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Stefan Holmlid <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 14 Oct 2005 13:51:04 +0200
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Sorry for doubleposting this, there is a small correction in
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best regards
Stefan Holmlid 

-----Original Message-----
From: Stefan Holmlid [mailto:[log in to unmask]] 
Sent: Friday, October 14, 2005 1:14 PM
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Subject: To the newsletter!

[Apologies for cross-posting. Please distribute to any
colleagues interested
in the subject.]

  Special issue invitation: Acquisition perspectives on
  ergonomy and usability of information technology

We hereby invite original research articles to a special
issue on
“Acquisition perspectives on ergonomy and usability of
technology” for the International Journal Ergonomics
published by Taylor and

Special issue Abstract
The tradition for achieving usable and ergonomic information
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
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

For a full call for papers please see the enclosed PDF-file,
take a look at
or contact any
of the organizers. 

Important deadlines
The deadline for submissions will be 15 January 2006. By 20
April all
authors will be notified for acceptance or rejection. The
deadline for a
camera ready version will be set to 10 June. The intention
is that the
special issue will be out by autumn 2006. Submissions should
be sent to
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Stefan Holmlid, Ph.D., Human-Centered Systems, Linköpings
Sweden [log in to unmask]
Henrik Artman, associate professor, Human-Computer
Interaction at the Royal
Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden.
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