European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics
26-29 April, 2021
Siena, Italy

Important notice


Due to COVID-19 pandemic, we acknowledge the difficulties that scholars and researchers are experiencing right now and there is an obligation to ensure people safety and wellbeing.

For this reason, conference organizers in agreement with the EACE Executive Committee have decided to postpone ECCE 2020 to the spring of 2021.

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32nd Annual Conference of the European Association of Cognitive Ergonomics (EACE)

About the conference

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

The special theme for ECCE conference in 2021 is:

"Designing virtual and physical interactive systems"

ECCE 2021 proceedings will be published by ACM International Conference Proceedings Series and disseminated through ACM Digital Library.

Renowned experts in cognitive ergonomics

Invited Speakers

Elisa Giaccardi

Delft University of Technology

Liam J. Bannon

University of Limerick

Pasquale Fedele


Norbert A. Streitz

Smart Future Initiative

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Conference Programme

09: 00
Elisa Giaccardi Delft University of Technology

This keynote provides a critical, but constructive reflection and evaluation of current technology-driven developments summarized as the ‘Smart-Everything’ Paradigm. It is mainly characterized by smart services based on data collected by a variety of sensors embedded in an Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure, monitored and controlled by software using Artificial Intelligence (AI), resulting in an increasing degree of automation and privacy infringements. Humans are more and more removed from being the ‘operator’ and thus in control of their interactions and decisions in virtual and physical environments, because they are considered as the cause of errors. The keynote proposes to redefine the ‘Smart-Everything’ Paradigm towards Human-Technology Symbiosis by applying a human-/citizen- centred design approach, keeping the human in the loop and looking at the interaction and balance of mental structures, social structures, information structures and urban architectural structures. This is achieved by considering various design trade-offs: complete automation vs. human control and empowerment, importunate smartness vs. privacy. Application examples are taken from the domain of ‘smart’ cities, automated driving and urban spies with the goal to move beyond ‘smart-only’ cities towards humane, sociable, cooperative, self-aware hybrid cities.

Santa Chiara Lab

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Liam J. Bannon University of Limerick

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Norbert A. Streitz Smart Future Initiative

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Important Dates

Deadline for submission:  20 July 2020

Author Notification:  31 October 2020

Camera-ready version:  30 November 2020 14 December 2020

Early Registration deadline:  31 December 2020

Conference: 26 - 27 - 28- 29 April 2021

Doctoral Consortium/Workshops:  26 April 2021

Deadline for submission:

20 July 2020


Author Notification:

31 October 2020


Camera-ready version:

30 November 2020 14 December 2020


Early Registration deadline:

31 December 2020



26 - 27 - 28 - 29 April 2021


Doctoral Consortium/Workshops:

26 April 2021

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Santa Chiara Lab - University of Siena
Via Valdimontone, 1
53100 Siena (Italy)
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Università degli studi di Siena - Santa Chiara Lab
via Valdimontone 1, 53100 Siena, Italy
Tel. 0577 232163