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HIGHLIGHTS

- AHFE International 2008 – Exhibition

- ANSI/HFES 100-2007: Human Factors Engineering of Computer Workstations

- Brief Book Review: Human Performance Modeling in Aviation

- Specialized Journals and Newsletters

- In the Press

- Upcoming Conferences and Events in Ergonomics

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- Sponsorship of AHFE International 2008

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The Applied Ergonomics International NEWS is now renamed “Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International NEWS and the Applied Ergonomics International is now renamed “Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International 2008”

AHFE International 2008 Advance Program is now available


 

AHFE International 2008 – Exhibition

The AHFE International 2008 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. Over 13 companies so far enrolled to exhibit at the conference.

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 AE 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

 

ANSI/HFES 100-2007: Human Factors Engineering of Computer Workstations

The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) recently published the first revision of ANSI/HFES100-1988, American National Standard for Human Factors Engineering of Visual Display Terminal Workstations on DVD. This edition of the standard incorporates several extensions based on technology advancements and increased human factors knowledge to the technical areas discussed in ANSI/HFES100-1988. 100 members of the ANSI/HFES Committee contributed to drafting this huge undertaking that contains hardware design specifications that are based on “accepted human factors engineering research and experience for computer workstations, their associated furniture, and the end user's workplace environment”.

ANSI/HFES 100-2007 standard “applies to computer workstations used regularly in office workplaces by users with normal perceptual and cognitive capabilities for text-, data-, and simple graphics-processing tasks”.

The 108 pages of this standards document summarizes the findings of all the research that should be considered in hardware design specifications for computer workstations. Illustrated just when is needed, clear, and unambiguous language makes the standards extensively useful for all people involved in design and evaluation of computerized workstations. Should you be an academic, ergonomist, occupational physician, occupational nurse, or workstation evaluator you must have this resource. The digital format of the document makes it easily searchable, viewable by section and storable on your computer, which facilitate to its access whenever you write an evaluation report or when referencing to the document. For larger organization ask HFES about a site license in case you want to put it on an intranet for multiple users. If you have not already purchase the document and can order it online at http://www.hfes.org/Publications/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=69

A.M.

 

Brief Book Review: Human Performance Modeling in Aviation

This book includes 12 contributions from senior researchers involved in an Administration Human Factors Performance Modeling (NASA HPM) project conducted as an element of NASA Aviation Safety and Security program (AvSSP). Through these contributions one will get a very extensive view of the problematic effects and importance of modeling in aviation.

The book is organized into three parts (12 chapters): Goal Aviation Problems and Modeling, Application of Individual Modeling Tools to the Aviation Problems, and Implications for Modeling and Aviation.

Human Performance Modeling in Aviation, David C. Foyle and Becky L. Hooey, Bradley, CRC Press, , Taylor & Francis Group, 376 pages. ISBN13: 978-0-415-8058-5964-5(Hardcover)

http://www.ccpress.com

 

Sponsorship of the AE 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).

 

Specialized Journal and Newsletters

"Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Bulletin," Volume 51, Number 3, March 2008.

“International Ergonomics Association”, No. 20 February 2008.

“The Health and Safety Report,” Volume 6, Issue 2 - February 2008.

“DoD Ergonomics Working Group NEWS,” Issue 77, March 2008.

 

In the Press

“Border Fence Project Riddled with Problems, All Things Considered,” February 28, 200, NPR.Org

“Marketplace' Report: iPhone vs. Blackberry,” Day to Day, March 5, 2008, NPR.Org

“News Now Report: Horseradish Fire Alarm,” 6:27 PM Mar 3, 2008 , wctv.tv

“Study: What Do Researchers Really Think About Work Risk Factors and MSDs?,” Issue 51, Winter 2008, Institute for Work & Health,

 

Conferences 2008

The Ergonomics Society Annual Conference, April 1-3, 2008, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. Sue Hull,

4th Cambridge Workshop on Universal Access and Assistive Technology (CWUAAT 2008), April 13-16, 2008, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

17th Conference on Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation (BRIMS), April 14-17, 2008, Providence, RI.

 

Conferences Announcement

July 22-24 2008:
ICT, Society, and Human Beings Amsterdam, Netherlands (Submission deadline of April 14)

1st International Conference on Human-Robot Personal Relationships, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

June 12-13, 2008

July 6-9, 2008:
The 8th Asia-Pacific Conference on Computer Human Interaction. Seoul, Korea.
http://www.apchi2008.org

 

News MSc in Human-Centered Interactive Technologies at University of York

The News MSc in Human-Centered Interactive Technologies is a new program to be run from October 2008 in the Department of Computer Science at the University of York, England. The unique emphasis of the MSc in the

Human-Centered Interactive Technologies course is on developing an understanding of users capabilities and requirements, including users with particular requirements (such as older and disabled users, or users in a diverse cultural setting) and developing a range of techniques to work with these users to produce interactive technologies that best suit their capabilities and requirements. More information available at:

http://www.cs.york.ac.uk/gsp/hcit_msc.php

 

Contribute to Applied Ergonomics International NEWS

We welcome your contribution to the Applied Ergonomics International NEWS. Please send us interesting news, short articles, interesting websites, etc. We will consider your comments and contributions for upcoming issues. Please send your contribution to the editor, Dr. Abbas Moallem (abbas.moallem@sjsu.edu).

 

Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International NEWS

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.