Call: European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics (ECCE 2019)


31st European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics (ECCE 2019)
10-13 September, 2019, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Due date for all paper submissions: 22 February 2019

ECCE 2019 is the 31st annual conference of the European Association of Cognitive Ergonomics (EACE). This leading conference in human-computer interaction, human factors design and cognitive engineering offers an unparalleled opportunity for both researchers and practitioners to exchange new ideas and practical experiences from a variety of domains. In addition to ACM proceedings, best papers will be published in the Behaviour & Information Technology Journal (Impact Factor =1.380).

Our special theme for ECCE in 2019 is ‘Designing for Cognition’. Interacting with digital technologies, apps, wearables, ‘Internet of Things’ 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 – long and short papers – which address the broad spectrum of challenges in cognitive ergonomics and in the analysis, design, and evaluation of digital technologies.


Submissions should be made through the EasyChair Reviewing System: See below (under Submission Categories) for more information about these submissions.

The following topics are of interest to the conference (but is not limited to):

  • Affective/emotional aspects of human interaction with IT artefacts
  • Cognitive science
  • 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


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.

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:

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 programme chairs, Maurice Mulvenna (md.mulvenna [at] and Raymond Bond ( [at]

Poster/demonstration submissions should be made through the EasyChair Reviewing System. Please note that you must select the submission type before doing your submission in order for it to be processed accordingly. Submissions via EasyChair must be in PDF format.

Proposals for panel sessions should be submitted to Maurice Mulvenna, programme chair: (md.mulvenna [at]


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 submitted to EasyChair in PDF-format.

Posters & Demonstrations:

Submissions can also be posters and demonstrations. The poster and demonstration sessions aim 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. Poster and 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.

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] Poster and 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 programme chairs, Maurice Mulvenna (md.mulvenna [at] and Raymond Bond ( [at]

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). 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] and Sara Tranquada (sara.tranquada [at] Doctoral Consortium papers can be 4 pages at most, including all sections, references, and possible appendices.

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. See ECCE-2019 website for more information on how to apply.


22 February 2019, 5 pm (BST): Deadline for all Paper, Doctoral Consortium, Poster, Workshop and Demo submissions

03 May 2019: Author notification

31 May 2019, 5pm (BST): Camera-ready version of all accepted contributions*

22 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.


The conference will take place at Ulster University’s Belfast Campus, in the heart of Belfast city centre, and will be hosted by Ulster University. The venue is in close proximity to many hotels, restaurants, and bars.

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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 for more information. Visitors also commonly travel via Dublin Airport, where there is a regular direct shuttle to Belfast city centre.


Tuesday 10 September 2019: Doctoral Consortium & Workshops
Wednesday-Friday 11-13 September 2019: Main conference


Prof Maurice Mulvenna, Dr Raymond Bond

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