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Stephen S. Bao
06-04-1997, 12:21 AM
FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS GLOBAL ERGONOMICS CONFERENCE, CAPE
TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA, 9-11 SEPTEMBER 1998

Organised by the Ergonomics Society of South Africa and the International
Ergonomics Association, in collaboration with the University of Cape Town
and the Lulee University of Technology, Sweden.

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

* To report the latest advances in ergonomics research and practice around
the world

* To present research and position papers on ergonomic problems
with a global flavour

* To examine global trends and their impact on ergonomics research and
practice

* To evaluate the application of ergonomics in industrially developed and
developing countries

* To foster international links, particularly between Africa and the rest
of the
world

PROGRAMME

The conference will have a varied programme, but speakers are encouraged
to present their work and ideas with reference to "global" themes of
their choice. The conference will provide an opportunity for researchers
to make contact with colleagues in other parts of the world particularly
Africa. Some "Global Issues" of relevance are:

- Costs and benefits of ergonomic design and intervention
- Organisational design and management
- Micro and Macroergonomics
- Ergonomics in Production and Manufacturing
- Ergonomics in Services and Administration
- Demographic change and global economic development
- Technology transfer/developing countries
- Environmental Ergonomics
- Agricultural Ergonomics and Forestry
- Consumer Ergonomics

Suitable topics and application areas include but are not limited to:


TOPICS APPLICATIONS

Occupational biomechanics Workstation design
Human computer interaction Health care
Environmental ergonomics Usability engineering
Human reliability Vehicle ergonomics
Anthropometry and human variability Complex systems
Task analysis Manual work
Human sensation and perception Developing countries
Applied cognitive psychology Gender issues
Human factors of technology transfer Process design
Participatory ergonomics Protective clothing
Ergonomics of disadvantaged Product design
Accident and work injuries Ergonomics methodology
Education & Training

Papers may be of a general nature (e.g. up to date reviews of a
particular area) or specific (presentation of research data).

ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Chairman: Dr RS Bridger (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
Prof PA Scott (Rhodes University, South Africa)
Prof J Charteris (Rhodes University, South Africa)
Dr C Calitz (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)
Prof H Shahnavaz (Lulea University of Technology, Sweden)

INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Prof Coblentz, A (France)
Prof Gale, A (UK)
Prof Hendrick, H (USA)
Prof Karwowski, W (USA)
Prof Komashiro, M (Japan)
Prof Landau, K (Germany)
Dr Lovesy, E (UK)
Prof Pacholwski, L (Poland)
Prof Scott PA (South Africa)
Prof Shahnavaz, H (Sweden)
Prof Shen, R (China)


GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS

Please include the following:

- 9 copies of the abstract and a covering letter

- The abstract, 300-500 words, should include: Name(s) and address(es) of
author(s) a short title of the paper and 4 keywords

In the covering letter, please give the name of:
- The person(s) presenting the paper
- The person(s) intending to attend the conference.

Send your abstract to:

Dr RS Bridger
Dept of Biomedical Engineering
UCT Medical School
Observatory 7925
South Africa
Electronic submissions (abstract plus covering letter) should be
sent to: bridger@anat.uct.ac.za

POSTERS

A short (100-300 word) description should be included.

WORKSHOPS AND PANEL DEBATES

A detailed proposal should be submitted describing the topic and issues
to be debated and the intended audience.

DEADLINES

* Receipt of abstracts and proposals 30/11/97
* Submission of camera-ready copy (Full Papers) 30/3/98

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Presenters of papers will receive, in advance, an author's kit with full
instructions concerning the preparation of papers for he proceedings
(maximum length 6 pages, single spaced including references).

VENUE

Graduate School of Business Conference Centre, University of Cape Town,
Waterfront Campus, Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa

CONFERENCE DATE

9-11 September 1998

REGISTRATION FEES AND INFORMATION

$450 (USA) includes refreshments and conference proceedings.
$500 (USA) late registrations (after 30/3/98)
$250 (USA) students

To register or obtain further information contact:

Deborah McTeer
Postgraduate Conference Centre
University of Cape Town Medical School
Observatory 7925
Cape Town
South Africa
deborah@medicine.uct.ac.za

ABOUT CAPE TOWN AND ENVIRONS

Cape Town in situated on the Southwest tip of the African continent and
was founded over 300 years ago. The climate is Mediterranean and the city
is well known for its scenic beauty. Nearby is South Africa's main wine
and fruit producing area and there is a lively local fishing industry.
Cape Town is an excellent point of departure for those wishing to visit
other parts of Africa. The road, rail and air links are all more than
adequate to support a variety of excursions.

SOCIAL PROGRAMME AND OTHER ACTIVITIES

Apart from the mainstream conference programme there will be seminars,
poster sessions and a varied social calendar. Many day trips and other
outings can be booked and joined directly at the conference venue itself,
including trips up Table Mountain, tours of the Cape Peninsula and Nature
Reserve as well as boat trips in Table Bay and excursions to local
wineries by car, coach or train.

Direct flights to Cape Town are available from many major centres
including, Miami, New York, London, Amsterdam, Kuala Lumpur, Buenos Aires
and Perth. Internal flights from Johannesburg are available hourly. For
those coming from or wishing to visit other parts of Africa, regular
connecting flights are available to and from Johannesburg as well as
excursions to the Kruger National Park.