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2015 Annual Meeting of HFES to Feature Over 400 Presentations Including Human-Robot Interaction

The program for the 2015 International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society features more than 400 presentations from leading HF/E experts across multiple domains on topics including patient safety, product design, driver distraction, emergency response, human-robot interaction, and more.

The 59th Annual Meeting will be held October 26-30 at the JW Marriott at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, California.

Here is just a sampling of the presentations at this year's meeting:

  • "Distraction Becomes Engagement in Automated Driving"
  • "The Influence of Robot Form on Trust"
  • "Situation Awareness Issues in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Accidents and Incidents"
  • "Touch Behavior Analysis for Large-Screen Smartphones"
  • "Generational Differences in Adoption and Use of Information and Communications Technology"
  • "Manners Matter: Trust in Robotic Peacekeepers"
  • Well Clear: General Aviation and Commercial Pilots' Perception of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in the National Airspace System"
  • "Medication Error Propagation in Intensive Care Units"

The 2015 Annual Meeting will kick off on Tuesday, October 27, with a keynote presentation by John J. Nance, a best-selling author, pilot, attorney, and ABC News and Good Morning America aviation correspondent. John is an internationally recognized advocate for air safety, a founder of the National Patient Safety Foundation.

To access the full preliminary program, visit

To obtain copies of papers of interest or a press pass to attend the Annual Meeting, please contact HFES Communications Director Lois Smith ([email protected]) or Communications Associate Cara Quinlan ([email protected]).


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