Houston, TX

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Houston Chapter

2nd Conference - 2005

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Thanks to everyone who made this year’s conference of the Houston Chapter of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society such a success! Many of the presentations presented at the conference are available for download via the conference schedule page. Please share your comments and experiences, both positive and negative, with the conference committee by sending them to .

The conference was made possible with the generous help of the following sponsors: Noldus, SBC Laboratories, TechSmith Morae, Vanguard Environments and Wyle Bioastronautics. More information on each sponsor may be found on our Sponsors Page. Also, Noldus would like to extend a 10% software discount to conference participants. Go to www.noldus.com or contact John McGraw (j.mcgraw@noldus.com) to take advantage of this discount.
If you are interested in establishing next year’s chapter leadership, please fill out our nominations form in order to nominate individuals for positions within the Houston Chapter. Currently, there are no requirements for voting or nominations (aside from President, see the nominations page) other than an interest and commitment to the Human Factors and Ergonomics profession(s) in the Houston area. The newly elected Executive Council will preside over membership matters as well as other suggestions that were mentioned at the conference (e.g. membership survey, meeting frequency).


Conference Description:
The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Houston Chapter is hosted a second one-day conference in Houston that focused on bringing together human factors and ergonomics professionals and students in the region. The meeting was designed to provide time for people to share ideas in a variety of formats and to socialize with other attendees.


Conference Date: Friday, May 6, 2005

Conference Location: Rice University - Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management, Houston, TX.
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Morning Speaker: Kenneth R. Laughery, “Human Factors around the world and here at home: What does an expert need to know?”

Lunch Speaker: Randolph Bias [Bio], “Usability: Why 'they' get it and why 'they' don't”

Call for participation

To make this conference a success, we hope that you will contribute by offering to present examples of your work, practical applications, or research interests using either a lecture or poster presentation format. Since it is only a one-day conference, the number of speaking positions is limited, but the number of open poster spots is quite large.

Important dates
February 21 Deadline for paper submissions
March 7 Notification of acceptance
May 6 2nd Annual One-Day HFES Houston Chapter Conference

Areas of interest include: Aerospace Systems, Aging, Cognitive Engineering & Decision Making, Communications, Computer Systems, Consumer Products, Education, Environmental Design, Forensics Professional, Individual Differences in Performance, Industrial Ergonomics, Internet, Med. Systems and Rehab, Macroergonomics, Perception and Performance, Safety, Surface Transportation, System Development, Test and Evaluation, Training, Virtual Environments.

Additionally, the Houston Chapter of HFES is interested in expanding awareness and promoting the education of human factors and ergonomics in the community. Submissions dealing with these issues are particularly encouraged.

Submissions that are purely commercial in content will not be accepted.

If you wish to submit a presentation or poster, draft an abstract of the work and submit it using the abstract submission form.
Presentations will be scheduled for 15 minutes. Poster presenters will be provided a 4' by 8' poster panel for their posters.

Note that for all accepted proposals, one of the authors must attend the meeting to present the work. All conference attendees, including presenters, must register for the conference.

Submission Deadline: February 21, 2005.

Review process
Your submissions will be reviewed by a committee of human factors and ergonomics professionals from the local chapter. We will send notifications of acceptance or rejection by email on or before March 7, 2005. To volunteer to be a reviewer, send e-mail to .
Review of submissions will be based on the originality of the submission, the quality of the description, analysis or position, the support for the conclusions (in either data or argument), and the usefulness of the contribution to other practitioners.

For more information
Web Site: http://www.houstonhfes.org
Please direct your questions to the submission committee, or to the conference comittee chairperson .