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Transportation Planning and Technology

For a Special Issue on

The role of Human Factors in Transportation Systems

Abstract deadline
30 June 2023

Manuscript deadline
31 October 2023

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Dr Katie Plant, University of Southampton
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Dr Eda Beyazit, Istanbul Technical University
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Professor Nagendra Rao Velaga, Indian institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay
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The role of Human Factors in Transportation Systems

Our transportation systems have become increasingly complex and interconnections between the human and technical elements are stronger than ever. As such, the role of Human Factors and Ergonomics (HFE) in shaping our understanding of sociotechnical systems is increasingly important. HFE theories, methods and approaches lend themselves to understanding transportation systems from individual, team, and system levels of analysis encompassing the technologies and environments of transport systems, the end users of these systems, resource providers bounded by legislation and policy that guides decision making, through to the national and international governing bodies that ultimately influence transport planning and practice at a local level. Thus, HFE should be at the forefront of understanding and evaluating our current transportation systems and designing systems of the future.

This special issue of Transportation Planning and Technology aims to explore the role of HFE in designing, modelling, and evaluating transportation systems, particularly in areas that traditionally have not focused on sociotechnical systems as the unit of analysis such as transport planning. Potential topics could include (but are not limited to):

  • Application of HFE methods to design, model, or evaluate sociotechnical systems in transport
  • HFE analyses of new ways of travelling in response to new ways of working
  • Usability assessments of equipment and/or systems in transport
  • System-based analyses of introducing new technology into a transport system
  • Case studies or Accident analyses
  • Suggestions or examples of innovative HFE research and practice
  • HFE approaches to risk assessment and management
  • Cross-cultural HFE comparison studies
  • Commentaries on future requirements for HFE
  • User centric design of transport infrastructure
  • HFE for transport safety and security
  • Advances in Transport Ergonomics and Human Factors research

Submission Instructions

As with any paper submitted to Transportation Planning and Technology, all papers should demonstrate an actual or potential practical contribution to the planning of improved transport systems or the use of technology to improve the functioning of transport systems.  All papers should also be based on robust empirical evidence, as papers which are primarily based on the authors' opinions without presenting a clear framework of analysis will not be considered.

Abstract submission deadline (via email to the editors): 30 June 2023

Full paper submission deadline: 31 October 2023

For any queries please contact the special issue editors at [email protected] , [email protected], and [email protected]

This is part of a set of special issues which are being planned to mark the 50th anniversary of Transportation Planning and Technology.  Details of further special issues will be published on the journal website in the coming months.

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