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Introduction / Background
The Technical Committee on Aerospace Human Factors and Ergonomics (TCASHFE) is a scientific and technical committee of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA). The formation of the TCASHFE is endorsed by the IEA at its Annual Council Meeting. Its mission is to promote the development of Human-Centered Design in aerospace, and the application of derived knowledge, methods and tools for the betterment of research, educational and professional services. In particular, it focuses on aviation and space systems, including aircraft and spacecraft design, and the activities of system development, operations (whether on the ground or in air or space), maintenance, regulation and training.
Goals and objectives
The TCASHFE is organized into working groups (WG) related to timely, relevant, important and inescapable topics. These WG will be set up with respect to the motivation, leadership and availability of the WG leaders. The WG leader reports to the TC Chair.
The TCASHFE will organize working groups (WGs), which are led by a TC member, who can then appoint other members. The WG leader reports to the TC Chair.
TCASHFE has three main roles:
1. Discuss issues related to the TC’s focus and activity plan. The discussion can be held online via mechanisms such as electronic mail, Skype, Google Hangout or similar interactive settings. Offline meetings can be scheduled at conferences where several TC members participate. Discussions should be held at regular intervals, at least quarterly.
2. Coordinate research, practice and standards issues pertaining to the TC domain through networking and collaboration with associated bodies such as ISO, ILO, WHO, ICOH and so forth.
3. Organize scientific events endorsed or co-sponsored by IEA. This can be in the form of a conference, workshop, symposium, panel and demonstration. The outcome of the event should be disseminated to IEA in the form of proceedings, technical reports, guidelines, and so forth. Examples are HCI-Aero conferences held in Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA in 2010, Brussels, Belgium, EU in 2012 and Santa Clara, California, USA in 2014.
Actions planned for the short-term and long-term
TCASHFE is expected to support the IEA triennial congress by offering one or several scientific paper sessions or a panel discussion. The TCASHFE is responsible for soliciting and reviewing papers. Examples of such sessions were held in Beijing, China in 2009 and Recife, Brasil in 2012. TCASHFE should also host a meeting at the Congress by inviting members and non-members with similar interests, including students. To make a meeting venue available, TCASHFE should inform the STP (Science Technology & Practice) Chair at least three months prior to the Congress.
There will be at least one face-to-face meeting per year (we need to decide when according to the various conferences where we might be all participating and take the benefit of the travel. In 2015, we will have one TCASHFE meetings to facilitate the attendance of members and interested people during the IEA World Congress that will be held in Melbourne, Australia on August 9-14, 2015.
If you would like to attend this meeting, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will keep you informed with the precise dates and locations in Melbourne, Australia. In the meantime, we will organize teleconferences regularly.