Gesellschaft für Arbeitswissenschaft e.V. (GfA)
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The Gesellschaft für Arbeitswissenschaft (GfA) supports and fosters the topic of Human Factors and Ergonomics in Germany. It addresses various topics for a healthy, safe and efficient live- and working environment by means of interdisciplinary research and design. Thomas Alexander presented the main activities during the council meeting. Prof. Oliver Sträter (University Kassel) followed Prof. Klaus Bengler (Technical University Munich) as president of the GfA. Further members (Vize-Presidentes) of the board are Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Schmauder (University Dresden) and Prof. Uta Wilkens (Ruhr University Bochum). Chief exekutive officer is Prof. Dr. Rolf Ellegast (IFA St. Augustin). In 2021, the society organized the 67th annual spring congress as virtual event in Bochum, Germany, with nearly 400 attendees and presentations across the diverse domains of AI and KI. The society is organizing a smaller autumn conference in Friedrichshafen, 23-24 Sept. 2021, and the next spring congress is in Magdeburg, 02-04.03.2022. In addition, members of the society were involved in many other events about the future of work and safety. For young scientists GfA offers annually until two workshops, the next workshop will treat “Digital methods”. Also GfA developed a mentee-programm to help increase careers of young scientists.