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Article 3818 in sci.virtual-worlds (moderated):
From: spring@arbw3.kf.tu-berlin.de (Johannes Springer)
Subject: CONF: Work with Display Units, Berlin, Sept 92
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Date: 15 May 92 12:34:48 GMT
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Third International Scientific Conference

WORK WITH DISPLAY UNITS

BERLIN, 1 - 4 SEPTEMBER 1992


--------- Aims of the Conference

You are cordially invited to participate in the WWDU'92 conference in Berlin
on September 1-4, 1992. After Stockholm in 1986 and Montreal in 1989, Berlin
will provide a forum for users, designers and manufacturers as well as
scientists to present state-of-the-art knowledge on utilization of visual
display units.

Working With Display Units, a new style of human work which emerged just 20
years ago in offices has become a focus of interest, wherever people process
information.

Research on WWDU and the formulation of design principles surrounding the
subject have both broadened and increased in depth as the use and capacity of
computers have extended even into areas formerly thought to be the exclusive
domain of the human brain. The positive response of all the disciplines
involved must be

- to support human abilities to process information by tools and techniques in
all areas of human industry, both for experts and for novices;
- to reduce health hazards by preventive research and measurements in all
areas of information technology;
- to endeavour to provide innovative solutions in workplace design and the
complex and flexible arrangement of individual workers in new organiza-
tional and management concepts.

----------- PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME

Stream A: Environmental Impacts
Session A1: Sick Building Syndrome
Session A2: Radiation, Electrostatic and Electromagnetic Fields
Session A3: Skin Problems, "Electric Sensitivity" and VDU Work
Session A4: Pregnancy Outcomes and VDU Work
Session A5: Electric and Magnetic Sanitation of the Office
Session A6: VDT and Lighting I
Session A7: VDT and Lighting II

Stream B: Psychophysiological Aspects
Session B1: Oculumotor Functions: Concepts and Practical Consequences I
Session B2: Oculumotor Functions: Concepts and Practical Consequences II
Session B3: Oculumotor Functions: Vertical Gaze Direction
Session B4: Psychological Effects of Working with VDU
Session B5: Psychophysiology in the Workplace

Stream C: Input Devices and Workplace Design
Session C1: VDT Features and Techniques
Session C2: VDT-Filter
Session C3: Input Devices
Session C4: Colour and Vision I
Session C5: Colour and Vision II
Session C6: Workplace Design in Office Area
Session C7: Workplace Design in Industrial Area
Session C8: Video Session Workplace Design
Session C9: Work with VDUs for the Handicapped
Session C10: Effective Work with VDU

Stream D: Fatigue and Health Hazards
Session D1: Current Issues on Health Effect on VDU Work:
Perspectives and Trends
Session D2: MEPS: An International Collaborative Study on Muscuoskeletal
Disorders, Eye Strain and Psychological Stress among VDU
Workers: Study Design and Preliminary Findings
Session D3: Two NIOSH Studies to Visual Fatigue
Session D4: Field Studies to Visual Fatigue
Session D5: Aspects of Visual Fatigue
Session D6: Investigations on Muscular and Neuropsychic Fatigue
Session D7: Field Studies to Muscular and Neuropsychic Fatigue
Session D8: Strategies for Prevention
Session D9: Medical Surveillance I
Session D10: Medical Surveillance II

Stream E: User Interfaces
Session E1: Error and Error Managament
Session E2: Dialogue Techniques
Session E3: User Interfaces I
Session E4: User Interfaces II
Session E5: User Interfaces for Process Control
Session E6: Usability Evaluation
Session E7: Multi-modal Interfaces I
Session E8: Multi-modal Interfaces II
Session E9: User Involvement in Development Process
Session E10: Training and Help

Stream F: Workload, Stress and Strain
Session F1: Critical Organizational and Job Design Issues in Work with
VDT and Stress I
Session F2: Critical Organizational and Job Design Issues in Work with
VDT and Stress II
Session F3: Stress Considerations in Computer Networks
Session F4: Health Aspects and Stress Symptoms
Session F5: Assessment of Stress and Strain Factors
Session F6: Effects of Electronic Performance Monitoring on
VDT User Stress
Session F10: Longitudinal Studies of Job Design and VDU Work II

Stream G: Applications in Office and Industry
Session G1: Applications in Miscellaneous Areas
Session G2: Expert Systems and DSS in Medical Areas
Session G3: Information Ergonomics of Videotex-Systems
Session G5: Video & Hypermedia - Demonstrations
Session G6: Designing Experts and DSS-Systems
Session G9: VDUs in Education
Session G10: Computer Aided Design

Stream H: Work Analysis, Design and Structuring
Session H6: Implementations of Data Systems and Impacts on Job Contents
Session H7: Work with VDT within Groups
Session H8: Work Organisation Factors of Special Interest
to Labour Unions
Session H9: Implementations I
Session H10: Implementations II

Stream I: Strategies for Future WWDU
Session I1: Research methods
Session I2: Methods
Session I3: Kansei Engineering
Session I4: Ergonomics of HCI
Session I5: Applications of Chaos Science to Organisational Behavior
Session I6: Strategies of International Standardisation
Session I7: The Context and Consequences of the VDT Health Aspects
Session I8: Social Aspects of Homeworking in Rural Areas
Session I9: European Regulations for Work with VDT
Session I10: National Programmes and Social Context of VDT Use

and a lot of Poster-Sessions,
and an experiment "Creating Metaphors",
and, and, and much more !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!

---------- Patronage
Federal Minister of Labour and

---------- Support
The Conference is kindly supported by the DFG Deutsche Forschungsgemein-
schaft (German Research Foundation)

---------- Sponsors
IBM Deutschland GmbH, Stuttgart, FRG
ICL DatOa, Kista, Schweden
Siemens AG, SNI AG, Muenchen, Nuernberg, FRG
Tandberg Data A/S, Oslo, Norway
Vitra GmbH, Weil am Rhein, FRG
Waldmann"Lichttechnik" GmbH, VS-Schwenningen, FRG

---------- Co-Sponsoring Organizations
CIE - Commission Internationale de l'Eclairage
GfA - Gesellschaft fuer Arbeitswissenschaft e.V.
IEA - International Ergonomics Association
IIID - Internationales Institut fuer Informations-Design
Japan Ergonomics Research Society
Japan Institute of Human Posture Research
MATSUSHITA electric industrial co., ltd.
NEC Corporation
Oki Electric Industry Company
REFA - Verband fuer Arbeitsstudien und Betriebsorganisation e.V.
TOSHIBA corporation
VDI - Verein Deutscher Ingenieure, dev. Entwicklung, Konstruktion, Vertrieb
VDMA - Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau e. V.

---------- International Industrial Advisory Committee
Freund, B., Siemens AG, FRG
Helgeland, O. , Tandberg Data A/S, Norway
Mountford, S. J., Apple Computer, USA
Sch fer, R., Unisys, FRG

---------- International Scientific Advisory Committee
Berlinguet, L., Conseil de la Science et de la Technologie,
Gouvernement du Qu bec, Canada
Berthelette, D., Department des Sciences Administratives,
Universit du Qu bec Montr al, Canada
Bouma, H. , Institute for Perception Research,
Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Brunet, P., Commission of the European Communities,
Directorate-General for Employment, Industrial Relations
and Social Affairs, Luxembourg
Falzon, P., Laboratoire d Ergonomie et Neurosciences du Travail, France
Grieco, A., Universit Degli Studi di Milano,
Istituto di Medicina del Lavoro, Italy
Knave, B., National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Sweden
Krueger, H., ETH Eidgen ssische Technische Hochschule,
Institut fuer Hygiene und Arbeitsphysiologie, Switzerland
Kuorinka, I., Institute of Occupational Health, Finland
Mc Phee, B., Joint Coal Board, Occupational Health Service, Australia
Munipov, V.M., The Russian Research Institute of Industrial Design, Russia
Noro, K., Waseda University at Tokorozawa,
Department of Human Health Sciences, Japan
Ong, C.-H., National University of Singapore,
Department of Community, Occupational and Family Medicine,
Republic of Singapore
Pavard, B., ARAMIIS-MATRA Espace, France
Pearce, B., HUSAT Research Institute,
University of Technology, Great Britain
Sauter, L. S., Centers for Disease Control,
NIOSH National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health,
U.S.A.
Smith, M. J., University of Wisconsin-Madison,
Department of Industrial Engineering, U.S.A.
Stewart, T.F.M., Systems Concept Ltd., Great Britain
Widebaeck, P.-G.,Statskontoret, The Swedish Agency for Administrative
Development, Sweden

President
Prof. Dr. Holger Luczak
Technische Universitaet Berlin
Institut fuer Arbeitswissenschaft
Ernst-Reuter-Platz 7
D - 1000 Berlin 10, Germany D - 1000 Berlin 19, Germany
Tel. +49 30 314 2 3795
Fax +49 30 314 2 1111


----------- GENERAL INFORMATION
If you need further information, by e-mail and/or "snail-mail", please contact:

Dr.-Ing. Johannes Springer
Institut fuer Arbeitswissenschaft
Technical University of Berlin
Ernst-Reuter-Platz 7
D - 1000 Berlin 10

Tel.: 49-30-314 23795
Fax.: 49-30-314 21111
email: spring@arbw3.kf.tu-berlin.de

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Hope to see YOU in Berlin !!! -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-