Finally! We meet again.

You are cordially invited to participate in the 2022 Nordic Ergonomics and Human Factors Society (NES) Annual Conference in Uppsala, Sweden, 23-25 October 2022!

All submission deadlines are closed now, but registration for the conference is open now and hotel bookings can be made with a conference discount (until 23rd of September).

Why not take a look at the (preliminary) program already today?

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Kind regards,

NES Organising Committee


Warm welcome to participate in the 51st NES Conference, 23-25 October 2022 in Uppsala, Sweden! The NES 2022 Conference invites you to explore and discuss the role of ergonomics and HF/E professionals in an increasingly complex and unpredictable world. Contributions are accepted from researchers, practitioners, and policy makers. We expect a wide participation from all over the world. Welcome to join the discussions and knowledge sharing.

The NES 2022 Conference is arranged by the Swedish Ergonomics and Human factors Society (EHSS), together with Uppsala University and endorsed by the International Ergonomics Association (IEA).

EHSS is a federated member of The Nordic Ergonomics and Human Factors Society (NES) that was founded in 1969 and represents the professional interest of about 1400 members from the five Nordic countries. NES is a member of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA).

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Sponsors and exhibitors

NES 2022 is warmly welcoming exhibitors! More information and contact details can be obtained by contacting us via or by having a look at our exhibitor agreement.

NES 2022 is kindly sponsored by Forte and Afa Försäkring.


Venue and hotels

NES 2022 will take place at Norrlands Nation Fest & Konferens. Do not hesitate to take a virtual tour through this beautiful venue from 1889 located in the heart of the city of Uppsala.

Attendees will have to book their hotel rooms themselves and have the choice between two hotels, both conveniently close to the conference venue:


NB. Please book your hotel sooner rather than later, since the number of rooms available with the discount is limited and the discounted price will only be valid until the 23rd of September. Note also that in case of the Clarion Hotell Gillet, you will have to book by e-mail or telephone +46 18 681 800 (i.e., not through the website) for the booking code to work.


You register to the Conference when buying the conference tickets below. In the payment/checkout you give us your registration information.

There are various tickets/prices depending on if you are member of NES associations* or a student** etc.

Don’t forget to buy the Conference Dinner that is a separate item.

What does the conference fee include?

  • Conference sessions at Norrlands Nation fest och konferens, Uppsala
  • Pre-registration and GetTogether on Sunday evening
  • Lunch on Monday and Tuesday
  • Refreshments throughout each day
  • Conference material including proceedings


Not included:

  • Conference dinner Monday evening is purchased separately, see below for dinner shop item.


Cancellation policy

Cancellations or no-shows will not be refunded. If you are unable to attend the conference it is possible to transfer the ticket to a colleague before 14 October 2022.


This is handled by so the payment reference will state on your card account.

All prices are included tax.


* NES associations include EHSS, ERY, IDA Arbejdsmiljø (SAM), NEHF and VINNIS.
**Applicable to bachelor, master’s, and PhD students.

Detailed conference program

The conference program includes plenary sessions, parallel sessions with paper presentations, hands-on workshops, exhibitions, and social activities.

The events starts on Sunday afternoon 23 October with registration and an informal get-together with finger food and drinks.

Monday 24 October begins with registration and the  opening ceremony, followed by plenary and parallel sessions and workshops. During lunch and coffee breaks you are encouraged to network, mingle and talk to our exhibitors. The conference dinner is held at 19.00 in the same building.

Tuesday 25 October begins with by plenary keynote presentations, followed by parallel sessions. During lunch and coffee breaks you are encouraged to network, mingle and talk to our exhibitors. The closing ceremony ends at 16.00.

The detailed conference program can be viewed here.

The conference structure can be viewed here.

Eventual program changes may apply.

Key note speakers

Cecilia Berlin is an Associate Professor of Production ergonomics and Socially sustainable workplace design at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. She has written a textbook on the subject of Production Ergonomics that is freely available online, and created a series of short films on the topic of cognitive ergonomics at work with the Swedish organization Prevent. Besides carrying out research in a variety of work contexts (most recently in VR!), she is also frequently recruited as a public speaker for public and private organizations in and outside of Sweden. Cecilia always wishes she had more time to dance, and has recently attempted to blend it with work by trying out dancing in VR and in an exoskeleton. 

Her keynote will be entitled “Meet the world – the extended family tree of the Ergonomics and Human Factors professional”. Drawing on her practical experiences of discussing Ergonomics and Human Factors (E/HF) in many different settings and with a variety of stakeholders from different sectors, Cecilia will reflect on the variety of professional and academic disciplines that the E/HF community may encounter and have a possibility of influencing. The challenge is how to seem very broad and very specialized at the same time, and also how to seem new and fresh while also seeming very familiar. 

Åsa Cajander is a Professor of Human-Computer Interaction at Uppsala University. The goal with her research is to contribute to improved digitization with human needs at the centre. Specifically, she researches methods for organizations and IT projects for developing and implementing IT. She has also researched the skills that the people in the IT projects need to master to work with the development of complex systems that support people. 

Her keynote will be entitled “Digitalisation and the work environment“. Software engineering is complex, and many IT systems do not work satisfactorily despite intensive technology development. Digitization today has a significant impact on our work environment. In this keynote, Åsa will present research on the causes of the problems and what can be done to improve the situation. 


Magnus Svartengren is a qualified specialist in occupational and environmental medicine.  He is currently professor and research group leader for occupational and environmental medicine at Uppsala University. He has a broad experience from human experimental and epidemiological research mainly regarding environmental effects primarily in the cardiorespiratory field and intervention studies aiming at healthy workplaces. Svartengren is a member of the scientific advisory board for the Swedish Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Assessment of Social Services (SBU). He has experience from working for the National Swedish Board of Health and Welfare and the Swedish Work Environmental Authority.

His keynote will be entitled “Research and development for future working life“. There is a need to develop methods in changing environments for long term resilience. The goal is to improve job attractiveness. The system needs to be inclusive and based on data what the actual challenges are. Magnus will present results from ongoing work in this area. 


Ole Andreas Alsos is associate professor at the Department of Design and vice dean for Innovation and Dissemination at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

His Keynote will be entitled Human factors in the age of autonomous systems and is based on experiences of the design and development of the world’s first urban city ferry that will be put into operation in just a couple of weeks! When the operator is moved from ship to shore, a number of consequences follow on how we must think about human factors in the future.

Enjoy your stay in Uppsala. Ask us for tips or visit:

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largest and
tallest church

Take a stroll in
a park in the city
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Take a guided roof walk at the castle or visit the museums