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Call for Sessions and Abstracts

HEPS2022 invites submissions for oral or poster presentations, and submissions for special sessions.


Topics might range from physical and cognitive, to behavioral and organisational human factors in healthcare, e.g. from patient handling and decision making to therapy adherence and value-based healthcare. We embrace innovative research, with interdisciplinary work particularly encouraged.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Patient safety

  • Safety and resilience in healthcare

  • Sociotechnical system design in healthcare

  • Value-based healthcare

  • Human-centered design for healthcare

  • Design of work processes and teamwork

  • Patient engagement, patient experience, and patient activism

  • Tools, equipment and environment design

  • Clinical decision making

  • Shared decision making

  • Digital health, eHealth, AI

  • Research methods, incl. interdisciplinary research approaches

  • Patient/citizen participation in health and health research

  • Transitions in healthcare

  • Health journeys

  • Life-long health and well-being (from pre-birth to end of life), prevention, ageing

  • COVID-19

Call for Special Sessions 

We cordially invite researchers and other experts to submit proposals for special sessions. The goal of special sessions (90 minutes) is to provide a forum for focused discussions on (new) topics or innovative applications of established approaches. Chairs of special sessions are encouraged to actively recruit speakers for their sessions. In addition, in the open call for abstracts authors can indicate to be interested to contribute to a special session. Note that all contributions will be peer reviewed.


The submission deadline for special sessions is 28th February 2022.


Authors can email their proposal for a special session to the organizing scientific committee:


Notification of acceptance of special sessions: 4th March 2022.

See the Call for Special Sessions for detailed information. Use the Template for Special Sessions when submitting a proposal.


Call for Special Sessions .

Download Template for Special Sessions 

Submission Closed

Interested in the 6 special sessions we offer? Please take a look at the abstracts!

Call for Abstracts

HEPS2022 cordially invites professionals, researchers and other experts to submit their work on human factors and ergonomics in healthcare. Authors of abstracts (500 words) can indicate to be interested in an oral presentation or poster presentation.


The paper submission system will be open from 10th February 2022.

Deadline for abstract submission: 1st April 2022.

Notification of acceptance: 15th May 2022.

Authors of abstracts can submit their work as open call (oral or poster) or they can indicate to be interested to contribute to a special session (oral only). Accepted abstracts that are not selected for a special session will continue as open call abstracts and will be divided into thematic sessions by the HEPS2022 Scientific Committee.


Topics of the special sessions will be announced on this website on 4th March 2022.


Abstracts will be double blind peer-reviewed. Authors of accepted abstracts are invited to submit an extended abstract or full paper which will be published in the proceedings of HEPS2022.


Authors of accepted papers are required to register and present their work at the conference.

See the Call for Abstracts for more detailed information.


We use the EasyChair platform to receive Abstract submissions:


Call for Abstracts

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