“Cross-disciplinary Communication and Collaboration in CPHS Research”
Saturday, December 15th, 11:45am-1:45pm, room Hibiscus

There is an increasing need for engineers to explicitly understand and characterize the way in which engineered systems affect, and are affected by, humans. However, to do so, engineers require the expertise of social scientists and/or human factors engineers to strengthen their theoretical developments, models, and data collection and analysis methods. This is true across a range of sectors, including energy, transportation, manufacturing, robotics, and healthcare.

The goals of this mini-workshop, sponsored by the IEEE Control Systems Society and Ford Motor Company, are

  • facilitate networking among researchers in both engineering and the social sciences,
  • discuss strategies for successful collaboration across disciplines, and
  • identify critical cross-disciplinary research questions as they relate to the topics mentioned above.
The workshop will consist of two invited speakers, followed by a moderated panel discussion. Lunch will be provided.

Ruzena Bajcsy – UC Berkeley
Robert Gregg – UT Dallas

Yue (Sophie) Wang – Clemson University
Richard Hull – UTC Aerospace Systems
Jason Siegel – University of Michigan
Cedric Langbort – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Key Dates

Draft Manuscripts:
April 23, 2018

IFAC CPHS 2018 Young Author Prize:
May 22, 2018

Acceptance/Rejection Notice:
September 1, 2018

Final Manuscript Submission:
October 1, 2018
October 5, 2018

Student Travel Support
October 10, 2018

Gold Sponsors

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Tariq Samad