The IEA 2012 Organizers cordially invite everyone interested in ergonomics and human factors or working in any related area of interest to submit a presentation. This invitation includes both practitioners and students and may include their presenting their findings.
Deadline for paper submission
(scientific research and technical case study paper)
|Deadline for submission of abstract(s)||1 June 2011|
|Notification of acceptance||30 June 2011|
|Deadline for submission of full paper(s)||30 September 2011|
Deadline for poster submission
(scientific research and technical case study poster)
|Deadline for submission of poster(s)||15 July 2011|
|Notification of acceptance||31 August 2011|
|Deadline for extended poster submission||30 September 2011|
|Deadline for Special Sessions, Symposia and Company case studies|
|Deadline||30 June 2011|
|Notification of acceptance||31 August 2011|
Scientific papers concern theoretical, methodological, and empirical work in any ergonomics related topic. Researchers are invited to submit a proposal for a paper presentation or a poster presentation. Members of the Program Committees will review the proposals submitted.
Posters may be scientific, technical or practical. Posters are an attractive alternative to preparing and presenting a paper. Posters work better when they are rich in terms of images, photos or schemes. Each poster accepted will have available a space of 90cm (35”) height X 70cm (28”) width.
We welcome technical presentations, reports of case studies, techniques regarding the application of scientific knowledge and methodology in any ergonomics related topic or project. In particular, professionals working in industry, production, health care, and product development, are invited to share their experiences with scientific researchers.
Members of the Program Committees will review the proposals for papers or posters submitted. Those authors who are not familiar with the conventions for submitting a paper submission and paper structuring may look forward to receiving support and additional feedback, given by a group of dedicated ergonomists.
Both scientific papers and posters, technical case study papers, and application papers (or posters) will be presented at the Parallel Sessions.
Specials sessions comprise round tables, specials interactive sessions (hands-on activities) or others.
A Round Table comprises a thematic discussion presented by the coordinator and a group of participants. The number of participants is limited to five including the coordinator. The session will last 90 minutes. The Organizing Committee may propose modifications in the themes and suggest the names of participants.
Special interactive sessions
The IEA 2012 Organizing Committee encourages alternative ways to present ergonomic developments, practical experiences, and the development and use of practical methods and techniques. Interactive specials are sessions with a high level of interaction between participants, hands-on activities (instead of sitting and listening), and active ways of learning by doing. A session may take up to 2,5 hours. The number of participants will be relatively low (maximum 12-25).
Examples of Special interactive sessions are:
A workshop is a brief intensive course emphasizing interaction and exchange of information among a small number of participants. The audience is encouraged to participate in a more in-depth discussion. Therefore, workshops have a more practical aspect requiring the facilitator to have an open dialogue, to involve participants and to encourage discussion. During workshops there are, usually, focused themes, panels, and a plenary and multimedia resources are used.
A symposium consists of one or several sessions on a specific theme, either scientific, technical or a mix of both. It focuses on a specific field of interest. They may consist of any combination of Scientific papers, Technical papers or Specials. A moderator takes the initiative for such a symposium, convenes it, and is responsible for programming it as well as the review process. Early organization is crucial.
Therefore, individuals, organizations, technical groups, committees, and societies are encouraged to start planning and communicating ideas with each other as soon as possible and to communicate these with the Program Chair (email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Proposals shall describe the theme, objectives, name of moderator, and the expected number of papers or the length of the program. If possible, titles and authors of individual presentations should be specified. Examples of symposia in specific fields of interest are:
Human Factors Professionals working in applied ergonomics projects are invited to submit case study papers. The professional may be a member of the human factors/ergonomics area within a company, consulting or engineering companies, or research institutes working in real work situations.
The value of case studies
Company Case Studies will be a new feature of the IEA-World Congress. The congress gives you an opportunity to show results of applied Human Factors Engineering Projects. The aim is to learn from practical experiences, give feed back to researchers on applicability of theories, methods and techniques, and last but not least, to market ergonomics.
Practitioners evaluating work situations, designing work and implementing design solutions may develop best practices. Best practices deserve a place within the theoretical framework of system ergonomics. By presenting case studies we hope to identify most relevant (engineering) issues that need to be studied by the ergonomics community.
The format will be 90 minute sessions, including 4 x 15 minutes presentations and subsequent discussion. At the end of the series a summary of all cases will be given and general conclusions drawn.
Submitting a proposal, your case study needs to meet two requirements: 1) Case is (largely) based on a systems ergonomics approach, and 2) the case description needs to comply with the following fixed format.
The fixed format will enable comparisons over several case studies.Procedure & support
It is explicitly our goal to assist you in formatting and writing a case study according to a unique and recognizable format.
Background material and examples of case studies can be found in "New Challenges: Ergonomics in Engineering Projects", published as a result of the IEA2006 Congress in "Meeting Diversity in Ergonomics" (edited by Pikaar, Koningsveld, Settels; Amsterdam, Elsevier). A copy of this text can be requested by sending an e-mail to the session moderator (email@example.com).
Please go to the Submission page for instructions.