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Submission deadlines

October 16th, 2017
Closed “Call for Papers”: Special Sessions, Workshops and Short Courses

December 15th, 2017
Closed “Call for Papers”: Abstracts, Symposia, History and Stories of Human Factors

February 12th, 2018
Notification for Accepted Abstracts

May 31st, 2018
Submission of Extended Papers


The 20th International Conference of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA) 2018 to be held at Palazzo dei Congressi, Firenze, Italy, August 26-30, 2018.
The Italian Society of Ergonomics (SIE) is pleased to host the 20th international IEA conference. “Ergonomics (or human factors) is the scientific discipline concerned with the understanding of the interactions among humans and other elements of a system, and the profession that applies theoretical principles, data and methods to design in order to optimize well-being and overall performance.”
Practitioners of ergonomics, ergonomists, contribute to the planning, design, implementation, evaluation, redesign and continuous improvement of tasks, jobs, products, technologies, processes, organizations, environments and systems in order to make them compatible with the needs, abilities and limitations of people.

The theme of IEA 2018 conference is “Creativity in Practice”: refers to the typical challenge of the Italian way to innovation engaged to transform the results of research on innovation in concrete actions to improve the quality of life and work. In addition, creativity in practice is a valuable skill to break taken-for-granted schema and dealing with uncertainty both in high and low and medium income countries developing new modalities of work. In an interconnected world with multifaceted views on complex challenges, creativity is a component of human activity, which ergonomics and human factor need to take into account in order to improve human condition and wellbeing.
The conference objective is to provide a platform for the human factors community to meet, exchange information on research projects and generate knowledge and ideas fostering theoretical and applied areas of Human Factors and Ergonomics.

This call for contributions encourages papers from researchers, practitioners, institutional leaders, managers, students and policy makers that contribute to constructing the Human Factors and Ergonomics approach across a variety of methodologies, domains and productive sectors.


Human Factors and Ergonomics Domains

  • Activity Theories for Work Analysis and Design
  • Aerospace Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Affective Design
  • Aging
  • Agriculture
  • Anthropometry
  • Auditory and Vocal Ergonomics
  • Building and Construction *
  • Ergonomics for Children and Educational Environments
  • Ergonomics in Advanced Imaging
  • Ergonomics in Design **
  • Ergonomics in Design for All
  • Ergonomics in Manufacturing
  • Forensic Human Factors
  • Gender and Work
  • Healthcare Ergonomics
  • Human Factors and Sustainable Development
  • Human Simulation and Virtual Environments
  • Mining
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Organizational Design and Management
  • Process Control
  • Professional Affair
  • Psychophysiology in Ergonomics
  • Safety & Health
  • Slips, Trips and Falls
  • Transport Ergonomics and Human Factors (TEHF)
  • Visual Ergonomics
  • Work With Computing Systems – WWCS

    * HFE in architecture; HFE and environmental design; Building design and productivity; Office layout; comfort and productivity; Buildings physical factors and human performance; Adaptive comfort; Occupants in high performance buildings; Sustainable/green buildings protocols; Housing and ageing population; Effects of indoor colors on performance; Lighting, comfort and performance; Design and management of smart environment and cognitive buildings; Immaterial work environment; Occupant involvement in sustainable building design and management; Usability of buildings environmental controls; Productive buildings; Housing; Healthcare and healing environment; Schools and learning environment; Public spaces and infrastructures; Urban design.

    ** Product Design; Interior Design; Fashion Design; Communication Design; Ergonomics in Italian Design; Design for Healthcare products and services; Design for Home care products and services; Design and manufacturing.


    Productive sectors and services

  • Manufacturing
  • ICT
  • Robotics
  • Aerospace
  • Agriculture
  • Healthcare
  • Building and Construction
  • Mining
  • Transport
  • Automotive
  • Military
  • Banking and insurance
  • Advanced Imaging
  • Sports Entertainment and Leisure
  • Fashion
  • Education and Training