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ECCE 2019 - European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics

Design for Cognition

10 – 13 September 2019

Ulster University
Belfast Campus, Belfast
Northern Ireland

About

  • ECCE 2019

    ECCE 2019 is the 31st annual conference of the European Association of Cognitive Ergonomics (EACE).

    This leading conference in human-media interaction and cognitive engineering provides an opportunity for both researchers and practitioners to exchange new ideas and practical experiences from a variety of domains.

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    The role of digital technologies in our life has dramatically changed in the last decades, and the scope of cognitive ergonomics has extended accordingly.

    Our special theme for ECCE in 2019 is ‘Designing for Cognition’:

    Interacting with digital technologies, apps, wearables and ‘Internet of Things’ generally can be cognitively and emotionally demanding in our everyday lives. Now more than ever, we need to consider how ‘Designing for Cognition’ can help us engage in and enjoy seamless intuitive interactions.

    The theme also involves new ways to understand cognition when interacting in the wild and to research and evaluate our interactions across work, home and community, especially considering the rise of knowledge derived from user data analytics.

    ECCE 2019 seeks to encourage dialogue and discussion among participants about general topics as well as this year’s special theme.

    We invite various types of contributions from researchers and practitioners – including long and short papers – which address the broad spectrum of cognitive ergonomics challenges in the analysis, design, and evaluation of digital technologies.

  • Important Dates

    DateAction
    22 February 2019, 5 pm (BST) Deadline for all submissions (Paper, Doctoral Consortium, Poster, Workshops and Demos)
    03 May 2019 Author notification
    31 May 2019, 5pm (BST) Camera-ready version of all accepted contributions*
    01 July 2019, 5pm (BST) Early registration deadline
    10 September 2019 ECCE 2019 Doctoral Consortium and Workshops
    11-13 September 2019 ECCE 2019 Conference

    Submissions should be made through the EasyChair Reviewing System.

    * One author per accepted paper is required to register and attend the conference to guarantee publication in the proceedings.

  • Registration

    Payment system is not yet active

    All event packages include:

    • Full registration for 3 days, 11-13 September 2019 (including 10 September if registered for workshops and/or Doctoral Consortium)
    • Lunch and refreshments throughout the conference
    • Conference dinner
    • Conference proceedings on USB at Conference
    • Conference proceedings in ACM Digital Library

    Prices

    RegistrationTypeStudentProfessional
    Early registration Members (EACE, ACM, SIGCHI) £250 £440
    Early registration Non-member £275 £465
    Late registration (after 01 July 2019) Members (EACE, ACM, SIGCHI) £300 £490
    Late registration (after 01 July 2019) Non-member £320 £510

    EACE Membership

    Membership TypePrice
    2019 Annual Fee for Full EACE member* £41.50
    2019 Annual Fee for probationary (PhD) members** £16.50
    Five year membership*** £166
    Lifetime membership for those who have reached official retirement age**** £166

    *This is the regular fee for the European Association of Cognitive Ergonomics (EACE) for the year 2019.

    **This is the regular fee for the European Association of Cognitive Ergonomics (EACE) for PhD students for the year 2019.
    ***As an alternative to a yearly fee, a full member can also choose to pay for a five-year membership, which fee is equal to four times the regular fee.
    ****EACE members who have reached the official retirement age can choose a life-time membership. In this case, you pay the fee that equals to four years but you remain a member of the Association for the rest of your life.
  • Submissions

    Submissions should be made through the EasyChair Reviewing System.

    Submission Categories

    We invite contributions that address the broad spectrum of cognitive ergonomics challenges in the analysis, design, and evaluation of digital technologies.

    This includes, but is not limited to, the following topics:

    • Affective/emotional aspects of human interaction with IT artefacts
    • Cognitive processes in design
    • Cognitive task analysis and modeling
    • Collaborative creativity and experience
    • Collaboration in design teams
    • Collaboration in end-users and design teams
    • Decision aiding, information presentation and visualization
    • Design methods, tools, and methodologies for supporting cognitive tasks
    • Development of usability evaluation methods
    • Ecological approaches to human cognition and human-technology interaction
    • Human error and reliability
    • Human Factors and simulation
    • Human-technology interaction in the Internet of Things era
    • Methods and tools for studying cognitive tasks
    • Motivational/emotional aspects of human interaction with IT artefacts
    • Motivation, engagement, goal sharing
    • Resilience and diversity
    • Trust and control in complex systems
    • Situation awareness
    • Usability and User Experience evaluation methods (e.g. in games)
    • User research concepts, methods, and empirical studies
    • Human Computer Interaction
    • Virtual reality
    • Conversational user interfaces / chatbots
    • Web design
    • Graphical user interfaces
    • Cognitively-orientated human factors

    Submission Guidelines

    All submissions should be written in English and authors should anonymise their papers.

    All submissions fulfilling the submission requirements will be peer-reviewed, and accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, which will be made available to conference attendees and published in the ACM digital library.

    Formatting

    Submissions must follow the SIGCHI Conference Proceedings formatting guidelines.

    Microsoft Word Templates will available for Windows and for Mac in Fall 2018. We will update this page with correct links once the new templates are available.

    Detailed formatting instructions, as well as more sample documents (including LaTeX files) are available on the 2017 ACM Master Article Template page: http://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template

    See to it that you use the SigConf proceedings template when preparing your manuscript.

    If you have any questions regarding the formatting of your paper, please contact the program chairs:

    • Maurice Mulvenna (md.mulvenna [at] ulster.ac.uk)
    • Raymond Bond (rb.bond [at] ulster.ac.uk)

    Submission Categories

    Long and Short Papers

    The size of long papers can be 8 pages at most, including all sections, references, and possible appendices.

    The size of short papers can be 4 pages at most, including all sections, references, and possible appendices.

    The papers should be anonymised before submission to EasyChair in PDF-format.

    Demonstrations

    Submissions can also be demonstrations, where the aim is to show work in a setting which facilitates open discussion. These sessions are suitable for authors who wish to present and demonstrate their work, smaller projects, systems or prototypes in a more interactive and informal setting during ECCE 2019. Demonstration papers should not exceed 2 pages (including references), explaining the work to be presented, how it will be presented, and the relevance of the presentation to conference attendees.

    Demonstration proposals should be submitted to Maurice Mulvenna, programme chair: (md.mulvenna [at] ulster.ac.uk).

    If there are any particular requirements for the demonstration (e.g., size of equipment, power, networking etc.) please also email the web and technology chair (ka.boyd [at] ulster.ac.uk). Demonstration submission deadline is the same as for all submissions.

    Workshop submissions

    We strongly encourage researchers to suggest topics for the workshops taking place on the 10th of September 2019. The suggested topics should be related to the themes mentioned above (at least to some extent) and sent to the the program chairs, Maurice Mulvenna (md.mulvenna [at] ulster.ac.uk) and Raymond Bond (rb.bond [at] ulster.ac.uk).

    Submissions to the Doctoral Consortium

    We encourage PhD students to submit to the doctoral consortium taking place on the 10th of September 2019. The submission deadline is the same as the main paper submission deadline (see above).

    Submissions should be sent to the Doctoral Consortium Chairs, Ana Caraban (ana.caraban [at] m-iti.org) and Sara Tranquada (sara.tranquada [at] m-iti.org).

    As soon as a student submits to the consortium he or she is eligible to apply for a limited number of scholarships covering the conference registration fee. The application for scholarship should be sent to the Doctoral Consortium Chairs, Ana Caraban (ana.caraban [at] m-iti.org) and Sara Tranquada (sara.tranquada [at] m-iti.org).

    Doctoral Consortium papers can be 4 pages at most, including all sections, references, and possible appendices. Submissions should provide a summary of the PhD student’s work (including aspects such as research context, achievements, future directions and issues experienced) and a 1-page CV. Submissions must be in PDF format.

    Gary Marsden Student Development Fund

    SIGCHI student members (or interested in becoming members) who are postgraduate students from, and currently based in, developing countries are eligible to apply to the SIGCHI Gary Marsden Student Development Fund (that may cover a maximum of $2500 USD, including travel (economy class flight tickets, ground transportation), accommodation (student housing if available), and meals during the conference can be covered by reimbursement), if they have an accepted contribution, or are accepted as doctoral consortium student, or volunteering of any kind (such as student volunteer) for the conference.

  • Doctoral Consortium

    Applications Deadline: Feb 22, 2019, 5 PM (BST)

    PhDs students are invited to apply for the ECCE 2019 Doctoral Consortium, which will be held on Tuesday 10 September 2019. The Doctoral Consortium provides a great opportunity for PhD students to discuss and share experiences and problems with other students and with a panel of experts. It is likely to lead to the generation of new ideas and directions for their research.

    The ECCE 2019 Doctoral Consortium has the following objectives:

    • To provide PhD students with the opportunity to share their research with other students and experts;
    • To give feedback on the research to the participants;
    • To give the opportunity to solve issues that PhD students could encounter during their path;
    • To encourage open and useful discussions; and
    • To provide insights that will help students for the continuation of their research.

    The Doctoral Consortium will be held on 10th of September at Ulster University’s Belfast Campus in the heart of Belfast city centre. The European Association of Cognitive Ergonomics will reimburse the registration fees to all the students accepted for the Doctoral Consortium. We expect to recruit 10 to 15 students.

    Experts
    Three experts within the field will provide feedback and guide the discussions during the consortium.

    Eligibility
    The strongest candidates are PhD students in Human Factors or Ergonomics (or related areas) who can convey their research aims and/or challenges. There are no restrictions on the year of study of the PhD, but preference will be given to students in the early stages due to the opportunity for influence and potential benefits from the feedback of the Doctoral Consortium.

    Submission
    The deadline for submission is Feb 22 2019, 5 pm. Submissions should be sent to the Doctoral Consortium Chairs, Ana Caraban (ana.caraban [at] m-iti.org) and Sara Tranquada (sara.tranquada [at] m-iti.org). Doctoral Consortium papers can be 4 pages at most, including all sections, references, and possible appendices. Submissions should provide a summary of the PhD student’s work (including aspects such as research context, achievements, future directions and issues experienced) and a 1-page CV. Submissions must be in PDF format.

    Review Process
    The Doctoral Consortium committee will review the applications. In the review process particular attention will be given to the topic of the research and how this relates to the main topics of the conference, and to the type and amount of feedback the participant could provide and receive from the Doctoral Consortium. Students from the same institutions can apply, but the committee will try to have the most diverse environment, thus preference will be given to students from different institutions.

    After Acceptance
    Further instructions will be provided with the acceptance notice.

    Contact
    For further information, please contact Doctoral Consortium Chairs Ana Caraban (ana.caraban [at] m-iti.org) and Sara Tranquada (sara.tranquada [at] m-iti.org).

  • Venue

    Ulster University, Belfast Campus, BT15 1ED.

    The conference will take place at Ulster University Belfast Campus.

    At the heart of Belfast city centre, and will be hosted by Ulster University.

    The venue is in close proximity to the historic Crown Bar, the Belfast City Hall and the Europa Hotel.

    Have you heard of C.S. Lewis (author), George Best (Footballer), Seamus Heaney (Poet), Rory McIlroy (Golfer), Liam Neeson (Actor), Geraldine Hughes (Actor), or maybe Lord Kelvin (physicist)?

    These are just a few of the well known figures born in Northern Ireland.

    And did you know, the ‘Game of Thrones’ is filmed in Northern Ireland – why not take the tour?

    If you're interested in ship building, you can visit the world’s largest Titanic attraction (http://titanicbelfast.com).

    Belfast is well connected with 2 airports, and given the conference venue is located in the city centre, the attractions and facilities are within walking distance.

    See http://www.visitbelfast.com for more information.

  • Organisation

    RoleMember
    General Chair Prof Maurice Mulvenna, Ulster University
    General ChairDr Raymond Bond, Ulster University
    Programme Chair Prof Hui Wang, Ulster University
    Doctoral Consortium Chair Ana Caraban, Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute
    Doctoral Consortium ChairSara Tranquada, Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute
    Volunteer Chair Robin Turkington, Ulster University
    Publicity chair TBC
    Web Chair Dr Kyle Boyd, Ulster University
    Social Chair TBC

    Programme Committee

    • Raymond Bond, Ulster University
    • Kyle Boyd, Ulster University
    • Ana Caraban, Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute
    • Kathy Clawson,University of Sunderland
    • Huseyin Dogan, Bournemouth University
    • Shamal Faily, Bournemouth University
    • Ali Farooq, University of Turku
    • Tom Flint, Edinburgh Napier University
    • Lynne Hall, University of Sunderland
    • Jo Lumsden, Aston University
    • Maurice Mulvenna, Ulster University
    • Jason Nurse, University of Oxford
    • Gavin Sim, University of Central Lancashire
    • Fotios Spyridonis, University of Greenwich
    • Sara Tranquada, Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute
    • Hui Wang, Ulster University