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Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics

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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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AHFE International 2012,   July 21-25, 2012 - San Francisco, California, USA

The conference venue hotel Hilton San Francisco at Union Square is fully booked.
Rooms are available on a very limited basis at the conference rates at the Holiday Inn Golden Gateway. See website for more information

  • Looking forward to see you all in San Francisco

  •  Exhibit at AHFE International 2012


It is a great pleasure to announce that as I am writing this, over 1400 practitioners, scholars, and researchers in the field of human factors and ergonomics and related fields from 51 countries around the world have registered to attend, present and share their expertise at the Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International Conference 2012 in San Francisco.

What makes these international conferences, like the AHFEI 2012, unique? Certainly there are other national conferences but none that provide the opportunity to share different perspectives and give a rich experience in dealing with the HF&E in different social, economical, cultural and geographical contexts.

There is no doubt that in this globalization, international perspective is extremely important. Take for example the company located in the Silicon Valley, with most of its people who are working for it are located in Asia.
For the people in the US, this is a unique opportunity to meet their and interact with peers at home, in one of the best locations of the world: the beautiful city of San Francisco.

We would like extend our invitation to HFE professionals in the US and particularly the important community of professionals in Silicon Valley to plan to register for the conference if you have not already done so.  
Looking forward to see you soon in the Bay Area.



 Exhibit at AHFE International 2012

AHFE 2012 exhibition brought together an extensive exhibition of a variety of related product and technology companies. The following companies are registered to exhibit at the AHFEI 2012:

  • Back Designs Inc / Health By Design
  • CRC Press / Taylor & Francis
  • NexGen Ergonomics, Inc.
  • ErgoGenesis
  • Noldus Information Technology
  • John Wiley & Sons
  • Ashgate Publishing Company
  • Seeing Machines
  • Xsens
  • HCI International 2013
  • AMTI
  • University of Michigan, Center for Ergonomics
  • Intific, Inc.
  • Smart Eye AB
  • Ergoneers GmbH          


For more information visit:


Upcoming Conferences 2012

June 2012

June 11-15, 2012: CIH0612 — Comprehensive Industrial Hygiene: The Application of Basic Principle, Boston, MA, United States.

June 24-28, 2012: CIH0612 — Audio Engineering Society 47th Conference on Music Induced Hearing Disorders--New Technologies for Measurement and Protection, Boston, MA, United States.

June 20-22, 2012: International Society for Agricultural Safety and Health Annual Conference--Bridging the Past & Future 50 Years, Burlington, Vermont, United States.

June 22-28, 2012: IEEE BioRob 2012 IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics

July 2012

July 5-7, 2012: 8th International Conference on Voice Physiology and Biomechanics, Erlangen, Germany.


Specialized Journal and Newsletters

“The Health and Safety Report,” The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), May 2012.

“Human Factor sand Ergonomics Society Bulletin,” May 2012, Volume 55, Number 35

NIOSH eNews, Volume 10 Number 1 May 2012


Interesting Articles

“Microsoft's View of the Future Workplace is Brilliant, Here's Why,” Forbes, May 24, 2012.

"Big Data Explosion--Deriving Insight," Cloudbook Journal, Vol. 3 Issue 1, 2012.

"Can you build a human body?," BBC, March 21, 2012

"Check Out The $1 Billion Ghost City Being Built In New Mexico To Test New Technology," Business Insider, May 11, 2012.

“Road safety: Do more cars mean more accidents?,”  BBC, 11 May 2012.

“Blatant violations in air-traffic control towers,” Boston Globe, 11 May 2012.

“DNA contamination blamed on human error,” Channel 4 News, 9 May 2012.

“Multitasking too much? Brain sensor could lighten the load,” CNET, 15 May 2012

“Paralyzed, Moving a Robot With Their Minds,” New York Times, May 16, 2012.

“Virtual patient under the knife on hi-tech operating table,” 2 BBC News , 4 May 2012

Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics

A new edition of the leading reference on human factors and ergonomics: Completely Updated and Revised

The field of human factors and ergonomics has attracted a lot of attention in recent decades, owing in large part to the wide-ranging influence of the Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics. Now in its fourth edition, this bestselling, award winning work continues to provide indispensable advice on the design of workplace environments and human-machine interfaces, while examining the latest thinking on how to best use this knowledge to reduce health and safety risks and improve productivity. With highly regarded authority Gavriel Salvendy at the helm, the Fourth Edition brings together contributions from more than 130 of the top experts in the field, offering in one complete, self-contained volume an encyclopedic collection of topics culled from over 7,500 sources. Numerous case studies and examples, as well as hundreds of figures and tables, are also included. All chapters in this edition have been completely rewritten, first explaining the scientific essentials, then exploring detailed practical applications. Some of the new topics in this edition include:

• Managing the risk of lower back pain in the workplace
• Neuroergonomics, office ergonomics, and user requirements
• Online interactivity and social networking
• Human factors in ambient intelligent environments
• Human factors and ergonomics in motor vehicles and aviation

A value-packed resource for all human factors and ergonomics specialists as well as engineers, industrial hygienists, safety engineers, and human-computer interaction (HCI) specialists, the Fourth Edition is also available electronically through the Wiley Interscience website.

ISBN: 978-0-470-52838-9, Hardcover, 1752 pages, March 2012
Visit wiley.com and select your local region to find out more about pricing and availability.


We welcome your input 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 contributions to the editor Dr. Abbas Moallem .


AHFE 2012

Registration desk open:
Friday, July 20
Time: 15:00 - 19:00

Saturday, July 21
Time: 7:00 - 19:00

Sunday, July 22
Time: 7:00 - 19:00

Monday, July 23
Time: 7:00 - 18:00

Tueday, July 24
Time: 7:30 - 18:00

Wednesday, July 25
Time: 7:30 - 18:00

Tutorials: 8:00 - 17:00
Saturday, July 21
Sunday, July 22
(Tutorials are not included in general registration.)

Opening Session
and Keynote Address:

Sunday, July 22 Time: 18:00 - 19:00

Sunday, July 22 at 19:15
(Ticket required - Please pick up your ticket at the registration desk with your paid registration.)

Parallel Technical Sessions:
Monday, July 23 - Wednesday, July 25


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