The Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International NEWS - June 2008 - Number 8
 
 

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Register now to guarantee your participation at the conference, tutorials and hotel room at Caesar Palace. June 12th is the last day to book hotel room at the conference rate. ( www.AEI2008.org).

 

AHFE International 2008 – Exhibition ** Limited Booths Space Left **

Join the 19 companies or institutions that have already joined the AHFE Exhibition 2008. The AHFE Exhibition 2008 is an ideal opportunity to exhibit your products and services to an international audience of researchers, academics, professionals and users in the field of human factors and ergonomics.

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



 

Brief Book Review: The Working Back, a System View

Everything that you always wanted to know about back injuries, from causes to remedies and understanding to assessment, is all gathered in this 309 page book authored by one of the prominent ergonomics experts in the field. The book provides an extensive review of all researches on back pain and back injuries, helping readers understand how much we know and don’t know about this topic. It is something, I should say, almost everybody suffers from to some degree or knows someone who is affected by it. The book “is different in that it is concerned with the way in which back pain can be initiated and considers the factors that are within our control to minimize the risk of an initial or recurring back problem due to work-related factors”. All illustrations, charts, and tables make the content easy to understand. The Working Back, a System View is a must have book for anybody who is involved with evaluation, prevention, or research in this area. Several chapters of this book might even be very useful to those who suffer from back pain or injuries. It is quite easy to understand and educate people with back pain about their pain or injuries from scientific point of view.
A.M.

The Working Back: A System View, William S. Marras, Wiley Publisher, March 2008. 309 pages.
ISBN 978-0-470-13405-4.

 

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 4, April 2008.

“IEA Newsletter from the IEA President,” 22 April 2008.

"The Health and Safety Report,” Volume 6, Issue 4- April 2008

"DoD Ergonomics Working Group NEWS,” Issue 78, Apr i l 2 008.


Interesting Articles

"Brushes to Set the Teeth on Edge,” New York Times, April 17, 2008.

"It’s Slim and It’s Port-Friendly and It’s a Keyboard, Too,” New York Times, April 17, 2008.

'Ergonomics - helping keep traffic on the move,” The Ergonomics Society, UK, 22 Jan 2008.

'Forced labour in Brazil: 120 years after the abolition of slavery, the fight goes on,” International Labour Organization, 13 May 2008.

"World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2008 - “Superman has fallen”: Managing risk in the work environment,” International Labour Organization, 13 May 2008.

"Court Says Dollar Design Discriminates Against Blind,” NPR.ORG, All Things Considered, May 20, 2008 ·

"Gaming Your Way to Fitness,” NPR.org, May 15, 2008.

"In Study, Researchers Find Nanotubes May Pose Health Risks Similar to Asbesto,” New York Times, May 21, 2008.


Conferences 2008

June

12 -13 June 2008:
XXth Annual International Occupational Ergonomics And Safety Conference 2008, Chicago, Illinois, USA


June 12-13, 2008:
1st International Conference on Human-Robot Personal Relationships, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

June 17-19, 2008:
SAE Digital Human Modeling for Design and Engineering Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

24 - 25 June 2008:
Occupational Health: Realization of Global Plan of Action on Workers' Health 2008-2017 accepted by sixtieth World Health Assembly, Moscow, Russian Federation

June 25-27, 2008:
International Congress (Healthcare Ergonomics and Patient Safety), Strasbourg, France


July

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

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

 

Conferences Announcement

October 13-15, 2008:
Tenth International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Submission deadline for POSTERS and DEMONSTRATIONS is June 23

October 5-8, 2008:
ACE Annual Conference, Chateau Cartier, Aylmer, Quebec, Canada.

December 5-13, 2008:
The Fourth International Joint Conferences on Computer, Information, and Systems Sciences, and Engineering (CISSE 2008)


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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.