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        ECCE 2007 EXPLORE! INVENT!

The 25th Anniversary Conference of the
European Association of Cognitive Ergonomics (EACE)

28-31 August 2007, London, UK.

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        Call for Participation

ECCE 2007 aims to provide an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to exchange new ideas and practical experience in all areas of cognitive ergonomics. By presenting, criticizing, and defending papers, ECCE 2007 participants will explore knowledge and research areas in cognitive ergonomics and invent new directions for advancing both theoretical and practical aspects of cognitive ergonomics.

The conference will also feature a special 25th anniversary programme to celebrate the life and achievements of the Association, its members, and their contribution to the field of cognitive ergonomics over the last quarter of a century. More details to be made available soon on the conference website.

The roles of cognitive ergonomics in the development of IT artefacts and complex systems have become more and more important and widespread. So far, theoretical, empirical, and practical aspects of cognitive ergonomics have been studied in various domains that make intensive use of IT. Recent trends of cognitive ergonomics indicate that human interaction with IT-based systems is increasingly cognitively complex and thus needs more sophisticated cognitive support, and that diverse user groups should be considered from system requirements analysis and initial design stages, paying attention to personalization.

ECCE 2007 Explore! Invent! focuses on innovative concepts or approaches that address recent trends. We will explore new types of cognitive tasks and their characteristics resulting from the cognitively complex interaction with new IT-based systems, and informed design methods dealing especially with personalization issues. Through this conference, it is envisaged that participants will report on inventions, or innovative ideas and concepts to study cognitive ergonomics in future IT-intensive systems. Besides the focus, we also welcome the research works in all areas of cognitive ergonomics.

We invite papers that report on innovate concepts, fundamentals (concepts, theories, models, and principles), empirical studies, application and case studies, methodologies, surveys, systematic reviews, and critical appraisals which are relevant to the following topics (but not limited to):
-       Human decision making and problem solving
-       Knowledge structure and mental model
-       Human learning behaviour
-       Human error and reliability
-       Situation awareness
-       Collaborative work
-       Creativity
-       Affective/emotional aspects of human interaction with IT artefacts
-       Design methods, tools, and methodologies for supporting cognitive tasks
-       Cognitive task analysis and modelling
-       Human-centred automation
-       Task/function allocation
-       Decision aiding, information presentation and visualization
-       Innovative user interface concepts (including augmented and virtual
reality, multimodal user interfaces, and wearable computing)
-       Intelligent agent design
-       Training systems design
-       Joint cognitive systems design
-       Supporting diverse user groups (the disabled, the elderly, children,
personality traits, cognitive styles, gender, culture etc.)
-       Evaluation of cognitive performance, social interaction, usability, etc.
-       Methods and tools for studying cognitive tasks
Examples of application or industrial domains include: process control, aviation traffic control, advanced manufacturing systems, medical systems, intelligent vehicles, railroad systems, ubiquitous computing, smart home, mobile devices, digital TV, web applications, electronic commerce, game and entertainment, e- learning, business information systems, etc.

19 March 2007
Submission of Extended Abstract, Poster & Demonstration papers, and Doctoral Consortium paper and cover letters

4 May 2007
Notification of Acceptance

11 June 2007
Submission of Camera-Ready Papers:      

We invite various types of papers as described below. All submissions must be written in English. Submissions for all the types will be published in the conference proceedings. The authors must declare in which type their paper is submitted.
However, the authors of some full and/or short papers that would otherwise be rejected for the lack of space may be invited to re-submit their work as a poster paper.

Long papers category
Long papers should describe authors' original, completed research works that contribute to the topics relevant to the conference. Initially authors should submit an extended abstract of 4 pages using the Word Template that is provided on the conference website. After acceptance of the extended abstract the authors will be invited to submit camera-ready papers of 8 pages maximum.

Short papers category
Short papers should describe work-in-progress, industrial experiences, and innovative concepts or approaches, which can promote discussions among attendants. Initially authors should submit an extended abstract of 2 pages using the Word Template that is provided on the conference website. After acceptance of the extended abstract, authors will be invited to submit camera-ready papers of 4 pages maximum.

Presenters of long and short paper can choose out of two formats to present their paper at the conference:
        a) The more "traditional" presentation format, in which a presenter presents his or her work after which there will be time to answer questions from the audience.

        b) The "defend and critique" presentation format. This format will encourage a lively debate and exploration of topics. The presenter of a paper will act as the defender and other presenters in a slot as opponents. Each opponent will be asked to read the paper of the defender in advance and to prepare a single slide to put forward questions, critiques or suggestions. After the presentation of the defender, opponents will start their opposition by giving their opposition presentations. The defender will be given opportunity to responds to the opposition, after which the floor will be open for the audience to join the debate.

With the submission of the extended abstract, authors have to indicate which presentation format they choose to present their work at the conference.

Poster & Demonstration category
Poster and Demonstration session aims to showcase work in a forum which facilitates open discussion. Authors who wish to present and demonstrate their work, smaller projects, system or prototype in a more interactive and informal setting during ECCE 2007 may choose this category and provide a description. Poster and demonstration papers should not exceed 2 pages in total and authors should use the Word Template for the preparation of their papers, which is provided on the conference website.  Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

Doctoral Consortium category
This is a new addition for ECCE 2007. The aims of the ECCE 2007 Doctoral Consortium are to provide an opportunity for PhD students to participate in multi- disciplinary in-depth discussions of their work with fellow students and a panel of experts.

The Consortium is designed for students currently registered for a PhD in Cognitive Ergonomics or a related field. Preference will be given to students who have carried out some initial research but are not so far down the road that they are getting ready to submit. The format for the doctoral consortium requires each participant to give a
15 minute presentation on their research. This will be followed by questions from other participants, and feedback from a panel of experts.

Application Procedure

1) A letter from your supervisor/Principal Advisor on letter-headed paper,
* that you are registered for PhD studies
* your research topic
* what stage your research is at
* why you and your research would benefit from participation in the ECCE 2007 Doctoral Consortium.

2) A 4 pages long paper, prepared using the Word Template (provided on the conference website) of the conference proceedings, containing the following:
a structured abstract, the aims and objectives of your research; main
contribution(s) of the research to the Cognitive Ergonomics field; a description of the methodology adopted for your research, results obtained so far from your studies, critical analysis of the results in relation to previous research work in the area, future research plans.


Applicants who are selected to take part in the doctoral consortium will be asked to pay a very "student friendly" registration fee. Specific details will be announced later on this web site. Please note, however, that participants will be expected to pay for their own travel, accommodation and subsistence (i.e., food).

Authors of all categories should use the Word template that is provided on the conference website for their papers. Instruction how to make an online submission as well as registration fee will be announced on the conference website ( <> ).


Honorary Tech Chair:
 Erik Hollnagel, Ècole des Mines de Paris, France

General Co-Chairs:
 Willem-Paul Brinkman, Brunel University, UK  Dong-Han Ham, Middlesex University, UK  William Wong, Middlesex University, UK

Conference Committee:
 Bob Fields, Middlesex University, UK
 Paola Amaldi, Middlesex University, UK  Sonali Morar, Brunel University, UK  Lorna Lines, Brunel University, UK  Gabriella Spinelli, Brunel University, UK  Pedro Campos, University of Madeira, Portugal

Doctoral Consortium:
 Steve Love, Brunel University, UK
 Gudela Grote, ETHZ, Switzerland
 Gerrit van der Veer, Open Universiteit, The Netherlands

Posters and Demonstrations:
 Elisa Rubegni, University of Siena, Italy  Antonio Rizzo, University of Siena, Italy

Communications and Website:
 Marije Kanis, Brunel University, UK

Further details and updated information at the conference website
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Dr. Willem-Paul Brinkman
 Brunel University, UK
 Email: [log in to unmask], Tel: +44-1895-266043 Dr. Dong-Han Ham  Middlesex University, UK
 Email: [log in to unmask], Tel: +44-20-8411-5284 Professor William Wong  Middlesex University, UK
 Email: [log in to unmask], Tel: +44-20-8411-2684

The conference is organised with support from the British Computer Society Human- Computer Interaction Specialist Group; Brunel University; and the Interaction Design Centre, Middlesex University.

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