Monday, September 12, 2016

Abstracts Welcome for the 10th International Conference on Managing Fatigue

San Diego, CA   March 20, 2017

The Transportation Research Board, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the National Transportation Safety Board, and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute are pleased to host the 10th International Conference on Managing Fatigue in Transportation in San Diego, CA, on March 20-23, 2017.

Abstract deadline extended until September 30, 2016
The abstract submission deadline is now September 30. Don’t miss your chance to present at this important conference! Abstracts may be submitted via the Managing Fatigue website. The theme of the event is “Managing Fatigue to Improve Safety, Wellness, and Effectiveness," and we are seeking abstract and panel proposal submissions on related topics. Example topics that would fit within the conference scope include:
  • Measuring fatigue and fatigue risk 
  • Scheduling systems and policies 
  • Training and education 
  • Fatigue risk management programs 
  • Sleep health 
  • Fatigue detection and management technologies 
  • Operator workload, including distraction and drowsiness 
  • Cognitive and other performance effects, work accidents/incidents, and commuting crashes 
  • Health effects 
  • Effects on life outside work: family life, social life 
  • Intervention studies 
  • Surveillance studies 
Selected abstracts will be invited to be expanded for possible inclusion in a Special Issue of Accident Analysis and Prevention.

Additional Keynotes and Panels Have Been Added!
We are pleased to announce the following keynote speakers and symposium panel for the upcoming 10th International Conference on Managing Fatigue. Additional information about each of our exciting speakers and updated program information are available on our website.

Panel session: Driver Fatigue and Alertness Technology Countermeasures
Each year, tens-of-thousands of road users are killed or injured in vehicle crashes that are attributed to driver drowsiness. A recent NHTSA report estimated the annual societal costs of these crashes, not including property damage, was $109 billion. Given the magnitude of this problem, innovative companies are working on technological solutions that monitor and quantify drowsiness, providing real-time warnings to drivers/operators and/or supervisors. During this panel, Mr. Matthew Kenyon from CurAegis Technologies, Mr. Jérôme Wertz from Phasya, and Mr. Rusty Weiss from Lytx, will describe their solutions aimed at preventing and mitigating this national epidemic.

Panel session: U.S. Flightcrew Fatigue Risk Management
This panel session will provide attendees with an introduction to the U.S. regulation, 14 CFR Part 117 Flightcrew Member Duty and Rest Requirements. It will also provide a brief introduction of two fatigue risk management approaches to mitigate fatigue during daily flight operations that occur within the regulation, as well as an optional approach established to provide air carriers with a means of safely exceeding rule limitations. An airline representative will discuss how an FRMS application to exceed limitations is developed, followed by a description of the data-based process used to establish a safety case supporting the proposed application. Then a discussion will follow that defines the scientific review and evaluation of the application, data collection, and analysis phases of the FRMS authorization process. Time permitting, the panel will conclude with a brief discussion of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) FRMS Task Force and documentation.

Registration is now open!

Be sure to register early to get the best value! The conference will be held at The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, a AAA Four Diamond hotel that offers striking bay and cityscape views while putting you steps from the excitement of the historic Gaslamp District and Downtown. To register or for more information, please visit our website.