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Human Factors in Manufacturing Call for Papers

Manufacturing systems are changing rapidly due to increasing developments in digitisation, informatics, and robotics. Production work environments are going to become part of more complex and interconnected cyber-physical and ‘cloud’ manufacturing systems. However, human operators will still be essential for assembly and supervisory tasks which require dexterity, precision and high-order decision making. The manufacturing sector is under pressure to optimise production processes with new technologies to deliver quality and efficient products while ensuring the appropriate utilisation of human resources along with safety, wellbeing and development of the workforce. Moreover, as smaller enterprises may not be able to afford technology and process change, this may cause a widening divide between digitised and manual manufacturing work.

The Human Factors in Manufacturing symposium at EHF 2016 would like to bring together the findings, thoughts and ideas of researchers and practitioners with respect to any aspect of current and future manufacturing. Submissions may be on research, practice, case studies, methods or theory in topics such as (but not limited to):

• Cognitive and physical demands of human operators
• HCI demands of digitised systems and cloud manufacturing
• Physical and postural analysis in manufacturing environments
• Sociotechnical systems design
• Servitisation and customer needs
• Automation, robotics and decision-support

Submissions can be 6 page full papers, or 2 page case studies or work in progress reports. Submissions should follow the EHF 2016 submission process

Please clearly mark the submission for the “Human Factors in Manufacturing Symposium” by selecting the Manufacturing option on the topics page in the submission process.

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Date & place

19 - 21 April 2016
Staverton Park, Daventry, Northamptonshire

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Join delegates from:

Institute of Occupational Medicine
Royal Air Force
Health and Safety Executive
Office of Rail and Road
Rail Safety and Standards Board
Greenstreet Berman
The Keil Centre
DCA Design
and many more