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The 5th International Symposium on Human Mental Workload: Models and Applications (H-WORKLOAD 2021) will be held fully online, due to COVID-19 related restrictions for international travels.

The scientific programme of WORKLOAD 2020 will consist of regular and technical contributions reviewed and selected by an international programme committee, as well as keynote talks given by leading experts in their fields. Following the previous three editions (2017, 2018, 2019), the symposium aims at becoming the premier event for discussion of emerging research on mental workload, its models and applications. It will bring together researchers and practitioners from different disciplines including psychology and human factors, computer science and human-computer interaction, education and neuroscience and provide a mechanism for the exchange of ideas and technologies between a worldwide audience of academics and industrial scientists.


We solicit submissions on previously unpublished research work on human mental workload covering all disciplines and domains. Example areas include but are not limited to:

  • Mental workload theories and frameworks
  • Measurements techniques of mental workload (physiological, task, self-reporting)
  • Novel measures of mental workload and computational models
  • Applications of existing mental workload models in practice

You can find the detailed call for papers here


Accepted papers will be published in the digital conference proceedings and a selection of best papers will be chosen for a planned special volume by Springer (as in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)

Guidelines on paper preparation and submission can be found here.

All accepted speakers must register for the conference to be included in the final programme and proceedings.


The conference is supported by:

  • Technological University Dublin
  • The Irish Ergonomics Society (IES)
  • Springer

Conference sponsorship packages can be viewed here.