The Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International NEWS
October 2011- Number 28
 
 

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HIGHLIGHTS


- Proceeding of HFEI 2010 is now available
- Invitation to Exhibit at AHFE International 2010
- Specialized Journals and Newsletters
- Interesting Articles
- 2012 Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care
- The Minerva Research Initiative Competition
- Upcoming Conferences and Events in Ergonomics
- Announcements
- Contribute to the Applied Ergonomics International NEWS
- About Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International NEWS

 

 

If you have any questions or comments, or if you would like to contribute, please contact the editor, Dr. Abbas Moallem . The opinions expressed in this newsletter are the sole responsibility of its authors and do not represent any institution or company.

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ATTENTION! ATTENTION! CALL FOR AUTHORS FOR 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
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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 PAPERS: 4th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics

Deadlines:
Paper presentations 500 words 15 Nov 2011
Posters/demonstrations 300 words 15 Apr 2012
Special interest groups 500 words 15 Nov 2011
Tutorials 300 words 15 Nov 2011


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), September 2011
http://www.ccohs.ca/ccohs/liaison/current.html

“Human Factor sand Ergonomics Society Bulletin,” Volume 54, Number 9.
http://www.hfes.org/web/HFESBulletin/sept2011Main.html

NIOSH eNews, Volume 9 Number 5 September 2011.
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/enews/enewsV9N5.html


Interesting Articles

" Reading the Writing on the Envelope," The New York Times, October1, 2011.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/02/technology/in-the-post-office-crisis-a-national-paralysis.html?ref=technology

" Are Barefoot Shoes Really Better?," The New York Times, September 30, 2011.
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/30/are-barefoot-shoes-really-better/?ref=health

"When Your Therapist Is Only a Click Away," The New York Times, September 23, 2011.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/25/fashion/therapists-are-seeing-patients-online.html?ref=health

" Teen driver restrictions a mixed bag," Los Angeles Times, September 13, 2011.
http://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-teen-driver-laws-20110914,0,7056006.story

" Maker of cognitive training game seeks FDA approval. newscientist.com, 26 September 2011.
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn20962-maker-of-cognitive-training-game-seeks-fda-approval.html

" Boss of scandal-hit hospital escapes cross-examination," Telegraph , 02 Oct 2011.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8801249/Boss-of-scandal-hit-hospital-escapes-cross-examination.html

" Down syndrome's rewards touted as new test looms," MSNBC, September 29, 2011.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44703812/ns/health-health_care/#.TojH-7Lz6t0

"3D learning tools positive for pupils, says study."BBC, September 29, 2011.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15115059

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

The Minerva Research Initiative Competition
Minerva is a university-based social science basic research program initiated by the Department of Defense in 2008 to improve fundamental understanding of the social, cultural, behavioral, and political forces that shape regions of the world of strategic importance to the US. In 2009 seven large university consortia and 17 smaller projects were awarded Minerva grants, with research still underway. A new competition seeking white papers and full proposals is now open. For more information visit:
http://minerva.dtic.mil/ for more information

Upcoming Conferences 2011

October 2011

28 October: The 2011 International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology (BEB), Shanghai, China.
http://www.engii.org/cet2011/BEB2011.aspx

November 2011

17-19 November: International Conference on Industrial Engineering (ICIE 2011) , Gujarat, India.
http://www.icie.in

25-27 November: 2011 International Conference on Information and Intelligent Computing (ICIIC 2011), Hong Kong, China
ttp://www.iciic.org/

 

Announcements

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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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).


About 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 2012 conference deadlines and activities, the Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International 2012 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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