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The 25th Anniversary Conference of the 
European Association of Cognitive Ergonomics (EACE)
In-cooperation with ACM SIGCHI 

 28-31 August 2007, London, UK.


Last reminder call for Participation - 
Papers, Posters and Doctoral Consortium


ECCE 2007 aims to provide an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to 
exchange new ideas and practical experience in all areas of cognitive ergonomics. By 
presenting, criticizing, and defending papers, ECCE 2007 participants will explore 
knowledge and research areas in cognitive ergonomics and invent new directions for 
advancing both theoretical and practical aspects of cognitive ergonomics. 

The conference will also feature a special 25th anniversary programme to celebrate 
the life and achievements of the Association, its members, and their contribution to 
the field of cognitive ergonomics over the last quarter of a century. Thomas Green, 
Norbert Steitz, Jean-Michel Hoc and Gerrit van der Veer, the founding fathers of the 
conference series, will join us in a special, celebratory session. Furthermore, the 
International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics will feature a special conference issue 
with a selection of the best long papers presented at the conference.

We are also proud to have found three excellent keynote speakers. They are:
-Neville Stanton - Network Analysis of Command and Control: investigations 
 into psychological and social dimension
-Erik Hollnagel - Coping with complexity - then and now
-Gitte Lindgaard - Intelligent decision support in medicine: back to Bayes?

The roles of cognitive ergonomics in the development of IT artefacts and complex 
systems have become more and more important and widespread. So far, theoretical, 
empirical, and practical aspects of cognitive ergonomics have been studied in various 
domains that make intensive use of IT. Recent trends of cognitive ergonomics 
indicate that human interaction with IT-based systems is increasingly cognitively 
complex and thus needs more sophisticated cognitive support, and that diverse user 
groups should be considered from system requirements analysis and initial design 
stages, paying attention to personalization. 

ECCE 2007 Explore! Invent! focuses on innovative concepts or approaches that 
address recent trends. We will explore new types of cognitive tasks and their 
characteristics resulting from the cognitively complex interaction with new IT-based 
systems, and informed design methods dealing especially with personalization 
issues. Through this conference, it is envisaged that participants will report on 
inventions, or 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.

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):
-Human decision making and problem solving
-Knowledge structure and mental model
-Human learning behaviour
-Human error and reliability
-Situation awareness
-Collaborative work
-Affective/emotional aspects of human interaction with IT artefacts
-Design methods, tools, and methodologies for supporting cognitive tasks
-Cognitive task analysis and modelling
-Human-centred automation
-Task/function allocation
-Decision aiding, information presentation and visualization
-Innovative user interface concepts (including augmented and virtual 
 reality, multimodal user interfaces, and wearable computing)
-Intelligent agent design
-Training systems design
-Joint cognitive systems design
-Supporting diverse user groups (the disabled, the elderly, children, 
 personality traits, cognitive styles, gender, culture etc.)
-Evaluation of cognitive performance, social interaction, usability, etc. 
-Methods and tools for studying cognitive tasks
Examples of application or industrial domains include: process control, aviation 
traffic control, advanced manufacturing systems, medical systems, intelligent 
vehicles, railroad systems, ubiquitous computing, smart home, mobile devices, 
digital TV, web applications, electronic commerce, game and entertainment, e-
learning, business information systems, etc. 

19 March 2007 Submission of Extended Abstract, Poster & Demonstration 
   papers, and Doctoral Consortium paper and cover letters
 4 May 2007 Notification of Acceptance 
11 June 2007 Submission of Camera-Ready Papers:   

We invite various types of papers as described below. All submissions must be 
written in English. Submissions for all the categories will be published in the 
conference proceedings and later on made available in the ACM digital library. The 
authors must declare in which category 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. 

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 using the Word Template that is provided on the 
conference website. After acceptance of the extended abstract the authors will be 
invited to submit camera-ready papers of 8 pages maximum. The authors of the best 
quality papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their conference 
paper to a special issue of the International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. 

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 using the 
Word Template that is provided on the conference website. After acceptance of the 
extended abstract, authors will be invited to submit camera-ready papers of 4 pages 

Presenters of long and short paper can choose out of two formats to present their 
paper at the conference: 

a.The more "traditional" presentation format, in which a presenter presents his 
  or her work after which there will be time to answer questions from the 
b.The "defend and critique" presentation format. This format will encourage a 
  lively debate and exploration of topics. The presenter of a paper will act as 
  the defender and other presenters in a slot as opponents. Each opponent will 
  be asked to read the paper of the defender in advance and to prepare a single 
  slide to put forward questions, critiques or suggestions. After the 
  presentation of the defender, opponents will start their opposition by giving 
  their opposition presentations. The defender will be given opportunity to 
  responds to the opposition, after which the floor will be open for the audience 
  to join the debate. 

With the submission of the extended abstract, authors have to indicate which 
presentation format they choose to present their work at the conference. 

Poster & Demonstration category
Poster and Demonstration session aims to showcase work in a forum which 
facilitates open discussion. Authors who wish to present and demonstrate their work, 
smaller projects, system or prototype in a more interactive and informal setting 
during ECCE 2007 may choose this category and provide a description. Poster and 
demonstration papers should not exceed 2 pages in total and authors should use the 
Word Template for the preparation of their papers, which is provided on the 
conference website.  Accepted papers will be published in the conference 

Doctoral Consortium category
This is a new addition for ECCE 2007. The aims of the ECCE 2007 Doctoral 
Consortium are 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 

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. 

Application Procedure 

1.A letter from your supervisor/Principal Advisor on letter-headed paper, 
 -that you are registered for PhD studies 
 -your research topic 
 -what stage your research is at 
 -why you and your research would benefit from participation in the 
  ECCE 2007 Doctoral Consortium. 
2.A 4 pages long paper, prepared using the Word Template (provided on the 
  conference website) of the conference proceedings, containing the following: 
  a structured abstract, the aims and objectives of your research; main 
  contribution(s) of the research to the Cognitive Ergonomics field; a  
  description of the methodology adopted for your research, results obtained so 
  far from your studies, critical analysis of the results in relation to previous 
  research work in the area, future research plans. 


Applicants who are selected to take part in the doctoral consortium will be asked to 
pay a very "student friendly" registration fee. Specific details can be found on the 
website. Please note, however, that participants will be expected to pay for their own 
travel, accommodation and subsistence.

Authors of all categories should use the Word template that is provided on the 
conference website for their papers. Instruction how to make an online submission as 
well as registration fee can be found on the conference website 

Contact Information

Further details and updated information at the conference website

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The conference is organised with support from ACM SIGCHI; the British Computer 
Society Human-Computer Interaction Specialist Group; Brunel University; and the 
Interaction Design Centre, Middlesex University.

Conference Program Committee
Honorary Tech Chair: 
Erik Hollnagel, Ècole des Mines de Paris, France

General Co-Chairs:
Willem-Paul Brinkman, Brunel University, UK 
Dong-Han Ham, Middlesex University, UK
William Wong, Middlesex University, UK

Conference Committee:
Bob Fields, Middlesex University, UK
Paola Amaldi, Middlesex University, UK 
Sonali Morar, Brunel University, UK
Lorna Lines, Brunel University, UK
Gabriella Spinelli, Brunel University, UK
Pedro Campos, University of Madeira, Portugal 

Doctoral Consortium:
Steve Love, Brunel University, UK
Gudela Grote, ETHZ, Switzerland
Gerrit van der Veer, Open Universiteit, The Netherlands

Posters and Demonstrations:
Elisa Rubegni, University of Siena, Italy
Antonio Rizzo, University of Siena, Italy

Website Design:
Marije Kanis, Brunel University, UK
Conference Secretary:
Susan Standing, Brunel University, UK

Reviewers Panel:
Carl Martin Allwood, Lund university, Sweden
Françoise Anceaux, CNRS-Université de Valenciennes et du Hainaut-Cambrésis, France
Sebastiano Bagnara, University of Siena, Italy 
David Benyon, Napier University, UK
Ann Blandford, University College London, UK
Nathalie Bonnardel, University of Provence (Aix-Marseille I), France
Frances Brazier, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Annica Brehmer, Vattenfall Power Consultant AB, Sweden
Jean-Marie Burkhardt, Paris 5 University, France
José J. Cañas, Universidad de Granada, Spain
Cristina Chisalita, Twente University, The Netherlands
Francoise Detienne, INRIA-Rocquencourt, France
Morten Fjeld, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Vincent Grosjean, I.N.R.S., France
Geert de Haan, The Netherlands
Jean-Michel Hoc, CNRS, IRCCyN (Nantes), France
Michele Mariani, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Nicolas Marmaras, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Joachim Meyer, Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
Evelyne Morvan, Institut National de Recherche, France
Michel Neboit, France
Floris van Nes, ERGONES and Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Nayna Patel, Brunel University, UK
Liliane Pellegrin, Université de la Méditerranée, France
Mark Perry, Brunel University, UK
Tjerk W. van der Schaaf, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
Marcin Sikorski, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Patrice Terrier, CNRS et Université de Toulouse 2, France
Willemien Visser, INRIA, France
Corinne van de Weerdt, I.N.R.S., France
Peter A. Wieringa, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Peter Wright, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

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