Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC)
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Affiliate Information Form and Program Description
Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), the Science and technology organization for the Department of National Defence, is seeking to engage the Canadian academic community to create a Centre of Expertise on Human Systems Performance (HSP). This new Centre of Expertise is to be part of the Institute for Research in Defence and Security (IRDS). The attached documents provide information on the initiative and solicit expressions of interest in participating in the first workshop on HSP to be held in Toronto on 27th February 2017.
- Computational aspects of cognitive optimization – including research into human computer interactions, stimulation, visualization, and ubiquitous computing.
- Physiology of performance optimization – including research in perception, human enhancement/augmentation, biomechanics, and ergogenic aids.
- Automation and robotics – including research on user-computer interfaces, semi-autonomous control, virtual reality, telepresence, and wearable technology.
- Ethics – including analysis of legal issues and social attitudes on aspects of human optimization, transhumanism and trust.
If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.
Principal investigators from the Canadian academic community engaged in research related to one or more of the identified HSP areas are invited to express their interest in being a part of this initiative, and to participate in this workshop. Interested researchers are requested to complete and return the attached information sheet before November 15th, 2016 by email to DND.DRDC-COE-HSP.MDN@forces.gc.ca. Applicants will be contacted shortly after receipt of their expression of interest.