Event | Defence Human Sciences Symposium 2019
The Defence Human Sciences Symposium (DHSS) is the principal Australian forum for those interested in the application of human sciences research to enhance Defence capability.
The 2019 DHSS will take place on 19 and 20 November at the University of Canberra. The symposium will include a number of keynote speakers as well as presentations.
The theme for this year's symposium is "Human Sciences Impact for the Warfighter". Defence is dependent on government departments like Defence Science and Technology, private sector organisations and universities to conduct research and development activities that ultimately affect the way that that Defence fulfils its roles and missions. Having an impact in tomorrow's complex Defence environment will be a key challenge for human sciences because of the complex nature of modern operations.
Call for abstracts
The DHSS Organising Committee is aiming for a diverse program. Abstract submissions are invited for presentations in a wide range of topics including, but not limited to, the following.
Defence focused themes
- Future technologies (including Biotechnology)
- Health and Wellbeing
- Support to operations
- Trusted Autonomous Systems
Human Performance themes
- Cognitive enhancement and augmentation
- Cognitive performance: From Perception to Decision Making
- Food and nutrition
- Physical augmentation (assistive technologies)
Human Systems Analysis themes
- Ergonomics and Human Systems Engineering
- Human Systems Integration
- Training and Education
Human Sciences in National Security themes
- Cyber security
- Evaluation of software tools and techniques
- Mathematical and statistical modelling of social processes
- Social and cultural analysis of groups
- Social media exploitation
- Measurements and Metrics
- Modelling and Simulation
- Multidisciplinary Research
- Tools and Techniques
Organisational Effectiveness themes
- Health and Safety
- Organisational Culture
- Personnel Selection and Retention
The above topics are indicative rather than all-inclusive. All submissions that directly relate to delivering human sciences impact for the warfighter will be considered.
Extended abstract submissions
- Extended Abstracts of no more than 500 words are to be submitted by Monday 2nd September via EasyChair. Full papers are not required.
- Submission instructions and abstract template will be provided closer to the date.
- The review committee will accept submissions describing theoretical and applied research, as well as discussion papers, and papers describing work-in-progress.
- All submissions should be Unclassified.
Registration costs and details will be announced soon. It is expected that delegate numbers will be limited to 150.
Delegates interested in hearing more about the Human Performance Research network can attend the HPRnet Symposium which will be held on 21 and 22 November, also at the University of Canberra.
If you have any enquiries please email QUFF@qfg.qrsrapr.tbi.nh or contact the organising committee:
- David Crone +61 8 738 93246 Qnivq.Pebar@qfg.qrsrapr.tbi.nh
- Sam Huf +61 8 955 33571 Fnzhry.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Chris Best +61 3 9626 7252 Puevfgbcure.Orfg@qfg.qrsrapr.tbi.nh
- Steven Talbot +61 8 73894242 Fgrira.Gnyobg@qfg.qrsrapr.tbi.nh
- Tom Radtke +61 3 962 68004 Gbz.Enqgxr@qfg.qrsrapr.tbi.nh