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                              Call for Papers

                     Human Centered Processes - HCP'99

                         22th to 24th September 1999
                               Brest - France

                        10th Mini EURO Conference

            Deadline for abstract submission: February 1999

              Pre-registration form is at the end of text


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The study of operational strategies and processes used by human beings
is the aim of Cognitive Science. More or less recently, concepts and
results arising from Cognitive Science have been applied in an

For instance, the European Communities have supported a programme called

Anthropocentric Production Systems, while in the US the notion of Human
Centered Designs and Technologies has emerged and become quite popular.
Such a movement is an important challenge for firms concerned with human

beings in a workday context because cognitive approaches, complementing
more traditional ones, provide a great number of additional dimensions
that allow design and analysis of more complete and complex systems.

The purpose of this conference is to bring together:

       1. Industrialists faced to questions related to cognition.

       2. Researchers who are expert in Cognitive Science.

       3. Operation Researchers interested in discussing human centered
          approaches applied to complex industrial problems.

In view of this, the topics covered by the Conference will concern
industrially oriented themes where human centered approaches have
already shown their usefulness:

  - like planning,
  - scheduling,
  - decision making,
  - quality control,
  - project management,
  - intelligent management of multimedia documents,
  - ...

This Mini EURO conference has one of its motivations in the European
COMAPS Brite-Euram project (Cognitive Management of Anthropocentric
Production Systems, BE 96 - 3941) and will be partly sponsored by the
European Communities.

It will be located at the Quartz in the center of Brest (Breizh).

Call for papers

Three kinds of submissions can be made:

       1. Proposal for a session (of three papers) dedicated to a given
          After acceptance, the promoter will be responsible for his/her

          session and chair it.

       2. Proposal for a panel discussion on a given topic (one hour).

          After acceptance, the promoter will be responsible for
          organizing his/her panel discussion and chair it.

       3. Free submission of papers on the basis of a summary (one

          The accepted papers will be organized into sessions devoted to

          given topics.

Two types of sessions, panel discussions or papers are solicited:

       1. those discussing cognitive theories and practices from an
          application perspective,

       2. and those presenting industrial applications.

Suitable sessions, panel discussions and papers include:

  - man-machine cooperation,
  - intelligent assistance for decision,
  - knowledge extraction,
  - representation and modelling,
  - intelligent management of multimedia documents,
  - perception,
  - recognition and interpretation.

Application reports may cover practice and integration:

  - quality control,
  - management of industrial processes,
  - scheduling and planning, industrial production,
  - supervision and control,
  - transport,
  - health care,
  - banking,
  - insurance,
  - telecommunications,
  - management of the environment,
  - new technologies for information and communication.


A selection of papers will be proposed for publication in a special
issue of the
European Journal of Operational Research (EJOR) very soon after the
They will be refereed separately.

Important dates

Papers, proposals for sessions or panel discussions should be submitted
by the beginning of January 1999.

Authors intending to submit to EJOR must give this information when
submitting their abstract.

Notification of acceptance will be given by the end of February 1999
for sessions and panel discussions and by the end of April 1999 for free

Full version of papers submitted to EJOR must be received by the
beginning of June 1999.

Notification of rejection, acceptance or requests for revisions will be
immediately after the conference and final versions of accepted papers
be received by October 1999.

Programme Committee

Raymond Bisdorff          CRP-CU (Luxembourg)

Jean-Pierre Barthelemy    ENST Bretagne (France)
Jean-Pierre Brans         VUB, Brussels (Belgium)
Gilles Coppin             Thomson-CSF RCM (France)
Jean-Pierre Descles       Universite Paris-Sorbonne (France)
Mehmet Goker              Daimler Benz AG (Germany)
Alberto Greco             Laboratory of Psychology - Genova (Italy)
Jean-Daniel Kant          LIP6, Paris VI (France)
Marc Linster              IBA Consulting (USA)
Benedetto Matarazzo       University of Catania (Italy)
Franck Poirier            Universite de Bretagne-Sud (France)
Claus-Rainer Rollinger    Universitat Osnabruck (Germany)
Mike Sharples             University of Birmingham (England)
Roman Slowinski           Poznan University of Technology (Poland)
Marcus Spies              IBM Global Services (Germany)
Gerhard Strube            Universitat Freiburg (Germany)

Organization Committee

Jean-Pierre Barthelemy    ENST Bretagne (Breizh - France)

Ghislaine Le Gall         ENST Bretagne

Sebastien Bigaret         ENST Bretagne (France)
Philippe Lenca            ENST Bretagne
Marie-Catherine Mouchot   ENST Bretagne
Wonsil Park               ENST Bretagne
Pierre Saunier            CRP-CU (Luxembourg)

Registration fees

Before june 15 1999 : 1200 FF - US$ 240
After  june 15 1999 : 1500 FF - US$ 300

These rates include the booklet of abstracts, the coffee break
and the conference banquet.


ENST Bretagne - BP 832
29285 Brest cedex

Phone: 33 2 98 00 14 25
Fax:   33 2 98 00 10 30

For further information about the conference, registration and
instructions to authors please contact:

 E-mail: [log in to unmask]

or visit the web site:

Pre-registration form

Firstname:   _____________________________________________
Lastname:    _____________________________________________
Affiliation: _____________________________________________

Mailing Address:
ZIP _________  City _____________  Country ______________

Phone:  +______-___________________
Fax:    +______-___________________
Email : ___________________________

[ ] I wish to receive the invitation programme

[ ] I will participate to HCP'99

[ ] I intend to present a communication

    Title : _____________________________________________

    Enclosed is the abstract of the paper (one page)

[ ] I propose to organise a session

    Topics : ___________________________________________

[ ] I propose to organise a panel discussion

    Topics : ___________________________________________


Payment should be made by either:

  * Order form: to be addressed to HCP'99

  * Bank transfer:
    To be addressed to HCP'99 CMB CCM La Trinité PLouzané

    Bank code: 15589
    Bank counter: 29786
    Account number: 01337275041
    Account number key: 70

  * Credit card:

    [ ] VISA
    [ ] Mastercard
    [ ] American Express

    Cardholder's name : ____________________________

    Number : _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

    Expiration date: __/__

    Cardholder's signature: ____________________________

  * Cheque: to be addressed to HCP'99
    Please add 30 US$ to the total amount if the cheque is not in french

Cancellations received in WRITING prior to June 15 1999 will be refunded

LESS a 600 FF / 100 US$ administration fee.
No refund will be issued after this date.

Please return this registration form and payment form (order form,
copy of the bank transfer form or cheque) to the following address:

ENST Bretagne - BP 832
29285 Brest cedex