Welcome to The Norwegian University of Life Sciences in Ås, Norway and the NES conference 2020.

NEHF proudly welcomes you to this years conference at Ås, 25th to 28th October 2020.

The NES 2020 Conference invites you to investigate and discuss ergonomics and human factors in an everchanging world in an environment perspective.

The shaping of ergonomics and human factors in an everchanging world will be heavily influenced by digitalization, organizational innovation and national and international regulation. Digitalization and new ways of working are megatrends having tremendous impacts on work, the labour market, and policymaking. Jobs disappear due to automation in manufacturing and service industries. Other jobs are transformed to include quite new tasks and interaction or even collaboration with machines and computers. The entire work organization is affected, displacing work tasks among employees and across the organization. How do human factors and ergonomics (HFE) meet these challenges? How can HFE contribute to promote a human-centered development of future work?



The NES 2020 Conference will address the many questions in a setting that connects research and practice. We welcome contributions from researchers as well as practitioners, such as ergonomists, occupational health and safety specialists and managers, labour inspection professionals, and professionals in occupational health services.

We welcome participants from all over the world to discuss the Nordic way of human factors and ergonomics science and practice. We look forward to be inspired by your work and approaches.


Contribution types:

Scientific papers, practitioners case studies and workshops on a specific topic.


Technical session:

Presentation of 4-5 scientific papers and practitioners case studies.


Special session:

A pre-organized series of presentations within a specific topic.



Hands-on, demonstration of tools and methods, investigation of a specific topic in a discussion format.



Will be held at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences in Ås, located 35 km south of Oslo. Accommodation will be provided at Thon Hotel Ski.