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    Dear colleagues,

    Here is my good deed for the day! Please see the latest Aus-ergo message below;

    HFESA 2006 Call for papers -including web link
    Dear list members,
    Below is an updated version of the call for papers for the HFESA 2006 Conference.
    It now includes the web link for uploading papers (which is live and ready) Please circulate the call to anyone who may be interested.
    Jonathan Talbot.

    Call for Papers and workshop proposals

    The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia HFESA and the NSW Organising Committee take great pleasure in inviting submissions for presentations to the 42nd Annual Conference of HFESA. The conference will be held in Sydney, Australia.
    20th-22nd November 2006 at the University of Technology (UTS).

    The theme for this conference is:
    New Technology - Putting Macro and Micro in Context
    Human Factors/ Ergonomics spans the full range of interactions between people and the systems, spaces and designs that they encounter. Our research and practice need to engage with developments in overarching policy and legislative frameworks, organisational design and management, physical environments, products and devices. The theme of this year's conference seeks to identify current developments at these various 'scales' of concern and to explore the related challenges and opportunities for those working in our field.

    The conference will provide a forum for people across the spectrum of Human Factors, Ergonomics and management interests to exchange ideas and identify new opportunities and challenges in the field. The conference will be of interest to Human Factors and Ergonomics professionals, Management professionals, Design professionals (including Architects, Engineers, Industrial Designers, Interface/Interaction Designers), OHS and injury management professionals, Psychologists, Occupational therapists and Physiotherapists and those working in related academic disciplines. ( Note: The 2006 Conference will be also be held back-to-back with OZCHI; the annual conference of the Human Computer Interaction Special Interest group of the HFESA.- a separate call for papers for the OZCHI Conference will be published)

    Call for Papers, Posters and Workshop proposals
    We encourage you to give a paper, poster or workshop at the conference. We plan to address themes in Human Factors and Ergonomics which deal with systems, spaces and designs for people in contemporary settings related to work, home and leisure.

    Relevant Topics may include:

    New Work Directions, New Technology;
    Research Within Practice;
    Systems Development;
    Organisational design and management;
    Participatory Ergonomics;
    Human Computer Interaction;
    Cognitive Ergonomics;
    Aging populations and new technology;
    Musculoskeletal Disorders;
    Case Studies.

    Other papers or workshops dealing with topics of common interest to Society members would also be welcome. These could include:
    Tools and Techniques;
    Practical Issues;
    Human Error;
    Industrial Ergonomic Issues;
    Health and Fitness;
    Product Evaluation;
    Change Management
    Case studies from the industry; eg health, transport, retail/wholesale, construction;
    Home-based Work.

    The conference will include the following types of presentations:

    Paper Presentations
    30 minute timeslots have been scheduled for short paper presentations relevant to the conference theme (20 minutes presentation followed by questions/discussion).

    A program of 90 minute workshops has been planned to allow participants to gain practical experience with new ideas, tools and strategies that they can apply in the field.

    Poster Presentations
    Poster presentations will provide the opportunity to display information about
    projects and outcomes. Posters will be on display for the duration of the
    Conference. Provision will be made for poster presenters to discuss their work with conference delegates.

    To submit your Paper Abstract ,workshop or poster proposal......

    Prepare an abstract of your paper or provide a short outline of your proposed workshop or Poster presentation. These should be submitted online using only the template supplied.

    Submissions are to be made online at :

    The closing date for Paper abstracts and workshop proposals is Friday 31 March 2006

    For proposals for poster presentations the closing date is Friday 30 June 2006

    If you have any questions about the content or format of your proposed presentation please contact Jonathan Talbot by email or phone the conference secretariat: details below

    Selection of papers

    Abstracts will be subject to a peer review process and we plan to advise authors regarding their submissions by Thursday 21 April 2006. The decision to accept a paper is at the discretion of the Organising Committee. A condition of acceptance of a paper is that at least one author or nominated presenter registers for the Conference.

    If your abstract is accepted, you will be asked to submit a full draft paper for review. The deadline for the full draft paper is Friday 16thth June, 2006.

    You will be notified of final acceptance of your paper subject to satisfactory editing in the light of referees' comments. A final edited version will be required by Friday 15th September, 2006.

    Review criteria will include relevance, originality of ideas, significance of results, accuracy and quality of presentation.

    Accepted papers will be scheduled for presentation during one of the concurrent technical sessions and will be published in the Conference Proceedings.

    Workshop presenters have the option of preparing an accompanying paper which will be subject to the same dates and refereeing process as other papers. At minimum, a concise outline of the workshop is to be submitted by Friday 16th June 2006 for inclusion in the Conference proceedings.

    Contact the Conference Secretariat:
    Judy Potter/Robyn Broughton
    HFESA 2006 Conference Secretariat EMAIL:
    PO Box 5009 NOWRA DC NSW 2541 TEL: +61 2 4422 2214 FAX: +61 2 4422 3878

    That's all, folks!


    David McFarlane
    Ergonomist, WorkCover Authority
    New South Wales, Australia

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