In 2017 new officers were elected for the period 2018-2020. The new president of the HFES Europe Chapter is Stefan Röttger from the German Naval Medical Institute in Kiel. Stefan has been an active member for a very long time, was Chapter director from 2012-2017 and has faithfully taken care of the Chapter newsletter from 2007-2017!
Stefan Röttger, HFES Europe Chapter President
No new treasurer was elected, which means that the past treasurer takes care.
Again (….) Dick de Waard was elected Secretary. He has had this role (half of the time as past but acting secretary) from 2006.
Dick de Waard, secretary
Three directors were elected: Natasha Merat from ITS University of Leeds, and Stephen Fairclough, from Liverpool John Moores University, and Linda Onnasch from Humboldt University of Berlin.
Natasha Merat, Stephen Fairclough, and Linda Onnasch, directors
Apart from the president, treasurer and the three directors the past-president (Antonella Toffetti), and past (and acting) treasurer are also members of the executive council
Antonella Toffetti, past president, and Karel Brookhuis, past treasurer
The 2018 Annual Meeting Keynote speech “Robots to Support Successful Ageing: Potential and Challenges” was delivered by Wendy Rogers, professor of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
I’ve uploaded a few photos of the Berlin meeting. If you have more (or nicer ones) to add, please email me: d.de.waard<at>hfes-europe.org! (Photos are here). Size was reduced quite a lot, just email me if you would like to receive one or a couple in higher quality.
Helene Cymek was on parental leave, Christina Kass received the 2nd prize (October 2018)
|2018||1st||Dietlind Helene Cymek||Redundant Automation Monitoring:
Four Eyes Don’t See More Than Two,
if Everyone Turns a Blind Eye
|2nd||Christina Kaß||Towards an Assistance Strategy that Reduces Unnecessary Collision Alarms –
An Examination of the Driver’s Perceived Need for Assistance
|2017||1st||Ignacio Solis-Marcos||Performance of an additional task during Level 2 automated driving: An on-road study comparing drivers with and
without experience with partial automation
|2nd||Frank Westerhuis||Using optical illusions in the shoulder of a cycle path to affect lateral position|
|2nd||Alberto Morando||Drivers anticipate lead-vehicle conflicts during automated longitudinal control: Sensory cues capture driver attention and promote appropriate and timely responses|
|2016||1st||Felix Siebert||The exact determination of subjective risk and comfort thresholds in car following|
|2015||1st||Francesco Biondi||Advanced driver assistance systems: multimodal warnings to enhance road safety|
|2nd||Isabel Neumann||Eco-driving strategies in battery electric vehicle use – how do drivers adapt over time?|
|3rd||Frederik Naujoks||Effectiveness of advisory warnings based on cooperative perception|
|3rd||Lena Rittger||Masking action relevant stimuli in dynamic environments – the MARS method|
|2014||1st||Romy Lorenz||Towards a Holistic Assessment of the User Experience with Hybrid BCIs|
|2nd||Rebecca Wiczorek||Investigating User’s Mental Representation of likelihood alarm sysems with different thresholds|
|3rd||Linda Onnasch||Operators’ Adaptation to imperfect automation – impact of miss-prone alarm systems on attention allocation and performance|
Orlando Ricciardi, winner 2018 in Berlin
|Year, Conference Location||Winner||Paper|
|2018, Berlin||Orlando Ricciardi, Sapienza University Rome||Fidgeting as a sensory reinforcement strategy for overcoming boredom|
|2017, Rome||Susann Winkler, Technische Universität Braunschweig||Practice makes perfect – driving experience with a multi stage warning system|
|2016, Prague||Sven Bock, Technische Universität Berlin||Quality of reactions on peripheral given stimuli while driving|
|2015, Groningen||Isabel Neumann, Technische Universität Chemnitz
||Eco-Pedaling: Manpower versus support level assistance|
|2014, Lisboa||Sven Schmutz, University of Fribourg||Barrier-free web design and non-disabled users|
|2013, Torino||Dafne Piersma, University Groningen||Shifting from manual to automatic gear when growing old: good advice? Results from a driving simulator study|
|2012, Toulouse||Nina Gross, University Duisburg-Essen||“Why don´t you share what you know?” – Factors influencing workers´ knowledge sharing behaviour|
|2011, Leeds||Ingo Totzke, Centre for Traffic Sciences (IZVW), University of Würzburg||Precision of congestion warnings: Do drivers really need warnings with precise information about the congestion tail´s position?|
|2010, Berlin||Tessa-Karina Tews, Leuphana University of Lüneburg||Emotional Interfaces in Cars: Cues from Facial Expressions|
|2009, Linköping||Nora Wittbrodt, Technical University Berlin||Identification of performance parameters in complex and dynamic work environments: the example of aerodrome Air Traffic Control|
in Nantes, October 2-4, 2019. Join us there,