From The Ergoweb® Learning Center

American and European Ergonomics Conferences Seek Presenters

Two conferences, the Applied Ergonomics Conference and the Ergonomics Society’s Annual Conference, both to be held in 2007, are seeking proposals for papers and workshops.

The 10th Annual Applied Ergonomics Conference will be held in Dallas, Texas, USA, March 12-15, 2007. The theme of the conference is “Celebrating The Past; Shaping The Future,” and the organizers state, “Over the past decade, we have seen exceptional advances in ergonomics. Let’s celebrate these achievements, while looking at the current state of the industry and how we can continue to excel applied ergonomics. Join us as we shape the future of ergonomics.”

The Applied Ergonomics Conference also hosts the popular “Ergo Cup” competition, “the premier award recognizing innovative ergonomics in the workplace.”

The conference organizers invite you to “Share your expertise at the Applied Ergonomics Conference in March, 2007. Be a presenter at this 10th year celebration. The abstract submission site remains open” (the August 11 cut-off date that appears on the page has been extended). Visit to learn more about this conference.

The Ergonomics Society’s Annual Conference will be held April 17-19, 2007. This conference covers all areas of ergonomics research and application and is intended for all ergonomists, human factors professionals and those with related interests. The Conference has these themes: Ergonomics at the heart of systems engineering; Urban and personal security; Holistic and universal design; Complex systems; Office ergonomics; and Patient safety and medical ergonomics.

The conference organizers are particularly interested to receive contributions that demonstrate the utility of the ergonomics/human factors disciplines in improving health, safety, efficiency and productivity. Reports of case studies, the practical application of tools and methods in industry, and joint contributions between ergonomics/human factors professionals and industrial partners are especially welcome.

Visit to learn more about the conference and how to submit a paper, workshop or poster abstract for consideration. The conference web site indicates an abstract submission deadline of August 11, but Ergoweb has been informed that the deadline has been extended to September 4, 2006. Please verify the deadline with the conference organizers.