility, where they can tour the usability lab, or the New York Stock Exchange NYSE/Euronext Group to learn about how human factors practices have been applied to the trading floor.

Thursday features a tour of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, one of the
nation’s treasures, with time for a history tour, lunch, and a visit to the systems engineering CAVE Automatic Virtual Environment and DoD Research Lab. Plan to attend the 52nd Annual Meeting, and watch the HFES Web site for the opening of registration in early May.

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Our primary journal, Human Factors, turns 50 this year, and it
is a good time to reflect on and celebrate the journal’s history, its
changes over the years, and its accomplishments. Human Factors is often referred to as the flagship journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

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