15 and 16 of april









Deadline for submission Extended (articles)


See new date below


This year the PROGRAM has undergone some changes regarding the previous format:

  • On the first day of the event will have the morning dedicated to the realization of courses within the thematic of SHO.
  • The official opening of SHO2019 will be followed by a Round Table.

These will be the main changes. We will make the information available here. Any question you can contact us through e-mail sho2019@spoho.pt.




Soon we will put here the courses that will be available for the participants.

Round table

Round table

The perspectives of R&D in the area of Occupational Safety and Health between Business and Universities.

Soon we will put the guests of the Round Table here

The final version of the program will be available here


Anders Kabel

Anders Kabel

Development of OSH – a common challenge for managers, workers and OSH-profession

Anders Kabel is president of AM-PRO – the umbrella organisation for occupational safety and health associations and companies in Denmark. He is graduated as a Master of Architecture from The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Copenhagen (Denmark), specialized in the field of workspace design and occupational safety and health. Anders Kabel has served as a teacher in occupational safety and health at Roskilde University and Technical University. 1977-1999 he was head of Department of occupational safety and health in the Association of Managers and Supervisors, where he developed the role of managers and supervisors in the cooperation regarding safety and health at company level. 1999-2008 he was director of the Association of Preventive Services (occupational health services) in Denmark. On an initiative from EU-OSHA he was member of the European group that established The European Network of Occupational Safety and Health Professionals (ENSHPO), where he was vice president 2002-2008. From 2008 he became director of The Preventive Service for the Construction Industry in Denmark (Bam-bus), established and financed by the social partners in the construction industry. Anders Kabel is now partly retired but serves as part-time assistant professor at Aalborg University, and as research assistant in the private research and development company Team Worklife, where he works with projects regarding silica in the demolition industry and the cooperation between safety and health coordinators and clients in the construction process. In 2017 he was one of the initiators to establishing AM-PRO, where he now is president.

George Boustras

George Boustras

On the interface of safety and security

George Boustras is Professor in Risk Assessment at European University Cyprus, Dean of the Ioannis Gregoriou School of Business Administration and Director of the Centre of Excellence in Risk and Decision Science (CERIDES). George is a PhD in Probabilistic Risk Assessment from CFES at Kingston University London.  George was Honorary Research Fellow at CPSE  at Imperial College London, and KTP Research Fellow at FSEG at the University of Greenwich.  He was Member of the Socio-Economic Committee of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and Member of the Academic Committee of ERNCIP – the European Research Network of Critical Infrastructure Protection at JRC Ispra.  He sits at the Management Committee of Secure Societies – Protecting Freedom and security of Europe and its citizens of “HORIZON 2020”. He was appointed by the Ministerial Council of the Republic of Cyprus to Head the Special Task Force that oversaw the re-engineering of the State’s first responders. He was hired by World Bank to contribute to the modernisation of the Fire Service of the Hellenic Republic.  The President of the Republic of Cyprus appointed him, as Vice President in the Energy Strategy Council. He consulted the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Cyprus in the Risk Assessment of Unexploded Ordnance as part of Gas Exploration. George is Editor-in-Chief of Safety Science (Elsevier) and Member of the Editorial Board of Fire Technology (Springer), the International Journal of Emergency Management and International Journal Of Critical Infrastructure (both Inderscience).

António Brandão Moniz

António Brandão Moniz

Occupation safety in automated environments: needs and consequences

Professor at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of University NOVA Lisbon, with habilitation for Full Professorship since 2001. Is coordinator from 2009 of the PhD Programme on “Technology Assessment” (UNL). Since 2011 is also Researcher of the Institute of Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Is Director of the Observatory of Technology Assessment (OAT) of CICS.NOVA centre (since 2015). He is Sociologist (diploma and doctorate), and he is established at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology (UNL) since 1983. On 1999 was “Visiting Researcher” at the Brown University (USA). From 2002 to 2004 was at the Fraunhofer Institut für Systemtechnik und Innovationsforschung (ISI-FhG), and on 2007-08 was at the Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Germany. In 2017 he was at the School of Labour Studies of the McMaster University (Canada). Was President (elected) of the Department of Social Applied Sciences of Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (UNL), 2001-2007. He is member of the Strategy Board of CICS.NOVA (since 2016). Was an executive elected member of the RC30 Research Committee on Sociology of Work (1998-2002) and is from 2014 Board member of the RC23 Research Committee on Sociology of Science and Technology of ISA-International Sociological Association. Published recently a book on Robotics and Work [Robótica e Trabalho: o Futuro Hoje, Lisboa, Glaciar, 251 pp.]

Leia Stirling

Leia Stirling

Quantifying the Qualitative: Defining Measures of Human Performance Using Wearable Sensors

Leia Stirling is the C.S. Draper Assistant Professor in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Associate Faculty of the Institute for Medical Engineering & Science, and Co-Director of the Human Systems Lab. Her research quantifies human performance and human-machine fluency in operational settings through advancements in the use of wearable sensors. She applies these measures to assess human performance augmentation, to advance exoskeleton control algorithms, to mitigate injury risk, and to provide relevant feedback to subject matter experts across many domains, including clinical, space, and military applications. Currently, Stirling is a member for the ASTM F48 Committee on Exoskeletons and Exosuits, developing standards and guidelines for evaluating these systems with a human factors perspective. She received her B.S. and M.S. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and her Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From 2008-2009 she was a postdoctoral researcher at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. From 2009-2012 she was on the Advanced Technology Team at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. She joined the faculty at MIT in 2013.


A. Sérgio Miguel, Universidade do Minho & FEUP
Pedro Arezes, Universidade do Minho
Gonçalo Perestrelo, SPOSHO
J. Santos Baptista, FEUP
Mónica Barroso, University of Minho
Nélson Costa, University of Minho
Patrício Cordeiro, University of Minho
Paula Carneiro, University of Minho
Rui Melo, University of Lisbon
International scientific committee
A. Sérgio Miguel | Universidade do Minho/FEUP, Portugal
Alberto Villarroya López | Hospital Lucus Augusti, Servizo Galego de Saúde, Spain
Alfredo Soeiro | Universidade Porto – FEUP, Portugal
Ana C. Meira Castro | ISEP, School of Engineering of Polytechnic of Porto (ISEP), Portugal
Ana Colim | University of Minho, Portugal
Ana Ferreira | Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Environmental Health, Portugal
Anabela Simões | Universidade Lusófona, Dep. de Aeronáutica e Transportes, Portugal
Angela C. Macedo | University Institute of Maia (ISMAI), Portugal
Angélica S. G. Acioly | Federal University of Paraiba, Brazil
Anil R Kumar | San Jose State University, USA
Anna S P Moraes | University of Minho, Portugal
Antonio J. Cubero Atienza | Cordoba University (Spain). Dept. of Rural Engineering, Spain
Antonio López Arquillos | University of Málaga, Spain
António Oliveira e Sousa | University of Algarve, Institute of Engineering (ISE), Portugal
António Pereira de Oliveria | APOPARTNER, Portugal
Beata Mrugalska | Poznan University of Technology, Fac. Engineering Management, Poland
Béda Barkokébas Junior | University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Bianca Vasconcelos | University of Pernambuco – UPE, Brazil
Camilo Valverde | Católica Porto Business School – Univ. Católica Portuguesa, Portugal
Carla Barros | Fernando Pessoa University, Portugal
Carla Viegas | ESTeSL-IPL, Portugal
Catarina Silva | Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Celeste Jacinto | Faculty of Science and Technology, NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal
Celina Pinto Leão | School of Engineering of University of Minho, Portugal
Cezar Benoliel | Latin American Association of Safety at Work Engineering, Brazil
Cristina Madureira dos Reis | University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Portugal
Delfina Gabriela G Ramos | Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, Technology School, Portugal
Denis A. Coelho | C-MAST, DEM – Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal
Divo Quintela | ADAI – LAETA, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Duarte Nuno Vieira | Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Eliane Maria Gorga Lago | University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Ema Sacadura Leite | CHLN Occupational Department, ENSP-New University of Lisbon, Portugal
Emília Duarte | IADE – Universidade Europeia, UNIDCOM, Portugal
Emilia R. Kohlman Rabbani | University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Enda Fallon | Industrial Engineering, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland
Evaldo Valladão | Brazilian Academy of Work Safety Engineering, Brazil
Fernanda Rodrigues | Civil Engineering Department – University of Aveiro, Portugal
Fernando Gonçalves Amaral | Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil
Filipa Carvalho | Laboratório de Ergonomia, FMH, CIAUD, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Filomena Carnide | Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Florentino Serranheira | NOVA National School of Public Health, Portugal
Francisco Fraga López | Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Francisco Rebelo | Universidade de Lisboa, FMH, Laboratório de Ergonomia, Portugal
Francisco Silva | Technological Centre for Ceramics and Glass (CTCV), Portugal
Guilherme Teodoro Buest Neto | ABENC – Brazilian Association of Civil Engineers, Brazil
Gustavo Adolfo Rosal López | PrevenControl, Spain
Hélio Cavalcanti Albuquerque Neto | Federal University of Piauí, Brazil
Hernâni Veloso Neto | RICOT, Institute of Sociology, University of Porto, Portugal
Ignacio Castellucci | CETyFH, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Valparaíso, Chile.
Ignacio Pavón | ETSI Industriales, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Spain
Isabel L. Nunes | Universidade NOVA Lisboa, Faculty of Science and Technology, Portugal
Isabel Loureiro | University of Minho, Portugal
Isabel S. Silva | chool of Psychology, University of Minho, Portugal
J Torres da Costa | MD PHD Faculdade Medicina University Porto, Portugal
J. Santos Baptista | Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal
Jack Dennerlein | University of Harvard, USA
Javier Llaneza | Asociación Española de Ergonomía (Spanish Ergonomics Society), Spain
JC Guedes | Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto (FEUP), Portugal
Jesús A. Carrillo-Castrillo | Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Joana Santos | School of Health, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal
João Areosa | CICS.NOVA; ESCE/IPS; RICOT, Portugal
João Ventura | IN+ (Center for Innov., Technology and Policy Research), IST, Portugal
Jorge Gaspar | ISEC Lisboa – Higher Institute of Education and Sciences, Portugal
Jorge Patrício | National Laboratory for Civil Engineering, Portugal
José Cardoso Teixeira | University of Minho, Portugal
José Carvalhais | Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon, Portugal
José Keating | José Keating – School of Psychology, University of Minho, Portugal
José Miquel Cabeças | Faculty of Science and Technology, NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal
José Pedro T Domingues | Department of Production and Systems, University of Minho, Portugal
Joseph Coughlin | Massachusetts Institute of Technology – AgeLab, USA
Juan Carlos Rubio-Romero | University of Málaga, Spain
Laura B. Martins | Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
Liliana Cunha | University of Porto, Portugal
Luis Antonio Franz | Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil
Luiz Silva | Federal University of Paraíba, CESET-LAT/DEP, Brazil
M.ª D. Martínez-Aires | Department of Building Construction, University of Granada, Spain
Mahmut Ekşioğlu | Boğaziçi University, Turkey
Mahrus K. Umami | University of Trunojoyo Madura – UTM, Indonesia
Manuela Vieira da Silva | School of Health, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal
Marcelo M. Soares | Hunan University, China
Marcelo Pereira da Silva | Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil
Maria Antónia Gonçalves | ISEP-School of Engineering, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
Maria José Marques Abreu | Department of Textile Engineering, University of Minho, Portugal
Maria Luísa Matos | Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal
Marino Menozzi | Human Factors Engineering, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Mário A P Vaz | FEUP – INEGI, Portugal
Marta Santos | University of Porto, Portugal
Martin Lavallière | UQAC, Department of health sciences, Canada
Martina Kelly | National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Matilde Alexandra Rodrigues | Polytechnic Institute of Porto, School of Health, Portugal
Maurilia de Almeida Bastos | IFSC, Federal Institute of Santa Catarina, Brazil
Miguel Acevedo | Universidad Católica Silva Henríquez, Health Sciences Faculty, Chile
Miguel Corticeiro Neves – Portuguese Air Force and Coimbra Health School, Portugal
Miguel Tato Diogo | University of Porto, Faculty of Engineering (FEUP), Portugal
Mohammad Shahriari | University of Necmettin Erbakan, Konya Turkey
Mónica Dias Teixeira | REQUIMTE – ISEP, Portugal
Mónica Paz Barroso | Universidade Minho/SPOSHO, Portugal
Nélson Costa | University of Minho, Portugal
Nelson J. O. Rodrigues | University of Minho, Portugal
Olga Mayan | University Institute of Maia, Portugal
Paul Swuste | Safety Science and Security Group TUDelft, The Netherlands
Paula Carneiro | University of Minho, Portugal
Paulina Hernández A. | Unión Latinoamericana de Ergonomía, ULAERGO, Chile
Paulo A. A. Oliveira | School of Technology and Management – Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal
Paulo Flores | Department of Mechanical Engineering – University of Minho, Portugal
Paulo Noriega | Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Paulo Sampaio | University of Minho, Portugal
paulo victor rodrigues de carvalho | Instituto de Engenharia Nuclear, Brasil
Pedro Arezes | University of Minho, Portugal
Pedro Mondelo | UPC, Spain
Pedro NP Ferreira | Centre for Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering, IST-UL, Portugal
Pere Sanz-Gallen | Fac. Medicine and Health Sciences. University of Barcelona, Spain
Ravindra S. Goonetilleke | Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
Rui Azevedo | University Institute of Maia, Portugal
Rui B. Melo | Laboratório de Ergonomia, CIAUD, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Rui Garganta | Oporto University. Faculty of Sport, Portugal
Salman Nazir | University of Southeast Norway
Sara Braganca | Solent University, United Kingdom
Sérgio Sousa | University of Minho, Portugal
Sílvia A Silva | ISCTE-IUL, IBS, BRU-IUL, Portugal
Susana Costa | University of Minho, Portugal
Susana Paixao | IPC, Coimbra Health School, Environmental Health Dep, Portugal
Susana Patrícia Bastos de Sousa | INEGI, Portugal
Susana Viegas | ESTeSL-IPL, Portugal
Szabó Gyula | Óbuda University, Budapest, Hungary
Tânia Miranda Lima | University of Beira Interior, Portugal
Tareq Z. Ahram | Institute for Advanced Systems Engineering, USA
Teerayut Sa-ngiamsak | Burapha University, Industrial Hygiene and Safety Department, Thailand
Teresa Patrone Cotrim | Laboratório de Ergonomia, FMH, CIAUD, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Tomi Zlatar | University of Pernambuco – UPE, Brazil
Waldemar Karwowski | University of Central Florida, USA
Walter Franklin M. Correia | Federal University of Pernambuco – CAC, Design Dept., Brazil


Please carefully read all of this section’s content before submitting your MANUSCRIPT. The submission should be done electronically, considering the deadlines presented below.

MANUSCRIPTS can be submitted to one of two different publications:

Book Chapter

Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health (edited book by SPRINGER)

  • English written book chapter (4-8 pages)
  • Indexed at SCOPUS
  • If your work gets selected for oral presentation, you must do it in English

If accepted for publication, the inclusion of each book chapter implies the enrolment of, at least, one of the authors in the SHO2019, by March 17, 2019 and the payment of a publication fee (for each accepted submission). For each submitted work, the registered author will be offered a copy of the book.


SHO2019 Proceedings Book (edited book by SPOSHO, with ISBN)

  • Article (4-6 pages) written either in English or Portuguese (if your work gets selected for oral presentation, you must do it according to the article’s language)
  • To submit for indexing at ISI Proceedings

Each registration entitles the publication of one article. Submitting more than one article implies the payment of an additional fee for each extra article, up to the limit of three articles per registration.


The inclusion of accepted manuscripts at the symposium publications presupposes that the authors commit themselves to make their respective presentation at the event. In the case that they do not do so, and do not provide a plain justification for their absence, they will be prevented from publishing in subsequent editions of the event.


Submission Deadlines


  • Submission until November 11, 2018, in English, NEW DATE: NOVEMBER 18th
  • Preliminary decision (sent by email) until December 09, 2018
  • Revised manuscript submission until December 21, 2019
  • Final decision (sent by email) until January 08, 2019


  • Submission until January 13, 2019, either in English or Portuguese NEW DATE: January, 20th.
  • Preliminary decision (sent by email) until February 17, 2019
  • Revised manuscript submission until March 3, 2019
  • Final decision (sent by email) until March 17, 2019

Presentations at the SYMPOSIUM may be in oral or in Poster form, according to the Symposium Scientific Committee decision


  • Each presentation should have a maximum of 12 minutes
  • It is advisable to count one slide per minute, maximum
  • The speaker should go to the room where the presentation will be held during the break before his session, in order to deliver his presentation to the session’s Chairman


  • Please organise your poster according to the template dimensions (90 cm width x 70 cm height)
  • It is recommended that posters should be prepared to be printed on a single sheet
  • Please consider the top of the poster for title and authors, as indicated in the submitted abstract
  • Text, figures, etc., must be clear enough to be read from a 2 meters distance
  • Posters should be printed by the authors and delivered at the symposium help desk during April 14, morning
  • The placement of the posters at the placards is organisation responsibility

For the preparation of the posters, the model provided HERE  must be used.


After prior selection, some authors will be invited to submit an extended version of their manuscripts on the following international journals.

“International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Safety” (IJOOES) is an interdisciplinary journal with peer review, promoted by the Portuguese Occupational Safety and Health Society for the publication of original research. The authors of the best articles presented at SHO 2019 will be later contacted by IJOOES to publish an extended version of their work.









The registration can be done online (only available in English), which also allows payment online. HERE 

For more information on registrations or special cases, contact the Organizing Committee: sho2019@sposho.pt

Registration Fees The fees presented (in euros) include 2 lunches (not included in the registration as a student), all conference documentation (including the proceedings book) and coffee breaks.

Until 20/Mar/2019 After de 20/Mar/2019
Affiliated SPOSHO* 120 € 150 €
Author** 170 € 210 €
Others 210 € 250 €
Student*** 75 € 100 €
Article (>1) 30 € /Article N.A.
Book Chapter (each) **** 75 € /Book Chapter N.A.

* With quotas up to date. For more information, visit the SPOSHO website

** For the publication of  articles, at least one of the authors must be registered. 

*** To be considered a full-time student (master and doctoral students not eligible), must be less than 30 years old and submit a statement from the University. This type of registration does NOT include lunches.

**** Payment of the inclusion of an article entitles to 1 book only for the author making that payment. Cancellation and refund policy We will only refund refunds to 100%, applications for cancellation prior to February 20, 2019. For orders placed between February 20 and March 20, a refund of only 60% of the amount paid will be made. After March 20, 2019 no refunds will be made. Become an SPOSHO member Visit www.sposho.pt and obtain a registration discount of more than 35% Official Secretariat and accommodation

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A/C Maria João Coelho
Praça da Trindade, 142, 4º

4000-285 Porto | Portugal Telef.+351 222 043 571 e-mail: maria.j.coelho@abreu.pt


The main sessions will take place in the Noble Auditorium of the School of Engineering of the University of Minho. The parallel sessions will take place in rooms near the noble auditorium and will be released later.

How to get to Guimarães / Universidade do Minho? The nearest airport is Porto Airport, “Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport”. You can take the trip from the airport to Guimarães using a direct shuttle (for more information you can visit this link). Alternatively, you can take a taxi (~ 50 km), or a cheaper option is to go by metro, using the “Metro do Porto” (www.metrodoporto.pt), going from the airport to the Campanhã train station. The train to Guimarães (see schedule) departs from the train station of Campanhã. By car and using a navigation system, the University of Minho can be identified through the following GPS position: N 41º27’01.58 ” W 8º17’38.08 ”


Organizing Committee

E-mail: sho2019@sposho.pt

Tel: +253 510 367 DPS, Universidade do Minho 4800-058 Guimarães PORTUGAL

Oficial Secretariat and Accomodation

Viagens Abreu, S.A. A/C Departamento de Congressos Avenida dos Aliados, 207 4000-067 Porto PORTUGAL

Tel: +351 222 043 570 fax: +351 222 043 693 e-mail: lurdes.catalino@abreu.pt


URL: https://www.sposho.pt E-mail: sposho@sposho.pt

DPS, Universidade do Minho 4800-058 Guimarães PORTUGAL


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