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Breaking down barriers between disciplines


The conference theme of HEPS2022 is Convergence - Breaking down barriers between disciplines.

Convergence is the integration of knowledge, methods, and expertise from different disciplines and the emergence of novel frameworks to catalyze scientific discovery and innovation. HEPS2022 focuses on the integration of knowledge, methods, and expertise from the disciplines of Human Factors/Ergonomics and of Medicine and Health in order to contribute to a safe and humane, high-quality healthcare system.


The conference objective of HEPS2022 is to provide an international platform for the dissemination and exchange of scientific knowledge between the disciplines of Human Factors/Ergonomics and of Medicine and Health and merging the different approaches to create new perspectives and solutions for the evolution of healthcare. Through breaking down the barriers between disciplines, we foster a framework of scientific knowledge, expertise and best practices to create the future of health and healthcare. 

Call for Sessions and Abstracts

Instructions for Authors

HEPS2022 invites submissions for special sessions (deadline February 28 2022; closed) and for oral or poster presentations (deadline April 30 2022; closed). The review process is closed and authors have been notified about acceptance. Find below the Instructions for Authors.


Submission type: extended abstract or full paper

Authors of accepted abstracts can either submit an extended abstract (2 pages) or a full paper (6-10 pages). Extended abstracts will be published in the Book of Abstracts only, full papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings.

Book of Abstracts

The Book of Abstracts will include the abstracts of all conference presentations (both oral and poster). The Book of Abstracts will have an ISBN number and will be freely available and downloadable from the conference website. Conference participants will receive a link to the Book of Abstracts a few days before the conference. The Book of Abstracts will be published open access (OA).

Please note: the Book of Abstracts will contain the extended abstracts and the abstracts of the full papers. Extended abstracts will not be published in the conference proceedings.


Conference Proceedings

The HEPS2022 Conference Proceedings will include all full papers (6-10 pages) and will be published by Springer (official publication partner of the International Ergonomics Association). Full papers should be 6 to 10 pages long. A minimum of 6 pages is a requirement of Springer which we cannot change. Apologies that we communicated differently in earlier e-mails. Please note again that extended 2-page abstracts will not be published in the Springer Proceedings.


Full papers that are part of the proceedings will be indexed in Scopus, Ei-Compendex and Web of Science (indexing will take a few months after the publication date).


The proceedings will be published non-OA, but upon publication all participants will receive a temporary (4 weeks) link to access the proceedings (e-Book) and download the papers.


The proceedings will be published post-conference. We expect midst December 2022.



The templates for both extended abstracts and full papers  can be downloaded below.  


Please follow the format of these templates. They are based on the Instructions for Authors of Springer that are mentioned in the copyright form, but a simplified version.


Copyright form

Authors of full papers have to fill out and sign a copyright form. Please fill out the copyright form which can be downloaded below and upload it in Easychair.


! Fill out in the copyright form the following: title of your submission, names of all authors, name of the corresponding author, address details and e-mail of the corresponding author, date and signature.


Upload in Easychair 

Upload the source file (.doc) of your final submission (extended abstract or full paper) and the copyright form (only required for full papers) in Easychair: Go to your original submission in Easychair. Then go to 'add files' (in the upper right corner).


Deadline for submission

Deadline for submission is preferrably September 1st. If you need a few days more, do not hesitate to contact us (since the date on the conference website indicated earlier was September 15)



Deadline for early bird registration is September 1st. Please be reminded that confirmation of your inclusion in the final conference program requires that at least one presenting author registers for HEPS2022, preferrably by August 15, 2022 (please inform us if you would like to extend to September 1st). Papers for which no author has paid the registration fee to attend HEPS2022 will not be included in the program and will not be considered for publication in the HEPS2022 proceedings. 


Call for Special Sessions 

We cordially invite researchers and practitioners 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

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Interested to contribute to a Special Session?

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: 30 April 2022.

Notification of acceptance: 31 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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Please click on the button below to register for HEPS2022!

Registration fees:

Members of IEA societies

Early Bird: €450

Regular: €550


Early Bird: €550

Regular: €650

Students member of IEA societies

Early Bird: €120

Regular: €220

Students nonmember

Early Bird: €150

Regular: €250

Low Income Countries

Early Bird: €275

Regular: €375

Early Bird tickets are for sale until September 1, 2022
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