The overall theme of NES 2019 is ”Future Work: Digitalisation and Innovation”. Our keynote speakers will unfold this theme from different angels. In addition, more than 90 research-based and practice-based abstracts have been submitted, including 7 workshops and 3 special sessions.


Depending on your interest, it will be possible to follow one or more thematic tracks during the program. A track consists of 5-10 presentations, workshops or special sessions. There will be tracks on:

  • Digitalisation and automation of work
  • Occupational Health and Safety Management
  • Organisational Design and Management
  • Cognitive Ergonomics
  • Risk Analysis and Management

The workshops in the conference will last 90-180 minutes. The workshops are about:

  • Designing Work Systems Using the ACD (Activity-Centered Design) Framework
  • Human Factors in Industry 4.0
  • Improving Health and Safety by Automation
  • Applying the concept Humans, Technology, Organization (HTO) in practice
  • Systematic Multidimensionel Patient Handling pays off
  • STUCK – Dealing with Organizational Trauma
  • 50 years of NES - From the end of the 1960’s to the end of the 2010’s
  • Dilemmas in introducing tele-medical and pervasive monitoring technologies in the private homes of citizens in need of care: balancing privacy against the duty of care
  • Soter Spine: A wearable sensor to predict and prevent musculoskeletal injuries
  • Professional certification of ergonomists and human factors experts
  • Myontec Ergoanalysis with smartwear

The special sessions consist of three or more presentations on the same topic. The special sessions are about:

  • Ergonomic evaluation with modern digitalisation technology
  • Gender, work and health in ergonomics: the innovation of methods to analyse the activity
  • The Nordic working environmental authorities

The research and practice-based presentations will last 15 minutes, including time for questions. They cover one of the five main tracks mentioned in the top of this page – or one of the following topics:

  • Human-Machine Interaction
  • Systems Ergonomics
  • Participatory Ergonomics
  • Ergonomics Intervention
  • Prospective Ergonomics
  • Ergonomic Work Analysis
  • Visual Ergonomics
  • Musculoskeletal Health
  • Psychosocial Work Environment
  • Occupational Health Services
  • National Regulation & Occupational Health & Safety
  • Occupational Health & Safety


The program is available for download. Minor changes may still occur.


NES 2019 Program