International Journal of the Digital Human

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Editor in Chief: Prof. Vincent Duffy
ISSN online: 2046-3383
ISSN print: 2046-3375
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With the growing use of ICT, use of digital humans is spreading, raising many research questions in disciplines from engineering to design, including computer and medical sciences. It additionally involves an impact on society. IJDH publishes original research in all fields of the digital human such as modelling, simulation, anatomy, physiology visualisation, animation, product/workplace design, biomechanics, biomedical engineering and interaction with humans. It considers application-oriented and theoretical papers, literature reviews, papers on methodology and procedures, and experimental research results.


 Topics covered include

  • Agent-based modelling and virtual human society
  • Anthropometrics, surface/3D anatomy, 4D physiology
  • Antropomorphic, human-like characteristics in computing
  • Artificial intelligence and digital humans
  • Bibliometric analysis and systematic review
  • Comfort and fit modelling
  • Database, data mining, data visualisation
  • Digital humans and games
  • Digital human-human interaction
  • Ergonomic assessment, sizing and grading in product design
  • Human-robot collaboration, digital humans and society
  • Modelling 3D human dynamics, simulation; transportation and manufacturing applications
  • Posture and motion prediction, biomechanics, computational modelling
  • Smart human-centred service system design
  • Virtual product design, testing/evaluation

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The objectives of IJDH are to create a platform where researchers, scientist, practitioners and industrialists can communicate, promote and coordinate the developments of digital humans in society. The journal provides a channel for people from multiple disciplines to have a common goal to advance the development of digital human research.


IJDH provides a vehicle to help professionals, academics, researchers, doctors and industrialists working in the fields of digital humans, product design and evaluation, game design, animation and visualisation to disseminate information and to learn from each other's work.


IJDH publishes original papers, review papers, technical reports and case studies. Special Issues devoted to important topics will occasionally be published.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Duffy, Vincent, Purdue University, USA

Associate Editors

  • Au, Chi-Kit, University of Waikato, New Zealand
  • Mochimaru, Masaaki, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
  • Radwoski, Rafael, Iowa State University, USA
  • Smith, Gregory C., CE Engineering, USA

Editorial Board Members

  • Baek, Stephen, The University of Iowa, USA
  • Burke, Maria E., University of Winchester, UK
  • Case, Keith, Loughborough University, UK
  • Chawla, Anoop, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India
  • Fan, Yubo, Beihang University, China
  • Goonetilleke, Ravindra, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Hanson, Lars, University of Skövde and Scania CV, Sweden
  • Högberg, Dan, University of Skövde, Sweden
  • Horváth, Imre, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
  • Li, Peng, US Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, USA
  • Li, Yi, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Lo, Cheng-Hung, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China
  • Luximon, Ameersing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Luximon, Yan, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Magnenat-Thalmann, Nadia, University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Marshall, Russell, Loughborough University, UK
  • Martin, Bernard J., The University of Michigan, USA
  • Reed, Matthew P., University of Michigan, USA
  • Regazzoni, Daniele, University of Bergamo, Italy
  • Smith, Shana, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • Taylor, William R., ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Vink, Peter, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
  • Wang, Xuguang, Institut Française des Sciences et Technologies des Transports (IFSTTAR), France
  • Zhang, Ming, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China


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