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December 2011- Number 29

CONFERENCE DEADLINES: ATTENTION! ATTENTION

The AHFE International 2011 conference submission deadlines have now extended to receive abstracts until Saturday, 10th December 2011.

The Conference website (www.ahe2012.org) is now open for the lowest rate conference registration and for booking your conference hotel.

Invitation to Exhibit at AHFE International 2012

The AHFEI 2012 will expect hundreds of scientists, academics and professionals, representing research institutions, universities, and companies from all over the world. AFEI 2012 will be held in San Francisco, California, one of the most exciting locations in the USA.

The AHFEI 2012 aims to attract a variety of related product and technology companies with its Exhibition. We have created a very attractive package for registration at the Exhibition.

Exhibitors who have committed to exhibit early will have a better opportunity in booth location selection, plus the opportunity to be listed in the Advance Program that the will be distributed worldwide.
For more information, please contact Dr. Abbas Moallem Exhibits@ahfe2012.org , Communication and Exhibit Chair.

For more information visit:
http://www.ahfe2012.org/exhibits.html

 

Call for Authors for the Book Series

The objective of this book series on Human Factors and Ergonomics is to provide researchers and practitioners a platform where important issues related to these changes can be discussed, and methods and recommendations can be presented for ensuring that emerging technologies provide increased productivity, quality, satisfaction, safety, and health in the new workplace and the information society. The Series Editor is Professor Gavriel Salvendy. More information available at
For more information and ordering now to SAVE 20% on the latest volumes in the series view brochure at:
http://www.ahfe2012.org/files/MBRERF1 MBR_480GE_1up-Salvendy.pdf

 

Specialized Journal and Newsletters

“Ergonomics in Design: The Quarterly of Human Factors Applications,” April 2011
Volume 19, Number 2.
http://www.hfes.org//PublicationMaintenance/FeaturedDocuments/36/EID%20April%202011%20TOC.pdf

“The Health and Safety Report,” The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), November 2011
http://www.ccohs.ca/ccohs/liaison/current.html

“Human Factor sand Ergonomics Society Bulletin,” Volume 54, Number 11.
http://www.hfes.org/web/HFESBulletin/nov2011Main.html

NIOSH eNews, Volume 9 Number 7 November 2011.
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/enews/enewsV9N7.html

 

Interesting Articles

Europe Proposes New Conditions on Research and Development,” New York Times. November 30, 2011
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/01/business/global/europe-proposes-new-conditions-on-research-and-development.html?ref=technology

“The Certainty of Memory Has Its Day in Court,” New York Times. November 28, 2011
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/29/health/the-certainty-of-memory-has-its-day-in-court.html?_r=1&ref=health

“Human Nature’s Pathologist,” New York Times, November 28, 2011.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/29/science/human-natures-pathologist.html?ref=science

“Starfish-inspired 'soft' robot squeezes under obstacles,” BBC, November 28, 2011.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15930007

“Dreams Help Soothe Your Bad Memories, scientificamerican.com, November 28, 2011.
http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode.cfm?id=dreams-help-soothe-your-bad-memorie-11-11-28

“ScienceShot: More Than a Pretty Face?,” ScienceShot November 28, 2011.
http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2011/11/scienceshot-more-than-a-pretty.html?rss=1

“It's a pleasure: a tale of two cortical areas,” Nature Neuroscience, 23 November 2011.
http://www.nature.com/neuro/journal/v14/n12/full/nn.2981.html

“Daniel Kahneman: How cognitive illusions blind us to reason,” Guardian, 29 October 2011.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/oct/30/daniel-kahneman-cognitive-illusion-extract?CMP=twt_iph

“52 percent of kids under age 8 have access to mobile media,” MSNBC, 27 October 2011.
http://technolog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/10/27/8507342-52-percent-of-kids-under-age-8-have-access-to-mobile-media?ocid=twitter

“Apple patents touchscreen unlock gestures,” BBC, 26 October 2011.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15461732

“Siri and the sex of technology,” Guardian, 20 October 2011.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/the-womens-blog-with-jane-martinson/2011/oct/21/siri-apple-prejudice-behind-digital-voices?CMP=twt_iph

 

2012 Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care

The objective of the symposium is to bring together human factors/ergonomics professionals and other stakeholders in both the scientific and practice realms of the health-care community and to bridge knowledge gaps among them. HF/E professionals will present the latest research, best practices, and case histories.

The symposium will address a variety of topics and perspectives in health-care human factors/ergonomics, organized along three main tracks:

• Patient and Health-Care Provider Safety
• Health-Care Information Technology
• Medical Device Design

Specific topics may include emergency room management, patient handling, public health, home health care, electronic health records, health-care information systems, medical information technology, design of medicine/drug delivery devices, usability testing, and regulatory requirements.

March 12-14, 2012
Marriott Baltimore Waterfront Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland

For more information visit: http://hfes.org/Web/HFESMeetings/HealthCareSymposium.html

Upcoming Conferences 2011

December 2011

5-6 December: Asia Pacific Symposium on Advancements in Ergonomics and Safety 2011 (ERGOSYM2011)
http://publicweb2.unimap.edu.my/~ergosym2011/

 

Announcements

CALL FOR PAPER: IADIS conference on “ICT Society and Human Beings”, Lisbon, Portugal July 2012. Submission deadline: January 23, 2012.
http://www.ict-conf.org/2012

CALL FOR PAPER: The 2012 International Conference on Systems and Informatics (ICSAI 2012), Yantai, China 19-21 May 2012 . Submission Deadline: January 6, 2012.
http://ICSAI2012.ytu.edu.cn

CALL FOR PAPER: The Seventh IASTED International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI 2012),
May 14 – 16, 2012, Baltimore, USA. Submission Deadline: January 21, 012.
http://www.iasted.org/conferences/cfp-772.html

CALL FOR PAPER: Journal of Theoretical and Applied Electronic Commerce Research, Special Issue on eHealth and Services Computing in Healthcare,
http://www.jtaer.com/

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