The Seventh International Rail Human Factors conference will be held in London on 24-26 June 2020. The aim of this conference is to bring together scientists, consultants, regulators, operators, infrastructure managers, manufacturers and suppliers to share rail human factors knowledge. The conference will focus on the discussion of topical issues such as in-cab signalling, traffic management, non-technical skills, the platform-train interface and safety culture. The last event in 2017 saw 220 delegates from over 25 countries come together to share state of the art Human Factors research.
The conference is organised by UKRRIN Founding Members RSSB, Network Rail and the University of Nottingham, and in association with the European Rail Agency (ERA), the International Union of Railways (UIC) and the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (IEHF).
Guidance for submitting abstracts
You are invited to submit an abstract for a paper, workshop, discussion or poster. All submissions to the conference require an abstract. Abstracts will be reviewed by two members of the conference organising committee. All submissions to the conference require the presenting author (this should be the lead or co-author on the paper) to register and pay to attend the conference.
The submission process will prompt you to enter the following information:
The guidance below for abstracts is applicable to all submission types.
•Your content may be typed directly into the text box or pasted from another document into the online abstract submission form.
•The abstract word limit is 500.
•Please state in your abstract if your submission has industrial application and therefore may be suitable for scheduling in a session focused on the industrial application of human factors/ergonomics.
•Abstracts must contain text only i.e., without diagrams, illustrations, tables, references or graphics.
The deadline for all abstract submissions is Wednesday 4 December 2019.
Abstracts for papers
The abstract must contain a clear idea of the problem area and challenges addressed, the approach taken and the findings or resulting applications.
Please note, on acceptance of an abstract for a paper, authors are required to submit a full paper. Full papers must be no longer than 10 pages in length. Papers must be submitted by Monday 6 April 2020 using the template provided on acceptance. Your paper will be reviewed by the conference editors, and will only be accepted after final edit and approval.
Abstracts for papers and their associated abstracts will be included in the electronic book of conference proceedings.
Abstracts for workshops
The abstract must contain a description of what the workshop will be about with an indication of its duration. A workshop may involve a practical demonstration of a tool or method and/ or require the participation of workshop attendees. However, other proposed formats are welcome following approval by the conference organising committee.
The conference organisers will contact the corresponding author to check the requirements for the workshop.
Abstracts for workshops will be included in the electronic book of conference proceedings.
Abstracts for discussions
The abstract must contain a description of what the discussion will be about. A discussion may involve the panel-led discussion of a particular topic, or an open debate on a particular topic.
The abstract should provide an indication of who might be members of the panel.
Abstracts for discussions will be included in the electronic book of conference proceedings.
Abstracts for posters
The abstract must contain a description of what the poster will be about. A poster can capture work in progress outlining some latest research, a practical case study or the development of a tool or ideas. At the conference you will be asked to do a one minute ‘quick fire’ introduction of your poster before the poster exhibition session.
Poster presenters will be required to bring their poster (size A0) to the conference.
Abstracts for posters will be included in the electronic book of conference proceedings.