4th German Workshop on Rail Human Factors
02 December 2020

Call for presentations

In a time, where digitalization and automatization are on everyone’s mind, we must not forget about the human and how to keep him/her in the loop. Requirements and tasks are changing and impose new challenges on the work force. Rail human factors deals with the question of how to incorporate the human in today’s railway system as well as the system of the future.

The fourth German workshop on Rail Human Factors will offer an opportunity to meet with national and international experts in the fields of railway research and rail human factors. It will consist of presentations and lots of time for discussions.

Topics of interest

Focus of the workshop is human-related research aiming for a user-friendly, safe and efficient rail transport of tomorrow.
The workshop topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Ergonomics and Usability of advisory and assistance systems
  • Automation, Train control systems
  • Fatigue, monotony, mental workload
  • Risk, Human error and Human reliability
  • Situation awareness
  • Incident investigation
  • Safety culture
  • Human Factors Integration
  • Rules and Standards

Abstract submission

Abstracts should be in English and submitted using the provided template. The abstract word limit is 500.
Send your abstract by email to info@rhf-germany.de

The deadline for abstract submission is the 31 August 2020.
Abstracts of all accepted presentations will be published on the conference website.

Call for presentations

Abstract template

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Attending Countries

Important Dates

31 August 2020

Deadline for the submission of abstracts

2 December 2020

4th Workshop on Rail Human Factors


Conference fee

excl. VAT



Presenting author


In case of COVID-19 restrictions, the conference will be held online.
In that case, conference fees will be reduced.

Informal Get-Together

1st December 2020

We will organize an informal get together (not included in the conference fee/ at one‘s own expense) on the evening before the workshop.

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Organising Committee


Prof. Dr. Birgit Milius
(TU Berlin)


Dr. Anja Naumann
(German Aerospace Center)

Programme Committee

Dipl.-Inf. Marc Burkhardt (Siemens Mobility GmbH)
Prof. Dr. Dietrich Manzey (TU Berlin)
Prof. Dr. Ullrich Martin (Universität Stuttgart)
Prof. Dr. Birgit Milius (TU Berlin)

Dr. Anja Naumann (German Aerospace Center)
Prof. Dr. Jörn Pachl (TU Braunschweig)
Prof. Dr. Martin Baumann (Universität Ulm)
Prof. Dr. Katharina Seifert (German Aerospace Center)


Intercity Hotel Braunschweig
Willy-Brandt-Platz 3
38102 Braunschweig


Andreas Redeker

Email:  andreas.redeker@its-mobility.de
Phone:  +49 531 231721-20

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