Human Factors and Human Reliability

The focus of this technical committee is the analysis of human performance for the safe and reliable operation of complex socio-technical systems. The technical committee fosters research and collaborations on methods, applications, and on the use of analysis results for decision-making. 

This committee keeps together the human reliability analysis and human factors disciplines: the ESREL conference is one of the few occasions in which both communities meet. Our aim is to jointly benefit from sharing the latest advances of both fields. 

Examples of topics of interest for the committee are:

  • Characterization, measurement, and models of performance influencing factors
  • Integration of the human component in risk and resilience engineering
  • Human performance models and data in complex socio-technical systems
  • Human reliability analysis

The committee maintains close links with the


Luca Podofillini - Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland

Chiara Leva - Technological University Dublin, Ireland



Francisco Brocal Fern√°ndez - Department of Physics, Systems Engineering and Signal Theory, University of Alicante, Spain
Sambor Guze - Gdynia Maritime Univeristy, Poland
Myrto Konstantinidou - NCSR Demokritos, Systems Reliability and Industrial Safety Laboratory, Greece
Sean Loughney - Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Jose C. Matos - University of Minho, Portugal
Anastacio Pinto Goncalves Filho - Federal University of Bahia, Brazil
Luca Podofillini - Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland
Zdenko Simic - Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland
Agnieszka Tubis - Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland

If you want to join the TC just send an e-mail to chair and co-chair with copy to