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50th NES 2018
Entrepreneurship in Ergonomics and Human Factors

24 – 27 June 2018 in Reykjavik, Iceland

Registration is now open
Abstract submission is now closed

Welcome to the 50th NES conference

On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the 50th Annual Conference of the Nordic Ergonomics and Human Factor Society (NES) and Vinnís (The Icelandic Ergonoomic Society), we would like to welcome you to Reykjavik for the Conference 24 – 27 June  2018. The Conference will be held in Harpa, Reykjavik´s spectacular Concert Hall and Conference Centre,  located by the harbour in downtown Reykjavik.

On 24 June  we will have a magical Get-together. Jónsmessa, also known as Midsummer Night, is an Icelandic holiday celebrated on 24 June. It is named after John the Baptist. According to Icelandic folklore, cows gain the powers of speech, seals become human, and it is healthy to roll naked in the dew-covered grass on Jónsmessa. Icelandic folklore also states that if you sit at a crossroads where all four roads lead to separate churches all night, elves will attempt to seduce you with food and gifts.

The Conference theme is Entrepreneurship in Ergonomics and Human Factors but will also be a big birthday party to celebrate the 50 years of NES Conferences. We will have the chance to meet young and old entrepreneurs and enjoy each others company, make new connections and have a nice time together in a beutifull and inspiring environment.

Last but not least, the spectacular, unspoiled nature of Iceland will be there to welcome you. We are looking very much forward to seeing you at the 50th Anniversary NES Conference.

Best regards,

Gunnhildur Gísladóttir and O.Lilja Birgisdóttir

Organizing Committee

Gunnhildur Gísladóttir
Chair of the organizing committee

O. Lilja Birgisdóttir
Chair of Vinnís

Valdís Brá Þorsteinsdóttir

Guðmundur Benedikt Þorsteinsson
Environment, Health and Safety Coordinator

Hannes Björnsson

Scientific Committee

AnnaLisa Osvalder
Cecilia Österman
Christine Ipsen
Elisabeth Gedde
Göran Hägg
Helga Bragadóttir
Hillevi Hemphälä
Jakob Ugelvig Christiansen
Jörgen Frohm
Kasper Edwards
Kimmo Räsänen
Ole Broberg
Peter Hasle
Rikke Seim
Signe Poulsen
Sigrún Gunnarsdóttir
Susanna Järvelin-Pasanen
Susanne Glimne
Valdís Brá Þorsteinsdóttir

Meeting venue is Harpa Conference and Concert centre in Reykjavík, Iceland

Welcome to Iceland
50th NES 2018 Trailer by Meet in Reykjavik
Offering you a warm welcome to Iceland

Welcome to Reykjavík
Official trailer for the city of Reykjavík
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Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre
Your meeting place in Reykjavík

Important dates and deadlines

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Submission of Abstracts

  • Submission of abstracts opens
    – 25 November 2017

  • Abstract deadline
    – 15 March 2018

  • Notification to authors
    – 31 March 2018


  • Registration opens
    15 January 2018

  • Early bird registration fee
    – 15 January 2018

  • Late bird registration fee
    – after 25 March 2018

Conference dates: 24 – 27 June 2018

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