Workshops

Topical Areas for Workshop Proposals

HFES has surveyed attendees about topics they would like to see offered in Annual Meeting workshops.  The list below reflects some of those areas and workshop submissions on these topics are invited. Acceptance is based on favorable peer-review and other considerations. Consider indicating which elements of the proposed workshop address core competencies required for BCPE certification, as this may be of interest to some individuals who are considering attending a workshop.

  • Aging workers and safety
  • Artificial intelligence (AI) and HF/E; explainable AI
  • Autonomous vehicles; unmanned systems; drones; robots; automation; trust in automation; human-robot interaction
  • Big data and data visualization
  • Cognitive task analysis
  • Cost-benefit analysis of HF/E and/or safety projects
  • Dealing with dubious testimony provided by opposing experts
  • Design of the built environment
  • Digital human modeling
  • Electronic health records aimed at practitioners (not patients)
  • Energy and human factors
  • Ergonomics for children
  • Ethnographic research
  • Eye tracking; EEG; other measurement methods
  • Forensics
  • Forward-looking innovations that HF/E professionals can learn to design for
  • HF in cybersecurity
  • HF/E and industrial design - bridge-building
  • HF/E and design approaches to portfolio development
  • HF/E and privacy protection
  • HF/E communication: interdisciplinary communications, how to talk to different disciplines about HF/E; language other disciplines use; how to market your skills; how to talk about HF/E to non-HF/E people
  • Human reliability analysis and human error
  • Implementing HF/E in system design
  • Implementing UserX in traditionally slow-to-change organizations
  • Industry-academic bridge-building in teaching, publishing, IRB, applying academic skills in industry
  • Medical devices
  • Medical team handoffs
  • Meta-analysis
  • Military HF/E; issues in practice
  • Mindfulness
  • Mixed methods in HF/E Research
  • Novel teaching methods that incorporate HF/E principles
  • Observational field data: approaches acceptable for publication
  • Pilot safety, active safety/connected vehicles in general
  • Product assessment methods
  • Prototyping methods and tools; 3-D printing
  • Qualitative data analysis – coding, themes, etc., and use of qualitative data analysis software
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Simulation methods and tools for HF/E research, training, and/or practice
  • Statistical analysis – intermediate level; examples: intermediate-level R, structural equation modeling, time series analysis, cluster analysis, intermediate-level SAS, Hierarchical Linear and Nonlinear Modeling (HLM), etc.
  • Task analysis methods
  • Tools of the trade
  • Tools to investigate users opinions (other than questionnaires and interviews)
  • Transportation, driving safety; autonomous vehicles; workload, attention arousal; trucking; any professional driving
  • Universal design; disability; assistive technology
  • Usability and user-centered design methods
  • Vibration exposure assessment – whole body and/or upper extremity
  • Virtual environments
  • Wearable devices in HF/E research; HF/E design applied to wearable device design and interface design