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Human Factors Prize: Recognizing Excellence in Human Factors/Ergonomics Research

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 the immediate past Human Factors editor.

The prize carries a $10,000 cash award and publication of the winning paper in the Society's flagship journal, Human Factors. The award is formally conferred at a special session at the HFES International Annual Meeting, where the recipient presents his or her work.

About the 2017 Prize Topic 
The topic for the 2017 Human Factors Prize was HF/E Research on Cybersecurity. Articles that describe research pertaining to human factors/ergonomics (HF/E) issues in cybersecurity were sought. Broadly speaking, cybersecurity, or cyber security, is the protection of computer and information systems and their infrastructure, which encompasses hardware, software, and data.

Submissions were accepted between Monday, May 8, and Friday, June 2, 2017. Any researcher was eligible to submit relevant work; membership in HFES is not required.

View a list of all past winners.

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