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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems

For a Special Issue on
Human-Centred Systems

Manuscript deadline
01 September 2021

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Mark W. Milke, Dept. Civil & Natural Resources Engineering, University of Canterbury
[email protected]

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Human-Centred Systems

The need to bring more people into decisions is happening at the same time that we acknowledge that only systems approaches can manage the complexity of the important decisions.  Rather than separate social and technical analyses, we recognise the need for advances in understanding socio-technical systems.  Do we have the knowledge needed to co-analyse them?

Systems analysis methods are extending from technical topics to include human processes.  The need for human-centred systems are found allied to civil engineering and environmental systems models in engineering activities such as public consultation, construction safety, collaboration and negotiation, alternative governance, community advisory groups, co-production of policy, and workplace culture.  Systems models and analysis for infrastructure, economics, safety, risk, resilience and public health now extend to consideration of social processes.

The special issue will bring together a unique mixture of researchers operating at this vibrant intersection of people and systems.

Both literature review and new research papers are included in this call for papers.  Normal peer review processes will be used for the special issue.  Submissions are due by 1 September 2021.  Trans-disciplinary and trans-sector contributions are especially welcome.

Submission Instructions

  • Select the Special Issue "Human-Centred Systems" when making a submission
  • Expected publication in 2022
  • Research papers and literature reviews accepted
  • Submissions should follow the paper style template provided at this link

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