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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. Klaus Bengler (Technical University Munich) followed Christopher Schlick (RWTH Aachen) as president of the GfA. Further members of the board are Prof. O. Straeter (University Kassel), Prof. B. Deml (University Karlsruhe) and Dr. M. Jaeger (IfADo). In 2017, the society organized the annual spring conference in Brugg, CH, with more than 400 attendees and presentations across the diverse domains of HFE. The society is organizing a smaller autumn conference in Chemnitz, 28-29 Sept. 2017, and the next spring conference in Frankfurt, 21-23.02.2018. In addition, members of the society were involved in many other events about the future of work and safety. Two task forces were founded: One on “Creativity and Innovation” (Prof. Bullinger, TU Chemnitz) and one for “Young Scientists” (Prof. Kluth, Straeter, Uni Kassel; Prof. Bengler, TU Munich).
–Thomas Alexander, GfA