The European Association of Cognitive Ergonomics (EACE) aims to promotes the field of cognitive ergonomics for academics and applied scientists. In this tradition, the EACE is responsible to supervise the organization of annual European Conference of Cognitive Ergonomics. In addition to establishing the conference, the EACE offers participants a large network of cognitive engineers and the EACE frequently updates its members about related conferences, workshops, and special issues.

Foundations for Designing User-Centered Systems

"Foundations for Designing User-Centered Systems” is out now. Written by Frank Ritter (Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State), Gordon Baxter (Systems Engineering Group, Computer Science, U. of St Andrews) and Elizabeth Churchill (Director of HCI at eBay Research Labs), Foundations for DUCS was developed for people studying and practising human factors/HCI and software engineering.

Foundations for DUCS covers the fundamental information that system designers need in order to understand their users’ capabilities and limitations, the tasks those users will perform, and the context in which they perform them. It also considers the practical implications of this information for system design. Applying the lessons from Foundations for DUCS will help readers to design interactive systems that are more usable, more useful, and more effective.

Foundations for DUCS encapsulates the extensive experience of its co-authors in designing, developing and conducting research into interactive systems in domains as diverse as aviation, consumer Internet, health care, eCommerce, industrial process control, and enterprise systems. The book is currently available via SpringerLink: http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-1-4471-5134-0 and from book stores.

LNCS 8345

LNCS 8345 is now available online. You can find information at the bout here it at Springer Global Website or access the online version at SpringerLink. Please note, the basic philosophy is that the Springer Global Website is the main source of information about products, and therefore also the best place to search for something, while SpringerLink is a content system.


ECCE 2014 - Cognition in the Wild


ECCE 2014 at the University of Vienna, Austria 1 – 3 September 2014

ECCE 2014, the 32nd Annual Conference of the European Association of Cognitive Ergonomics, is the premier conference addressing the interface between cognitive systems and interactive artefacts. It provides an opportunity for both researchers and practitioners to exchange new ideas and practical experiences across all areas of cognitive ergonomics and cognitive engineering. This year’s theme is ‘Cognition in the Wild’. The focus is how, in the course of (systems) design and evaluation, the various contexts involved in cognitive modelling – such as those of domain structures, task competences, and learning capabilities – can be revealed. The conference will take place on September 1-3 in the historic buildings of the University of Vienna, close to the city centre in Vienna, Austria. We look forward to meeting you there!