ECCE2011 is over.

Thank you all for contributing to an interesting conference.

See you at ECCE2012 in Edinburgh!


ECCE2011 invites you to participate. On this page you'll read about:

Please fill in the Release Form for camera-ready papers. All submissions should be made through the EasyChair Reviewing System, using the Word Template for their layout.

Important Dates
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17 January 2011Submission for Workshop Proposals
28 February 2011Notification of Acceptance for Workshop Proposals
18 April 2011(extended) Submission of Long and Short Papers,
Poster & Demonstration Papers, and Doctoral Consortium Papers
16 May 2011Notification of Acceptance for Long and Short Papers,
Poster & Demonstration Papers, and Doctoral Consortium Papers
30 May 2011Submission of Workshop Contribution Based Poster
(Submission of Workshop Contributions: see Workshops )
(extended) Submission of Poster & Demonstration Papers, and Doctoral Consortium Papers
13 June 2011Notification of Acceptance for Workshop Contributions (and workshop contribution based poster)
14 June 2011Submission of Camera-Ready Papers and Release Form
23 August 2011Workshops
24 August 2011Doctoral Consortium
24-26 August 2011  ECCE2011 Conference
Scope of the Conference
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The main theme of ECCE2011 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.

Topics of the Conference
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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 artifacts
  • Decision aiding, information presentation and visualization
  • Innovative user interface concepts
  • Training systems design
  • Intelligent agent design
Type of Participants
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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 of the submitted work is held by the author/owner.
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.


Submissions for one-day workshop are invited. The workshops will be held on 23 Aug 2011, a day before the main body of the ECCE2011 conference. Workshop proposers should submit a 2 pages paper using the Word Template. The workshop paper should explain the topic of the workshop, how it is set up, the manner in which people can participate, the aim and potential outcomes of the workshop (e.g. writing/editing a book, a research proposal, or a special issue for a journal). The organizing committee should have members from at least two different organizations or institutes. International consortia are welcomed and preferred. All proposals must be written in English. In addition, a cover letter should be included with background information about the workshop organizers, and the manner in which workshop participants will be invited.

Accepted workshops will need to provide a short description of the workshop for publication on the conference web site containing the workshop title, abstract, names, affiliation of the organizers, and position paper submission or other participation requirements.

Long Papers

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

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.

Poster & Demonstration Papers

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 papers.

Workshop Contribution Based Poster

To stimulate cross-over between the workshops and the main conference, workshop participants can submit a 2-page poster version of their workshop contribution to the main conference. The poster may cover the same contribution. The deadline for 2-page workshop poster papers is the same as the workshop paper deadline, i.e., the 30th of May. Decisions will be send out the 13th of June, in parallel with the workshop contribution decisions. Other than a different deadline and the fact that we allow sending in a contribution based on the same material as the workshop contribution, the workshop contribution based poster follows normal poster submission, reviewing, document style, etc. Acceptance/rejection of the poster at the ECCE main conference and inclusion in the ECCE proceedings is thus independent of acceptance/rejection for the workshop.

Doctoral Consortium

The aim of the ECCE2011 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 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 stating:

  • 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 critical analysis of the results in relation to previous research work in the area, and future research plans.

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