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									Call for Papers

5th VDI-Conference
Human Vibration
with trade exhibition

                    German  – English!

Date and venue:
May 28 and 29, 2013
DGUV Congress Center, Dresden
Human Vibration

Call for the submission of summaries

Are you an expert in one of the fields specified in our target audience? If so,
we would like to invite you to contribute to the conference’s success by the
presentation of a paper.

Please submit a summary, not longer than one DIN A4 page, by October 26,
2012. You may register your paper on the Internet page
humanschwingungen under the rubric “Call for Papers”.

The summary must contain:
   the informative title of your contribution
   the personal data of those presenting the papers and the co-authors
   a statement of the content, including specific information
   the attribution to the relevant subject in focus
   a statement about the degree of innovation involved
   a statement of previous publications on the subject

The manuscripts of the papers accepted will be published. The authors of the
papers accepted undertake to submit a detailed manuscript (max. 12 pages).

The Program Committee will decide about the acceptance of the lecture on the
back of the abstract.


  Submission of the summary                          October 26, 2012
  Notification of the authors                         Mid of November 2012
  Submission deadline for final manuscripts           March 12, 2013

Registration Costs

For personal VDI-members:            € 690 (+VAT)
Non VDI-members:                     € 790 (+ VAT)

Speakers and poster readers          € 395 (+ VAT)
(One author per contribution)

Please note

  You may get for the conference 3 VDSI-points.
Human Vibration

Topics in Focus

1. Exposure of humans to vibrations in practice
   a. Cars, commercial vehicles, leisure vehicles
   b. Construction machinery, ground conveyors, transport vehicles
   c. Forms of transportation (land, water, rail, air)
   d. Hand-held and hand-guided machines
   e. Workplaces in buildings

2. Effects of vibrations on humans
   a. Health – occupational diseases
   b. Effects on performance
   c. Comfort – discomfort
   d. Assessment and evaluation
   e. Biomechanics

3. Noise and Vibration Health and Safety at Work Ordinance (EU Vibra-
   tion Directive 2002/44/EC)
   a. Requirements on employers on the basis of the ordinance
   b. Implementation experience and help (throughout Europe)
   c. Assessment of risk, preventative measures

4. Experimental and numerical simulation techniques
   a. Tests
   b. Modelling
   c. Simulation

5. Construction and development of reduction measures
   a. Passive measures/systems
   b. Active systems to reduce vibrations

6. Vibration emissions
   a. Machines and products, EU-Machines Directive (2006/42/EC)
   b. Testing procedures, standards

7. Vibration measurement technology
   a. Measurement-systems, Dosimeter, workplace measurements
   b. Evaluation process
   c. Calibration, traceability and measurement uncertainty

Presentation forms

1. Presentation of a paper (20 min. speaking time, 10 min. discussion time)
2. Poster presentation (5 minutes)

Contributions may be submitted in German or in English. Simultaneous
translation from German into English will be available.
Human Vibration

Program Commitee

Dr.-Ing. Frank Bersiner, BMW Group, München
Dr.-Ing. Thorsten Breitfeld, Daimler AG, Sindelfingen
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ralph Bruder, TU Darmstadt
Dr. Thomas Bruns, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Braunschweig
Dr.-Ing. Christoph Hecker, Berufsgenossenschaft Metall Nord Süd, Mainz
Dipl.-Phys. Peter Hillebrand, Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Janser, FH Aachen, FB Luft- und Raumfahrttechnik
Dipl.-Ing. Uwe Kaulbars, Institut für Arbeitsschutz der Deutschen
Gesetzlichen Unfallversicherung (IFA), Sankt Augustin
Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Dipl.-Ing. Stephan Letzel, Johannes-Gutenberg-
Universität, Mainz
Dr.-Ing. Holger Lochmann, Andreas Stihl AG & Co. KG, Waiblingen
Dipl.-Ing. Wolfgang Menzel, Germanischer Lloyd, Hamburg
Dipl.-Ing. Lutz Meyer, Isringhausen GmbH & Co. KG, Lemgo
Dr. Detlev Mohr, Landesamt für Arbeitsschutz (LAS), Potsdam
Dipl.-Ing. Hendrik Schläper, K+S Aktiengesellschaft, Kassel
Dr.-Ing. Marianne Schust, Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeits-
medizin (BAuA), Berlin
M. Sc. Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Alexander Siefert, Wölfel Beratende Ingenieure
GmbH + Co. KG, Höchberg
Dr.-Ing. Andrés Wellmann Jelic, Hilti Deutschland GmbH, Kaufering
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Horst Peter Wölfel, Wölfel Beratende Ingenieure GmbH + Co.
KG, Höchberg (Vorsitz)

Scientific Support

VDI-Society for Product and Process Design
The VDI-Society for Product and Process Design offers covered technical
knowledge for all lines of business to design products and processes as well
as their optimization in regards of quality, time and cost-benefit ratio.

The conference is supported by

Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the German Accident
Insurance (IFA)

Acoustics, Noise Control and Vibration Engineering Standards Committee
in DIN and VDI (NALS)

Association of German Security Engineers e.V.
Human Vibration

Target Audience

The conference is intended for development engineers, measurement
engineers working in the field of health and safety at the workplace as
well as experts for occupational safety. Technical supervision civil servants
and industrial medicine practitioners are also welcome. The organizer
issues an appeal to representatives of public authorities and academic
institutions e.g. those for industrial sectors of motor vehicles, aviation, rail
transport and water craft, mechanical engineering, agriculture, forestry
and construction industry. The conference will also supply new input and
information for experts from the comfort analysis and assessment fields as
well as for experimental and numerical NVH specialists. Managerial staff
who is supervising the guidelines of the Noise and Vibration Health and
Safety ordinances at the workplace is also particularly addressed.


People are exposed to significant mechanical vibrations in their working
environment or in the daily traffic situation. Consequential negative
effects on health, performance and comfort can appear.
The wide range of impacts from human vibrations, affecting almost all
branches of industry, requires an interdisciplinary approach to the pro-
blem. For investigating health and comfort aspects innovative methods
such as the numerical simulation and the use of dummies open up new
perspectives and provide completely new approaches for the develop-
ment and evaluation of vibration reduction measures for whole-body and
In the field of occupational safety , the “Ordinance on the protection of
workers against the risks arising from exposure to noise and vibrations”
implementing the “Directive 2002/44/EC of the European Parliament
and of the Council” defines the requirements for employers. According
to that, in addition to the risk assessment preventive measures are to be
implemented in dependence of the reaching or exceeding of the exposure
action or exposure limit values respectively.
This includes from the principle of technical minimization via the deter-
mination of the vibrational loads at workplaces, the instruction of the
parties involved through to the implementation of a vibration reduction
program and preventive occupational medical care.
Goal of the conference is to give a comprehensive overview of the state of
the art in the areas of concern mentioned and to explain their signifi-
cance by practical examples.
In the name of the program committee

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Horst Peter Wölfel
Human Vibration

Exhibition & Sponsorship
We bring you into focus – so you can focus on your business

Would you like to get face to face with the high-powered participants attending
the VDI congress and present your products and services to a specialized
sector of your market without any wastage? We can supply you with exclusive
communication possibilities before, during and after the event.

For an optimum presentation of your company, make use of the exhibition
held in parallel with the congress. Here you can meet industry decision-
makers – make your target contacts neatly and without a great deal of organi-
zational outlay. Secure your stand space right at the heart of this industry!
As a sponsor you position your company with a clearly perceptible presence
within a selected circle of participants. Before, during and after the congress
we offer various possibilities to “fly your flag” and of getting into conversation
with your potential customers.

Stella Büttner
Project Consultant Exhibition & Sponsorship
Phone: +49 211 6214-592
Fax: +49 211 6214-167


Content                                        Organization
Anne Bieler-Bultmann, M.A.                     Nadine Dubenhorst
Phone: +49 211 6214-225                        Phone: +49 211 6214-671
Fax: +49 211 6214-97-225                       Fax: +49 211 6214-97-671
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