Conference Program

AHFE Scientific and Technical Program


The AHFE 20201 Preliminary Scientific Program, technical sessions and rooms, subject to change!

Half-Day tutorials at introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels, covering the entire spectrum of the conference. Tutorial will be offered on Sunday, July 25 and Monday, July 26, 2021. Technical Sessions will be held on Tuesday, July 27, Wednesday, July 28, and Thursday, July 29, 2021. Registered participants are encouraged to register and attend tutorials and all five conference days.

Opening Session and Keynote Address: Monday 17:00-19:00 , July 26, 2021. 
Conference Reception and Banquet: Monday 19:00, July 26, 2021.



AHFE 2021 Keynote Address:


Title:  "Human Systems Integration: The Flexibility Challenge

Speaker: Dr. Guy Andre Boy, France


Abstract: Human System Integration (HSI) is about orchestrating technology, organization and people in a flexible way. Flexible sociotechnical systems, called “FlexTech,” are based on anticipation, preparation, creativity and experience. These systems contrast with those stemming from technology-centered engineering that produces objects and machines with the immensely codified and rigid practices we know today. Most of the time, technologies are designed and developed for normal situations, leaving users to manage abnormal and emergency situations themselves, sometimes under unforeseen, extreme and/or dangerous conditions. Putting humans at the center of the design of flexible sociotechnical systems means imagining possible futures, modeling them, simulating them and leading them down the right paths. This keynote is for the designers, who seek to better understand the roles of humans and organizations developing complex life-critical systems. It is also for those who train future human-centered designers who will have to take into account the well-being, safety, sustainability and efficiency of the actors of future sociotechnical systems. The aim of the flexibility challenge is to put the artificial at the service of the natural, and not the other way around.



Bio:
Dr. Guy Boy is FlexTech Chair Institute Professor at Paris Saclay University (CentraleSupélec) and ESTIA Institute of Technology, France. He has worked for 40 years in the field of human-centered design (HCD) of complex systems, discovering repeatedly that automation leads to rigidity, especially when things go wrong. It is high time we had a new paradigm where flexibility is a major asset in human-system integration. HCD is seen here as the combination of practices and technologies for the future.




If you have any question about your presentation or poster then please contact the Conference Administration with a detailed message at ahfeadmin@ahfe.org

For inclusion in the AHFE 2021 Proceedings and Publication, at least one registration per submission is required by 15 February 2021.

  TECHNICAL PROGRAM:

  Sunday, July 25 Monday, July 26 Tuesday, July 27 Wednesday, July 28 Thursday, July 29

 8:00 – 17:00
  Tutorials
8:00 – 17:00
Tutorials
8:00 - 18:00
Detailed Technical
Program
8:00 - 18:00
Detailed Technical
Program
8:00 - 18:00
Detailed Technical
Program




10:00 – 16:00
Poster Sessions
10:00 – 16:00
Poster Sessions
10:00 – 12:30
Poster Sessions


 

 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE:
 Saturday, July 24 Sunday, July 25 Monday, July 26 Tuesday, July 27 Wednesday, July 28 Thursday, July 29
 13:00 – 18:00
  Registration
7:00 – 18:00
Registration
7:00 – 18:00
Registration
7:00 – 18:00
Registration
7:30 – 16:00
Registration
7:30 – 16:00
Registration

8:00 – 17:00
Tutorials
8:00 – 17:00
Tutorials
8:00 – 18:00
Detailed Technical Program
8:00 – 18:00
Detailed Technical Program
8:00 – 18:00
Detailed Technical Program



17:00
Opening Session
Keynote Address
10:00 – 16:00
Poster Sessions

10:00 – 16:00
Poster Sessions
10:00 – 12:30
Poster Sessions


19:00
Conference Reception
8:00 – 10:00
Exhibits Setup
10:00 – 17:00
Exhibits
10:00 – 14:00
Exhibits


12:00 – 16:00
Exhibits Setup
10:00 – 17:00
Exhibits

14:00 – 16:00
Exhibits Closing


19:00 –21:00
Exhibits (optional)