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Date Released: Tue, 3 March 2015 09:16 +0200

Rhodes' Department of Human Kinetics and Ergonomics and the Ergonomics Society of South Africa are proud to partner with WITS and the University of Pretoria to host this prestigious event in 2015.

"The main aim of the symposium is to create opportunity for the African aviation industry and academia to network and explore how mutual efforts in combining research rigor with operational experience can improve safety performance in the industry"

This is an exciting opportunity for Ergonomic students and practitioners alike to share their knowledge with role players form the Aviation industry. Among those who should attend the conference are government, cockpit and technical aviation crews, helicopter pilots, academics, and Aero Medical service providers.

A very exciting line-up of international speakers has been confirmed already - with names such as Professors Nancy Leveson from the USA and Erik Hollnagel from Denmark.

Abstract Submission:

You are cordially invited to submit an abstract to the Second African Symposium on Human Factors in Aviation Safety to held in Cape Town in September 2015. The theme of the symposium is 'From talking to doing safety', so we are particularly interested in hearing from people who deal with safety in aviation on a daily basis about what is actually being done.

We would like to invite you to submit a proposal  for papers and posters to be presented on any topics related to human factors and/or aviation safety. We are interested in papers that are based on academic research as well as presentations from people working in aviation with an interest in Human Factors in Aviation Safety.

These presentations could cover any relevant issues, such as crew resource management, problem solving, decision making, team work, human error, safety culture, leadership, communication, situation awareness, coping with fatigue, psychological well-being, automation, safety on the ground and in the air, and a host of other topics.

We encourage a variety of methods, such as the presentation of case studies, opinion pieces, survey results, methods used to address issues and their evaluation, and recommendations for future research, amongst others. Proposals/abstracts should be in the form of short summaries (max 300 words) covering the title of the presentation, aim/purpose, main areas to be covered, method (if relevant to the topic), and about 3 learning points.

All proposals are to be submitted electronically via the Proposal Submission link: http://www.atns.co.za/symposium/abstract-submissions. The deadline for a proposal submission is 20 April 2015.