The Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International NEWS - October 2007 - Number 4
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HIGHLIGHTS
- Call for Paper -AHFE International 2008

- AHFE International 2008 – Exhibition

- Brief Book Review: Information Foraging Theory

- Sponsorship of AHFE International 2008

- Specialized Journals and Newsletters

- Reports and Documents
- In the Press
- Upcoming Conferences and Events in Ergonomics
- Contribute to the Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International NEWS
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Call for Paper -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 consider submitting a paper and participating in a parallel session in AHFE International 2008, 2nd International Conference on Applied Ergonomics that will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada USA, 14 -

17 July 2008.

This Conference is jointly with 11th International Conference on Human Aspects of Advanced Manufacturing (HAAMAHA) and under the auspices of 7 distinguished international boards from 29 countries.

More information
http://www.aei2008.org/

 

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AHFE International 2008 – Exhibition

 

The AHFE 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 the AHFE International 2008, you will help to make this an exciting and informative event.

 

Companies are cordially invited to exhibit their products or services at the AHFE International 2008.  More information about the Exhibition can be found at the Conference website:

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

 

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Brief Book Review: Information Foraging Theory

 

Frameworks, theories and models of the information foraging theory, the science that “aims to explain and predict how people will best shape themselves for their information environments and how information environments can best be shaped for people” are explained and discussed in the 204 pages of this book. Through the 10 chapters of the book, the author clearly explains the various models of information foraging theory: elementary (chapter 2), cognitive (chapter 6) stochastic (chapter 7) social (chapter 8), design heuristics, and engineering (chapter (9). The two chapters on the ecology of information foraging on the World Wide Web (chapter 3) and Rational Analyses of information Scent and Web Foraging (chapter 4) are particularly enlightening.

 

Although the mathematical modeling and complex charts and graphs might put off some novice readers, actually they are the most enriching parts of the book which help provide an intelligent explanation of the content.

 

This book is an excellent resource for all researchers providing an enriching experience for all practitioner readers in the field of HCI and related fields.

 

AM

 

Information Foraging Theory, Peter Pirolli, Oxford University Press, 2007. 204 pages. ISBN 978-0-19-517332-1

 

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Sponsorship of the AHFE International 2008 Conference


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 Journal and Newsletters


"Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Bulletin," Volume 50, Number 7, July 2007.
http://www.hfes.org/Web/BulletinPdf/0707bulletin.pdf


“NIOSH eNews Web page,” Volume 5, Number 4, August 2007.

http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/enews/enewsV5N4.html

"Ergonomics Australia (HFESA)," July 2007.
http://ergonomics.uq.edu.au/eaol/jul07.pdf

“International Ergonomics Association”, No. 13 – July 2007.

http://www.iea.cc/upload/President_Letter%2013.%20July%202007.pdf

 

The Health and Safety Report,” Volume 5, Issue 6 - June 2007.

http://www.ccohs.ca/newsletters/hsreport/issues/2007/06/ezine.html

 

DoD Ergonomics Working Group NEWS,” Issue 65, June 2007.

http://www.ergoworkinggroup.org/ewgweb/SubPages/ProgramTools/Publications/2005Pubs/65DODEWGNews.pdf

 

The International Labour Review, Vol. 146 (2007), No. 1-2

http://www.ilo.org/public/english/support/publ/revue/index.htm

 

 

Documents

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Ergonomics for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders:Draft Guidelines for Shipyards

United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration

http://www.osha.gov/dsg/guidance/shipyard-guidelines.html

 

OSHA Protocol for Developing Industry and Task Specific Ergonomic Guidelines

United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/ergonomics/guidelines_protocol.html

 

Ergonomics in the Printing Industry

United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration

http://www.osha.gov/dcsp/products/etools/printing/index.htm


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In the Press

 

Product Safety and the 'Made in China' Label,” NPR, September 9, 2007

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=14527497

 

Study: Bad In-Flight Air Exacerbated by Passengers," NPR. org, September 21, 2007

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=14594337

 

Research Links Smelling Differences to Gene," NPR, September 16, 2007

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=14458405

 

Wrist bones show Hobbit wasn't modern human," CNN.com, Septembre 21, 2007

http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/science/09/21/hobbit.wrist.ap/index.html

 

1 million Chinese-made cribs recalled," CNN.com September 21 2007

http://money.cnn.com/2007/09/21/news/crib_recall/index.htm?postversion=2007092113?cnn=yes

 

Chernobyl to be covered in steel, " Tuesday, BBC News, 18 September 2007

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6999140.stm

 

State of Play: Man versus machine," BBC News Tuesday, 28 August 2007

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/6966460.stm

 

Virtual worlds open up to blind," BBC News, 18 September 2007

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/6993739.stm

 

When decent work takes flight: Safe work in airports as an example of making decent work a local reality," International Labor Organization, 21 September 2007

http://www.ilo.org/global/About_the_ILO/Media_and_public_information/Feature_stories/lang--en/WCMS_084071/index.htm

 

Out of sight – girls in mining," International Labour Organization, 13September 2007

http://www.ilo.org/global/About_the_ILO/Media_and_public_information/Feature_stories/lang--en/WCMS_084034/index.htm

 

New Aging Facts,” May 15, 2007

http://www.occupationalhazards.com/enewsletters/Newsletter/66430/strongErgonomics_News__May_2007strong.aspx

 

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Conferences 2007

 

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1-5: the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 51st  Annual Meeting,  Baltimore, USA.

 

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26-29: International Conference on Agriculture Ergonomics in Developing Countries, AEDeC 2007, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

http://www.aedec2007.org/

 

28 – 30: NECE 2007, National Ergonomics Conference and Exposition, Las Vegas , Nevada USA.

www.ergoexpo.com

 

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9 – 13: 8th Asia Pacific Industrial Engineering & Management System & 2007 Chinese Institute of Industrial Engineering Conference (APIEMS & CIIE Conference 2007), Kaohsiung City, Taiwan.

 

3-12: The Third International Conference on Industrial Electronics, Technology & Automation  (IETA 2007)

http://www.cisse2007online.org

 


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