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Dear Sir/Madam,

Would you please distribute this CfP in your list?

Thank you in advance. Yours,
Julio Abascal

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      European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics: ECCE 2008
               The Ergonomics of Cool Interaction:
     From Taylorism to Creativity into Fun - where do we stand?

                16-19 September 2008. Madeira, Portugal
                       (http://www.ecce2008.eu/)

Organized by the European Association of Cognitive Ergonomics (EACE)
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First Call for Participation
============================

In the early days, practitioners followed the time-honored tradition of time & 
errors to assess performance in interactive systems. A good interface had to be 
efficient in helping users carrying out the tasks it was designed for. With the 
advent of videogames, game consoles, iPods and the ubiquitous cellphones and 
PDAs it seems that being usable and efficient are no longer the main goals of 
IT software artifacts and contraptions. Fun is supposed to take the consumer 
experience to next level even if at the expense of efficiency, performance and 
usability. Our profession is changing, or at least so the marketing guys want 
to make us believe. Or is it really ?

ECCE 2008 aims to provide an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to 
exchange new ideas and practical experience in all areas of cognitive 
ergonomics that address the above challenge. Have the rules of the game been 
reversed, or do we need to devise new rules and redefine our methods and goals? 
Are Creativity, Cool and Fun dislodging Times and Methods? Or are new 
approaches emerging that provide tools to tackle the changing consumer market ? 
By presenting, criticizing, and defending papers, ECCE 2008 participants will 
explore knowledge and research areas in cognitive ergonomics and invent new 
directions for advancing the state of play in both theoretical and practical 
aspects of cognitive ergonomics.

SCOPE
ECCE 2008 focuses on innovative concepts or approaches that address recent 
trends. Through this conference, it is envisaged that participants will report 
on 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.

TOPICS
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):

-	Affective/emotional aspects of human interaction with IT artefacts
-	Cognitive task analysis and modelling
-	Collaborative work
-	Creativity
-	Decision aiding, information presentation and visualization
-	Design methods, tools, and methodologies for supporting cognitive
           tasks
-	Evaluation of cognitive performance, social interaction,
           usability, etc.
-	Human decision making and problem solving
-	Human error and reliability
-	Human learning behaviour
-	Human-centred automation
-	Innovative user interface concepts (including augmented and
           virtual reality, multimodal user interfaces, and wearable
           computing)
-	Intelligent agent design
-	Interfaces for people accessing under special cognitive conditions
           (at work, while driving, or using special equipment: mobile,
            small, or obsolete devices)
-	Interfaces for people with cognitive restrictions
-	Joint cognitive systems design
-	Knowledge structure and mental model
-	Methods and tools for studying cognitive tasks
-	Situation awareness
-	Supporting diverse user groups (the disabled, the elderly,
           children, personality traits, cognitive styles, gender, culture
           etc.)
-	Task/function allocation
-	Training systems design


IMPORTANT DATES
"	31 January 2008: 1st call for papers
"	28 February 2008: 2nd call for paper
"	15 March 2008: Last call for papers
"	30 March 2008: Submission of Extended Abstract of long and short
                        papers, Poster & Demonstration papers, Panels and
                        Doctoral Consortium paper and cover Letters.
"	18 May 2007: Notification of Acceptance.
"	24 June 2007: Submission of Camera-Ready Papers
"	16-19 September 2008: ECCE 2008
These are hard deadlines: no extensions will be announced

TYPES OF PARTICIPATION
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 and indexed in the ACM Digital Library. 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.
Authors of all categories should use the Word template that is provided on the 
conference website for both abstracts and camera-ready papers. Instruction how 
to make an online submission as well as registration fee will be announced on 
the conference website (http://www.ecce2008.eu/).

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. 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. 
After acceptance of the extended abstract, authors will be invited to submit 
camera-ready papers of 4 pages maximum.

Poster & Demonstration category
-------------------------------
Poster and Demonstration session aims to showcase work in a forum which 
facilitates open discussion. Poster and demonstration papers should not exceed 
2 pages in total. Accepted Posters and Demonstration sessions will be published 
in the conference proceedings.

Panels
------
Proposals for panels are welcome. Panel sessions are intended to allow focussed 
discussion on specific research topics. Panels will be allocated with 2 hours 
for presentations and discussion. Proposers should submit an extended abstract 
of 2 pages. After acceptance of the proposal, authors will be invited to submit 
camera-ready papers of 4 pages maximum. Proposers will have to select 5 
position papers for each panel. Each paper accepted for a panel has to follow 
the guidelines for short papers proposals.

Doctoral Consortium category
----------------------------
The aim of the ECCE 2008 Doctoral Consortium is 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. See 
the website for Application Procedure and Special Costs



CONFERENCE COMMITTEES

General Chair:
Joaquim Jorge INESC, Universidade TÚcnica de Lisboa (P)

Organization Committee:
Co-Chairs: Nuno Jardim Nunes, University of Madeira (P),
            Ian Oakley, University of Madeira (P)

Programme Committee:
Chair: Julio Abascal, University of the Basque Country (E)
Secretary: Inmaculada Fajardo. University of Manchester (UK)
Doctoral Consortium: Gerrit van der Veer, Open Universiteit, (NL).
                      JosÚ J. Ca˝as, Universidad de Granada (E) Posters and 
Demonstrations: Willem-Paul Brinkman, Delft University of Technology (NL),
                             Norros Leena, VTT (SF)
Panels: William Wong, Middlesex University, (UK)
         Franšoise Detienne, INRIA (F)

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