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Human Factors

26-27 September 2018, London, UK


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The work of naval architects and marine engineers directly influence the operability and safety of the vessel and the seafarer. Decisions made at the design stage can influence human behaviour and health. And an improved understanding of ergonomics by engineers can ‘design out’ hazards and prevent incidents, both to the individual and the vessel.

With ever more complex systems and technology, greater improvements in safety can be achieved through a better understanding of human/system dynamics. A greater awareness of the role played by management structures, culture, procedures and regulation in safe and effective operation is also important to the effective running of the vessel and wellbeing of the crew.

Conference Programme

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Papers to be presented include:

  • The Human Factor in the Digital Age by Monica Lundh, Katie Aylward, Yemao Man, Scott Mackinnon, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
  • What was I doing? Prospective Memory Errors the Impact of Ineffective and Unreliable Automation in Future Maritime Platforms  by Malcolm Cook, BAE System, UK
  • SEA User LAB: A Multidimensional Tool for Human Factors Evaluation by Hugo Nguma, Chantal Mais, Rozenn Coutellier, Naval Group, France
  • Survivability, Escape and Evacuation System by Dennis Barber, UK
  • Adopting New Technologies - Reducing Risk or Introducing New Threats by Vaughan Pomeroy, University of Southampton, UK
  • Virtual Reality for Vessel Workspace Design by Ken Goh, Knud E Hansen Australia P/L, Australia
  • Taking a Human Perspective on Manning Efficiency and Workload on Board Chemical Tankers by Stephanie Mclay, Lloyd's Register, UK
  • Contours of a Roadmap for Developing Scenarios for the World of Autonomous Ocean Systems by Shasidaram Komandur, Thomas Porathe, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway, Margareta Lutzhoft, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway

Registration and Payment

Registration Fee (Inc VAT)  By 27/08/2018     After 27/08/2018
RINA members         £650+VAT = £780          £750+VAT = £900
Non-members        £750+VAT = £900      £850+VAT = £1020
Concessions (retired/students, etc)        £335+VAT = £402            £335+VAT = £402
Principal Author        £140+VAT = £168      £140+VAT = £168
Additional Author         £650+VAT = £780      £650+VAT = £780

Register by 27th August 2018 and save money - Early Bird Registration fees (Inc VAT)

The registration fee includes printed conference papers, lunch, refreshments, drinks reception, a USB of the papers and presentations after the conference, and VAT. The USB will be posted to the delegates about 10-12 weeks after the conference.

Additional copies of the conference papers or USB will also be available for sale (members £120 and non-members £140) after the event. If you would like to order a copy, contact the Bookshop Assistant on +44 (0)20 7235 4622 or via e-mail at 

Registration and Payment methods

1: Register and pay online using a secure link

2: Register and to be sent invoice for payment via bank transfer or cheque

Payments must be made in sterling by Eurocheque, cheque drawn on a bank with a UK branch address or sterling bank transfer. Please note that RINA requires payment before the conference date.


Under UK Customs and Excise regulations delegates from all countries are required to pay VAT on any conference or course taking place in the UK. Delegates from outside the UK may be entitled to reclaim this cost.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received in writing two weeks before the event takes place will be subject to an administration charge of £200+VAT. Cancellations received after this time cannot be accepted and are subject to the full event fee. Delegates may be substituted; however this must be sent in writing and confirmed with the Conference Co-ordinator. In the event of cancellation of the programme for any reason, our liability is limited to the return of the registration fee.

8-9 Northumberland StreetConference Venue

The Human Factors conference will be held at the Institution's Headquarters.

8-9 Northumberland Street, London, WC2N 5DA, UK

Delegates may take advantage of the Institution's membership to stay at Club Quarters, less than one minute's walk from Headquarters 

Click for details of Headquarters and Club Quarters .

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