The European Association of Cognitive Ergonomics (EACE) is a community of academics and applied scientists that promotes the field of cognitive ergonomics. In this tradition, EACE is responsible for supervising the organization of an annual European Conference of Cognitive Ergonomics (ECCE) typically arranged by local researchers in their home cities. read more...

The history of EACE and of ECCE is about as old as the discipline of cognitive ergonomics itself. The first ECCE was hosted by the Free University Amsterdam in 1982. All the conferences have all taken place in many locations across Europe.

ECCE 2021 - European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics
Designing virtual and physical interactive systems

26 - 29 APRIL , 2021

ECCE 2021
is the 32nd 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.
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 2021 is ‘Designing virtual and physical interactive systems’:
Today's technologies allow new interactive opportunities and access to digital media, services and smart products. These afford the creation of cooperative practices between agents distant in time and space and the development of tailored and ubiquitous services/systems closer to the people’s needs and expectations. This way they have a tremendous opportunity to foster inclusion and diversity and break down the boundaries between places and levels of participation. In these scenarios, cognitive processes are expressed, modified and developed in interactions with systems whose boundaries between virtuality and materiality are increasingly blurred. The design of interactive systems that consider physical and virtual realities as well as exploration of mixed materiality calls for new methodological insights, ethical reflections, and sustainable practices openings unexplored perspectives.
ECCE 2021 seeks to encourage an interdisciplinary dialogue and discussion among participants related to general topics of cognitive ergonomics as well as this year’s special theme.
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