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Submissions Invited for the 2018 Human Factors Prize

Monday, June 4, 2018


HFES once again celebrates excellence in human factors/ergonomics research with the 2018 Human Factors Prize. This year’s topic focuses on mixed/virtual reality. Submissions are welcome between June 15 and July 16.
Submissions for the Human Factors Prize can report on the human factors research related to techniques, tools, or training to develop MR/VR that ensure safety and enhance performance in any domain and application area, including but not limited to

  • Aviation

  • Transportation

  • Oil and gas, power grid, nuclear energy

  • Military operations

  • Education

  • Gaming

  • Health

  • Politics

  • Antiterrorism

The Prize confers a $10,000 cash award, publication of the work in Human Factors, and an invitation to present the work at the HFES Annual Meeting.
The Prize page includes additional details about the types of submissions HFES is seeking. Membership in the Society is not required.
Now it its eighth year, the Human Factors Prize has been awarded to researchers whose ground-breaking work has increased HF/E awareness and knowledge in topics including patient safety, sustainability, cybersecurity, and product design.


The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society is the world’s largest scientific association for human factors/ergonomics professionals, with more than 4,500 members globally. HFES members include psychologists and other scientists, designers, and engineers, all of whom have a common interest in designing systems and equipment to be safe and effective for the people who operate and maintain them. “Human Factors and Ergonomics: People-Friendly Design Through Science and Engineering.”