International Journal of Human Factors Modelling and Simulation

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Editor in Chief: Dr. Shih-Ken Chen
ISSN online: 1742-5557
ISSN print: 1742-5549
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The field of human factors focuses on the human, the interaction of humans and machines and humans and computers, whether people serve as operators, maintainers or users in the system. The field advocates systematic use of such knowledge to achieve compatibility in the design of interactive systems of people, machines and environments to ensure their effectiveness, safety and ease of performance. IJHFMS highlights development and use of computer simulations and computational algorithms to advance knowledge and understanding of the field.


 Topics covered include

  • Human factors theory as related to computational models of human performance, interaction with virtual environments
  • Simulator-based evaluations of human factors issues
  • Computer simulation of human behaviour/performance
  • Digital human modelling and simulation
  • Developments in simulation and virtual environments to address human factors/ergonomics issues
  • Human performance modelling
  • Simulation of physiological behaviour, measures, predictions

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IJHFMS aims to promote knowledge of human factors particularly the advancement of that field using computational methods. It seeks to initiate and support international activities and cooperation in this field. The following principal goals reflect the journal|s mission:

  • To advance the science of human factors
  • To advance the science of computational methods and simulation in the area of human factors
  • To enhance the contribution of the human factors discipline to the global society

ReadershipIJHFMS is an archival record of original technical publications. The intent is to provide state of the art knowledge to professionals in human factors, ergonomics, animation, modelling and simulation of humans and human factors, academics, researchers, policy makers, and designers.


IJHFMS publishes peer reviewed original papers, review papers, technical reports, case studies, selected conference reports, management reports, book reviews, notes, commentaries, and news. Special Issues devoted to related human factors modelling and simulation issues are periodically arranged by the editor.



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Editor in Chief

  • Chen, Shih-Ken, GM Global R&D, USA

    Executive Editor

    • Yang, James, Texas Tech University, USA

    Associate Editors

    • Bloswick, Donald S., University of Utah, USA
    • Goonetilleke, Ravindra, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong SAR, China
    • Högberg, Dan, University of Skvde, Sweden
    • Paul, Gunther, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

    Editorial Board Members

    • Alexander, Thomas, FGAN Research Institute for Communication, Germany
    • Andreoni, Giuseppe, Polytechnic of Milan, Italy
    • Badler, Norm, University of Pennsylvania, USA
    • Bubb, Heiner, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany
    • Cheng, Zhiqing, InfoScitex Corporation, USA
    • Corner, Brian D., Natick Soldier Research, Development & Engineering Center (NSRDEC), USA
    • Gao, Zhenhai, Jilin University, China
    • Gore, Brian, NASA Ames Research Center, USA
    • Green, Rush, Boeing Commercial Airplane Group, USA
    • Hsiao, Hongwei, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, USA
    • Lehto, Mark, Purdue University, USA
    • Luximon, Ameersing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China
    • Rajulu, Sudhakar, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, USA
    • Rasmussen, John, Aalborg University, Denmark
    • Wang, Xuguang, IFSTTAR, France
    • Xu, Peijun, Ebco Inc, USA
    • Zhang, Qinghong, Northern Michigan University, USA


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    • Submitted articles should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
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