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Monday, October 27, 2008

IEA Call for Papers


Call for Abstracts and Proposals for the 17th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, IEA 2009( http://www.iea2009.org )

The Online Communities Technical Committee (OCTC) will begin accepting submissions for the IEA 2009 Congress in Beijing, China. The OCTC is calling for proposals for symposia, panels, workshops, field applications and papers that address current or emerging issues related to online communities. The content of these proposals could include case studies, reports of field or laboratory research, reviews of field methods or applications, conceptual models, evaluations, implementation approaches, usability and user experience analysis or design, or other proposals that centre on online collaboration and community environments.

In particular, the OCTC seeks proposals that address core issues, including:

· Efficacy and qualities of online communities versus face-to-face communities
· Understanding and supporting collaboration processes
· Building and developing online communities
· Maintaining an online social presence
· The role of specialised communities
· Delivery mechanisms of educational content online
· Methodological issues in the study of online communities
· Physical and psychological wellbeing related to online communities versus face-to-face communities

Please feel free to contact the OCTC Chair, Andrew Thatcher, andrew.thatcher@wits.ac.za or the Congress Secretariat: Phone: +86-10-8280-1728 Fax: +86-10-8280-5315 Email: iea09secretariat@bjmu.edu.cn; Post Address: Chinese Ergonomics Society Peking University Health Science Center Beijing, 100083, China

Abstracts and proposal submissions: November 15, 2008.
Acceptance notification: January 1, 2009.
Camera-ready for conference proceedings: April 1, 2009

Submitted abstracts will be peer reviewed by at least two reviewers. The review will support the selection process of those that will be accepted for their presentation at the conference, as well as those to be selected for their publication in IEA endorsed Journals.

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