Human Factors Prize:
Recognizing Excellence in Human Factors/Ergonomics Research
THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR THE 2013 HUMAN FACTORS PRIZE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JULY 15, 2013
The Human Factors Prize was established in 2010 by Editor-in-Chief William S. Marras. The prize recognizes excellence in HF/E research through an annual competition in which authors are invited to submit papers on a specific topic for that year. The topic is selected by the editor in chief in consultation with a Board of Referees chaired by Immediate Past Human Factors Editor Nancy J. Cooke. See below for the current year's topic.
The prize carries a $10,000 cash award and publication of the winning paper in the Society's flagship journal, Human Factors. The award will be formally conferred at a special session at the HFES International Annual Meeting, where the recipient will present his or her work.
A separate FAQ Web page has been set up for the Human Factors Prize
The 2013 topic is the human factors/ergonomics of social media.
We seek articles that describe HF/E research that pertains to the effective and satisfying use of social media. Social media is broadly defined to include technology that supports communication among individuals, organizations, or communities. Examples include e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, blogs, wikis, LinkedIn, instant messaging, Skype, internet meetings, and collaborative games. This technology can be used to communicate professionally or personally.
We are not seeking examples that apply HF/E/usability to the design of such technology, which may be more suitable for a venue such as Ergonomics in Design. Rather we are seeking contributions to the science of human factors/ergonomics that involve social media. Suitable sample topics include effects of communication modality on comprehension of messages, effective ways to integrate social media into emergency response or health care coordination or education, use of social network data for HF/E applications, and human factors of computer-supported cooperative work.
Submissions (research articles or extended multi-phase studies are welcome) must adhere to the policies of general submissions of Human Factors. This includes length restrictions, originality, and formatting.
2012 Prize Winners
HFES congratulates the winner and finalists of the 2012 Prize. Abstracts of these papers may be found here. To access the full versions of the papers, please login to hfes.org with your username and password, access Human Factors in your member benefits, and locate the February 2013 issue.
Submissions must cover original (unpublished) research in the topical area and comply with the requirements in the Human Factors Instructions for Authors.
Review articles or brief reports are not eligible for the Prize.
Any researcher is eligible to submit relevant work; membership in HFES is not required.
The deadline for papers for the 2013 Prize HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JULY 15.
Where to Submit
Submissions must be uploaded to the Human Factors online submission and review site. You will have an opportunity to indicate that you wish to have your submission considered for the Human Factors Prize.
The winning submission, along with other acceptable submissions, will be published in the last 2013 issue of Human Factors.
Board of Referees
The 2013 Board of Referees includes a distinguished group of HF/E researchers and practitioners.
Continuing Board Member:
- Nancy J. Cooke (Chair), PhD, Professor of Cognitive Science and Engineering, Arizona State University, and Science Director, Cognitive Engineering Research Institute
- John D. Lee, University of Wisconsin, Madison
- David Rempel, University of California, Berkeley
Social Media Board Members:
- Laurie Damianos, Mitre Corp.,
- Jonathan Grudin, Microsoft Research
- Sara Kiesler, Carnegie Mellon University