15th IFAC/IFIP/IFORS/IEA Symposium on Analysis Design and Evaluation of Human-Machine Systems

Call for Papers

The IFAC HMS Systems 4.5 committee would like to cordially invite you to submit papers, posters, and thematic-session proposals to the 15th IFAC/IFIP/IFORS/IEA Symposium on Analysis, Design, and Evaluation of Human-Machine Systems (IFAC HMS 2022), to be held at San José State University, September 12-15, 2022.

The objective of the symposium is to provide an international forum for the latest scientific and technological achievements in Human-Machine Systems research. The role of the human is important in a wide range of applications in the domains of intelligent and autonomous systems, autonomous driving, urban air mobility, robotics, virtual reality, and healthcare, requiring advanced solutions for efficient and safe human-machine interaction. The symposium aims to bring together researchers in the field and provide opportunities to exchange ideas and results and develop a vision for future research.

Silicon Valley is well known for its high tech and innovation and continues to be one of the top research and development centers in the world, with tech companies such as Google and Apple, world-renowned universities such as Stanford University, and research institutes such as NASA Ames Research Center. More recently, the area has become a research hub for autonomous driving and urban air mobility. Human-machine interaction plays an important role in virtually every new technological development in the area making Silicon Valley the perfect backdrop for IFAC HMS 2022.


Papers, posters, and thematic-session proposals on the following main topics are sought; a non-exhaustive list of subtopics is provided as examples:

  • Design, analysis, and Evaluation of Human-Machine Systems
    -  Cognitive walkthrough, risk assessment, accident analysis, field or laboratory experiments, usability testing

  • Human Interaction with Artificial-Intelligence Systems

  • Human-Machine Teaming

  • Human-Machine Interfaces
    -  Displays, auditory interfaces

  • Extended Reality
    -  Virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality

  • Human Performance Aspects of Human-Machine Systems
    -  Decision making, cognitive processes, human operator modeling

  • Ethics of Human-Machine Systems

  • Application Domains of Human-Machine Systems
    -  Space, aviation, automotive, healthcare, military

  • Human-Machine System Aspects of Computer Systems, Networks and Cybersecurity