The Applied Ergonomics International NEWS - June 2007 - Number 2
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HIGHLIGHTS
- Professor Gavriel Salvendy received the 2006 John Fritz Medal

- HCI International 2007 promises to be an unforgettable event

- 2nd International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics 14-17 July 2008
- Warning Symposium and Forensic Issues Symposiums at AHFE International 2008

- AHFE International 2008 – Exhibition
- Sponsorship of AHFE International 2008
- Recent Interesting Articles
- Upcoming Conferences and Events in Ergonomics
- Contribute to the Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International NEWS
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Professor Gavriel Salvendy received the 2006 John Fritz Medal

 

Professor Gavriel Salvendy has received the 2006 John Fritz Medal from the American Association of Engineering Societies for fundamental, international, and seminal leadership and technical contributions to human engineering and industrial engineering education, theory, and practice. This award, established in honor of John Fritz in 1902, is the engineering profession's highest award. Salvendy joins such past recipients as Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, Alfred Nobel, and Orville Wright. Professor Salvendy is the first person from the Institute of Industrial Engineering to receive this award.

 

The American Association of Engineering Societies is a multidisciplinary organization of engineering societies dedicated to advancing the knowledge, understanding, and practice of engineering. Members represent engineers in industry, government, and academia.

 

Professor Salvendy's area of research involves human factors and ergonomics, and human aspects of information technology. His contributions and research to the discipline of industrial engineering and his research in human factors and ergonomics have been adopted in countries around the world. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, is the founding editor of two scientific journals: the International Journal on Human-Computer Interaction and Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing, the HCI International and International conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics.  Congratulations Professor Salvandy

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HCI International 2007 promises to be an unforgettable event

 

HCI International 2007 and its ten affiliated Conferences / Thematic Areas, the worldwide renowned international forum for the dissemination and exchange of up–to–date scientific information on theoretical, generic and applied areas of Human Computer Interaction (HCI), invite you to Beijing, P.R. China, and 22–27 July 2007.

 

HCI International 2007 promises to be an unforgettable cluster of high quality international scientific events, and an ideal occasion to come to contact with the most rapidly evolving ICT market in the world. It is expected that HCI International 2007 will attract over 2,000 participants.

 

The conference will also feature a technical exhibition of the latest technologies and related services, presented by many exhibitors from all over the world.

 

In conjunction with the conference, 20 pre–conference half–day and full–day tutorials will be offered on HCI related topics by leading researcher scientists and technologists.

 

Dr. Takeo Kanade, U.A. and Helen Whitaker University Professor of Computer Science and Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University, USA and founding director of the Digital Human Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tokyo, Japan, will be the keynote speaker at the opening ceremony on Tuesday, July 24th, 2007. The title of his keynote address is "Digital Human Modeling and Quality of Life Technology".

 

Visit HCI International 2007 website for information, advance program and registration:

http://www.hcii2007.org/home.html

 


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AHFE International 2008, 2nd International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics
14-17 July 2008. Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, USA


You are cordially invited to participate in AHFE International 2008 and the affiliated HAAMAHA conference, which are jointly held under one management and one registration. The conference objective is to provide an international forum for the dissemination and exchange of scientific information on theoretical, generic, and applied areas of ergonomics, including physical ergonomics, cognitive ergonomics, social and organizational ergonomics, ergonomics modeling and usability evaluation, healthcare and special populations, safety and ergonomics in manufacturing. This will be accomplished through the following six modes of communication: keynote presentation, parallel sessions, demonstration and poster sessions, tutorials, exhibitions and meetings of special interest groups. The four-day conference will start with tutorials.
More information about AHFE International 2008 is available at
http://www.aei2008.org/

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Warning Symposium and Forensic Issues Symposiums at AHFE International 2008


The organizing committee of the 2nd International Conference on Applied Ergonomics (July 14-17, 2008, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV, USA) is pleased to announce the following two symposia. 

 

(1) Warning Symposium (Chaired by Mike Wogalter and Chris Mayhorn) will have lecture and panel sessions on topics associated with hazard communications for environments, consumer products, medical devices, industrial equipment.  Research on theory/principles, pictorial symbols, format, content, context, person and situational variables, and other related topics are welcomed for submission.  Contact Mike Wogalter (WogalterM@aol.com) or Chris Mayhorn (Chris_Mayhorn@NCSU.edu) to suggest programming and for more information.

 

(2) Forensic Issues Symposium (Chaired by Ken Laughery and Mike Wogalter) will have sessions that provide viewpoints of HF/E practitioners doing forensic work.  Empirical data collected in relation to forensic investigations are particularly welcomed.  One or two sessions may include case studies given by expert witnesses in an abbreviated structured format.  Also under consideration is a "Tips of the Trade" demonstration session where example testimony is read aloud by persons playing the roles of attorney and expert, followed by commentary.  Contact Ken Laughery (Laugher@Rice.edu) or Mike Wogalter (WogalterM@aol.com) to suggest programming and for more information.

 

Sessions of both symposia will be interwoven in a non-overlapping sequence at the meeting.  The regular AHFEI

 

2008 submission process will be used.  An abstract of about 800 words should be submitted through the web (www.AEI2008.org) by the October 15, 2007 deadline.  When Submittingthe proposal, please indicate that the submission is for the Warnings or Forensic Issues symposia.  Short formatted papers are due March 1, 2008.  These will be compiled into a conference CD-ROM with an ISBN designation.  An additional opportunity to submit an enhanced version of accepted papers for a special issue of a scholarly refereed journal may be offered shortly after the meeting. 


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AHFE International 2008 – Exhibition

 

The IAE International Conference is an ideal opportunity to exhibit your products and services to an international audience of researchers, academics, professionals and users in the field of HCI.

 

Attendees will be able to examine state-of-the-art ergonomics/human factors technology and interact with manufacturing representatives, vendors, publishers, and potential employers. By exhibiting at AHFE International 2008, you will help to make this an exciting and informative event. More information about Exhibition can be found at the Conference website:

http://www.aei2008.org/exhibition.html

 

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Sponsorship of 2nd International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics


Organizations wishing to sponsor a special event or to be a general sponsor of the Conference are welcome to contact Dr. Abbas Moallem (Abbas.Moallem@sjsu.edu).

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Specialized Newsletters


"Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Bulletin," Volume 50, Number 5, May 2007
http://www.hfes.org/Web/BulletinPdf/0507bulletin.pdf


“NIOSH eNews Web page,” Volume 5, Number 1 May 2007.

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/enews/enewsV5N1.html

"Ergonomics Australia," March 2007.
http://ergonomics.uq.edu.au/eaol/mar07.pdf

"DoD Ergonomics Working Group NEWS," Issue 61, February 2007
http://www.ergoworkinggroup.org/ewgweb/SubPages/ProgramTools/Publications/2005Pubs/61DODEWGNews.pdf

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Recent Interesting Articles

 

"Even ogres need an ergonomic makeover!," 15 May 2007.

http://www.ergonomics.org.uk/item.php?s=7&p=99&i=137

 

"Human Factors Analysis Reveals Ways to Reduce Friendly Fire Incidents," Thursday, February 22, 2007

http://www.hfes.org/web/DetailNews.aspx?ID=123

 

"A kick in the grass? Sports medicine, youth injuries, and soccer," BioMechanics, April 2007

http://www.biomech.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=198900170

 

"A guide to statistical information at WHO: World Health Statistics 2007," World Health Organization.

http://www.who.int/whosis/en/

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Conferences

2007
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13 – 16: 3rd International Ergonomics Conference, Zagreb, Croatia

http://www.croergosociety.hr/

 

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9-12 July: 11th International Conference on Human Aspects of Advanced Manufacturing Agility and Hybrid, Automation, Poznan, Poland.

http://www.ergonet.net/haamaha2007/

 

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The Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International NEWS is a newsletter about Ergonomics and Human Factors topics, the Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International 2008 Conference deadlines and activities, the Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International 2008 Exhibition, news in the area of Ergonomics and Human Factors, and more. If you have any questions or comments, or if you would like to contribute, please contact the Editor, Dr. Abbas Moallem (abbas.moallem@sjsu.edu). The opinions that are expressed in this Newsletter are the sole responsibility of its authors and do not represent any institution or company.
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