AHFE Newsletters
October 2013
Number 40


Call for Participation 5th International Conference of Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics

New Conference added to the AHFE International 2014

AHFE 2014 location: Historic Krakow

Exhibit at AHFE 2014

Specialized Journals and Newsletters

Interesting Articles

Upcoming Conferences and Events in Ergonomics


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AHFE International 2014, July 19-23, 2014, Krakow, Poland

The Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2014) Conference Management System is now open and available for proposal & abstract submissions

Call for Participation 5th International Conference of
Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics and Affiliated Conferences
New Conference added to the AHFE International 2014

Deadline for Abstract

Paper presentations: 15 Nov 2013
Posters/demonstrations: 15 Apr 2014
Special interest groups: 15 Nov 2013
Tutorials: 15 Nov 2013

NEW: 1st International Symposium on Human Factors, Software, and Systems Engineering
The 1st International Symposium on Human Factors, Software, and Systems Engineering provides a platform for addressing challenges in in human factors, software and systems engineering that both pushes the boundaries of current research and responds to new challenges, fostering new research ideas. Researchers, professional software & systems engineers, human factors and human systems integration experts from around the world will be presenting papers addressing societal challenges and next-generation systems and applications for meeting them. Papers will address topics from evolutionary and complex systems, human systems integration to smart grid and infrastructure, workforce training requirements, systems engineering education and even defense and aerospace. It is sure to be one of the most informative systems engineering events of the year.
Areas of Interest include, but are not limited to those listed here:
Systems engineering core concepts
· Human systems integration
· Systems engineering workflow and management
· Lifecycle analysis and cost estimation
· Automated systems
· System reliability
· Technology and system maturity models
· Risk analysis and mitigation
· Total ownership cost
· Human Performance modeling
· Uncertainty modeling
· Architecture specification
· Requirements elicitation, definition, analysis and management
· Design methodologies and frameworks
· Software systems and software-intensive systems engineering
· Verification and validation methods

Model-based systems engineering
· Agent-based systems modeling and simulation
· System dynamics
· Computational systems engineering methods
· Discrete-event systems modeling and simulation
· Optimization methods
· Multi-method systems modeling and analysis
· System analytics and visualization

Systems engineering education and training
· Systems engineering workforce development
· Systems engineering knowledge capture and management
· Systems engineering education
· Systems thinking
· Undergraduate and capstone courses

Next-generation systems engineering
· Systems-of-systems
· Complex adaptive systems
· Enterprises-as-systems
· Evolutionary systems
· Resilient systems
· Trusted systems and cyber security
· Self-learning systems and machine learning
· Expedited and agile systems engineering methods
· Cyber-physical systems

Multi-disciplinary approaches and needs
· Systems engineering and interactive computing
· Systems engineering and economic modeling
· Systems engineering and socio-technical systems
· Systems engineering and biomedicine
· Natural systems and bio-inspired design

Systems engineering applications
· Smart transportation
· Energy Systems engineering
· Air traffic control
· Communication and sensors
· Smarter products
· Unmanned systems
· IBM Smarter cities Applications
· IBM System engineering
· Defense and aerospace
· Healthcare systems
· Humanitarian systems & disaster response
· Information technology & software development
· Manufacturing & logistics
· Smart grid & infrastructure
AHFE 2014 location: Historic Krakow

The 5th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics 2014 will be held in Kraków , Poland.
Kraków is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Situated on the Wisla River in a valley at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains. The city dates back to the 7th century. Kraków has traditionally been one of the leading centers of Polish academic, cultural, and artistic life and is one of Poland's most important economic hubs. Its Old City (Stare Miasto) is home to about six thousand Renaissance, Baroque and Gothi buildings and more than two million works of art.

Developed over many centuries, Kraków provides a showcase setting for many historic styles of architecture. As the city expanded, so too did the architectural achievements of its builders. It is for this reason that the variations in style and urban planning are so easily recognizable. Built from its nucleus (the city center) outwards, and having escaped much of the destruction endured by Poland during 20th-century wars, Kraków's many architectural monuments can typically be seen in historical order by simply walking from the city center out towards its later districts.

Kraków's historic center, which includes the Old Town, Kazimierz and the Wawel Castle, was included as the first of its kind on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1978.

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Exhibit at AHFE 2014

AHFE 2014will present state-of-the-art ergonomics products, systems and services for users, professionals, and researchers in the AHFE field. More than 1,500 participants who are in a position to make acquisition decisions about human factors and ergonomics products and services are expected at the conference.

Organizations interested in exhibiting or advertising in the Advance Program and/or Final Program should contact the Conference Communication and Exhibits Chair..

More : http://www.ahfe2014.org/exhibits.html

Specialized Journal and Newsletters

NIOSH eNews, Volume 11 Number 5 September 2013.

The Health and Safety Report, The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS), September 2013.

Human Factor sand Ergonomics Society Bulletin, September 2013, Volume 56, Number 9.

Ergonomics in Design: The Quarterly of Human Factors Applications,” HFES, July 2013.

NIOSH eNews, Volume 11 Number 6 October 2013.

Interesting Articles

“How Intense Study May Harm Our Workouts”, NY Times, October 2, 2013.

"Chair Pitched as Answer to New Ways We Sit on Job Industry” NY Times, September 11, 2013.

“Disruptions: Visually Impaired Turn to Smartphones to See Their World,” NY Times, September 20, 2, 2013.

“Some Robots Are Starting to Move More Like Humans,” Technology Review, September 27, 2013.

“NHS 'failing' to respond to patient safety alerts,” BBC, 30 September 2013.

“Super highway: A14 to become Britain's first internet-connected road,” The Guardian October 2, 2013.

“Aston boosts design week,” The Telegraph, September 14, 2, 2013.

“Designing the digital workplace of the future - a strategic imperative in today's complex business environment,” AME Info, September 17, 2, 2013.

“Exclusive renderings: Design firm gives old structures modern workplace flair,” Biz Journal, September 10, 2, 2013.

Upcoming Conferences 2013

October 2013

6-9 October: Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN. USA.

6-10 October: 61st International Congress of Aviation and Space Medicine (ICASM), , Jerusalem, Israel.

7- 8 October: American Society for Quality 22nd Annual Service Quality Conference, , Las Vegas, NV. USA.

8-10 October Association of Canadian Ergonomists 44th Annual Conference, Whistler, BC. Canada.

13-16 October: 2013 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Manchester, UK.

14-16 October: SAFE Association 51st Annual Symposium, Reno, NV. USA.

14-18 October: 9th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment (AIIDE-13), Boston, MA. USA.

27-30 October: American Society of Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) Annual Conference and Exhibition, , Austin, TX. USA.

27-30 October: AUTOMOTIVE UI '13, The 5th International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, , Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

27 October –November 1: CENTRIC 2013, The Sixth International Conference on Advances in Human-Oriented and Personalized Mechanisms, Technologies, and Services, Venice, Italy.

30 October -1 November: American Safety and Health Institute 2013 Conference, San Antonio, TX. USA.

November 2013

2-6 November: American Public Health Association 141st Annual Meeting and Exposition, , Boston, MA. USA.

6-9 November: Conference on Human Computation & Crowdsourcing (HCOMP), , Palm Springs, CA. USA.

10-13 November: IECON 2013 - 39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, Vienna, Austria.

10-14 November: 2013 American Nuclear Society Winter Meeting and Nuclear Technology Expo, , Washington, DC. USA.

12-16 November: American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) Annual Conference, , Buena Vista, FL, USA.

Michigan Human Factors Engineering Short Course, Week 1: July 21 – 26 & • Week 2: July 8 – August 1 Learn more and register for upcoming courses at: isd.engin.umich.edu/HumanFactors
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The Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International NEWS is a newsletter about Ergonomics and Human Factors topics, the Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International 2014 conference deadlines and activities, the Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International 2014 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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