Submit Your Virtual/Mixed Reality Research for the $10,000 Human Factors Prize

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The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society is inviting submissions for the 2018 Human Factors Prize for Excellence in Human Factors/Ergonomics Research. The topic for the 2018 Prize is virtual reality/mixed reality, and submissions should describe research pertaining to human factors issues in environments with a mixture of real and virtual elements, and the applications of these environments in various domains.

The Prize confers a $10,000 cash award and publication of the winning paper in the Society’s flagship journal, Human Factors. The winner will also present his or her paper in a special award ceremony at the HFES 2018 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. Any researcher is eligible to submit work; membership in HFES is not required.

Submissions for the Human Factors Prize can report on the human factors research related to techniques, tools, or training to develop MR/VR to ensure safety and enhance performance in any domain and application area, including but not limited to

  • Aviation

  • Transportation

  • Oil and gas, power grid, nuclear energy

  • Military operations

  • Education

  • Gaming

  • Health

  • Politics

  • Terrorism

Submissions will be accepted between June 15 and July 16, 2018. For additional information about this year’s topic and the Human Factors Prize, please visit the Prize webpage at