The 2018 NDIA Human Systems Division (HSD) Conference, scheduled for March 13-14, 2018, will engage leaders in government, academia, and industry to explore how the Human Systems community can increase and quantify the effect of humans interacting with systems throughout the personnel and system development lifecycles. We invite your submissions focusing on this year’s theme: “Human Systems in Emerging Domains: Autonomy, Human Augmentation and Cyber.”
In dynamic, uncertain military environments, the DoD faces numerous challenges which threaten mission success. As a community, we seek to overcome these challenges by merging proven HSI approaches with newly emerging operational CONOPS in novel, effective, and impactful ways. Domains of focus include, but are not limited to, autonomous systems of systems, physical and cognitive human augmentation, and cyber warfare. Connect with government, industry, and academic leaders from the human systems community who share interest in advancing the field through education, consultation, future research, and collaboration opportunities.
The request for abstracts and topic areas are listed. We look forward to your submission and participation in this fifth annual NDIA HSD Conference!



Abstracts should be sufficient to provide the Planning Committee with a comprehensive understanding of your submission, emphasizing the topic areas outlined in this call. Abstracts must be UNCLASSIFIED and CLEARED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE. Abstracts can only be accepted through the online abstract submittal page, http://application.ndia.org/abstracts/8350/no later than Thursday, November 30, 2017. Receipt of abstracts will be confirmed electronically in early January 2018 . Abstracts submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

  Submittal of an abstract is a professional commitment. If the abstract is accepted, the Author commits to attend the event. If an Author is unable to attend the conference, then it is incumbent upon him or her to find a substitute. Authors are responsible for obtaining appropriate public release for their presentations. We anticipate abstracts will be chosen for a 15-minute oral presentation during a traditional general session or for participation in an interactive demo/poster session during the afternoon session of Day 1 to showcase current and emerging technologies. 


Practitioners, Program Managers, and S&T leaders are invited to submit brief, high-impact abstracts of technical accomplishments and research-based recommendations relevant to the Department of Defense’s Human Systems Community of Interest (COI) topic areas summarized below: Personalized Assessment, Education, and Training (PAE&T); Protection, Sustainment and Warfighter Performance (PS&WP); Systems Interface and Cognitive Processing (SI&CP); Human Information, Interpretation and Influence (HI3); and Human Systems Metrics (HSM). In addition to these COI topics areas, submissions that pertain to Healthcare are also welcome.
Posters and Table Top Demonstrations. Abstracts should outline details of desired table top demonstration and/or research to be presented via poster that is ongoing or complete, where results may be shared with the community.
Presentations. Abstracts should focus on completed work that demonstrate high impact results for the community, or discuss future efforts or anticipated new developments in Science and Technology in order to foster more dynamic and interactive discussions and help generate visionary ideas and concepts. 
Additional details on the Human Systems COI Topic Areas may be found here