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Announcing next HFT Symposium

The 22nd HFT Symposium will take place in Berlin, Germany, during December 4-5, 2013. More details and the programme are available here.

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November 7, 2013  




Human Factors in Telecommunication

The International Symposia on "Human Factors in Telecommunication" (HFT) are organized to provide a forum for Human Factors experts to exchange information, views and experiences in research and the application of excellent Human Factors / human-machine interaction principles in telecommunication and in information & communication technology equipment and services.
The participating experts come from telecommunication administrations, service providers and manufacturers, and from related research and development organizations. Papers and posters should encourage open discussion of Human Factors and customer experience issues.

The idea of related symposia is maintained by the HFT Permanent Steering Committee. Each individual symposium is organized by a National Organizing Committee. 

The first International Symposium on Human Factors in Telecommunication took place in Cambridge, U.K., in 1961, the most recent one (HFT 2008) in March 2008 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (see also History of HFT Symposia).

While earlier Symposia focused on basic telephony and speech quality, the Symposia now are dealing with Human Factors issues of human computer interaction, videocommunications, groupware, mobile services, etc. and with advanced products and services, such as 3D-Displays, Virtual Reality, and touchless man-machine interaction. The recent symposia comprised special sessions on support for the elderly and impaired. 

The next and 22nd International HFT Symposium will take place in Berlin, Germany, during December 4-5, 2013. It will be hosted by the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI).
More details are available here.

The HFT site is hosted by  HHI Human Factors department.


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