Crew-Ground Integration Is Theme of Aerospace Conference in Cape Canaveral Nov. 3-5

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Representatives of industry, government and academia human-centered design (human factors in engineering systems) are invited to attend the International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction in Aerospace, HCI-Aero 2010. With the theme of crew-ground integration, it will be held in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Nov. 3-5.

One goal of HCI-Aero 2010 is to focus on sharing lessons learned across industry, government and academia. Another is to develop new methods that will continue the current, unprecedented safety observed in aviation operations.

The event is organized by the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) and Florida Institute of Technology. The program committee chair is Guy Boy, Florida Tech university professor, a senior research scientist at IHMC and chief scientist for human-centered design at NASA Kennedy Space Center. It’s being held in cooperation with ACM-SIGCHI (Association for Computing Machinery-Special Interest Group on Computer Human Interaction), the International Ergonomics Association and the Air and Space Academy.

Keynote speakers include:
•Gerard D. (Gerry) Griffin, former director of the NASA Johnson Space Center and a flight director in Mission Control. He served in this capacity throughout the Apollo manned missions.
•Amy R. Pritchett, the Davis S. Lewis Associate Professor in the School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and former director of the NASA Aviation Safety program.
•Christopher Johnson, professor of computing science at the University of Glasgow, U.K., and chair of the Scientific Advisory Board for the SESAR (Single European Sky ATM Research) program.

Presentations will explore the evolution of crew-ground interactions, laboratory research and field investigation, industrial development and perspectives, regulations and the latest trends in design.

HCI-Aero 2010 will also exhibit industrial and academic work and systems.

The cost is $700 for professionals and $300 for students.

To register and for more information, send e-mail to


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