The Irish Human Factors & Ergonomics Society

“Ergonomics (or human factors) is the scientific discipline concerned with the understanding of interactions among humans and other elements of a system, and the profession that applies theory, principles, data and methods to design in order to optimize human well-being and overall system performance”
International Ergonomics Association Council

Annual Conference 2024

Celebrating 30 years (1994-2024)

Human Factors for Optimising Human Wellbeing

& System Performance

Themes: Design & Sustainability

Invitation and call for submissions

Date: Full day conference, Tuesday 18th June 2024

Venue:  Durkan Lecture Theatre, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, St James’s Hospital, Dublin 8, D08 NHY1

Call for submissions

Posters, Extended Abstracts and full Papers and are invited for topics related to the general discipline of Human Factors Ergonomics (HFE), either basic or applied studies, that relate to the conference title.

Submissions are strongly encouraged from novice or experienced practitioners who are applying and/or developing interventions/technologies to optimise human well-being, system performance and climate sustainability.

To submit please complete the Extended-abstract-guide IHFES 2024 or Full-length-paper-style-guide IHFES-2024

Once you have your manuscript ready, please submit it on Easychair  by 10 May 2024.

Submit your contribution here: Easychair

Publication of Proceedings

Submissions chosen for presentation will be allocated a poster presentation or an oral presentation. Extended Abstracts and full Papers will be subject to peer review and reproduced in a book of proceedings titled “Irish Ergonomics Review 2024”. Proceedings have an ISSN number and will be available internationally through the British Library.


Registration is available here.

One presenter per paper will have free registration to attend the conference.

Conference Contacts:

  • Prof. Marie Ward, Health Systems Research, St James’s Hospital & Centre for Innovative Human Systems, TCD
    maward@stjames.ie, maward@tcd.ie
  • Dr Joan Cahill, Occupational Health, Health and Safety Authority, Dublin 1, D01 KOY8. Joan_Cahill@hsa.ie
  • Dr Maria Chiara Leva, School of Environmental Health, Technical University Dublin. mariachiara.leva@tudublin.ie
  • Dr Mahnaz Sharafkhani, Health Systems Research, St James’s Hospital & Centre for Innovative Human Systems, TCD. MSharafkhani@stjames.ie, sharafkm@tcd.ie
  • Dr Diego Estrada Lugo, School of Environmental Health, Technical University Dublin. HectorDiego.EstradaLugo@TUDublin.ie

Membership Registration

Are you a professional working in the field of ergonomics?

Our society welcomes all levels to join. Read about the benefits and apply to become an IHFES member by completing the registration form.