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          European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics 2011

                    the 29th Conference of the

        European Association of Cognitive Ergonomics (EACE)

                   in cooperation with ACM SIGCHI

                 24-26 August 2011, Rostock, Germany


                - Designing Collaborative Activities -

            CfP - Papers, Posters and Doctoral Consortium


*** Deadline extension until April 18th ***

NEWS: Keynotes, Special Journal Issue, Workshops


- Susanne Bødker, Aarhus University, Denmark
- Alan Dix, Lancaster University, UK
- Jürgen Ziegler, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany


The International Journal "Cognition, Technology & Work" will feature
a Special Issue with a selection of the best papers presented at
the conference.


W1: Non-formal modelling for interaction design
W2: Concepts of Agency and Situation in Cognitive Engineering
W3: Affective, Behavioural and Social Aspects in Collaborative Settings


ECCE 2011 is the 29th annual conference of the European Association
of Cognitive Ergonomics. It brings together researchers and
practitioners who are interested in disseminating their knowledge,
experience and ideas in the area of cognitive ergonomics, human
technology interaction and cognitive engineering.


The main theme of ECCE 2011 is "Designing Collaborative Activities".
Understanding cognitive abilities and limitations of humans in order
to design work systems, tasks and technological artifacts has always
been a central part of cognitive ergonomics. While traditionally the
focus has been on the performance of single operators or users
interacting with machines and computers, more recent work emphasizes
the interplay between humans and artifacts in complex social settings
enhanced by technology. The application of theoretical frameworks
such as Distributed Cognition and Activity Theory contributed to
this change in perspective.

Collaborative activities can be found in a variety of contexts (work
systems, education, leisure, home). Their design has to take into
account issues of communication, coordination, establishing common
goals, problem solving, trust, individual and group perception,
sharing of artifacts, etc. A deeper understanding of these aspects
is crucial to successful engagement of actors.

The conference seeks to encourage dialogue and discussion among
participants about the main theme as well as general topics of this
conference series. Submissions in the form of long papers, short
papers, demonstration papers as well as posters are possible.

The main conference will be preceded by a Doctorial Consortium and
a day of workshops.



We invite submissions addressing innovate concepts, theories,
methodologies, empirical studies, systematic reviews, critical
appraisals, and case studies which are relevant to the following
topics (but not limited to):

- Design methods, tools, and methodologies for supporting cognitive tasks
- Cognitive task analysis and modelling
- Evaluation of cognitive performance, social interaction, usability etc.
- Methods and tools for studying cognitive tasks
- Analysis and design of collaborative settings
- Human decision making and problem solving
- Motivation, engagement, goal sharing
- Shared understanding and consensus building
- Trust and control in complex systems
- Situation awareness
- Collaboration at a distance
- Human learning behavior
- Human error and reliability
- Affective/emotional aspects of human interaction with IT artefacts
- Decision aiding, information presentation and visualization
- Innovative user interface concepts
- Training systems design
- Intelligent agent design



18 April 2011      (extended) Submission of Long & Short Papers,
                    Poster&Demonstration Papers, Doctoral Consortium Papers

16 May 2011        Notification of Acceptance for Long & Short Papers,
                    Poster&Demonstration Papers, Doctoral Consortium Papers

30 May 2011        Submission of Workshop Contributions
06 June 2011       Submission of Camera-Ready Papers and Release Form
13 June 2011       Notification of Acceptance for Workshop Contributions



We invite various types of submissions as described below. All
submissions must be written in English and use the Word Template for
their layout ( Submissions for all the categories
will be published in the conference proceedings and made available in the
ACM digital library. Copyright is held by the authors/owners of the papers.

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 paper category

Long papers should describe authors' original, completed research works
that contribute to the topics relevant to the conference. Submissions
should not exceed the maximum length of 8 pages using the Word Template.
After the conference, the authors of the best quality papers will be
invited to submit an extended version of their conference paper to a
Special Issue of Cognition, Technology & Work.

Short papers category

Short papers should describe work-in-progress, industrial experiences,
and innovative concepts or approaches that can promote discussions among
attendants. Submissions should not exceed the maximum length of 4 pages
using the Word Template. After the conference, the authors of the best
quality papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their
conference paper to a Special Issue of Cognition, Technology & Work.

Posters & Demonstration category

The Poster and Demonstration sessions aim to show work in a setting which
facilitates open discussion. Authors who wish to present and demonstrate
their work, smaller projects, systems or prototypes in a more interactive
and informal setting during ECCE2011, 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

Doctoral Consortium category

The aim of the ECCE 2011 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 roadthat they are getting ready to submit their thesis. 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 for Doctoral Consortium

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
     ECCE2011 Doctoral Consortium.

A 4 pages long paper, prepared using the Word Template of the conference
proceedings, containing the following: a structured abstract, the aims
and objectives of your research; the main contribution(s) of the research
to the Cognitive Ergonomics field; a description of the methodology adopted
for your research, the results obtained so far from your studies, a 
analysis of the results in relation to previous research work in the area,
future research plans.

Costs for Doctoral Consortium Participation

Applicants who are selected to take part in the doctoral consortium have
free access to conference as well. Please note, however, that participants
will be expected to pay for their own travel, accommodation and subsistence.



General Co-Chairs
    Anke Dittmar, University of Rostock, Germany
    Peter Forbrig, University of Rostock, Germany

Poster and Demonstration Co-Chairs
    Christian Stary, University of Linz, Austria
    Geert de Haan, Hogeschool Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Workshop Co-Chair
    Willem-Paul Brinkman, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Doctorial Consortium Co-Chairs
    Phil Turner, Edinburgh Napier University, UK
    Gerrit van der Veer, Open University, The Netherlands



Further details can be found on the conference website:
If you have further queries, please contact

Anke Dittmar and Peter Forbrig
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