HF-ITS-TC Co-chairs and contacts (since 2014)


  • Dr. / Professor Cristina Olaverri Monreal,
    BMVIT Endowed Professorship and Chair for Sustainable Transport Logistics 4.0
    Homepage: http://cristinaolaverri.com


  • Dr./Professor Renran Tian, Indiana Univ.-Purdue Univ. Indianapolis,
    U.S.A. rtian@iupui.edu


  • Associate Prof.,Dr. Liu Kai, Dalian University of Technology, China
  • Assoc. professor Dr. Kimihiko Nakano Institute of Industrial science, the university of Tokyo, Japan.
  • Assoc. Professor Hu Hongyu Ph.D, State Key Laboratory of Automotive Simulation and Control, Jilin University, Changchun, P.R.China
  • Xuewu JI, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.
  • Professor Rencheng Zheng, Dalian University of Technology, China.
  • Dr. Fernando Garcia, University Carlos III, Madrid, Spain.
  • Dr. Xuefeng Zhu, Dalian University of Technology, China
  • Dr. Joonwoo Son, Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science & Technology, South Korea

Short description of HF-ITS-TC

The IEEE-ITSS committee on Human Factors in Intelligent Transportation Systems was established in 2014


The TC Human Factors in Intelligent Vehicles aims to foster activities on issues related to human factors in the design and evaluation of intelligent vehicles technologies, in a wide spectrum of applications and in different dimensions. This TAC is expected to build upon a proper environment to disseminate knowledge and motivate interactions among the technical and scientific communities, practitioners and students, allowing state-of-the-art concepts and advances to be further developed and enhanced.


Whereas the feasibility of incorporating new technology-driven functionalities to vehicles has played a central role in the automotive design, not always safety issues related to interaction with the new in-vehicle systems have been taken into consideration. Additionally, other aspects are equally important and need to be accounted for, such as the impact technologies that support specific driving functions play on the primary task of driving the vehicle, as well as their impact on overall performance of transportation systems. Besides current industrial achievements that feature today’s vehicles with a number of important driving assistance systems, the perspective of autonomous driving vehicles populating urban settings pose even more challenging issues.

Technologies that guarantee efficiency of use, comfort and user satisfaction are thus an important contribution towards a more conscious driving behaviour that directly results from the adoption of IV technologies.

  • Technical topics

    Intelligent user interfaces
    Human-machine interaction
    Human-in-the-loop simulation
    Cognitive aspects of driving
    Interaction with Autonomous Vehicles
    Human behavior and capability, affecting system’s design and operation
    Data sources, naturalistic data and synthetic data
    Behavior Modeling, Simulation and Analysis
    Methodologies to optimize overall system performance
    Tools and approaches to analyze human factors
    Ergonomics of traveler information systems
    Anthropometric layout of vehicular technical systems
    Mixed Reality
    Cross-Cultural Design
    Augmented Cognition
    User Experience and Usability
    User Interfaces for Autonomous Vehicles
    Computer Aided Ergonomics Analysis
    Effects of in-vehicle systems on driver performance
    Tools and methodologies for usability assessment
    Input/Output modalities in system ergonomic design
    Learning, Anticipation, and Adaptation balance
    Methodologies for driver training

Work Plan for 2017

  • Organisation Special Session on Human Factors in Intelligent Vehicles in its 3rd edition at the ITSC 2017 and attendance to the TC meeting.
    Organization Workshop on Human Factors in Intelligent Vehicles in its 6th edition at the IV2017 (http://hfiv.net/)
    Keynote “Human factors and Intelligent Vehicle Technologies”. http://www.vehits.org/KeynoteSpeakers.aspx#1
    Keynote “Human Factors in Autonomous Vehicles” https://automated-driving.at/

Future planned activities and goals

Activities related to ITSS conferences

Consolidate the Special Sessions within IEEE ITS Conferences;
Consolidate the successful series of the Workshop on Human Factors in Intelligent Vehicles, within IEEE IV Conferences;

Activities related to ITSS Publications

Promote Students’ Activities at IEEE ITS Society’s Conferences, related to topics of interest to our HFITS Technical Committee.

Other technical activities

Create a strong group of member, and motivate memberships for IEEE ITS Society
Promote activities to foster networking between HFITS-TC’s member