Submission Deadline: September 2, 2022 → extended Deadline October 31, 2022
Author Notification: November 2, 2022
Proceedings Version: November 30, 2022
Symposium Main Track: February 15, 2023
Symposium Workshops: February 14 & February 16, 2023
In 1922, the Psychotechnik Institute was founded at the Technical University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt, Germany. Dr. Erwin Bramesfeld published a book in 1926 with the title “Psychotechnik als Lehrfach”. The institute and the teaching were located at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. With the year of publication, the institute was closed. Bramesfeld did not see an academic future for him i.e. a permanent chair. Under the rising local Nazi Government, he escaped to industry.
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We like to invite you to submit a contribution to and participate in the International Symposium on Technikpsychologie – celebrating 100 years of interdisciplinary research at TU Darmstadt!
Industry 1.0, the introduction of mass production, started around 1800 and lasted about one century. The following Industry 2.0 introduced production lines and piece-rate work. Psychological and socio-technical problems were observed and systematically studied in the 1920s. 1922, the “Institut für Psychotechnik” was founded in Darmstadt, Germany. Its scope was the interaction of humans in socio-technical work systems. Human factors were identified as important for the individual worker already at that time. Since Industry 3.0, the introduction of the first functional computers in the 1940s, they become increasingly relevant for all of us. Industry 4.0 is characterized by fully automatized productions, supply chains, and mobility processes in the IoT “Internet of Things”, for example, smart homes with their privacy, safety, and security problems. Industry 5.0 develops increasingly effective and satisfying direct human-robot-interactions, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. Finally, technology is networking our lives completely, private and at work.
On the basis of this history, the conference is an outstanding opportunity to present interdisciplinary research and development activities across departments of engineering and natural sciences as well as human and social sciences. Especially contributions about the current mega trends Digitalization, eHealth, eMobility, Human Centred Design and Interaction HCI, Privacy, Safety, Security, Smart Cities, Smart Living, Sustainability are welcome. This interdisciplinary symposium thus seeks submissions from a wide range of disciplines (psychology, engineering, computer science, architecture, design, HCI, law, economics, sociology, philosophy, ethics, medicine, ergonomics, governance and many more) that cover the various aspects of “Technikpsychologie”.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to psychological aspects of:
We gratefully thank TU Darmstadt’s Vice President for Administration and Financial Affairs, the Vereinigung von Freunden der Technischen Universität zu Darmstadt e.V. and Kurt and Lilo Werner RC Darmstadt Foundation for their financial support of the conference.