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Human Factors in Smart Home Technologies

Internet of Things (IoT) smart home technologies are becoming more pervasive both in private homes and within organizational spaces. This one-day workshop will address the human factors in smart home technologies, including usability, user perceptions, and end-user privacy and security considerations. Invited speakers from industry, academia, and government will provide their perspectives via presentations and a moderated panel. In addition to becoming more aware of human aspects of smart home technologies, attendees will also have the opportunity to influence NIST's future research direction in this area by voicing their opinions, challenges, and ideas during afternoon breakout sessions.

Suggested attendees include: manufacturers of smart home devices, consumer advocates, smart home and human-computer interaction researchers, organizational IoT implementers, Government agency IoT managers or OCIO representatives.


Agenda (PDF)


If you are not registered, you will not be allowed on site.  Registered attendees will receive security and campus instructions prior to the workshop.

NON U.S. CITIZENS PLEASE NOTE:  All foreign national visitors who do not have permanent resident status and who wish to register for the above meeting must supply additional information. Failure to provide this information prior to arrival will results, at a minimum, in significant delays in entering the facility. Authority to gather this information is derived from United States Department of Commerce Department Administrative Order (DAO) number 207-12.

* New Visitor Access Requirement: Effective July 21, 2014, under the REAL ID Act of 2005, agencies, including NIST, can only accept a state-issued driver’s license or identification card from states that are REAL ID compliant or have an extension.  See the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) site for the current compliance list.

NIST currently accepts other forms of federally issued identification in lieu of a state-issued driver’s license, such as a valid passport, passport card, DOD’s Common Access Card (CAC), Veterans ID, Federal Agency HSPD-12 IDs, Military Dependents ID, Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC), and TSA Trusted Traveler ID.

Created August 5, 2019, Updated November 15, 2019