The IEA2012 program offers a diversity of sessions and activities. In addition, there will be ample opportunities for informal exchange of information with colleagues.
There are a lot of parties and parades at night in Recife and Olinda the week before Carnival. In order to give the congress attendees the opportunity to enjoy these attractions, all parallel and poster sessions, plenary sessions, symposia, special sessions, and company case studies are scheduled to start at 1:00 pm. Only special meetings and workshops are scheduled to take place in the morning.
See the overall schedule of the Congress below.
Congress Overall Schedule
|8:30 - 10:30am||Workshop||8:30 - 10:30am||
|10:30 - 10:45am||Break|
|10:45am - 12:45pm||Workshop||10:45 - 12:45pm||
|12:45 - 1:30pm||Break|
|1:30 - 3:30pm||Workshop||1:00 - 2:30pm||
|3:30 - 3:45pm||Break||2:30 - 4:00pm||
Company Case Studies
|3:45 - 5:45pm||Workshop|
|4:00 - 4:30pm||Break|
|4:30 - 6:00pm||
Company Case Studies
|6:30 - 8:30pm||
|6:00 - 7:00pm||Plenary Sessions||
|8:30 - 10:30pm||
|7:00 - 8:00pm||Cultural Activity|
|8:30pm - 1:00am||
Keynote Plenary Sessions
In the early evening there will be a choice of various keynote speakers, highlighting actual trends in ergonomics and related fields of expertise.
Each plenary session will last 60 minutes. There will be simultaneous translation from English to Portuguese.
IEA 2012 Program from day to day
In the following link for a PDF file, you will find the IEA 2012 Program from day to day [updated on February, 4].
IEA2012 Program from day to day
Components of the Congress Program
The congress will offer several workshops by well-known ergonomists from around the globe who will give talks on relevant and exciting themes in the field of ergonomics. These will be unique opportunities to have closer contact with these ergonomists.
Each workshop will last for four hours. Participations should register for these independently of their registration for the congress itself. There is a fee for attending these workshops. Payment of which should be made via the Congress site and places are limited, so please book a place early.
IEA 2012 Workshops
In the following link for a PDF file, you will find the list for the IEA 2012 Workshop.
Information on Workshops
Eleven series of Parallel Sessions and 11 Posters Sessions from Monday to Thursday will be presented. There will be three Parallel Sessions per day, except on Thursday which will have only two Parallel Sessions.
The Congress will host some Symposia involving several sessions on specific themes, either scientific ones, technical ones or a mix of both.
These will include meetings of Committees of the IEA, board meetings, meetings of ISO, etc.
Specials sessions comprise round tables, specials interactive sessions (hands-on activities) or others.
In addition to the traditional technical sessions or symposia sessions each day, special interactive sessions and workshops will be organized. These sessions are: “hands on”, with a limited number of participants, Master classes "ergonomics in practice", and “on site sessions” (parallel session at a production site).
This is the first time the IEA Congress has invited companies, laboratories, or research groups to present their success stories in a Congress session.
These sessions aim to attract businessmen in order to demonstrate the importance and efficiency of ergonomics in helping to solve problems at the interfaces of human x task x machine.
Every evening, after the plenary sessions, a typical folkloric/carnival attraction will be presented. The groups will perform music and dance in the Convention Center patio and will invite participants to join them. A light-hearted finish to a productive day!
It is our goal to achieve interaction between research in and the application of ergonomics, particularly the interaction between theory and practice between universities, companies, scientists, engineers and managers. In view of this we welcome offers from practitioners to present case studies and their practical experiences. A focus on practice may take several directions:
Areas of Interest
The program includes plenary papers, technical session papers, symposia session papers, posters, interactive workshops, master classes and discussion panels, in all areas of ergonomics or human factors.
This also includes Health and Safety aspects, Organizational Design and Management (ODAM), Participative Design, Education and Certification, Skills in Ergonomics, Management topics, and so on.
The application of ergonomic knowledge and of research results will also receive full attention.
The Congress Manager [Mr. Paulo Menezes] is the contact person for all special arrangements required by the federated societies and IEA-Committees.
For questions you can contact him by using our contact form which is on the Contact Us page.