The Technical program of IEA2021 will provide truly exciting learning and networking opportunities for the Human Factors and Ergonomics (HFE) community around the world. The program includes elements for both researchers and practitioners, and for new career professionals to senior experts across the range of HFE domains. We have also reached out to allied groups such as engineering, healthcare and quality.
The theme of the 2021 Congress, “HFE (Human Factors and Ergonomics) in a Connected World, L’ergonomie 4.0”, speaks to the role of emerging G5 technologies to human applications at work and play in helping to improve human performance and well-being. Equally important is the application of HFE to the effective design of emerging technologies. Of course, while the program will feature theme-related sessions, the Congress will cover the full breadth of traditional and emerging HFE topics and applications with 34 Scientific Tracks and special sessions that move beyond these!
This 5-day conference will feature 60-minute and 90-minute sessions with some 10 parallel tracks, covering a variety of technical content while including time for networking. Each day will include a plenary session featuring renowned keynote speakers to inspire attendees.
Please note that we are currently revising the program structure to align with the decision to convert the Congress to a fully virtual event. Therefore, timing of these sessions is still being determined, but all technical content will be available on-demand to registered delegates for 30 days from the start of the Congress.
We realize that session timing may not suit all delegates given various time zones. We are working hard to select times for sessions that optimize participation. Whatever the session timing, we will provide a platform for attendees to interact with authors via chat or a similar platform function to encourage continued dialogue and exchange throughout the Congress period and possibly beyond.
We have formed an international scientific committee comprising over 80 individuals representing the IEA Technical Committees and experts from 29 countries across the globe from North and South, Europe and Asia, developed and developing economies. We thank them for their active participation and input.
Our Calls for Proposals are now closed. The program includes 11 workshops, 15 panels, 42 symposia, 3 competitions, and several other presentation formats (pecha kucha and HFE-X presentations). Researchers and practitioners have answered our call for proposals and 931 submissions were accepted!
Authors were advised of the result of the evaluation of their 900-word proposals in early December 2020. Accepted final file texts were due in February 2021 as an extended abstract (accessible to all delegates of IEA2021), or as a chapter (4-8 pages) in the Springer Book Series. Both publication formats will be available to authors of accepted lecture and ePoster presentations. Only communications with one or more presenting authors registered for the Congress by February 15th will be published.
Lecture and ePoster presentations to have equivalent standing at this Congress. We are excited to provide pre-recording for both. Authors chose the format that will most effectively communicate their technical content to attendees.
Special Scientific Journal Issue editors have invited a select number of submissions to be part of their additional publications. Find more information here.
Practitioners will promote the sharing of best practices and networking among professionals as well as fostering communication between researchers and those applying research in real settings. This aspect of the program may be of particular interest to local employers.