Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Driving Assessment Conference

7th International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design

Bolton Landing, New York
June 17-20, 2013  
The Sagamore Resort on Lake George
This symposium is focused on providing an interdisciplinary forum for scientific exchange between users of driving assessment tools, applications and technology. Attendees will include researchers and practitioners working on applications of driving assessment from the perspective of engineering, psychology, medicine, and public health.

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Request for papers--Ergonomics in Design

Ergonomics in Design (EID) is planning a special issue on human factors/ergonomics solutions to global warming and climate change. EID is soliciting article contributions to this special issue on any topic related to how human factors/ergonomics principles and practices have been applied, or are being applied, in efforts to address global warming and climate change. Articles should show how critical the science of human factors was for the project or research, provide useful information to practitioners, and show how the results of the project or research addresses the problem of global warming and climate change. Information for how to submit articles is below.

Pascala and Socolow (2004, Stabilization wedges: Solving the climate problem for the next 50 years with current technologies. Science, 305 (5686), 968-972.) proposed that the fundamental scientific, technical and industrial solutions to global warming and climate change were already available, and, if implemented immediately, would be sufficient to limit atmospheric CO2 to a concentration that would prevent the most damaging climate change. The authors provided a list of current technology options for stabilizing greenhouse gas emissions over the next 50 years, including:
• Improved fuel economy
• Reduced reliance on cars
• Ending deforestation
• More efficient buildings
• Improved power plant efficiency
• Decarbonization of electricity and fuels
• Substitution of natural gas for coal
• Carbon capture and storage
• Nuclear fission
• Wind electricity
• Photovoltaic electricity
• Biofuels

The special issue of Ergonomics in Design will highlight the wide range of areas in which HF/E specialists have contributed knowledge and expertise to include design of the new technology, such as smart homes and green buildings; design of tasks, jobs and systems needed to implement and expand the new technology; and design of ways to help change decision-making and behavior needed to recognize and comprehend the need for immediate action to avert the long-term consequences of climate change.

We would like submissions by April 8, 2013. Length would be a maximum of 3000 words for long feature articles and a maximum of 1500 words for short feature articles. The author[s] of each accepted article will be notified in May 2013, and the revisions will be finalized by December 2, 2013. The special issue is scheduled for publication in Spring 2014, and will feature a selection of the accepted articles, with the remainder published in later issues.

To further encourage your interest to contribute, Ergonomics in Design is sent to an international audience consisting of the members of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, members of scientific organizations with an interest in the human factors field, and professionals working in industry and government agencies. In addition, this special issue will be promoted to government and other organizations with decision-making responsibilities related to global warming policies. Your article will reach a large and diverse readership in an attractive, well-respected, peer-reviewed publication.

You can find instructions for authors, publication policies, and sample articles at:

You can submit your article to the EID online submission site:

If you have any questions, you can contact Ken Nemire at