International Journal of Human Factors Modelling and Simulation

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Editor in Chief: Dr. Gunther Paul
ISSN online: 1742-5557
ISSN print: 1742-5549
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Human factors focuses on human interaction with other elements of a system, including people serving as operators, maintainers or users in the organisation. Human factors 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, human health and ease of performance. IJHFMS considers development/application of analytical methods, digital human representations, simulations and computational algorithms to advance knowledge/understanding of man-machine systems, highlighting research on human-in-the-loop integration.


 Topics covered include

  • Human factors theory relating to computational models of humans
  • Computerised anthropometry: data modelling and application to human models
  • Human interaction with virtual environments
  • Simulator-based evaluations of human factors issues, computer simulation of human behaviour
  • Modelling of human cognition and cognitive load, digital human modelling and simulation tools
  • Developments in simulation technology and virtual environments to address human factors issues
  • Human performance modelling, modelling of human sensation
  • Simulation and prediction of human physiological responses in real and virtual environments
  • Numerical biomechanical models in human factors simulations
  • Posture and motion prediction, human factors workload, strain, and comfort modelling
  • Modelling of human-robot interaction
  • Simulation of health responses in human factors contexts
  • Implementation of digital human models in workplace design, injury prediction and prevention
  • Methods of human motion simulation in man-machine environments
  • Selected aspects of man-machine-interface (MMI) modelling

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IJHFMS aims to promote knowledge and understanding of human factors systems, and 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 mission:

  • To advance the science of human factors
  • To advance the science of computational methods and numerical simulation in the area of human factors
  • To increase the practice of digital human modelling in human factors
  • To enhance the contribution of the human factors discipline in the design of work systems globally


IJHFMS is an archival record of original technical publications. The intent is to provide state of the art knowledge to professionals, academics, researchers and policy makers; in human factors and ergonomics, engineering, design, animation, and health; covering all aspects of modelling and simulation of human factors.


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

  • Paul, Gunther, James Cook University, Australia

Associate Editors

  • Wang, Xuguang, Institut Française des Sciences et Technologies des Transports (IFSTTAR), France
  • Yang, James, Texas Tech University, USA

Editorial Board Members

  • Alexander, Thomas, Fraunhofer FKIE, Germany
  • Andreoni, Giuseppe, Polytechnic of Milan, Italy
  • Bloswick, Donald S., University of Utah, USA
  • Bradtmiller, Bruce, Anthrotech Inc., USA
  • De Sapio, Vincent, HRL Laboratories, LLC, USA
  • Gao, Zhenhai, Jilin University, China
  • Goonetilleke, Ravindra, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Gore, Brian, NASA Ames Research Center, USA
  • Green, Rush, Boeing Commercial Airplane Group, USA
  • Harih, Gregor, University of Maribor, Slovenia
  • Högberg, Dan, University of Skövde, Sweden
  • Hsiao, Hongwei, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, USA
  • Karwowski, Waldemar, University of Central Florida, USA
  • Luximon, Ameersing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Marshall, Russell, Loughborough University, UK
  • Mochimaru, Masaaki, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
  • Parkinson, Matthew B., Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Rasmussen, John, Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Reed, Matthew P., University of Michigan, USA
  • Shu, Chang, National Research Council of Canada, Canada
  • Suhir, Ephraim, Portland State University, USA
  • Wischniewski, Sascha, Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin, Germany
  • Xiang, Yujiang, University of Alaska, USA


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