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Wed, 27 Oct 2004 15:19:49 +0100
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Call for the First User Lab European Conference USERLABCONF

Novembre 24th in Paris at the user Lab LUTIN
(Laboratoire des usages en technologies d'information numériques) Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie de la Villette.

Consumer behaviour facing Information Technologies has long been a key factor
for innovation. Now, in many countries, new methods for usability research as
well as facilities for observation and tests of IT products by users, are available.
The LUTIN User Lab (RNRT PLatform and UMS CNRS) will be open to public in
September at the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie de la Villette, the main
french science park, in Paris.

The European Conference should help connect the different user Labs in Europe
and should offer an opportunity for exchanges about methodologies and technologies in this field.

Papers are invited on the following topics:
-scientific references in user behaviour observation based on various academic
fields: how to connect these knowledge fields? How to guarantee the 
knowledge capitalization in the assessment process?

-methodologies and technologies development required for specific IT 
Products, services and data: how to define the limitations ans specifications of each method and technology? How to design an effective and feasible bunch of protocols? -Relationships with IT industrial process of development (products,  services and
contents): how to give a better chance for user behaviour knowledge to be used
actually by the developers? How to combine academic requirements and 
time-to-market constraints?

Since this first conference will be a one-day event, a selection of 
papers and posters will be organized by the provisory French committee.

You should submit your proposal in the form of a 500-600 words document 
at the following address:

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or by postal mail

Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie
Avenue Corentin Cariou
30, avenue Corentin-Cariou
75930 Paris cedex 19

Any presentation including video and animated material will be welcome.

A registration form is available at