Welcome to HWWE 2011

The International Ergonomics Association (IEA), which is the federation of ergonomics & human factors societies around the world is established with the following principle goals:

  • Advancement in science and practice of ergonomics at an international level
  • To enhance the contribution of the ergonomics discipline to global society

Ergonomics (Human Factors Engineering) is the scientific discipline concerned with the understanding of interactions among human beings and other elements of a system. It applies theory, principles, data and methods to design, in order to optimize human well-being and overall system performance. Ergonomists contribute to the design and evaluation of tasks, jobs, products, environments and systems in order to make them compatible with the needs, abilities and limitations of people.

Indian Society of Ergonomics (ISE), has been working towards the application of Ergonomics principles for the well-being of the society leading to improved productivity. Its members are active in different walks of life.

ISE has started a series of conferences on the theme of "Humanizing Work and Work Environment (HWWE)" aimed at developing a common platform for exchange of ideas concerning improvement in work and work environment towards alleviating health and safety of persons at work.

HWWE 2011 will be held at Department of Engineering Design, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai on the theme:

"Innovation and Usability in Product Development"

Conference Venuee:

IC&SR Auditorium
Indian Institute of Technology Madras,
Chennai - 600 036, Tamilnadu

About IIT Madras

Indian Institute of Technology Madras is one of the premier institutions of national importance in higher technical education and basic & applied research. It was established in 1959 by the Government of India in collaboration with the German Government. IIT Madras is a township of about one square mile area located in the city of Chennai, previously known as Madras. It is a residential institution with nearly 450 faculty members, 6200 students and 1000 administrative and supporting staff.

The self-contained IIT campus is located in a beautiful wooded land with flora and fauna, carved out of the Guindy National Park. The campus has about 300 species of trees and plants including native wild ones. The Institute has sixteen academic departments and a few advanced research centers in various disciplines of engineering and pure sciences, with nearly 100 laboratories. It is conveniently located at a distance of about 12 km each from airport and railway station.