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Call for Contributions 
2nd Edition International Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors

This is an invitation to contribute to the 2nd edition of the International Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors in the following categories:

1. Technical articles in your respective areas of expertise

2. An article (a biography and a black-and-white photograph) about the

a. late ergonomists, or

b. those who have already retired from the active service who have made outstanding contributions to the field of HF/E in your country and internationally.

Details about the writing requirements and deadlines are available on the Web at http://www.louisville.edu/speed/ergonomics/ency2005/.

Please contact the assistant editor, Ms. Bohdana Sherehiy (b0sher01@athena.louisville.edu), about potential contributions. Submission deadline: June 1, 2004.

APAs 5K Rays Race and Walk 
Saturday, July 31, 2004

The annual race and walk at the 2004 Honolulu Convention of APA will be held on Saturday morning, July 31st, at 7 a.m. The race will be held on the Kapliani Trail near Waikiki Beach, walking distance from the major hotels. More details will appear in the APA Monitor on Psychology, the Division 47 Web site (www.APA47.org), and in your convention packet. Trophies will be awarded to the overall mens and womens winners and to the top three in each 5-year age group from under 25 to over 75. 

Preregistration is available until July 23, 2004. The entry fee for preregistered runners is $20 ($10 for students), which includes a commemorative 
T-shirt, raffle chance, and post-race refreshments. After July 23, the registration fee is $25 ($14 for students). Please visit http://www.psyc.unt.edu/apadiv47/running.html for the race application.

Fourth ITC International Conference
Equitable Assessment Practices: Building Guidelines for Best Practices

The International Test Commission (ITC; www.intestcom.org) is featuring its fourth international conference, Equitable Assessment Practices: Building Guidelines for Best Practices, to be held October 710, 2004 on the campus of the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.

This ITC conference will highlight advancements for developing and using tests and assessment data in a manner that helps ensure fairness for all individuals, regardless of age, gender, race/ethnicity, and exceptionality. The conference will explore and discuss issues related to equitable assessment practices and fairness in testing as well as offer skill-building training. Assessment contexts addressed by the conference include industrial/organizational, occupational/vocational, clinical/counseling, education/school, health/medical, and test publishers/research laboratories. 

International conference keynote speakers will include David Bartram (SHL Group, United Kingdom), Fanny Cheung (Chinese University of Hong Kong), Elias Mpofu (formerly of Zimbabwe, now Pennsylvania State University, USA), and Robert Sternberg (Yale University, USA). Invited conference workshops will include speakers such as Barbara Byrne, Peter Isquith, Elizabeth Lichtenberger, Thomas Oakland, Hector Ochoa, Gale Roid, Robert Stern, Lawrence Weiss, Bruno Zumbo.

Abstract submissions for symposia, papers, posters, and conference workshops that focus on theoretical issues, empirical research, or case studies relating to equitable assessment within any of the above contexts are invited. Topics may include a variety of testing methods and procedures and may address issues related to differential effects of examinee demographics in test construction and application. 

Conference registration is $295 (US) for ITC members and $330 for ITC nonmembers; however, nonmember registration fee entitles the registrant to a 1-year complimentary individual membership in the ITC.

Direct inquiries to Bruce A. Bracken, President, International Test Commission, (babrac@wm.edu), Phone: (757) 221-1712, Fax: (757) 221-2975.

The ITC Conference Web site (www.itc2004.com) contains conference plans and registration and abstract submission forms.

Call for Workshop Submissions: 
Future Challenges in OCB Theory and Research 
November 710, 2004 
Ben-Gurion University, Eilat Campus, Israel

The purpose of the meeting is to gather a group of 3040 scholars and researchers interested in the field of OCB for a 2-day workshop to discuss the state of the art and future challenges in OCB research. An intimate event of this nature will provide a unique opportunity for researchers to informally share views and experiences and establish helpful professional networks for future discussion and collaboration. 

Proposals are being accepted for three types of session formats:

  • Traditional presentation based on empirical research, case studies, or theoretical analysis. Within this format, joint presentations by multiple participants are also encouraged.
  • Symposium on a particular topic with 34 presenters. The roles of chair and discussant of the symposium are expected to be allocated to one or two of the symposiums presenters. 
  • Interactive sessions. Given the small and informal gathering, we would like to encourage presenters to depart from the traditional format of formal presentation and instead adopt an approach in which they moderate or facilitate an interactive session with the audience on the OCB theme or issue on which they are focused. 

Each proposal should be summarized in no more than 5 pages, describing the following: 

  • Presenter(s) contact information (name, affiliation, e-mail, phone)
  • The topic or theme of the presentation/symposium/interactive session;
  • Proposed length of session
  • For symposia, a brief description of each presentation in the symposium
  • In a proposal for an interactive session, describe how participant involvement in a creative inquiry and dialogue on the issue specified will be achieved

Send submissions as Word attachments to Amos Drory (amosd@som.bgu.ac.il) or Yitzhak Fried (i.fried@wayne.edu). Questions should also be addressed by e-mail or phone to Drory (phone: 011-972-8-647-2781) or Fried (phone: 313-577-4509). Submission deadline: June 10, 2004.

I-O Participation in Government Health Services Research Grants Registration Due by April 14, 2004

April 21st, 2004 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in Rockville, Maryland

The National Institutes of Health and AHRQ wish to facilitate increased contributions to their health services research grants programs by investigators with a solid grounding in mainstream organizational and management science theories and methods. The event is sponsored by NIMH, NIDA, NIAAA, NCI, and AHRQ. If you are interested in expanding your research to health service organizations this workshop might be for you.

There is no cost for the workshop, but registration is required. To participate, send an e-mail with WORKSHOP in the subject line to org.science@nih.gov to obtain a brief registration form and flyer with driving and public transit information. 

A shorter workshop will be held by the AOM HSR Caucus in New Orleans during the Academy of Management Conference in August. To register for this latter event, send an e-mail with AOM Workshop in the subject line to org.science@nih.gov.

2005 APA Scientific Awards Program: Call for Nominations

The APA Board of Scientific Affairs (BSA) invites nominations for its 2005 scientific awards program. The Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award honors psychologists who have made distinguished theoretical or empirical contributions to basic research in psychology. The Distinguished Scientific Award for the Applications of Psychology honors psychologists who have made distinguished theoretical or empirical advances in psychology leading to the understanding or amelioration of important practical problems. 

To submit a nomination for the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award and the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award for the Applications of Psychology, you should provide a letter of nomination, the nominees current vita with list of publications, and the names and addresses of several scientists who are familiar with the nominees work. 

The Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology recognizes excellent young psychologists. For the 2005 program, nominations of persons who received doctoral degrees during and since 1995 are being sought in the areas of:

  • behavioral and cognitive neuroscience
  • social
  • perception, motor performance 
  • applied research (e.g., treatment and prevention research, industrial-organizational research, educational research)
  • individual differences (e.g., personality, psychometrics, mental ability, behavioral genetics) 

To submit a nomination for the Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology, you should provide a letter of nomination, the nominees current vita with list of publications, and up to five representative reprints.

To obtain nomination forms and more information, you can go to the Science Directorate Web page (www.apa.org/science/sciaward.html) or you can contact Suzanne Wandersman, Science Directorate, American Psychological Association, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242; by phone, (202) 336-6000; by fax, (202) 336-5953; or by e-mail, swandersman@apa.org.

The deadline for all award nominations is June 1, 2004.

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