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Extended deadline
We hereby extend the deadline for submissions to the following special issue.
Papers are due january 31st. Reviewing procedures will be prolonged accordingly.
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  Special issue invitation: Acquisition perspectives on
  ergonomy and usability of information technology
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We hereby invite original research articles to a special issue on
“Acquisition perspectives on ergonomy and usability of information
technology” for the International Journal Ergonomics published by Taylor and
Francis. 

Special issue Abstract
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The tradition for achieving usable and ergonomic information technology
prescribe that User Centred Design and Ergonomic Design mainly are
activities performed by system developers, and the responsibility of system
developers. For several decades this assumption has driven user centred
design towards stability and institutionalization. An arena for utilisation
of user centred design and ergonomic design has thus been defined. By
letting go of this assumption, new arenas for the knowledge and methods
produced within research on ergonomics of information technology and
user-centred design can be explored. 
This special issue of Ergonomics will focus on the arena defined by procurer
organizations, acquisition processes and buyers of information technology
and systems development. The goal is to compose an issue of highest
international standard reviewing the state of the art as well as the
research frontier of ergonomics and user centred design within this arena,
and also defining some of the issues ahead within a roadmap of research and
development.

For a full call for papers please see the enclosed PDF-file, take a look at
http://www.nada.kth.se/~artman/Special_Issue_Ergonomics.pdf  or contact any
of the organizers. 

Important deadlines
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The deadline for submissions will be 31 January 2006. By 5 May all
authors will be notified for acceptance or rejection. The deadline for a
camera ready version will be set to 15 June. The intention is that the
special issue will be out by autumn 2006. Submissions should be sent to
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Organizers
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Stefan Holmlid, Ph.D., Human-Centered Systems, Linköpings universitet,
Sweden http://www.ida.liu.se/~steho/ [log in to unmask]
Henrik Artman, associate professor, Human-Computer Interaction at the Royal
Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden. http://www.nada.kth.se/~artman/
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