Call for Papers

An International Symposium on Slips, Trips and Falls
The International Ergonomics Association (IEA) Technical Committee on Slips Trips and Falls would like to invite you to submit abstracts for presentations at the 20th IEA Triennial Congress to be held in Florence, Italyon August 26 - 30 2018.
The main purpose of this symposium is to provide a technical forum on slip, trip and fall incidents for the safety researchers, practitioners and consultants around the world to present their latest findings and to exchange research ideas. The symposium will cover all aspects related to the problems from research to practical experience, such as falls from heights, falls among older people, biomechanics, slip resistance measurements, misstep, loss of balance, standardization, pedestrian fall prevention, flooring and stairway design and development, design, testing and performance of footwear, anti-skid devices, and housekeeping. Papers may address industrial safety as well as safety at home and during leisure-time. The theme of IEA 2018 conference is “Creativity in Practice”: refers to the typical challenge of the Italian way to innovation engaged to transform the results of research on innovation in concrete actions to improve the quality of life and work. Abstract Submission Your abstract should not exceed 450 words. Although the requirements for the final papers have not been announced yet, it is expected that a paper of several pages long will be required for each accepted submission.

Please submit your abstract(s) following the directions at Select “slips, trips and falls” in “the human factors and ergonomics domain.”

Important Deadlines
Special Session, Workshop submission: September 30th 2017
Abstract submission: November 30th 2017

Notification for Accepted Papers: January 31st 2018

For questions, please contact Dr. Wen-Ruey Chang at

Program Committee:

Wen-Ruey Chang, USA, Chair

Kurt Beschorner, USA
Yue Li, Canada
Xingda Qu, China
Carl Strautins, Australia
Takeshi Yamaguchi, Japan