Target audience and objectives

The target audience are PhD students working in the field of human factors irrespective whether they have just started or almost finished their PhD. The objective of the Summer School Human Factors is to offer a space for PhD students to connect and to help each other with planning, interpreting, and handling other problems during the PhD. Beside the support from other PhD students, the summer school will be attended by invited senior researchers of the field to further support the discussions.

Important dates

Summer School for Human Factors 2020: 28-30 September 2020

Application deadline: August, 21st 2020
To apply, please send an abstract (max. 500 words) to:

Submission formats

To be considered, please hand in an abstract (max. 500 words) for either a presentation + discussion or teaching session. The official summer school language is English.

Presentation (including discussion)

Each presentation will be scheduled for 45 minutes. During this time, the contributor has the opportunity to initialize and lead a discussion about his/her current project. On this account, contributors can give a short introduction to their current project (max. 10 minutes) and use the rest of the time for an intense discussion with the audience.

Teaching proposal

Teaching sessions will be scheduled for 45 or 90 minutes. During this time, the contributor has the opportunity to share his/her special knowledge about a topic (e.g., statistical analysis, handling of specific data structures, conducting experiments with specific software or method). Contributors should indicate in their abstract which skill/knowledge they want to share in the teaching session and how much time they would like to have for the session (45 or 90 minutes).


Will be announced after notification deadline.

Publication of abstracts

Last year: Publication of all abstracts at the MMI-Interaktiv of the 1st German Human Factors Summer School in Ulm


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