Important Dates


Due to COVID-19 pandemic, ECCE conference has been postponed. The new important dates are the following.


Submission Deadline:  20 July 2020

Author notification:  31 October 2020

Camera-ready version:  30 November 2020

Early Registration deadline:  31 December 2020

Conference:   26-27-28-29 April 2021

Doctoral Consortium/Workshops: 26 April 2021

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, ECCE conference has been postponed. The new important dates are the following.


Submission Deadline:

20 July 2020

Author notification:

31 October 2020

Camera-ready version:

30 November 2020

Early Registration deadline:

31 December 2020


26-27-28-29 April 2021

Doctoral Consortium/Workshops:

26 April 2021

Call for papers


We invite contributions that address the broad spectrum of cognitive ergonomics challenges in designing virtual and physical interactive systems.

The theme includes, but is not limited to, the following topics:
  • Affective/emotional aspects of human interaction with IT artefacts
  • Cognitive processes in design
  • 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 designing physical and virtual interactive systems
  • User experience design
  • 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
  • Motivational/emotional aspects of human interaction with IT artefacts
  • Motivation, engagement, goal sharing
  • Innovative interactive paradigms with physical and virtual system (e.g. haptic, embodied interaction)
  • Rapid prototyping and digital fabrication
  • Resilience and diversity
  • Trust and control in complex systems
  • Situation awareness
  • User research concepts, methods, and empirical studies
  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Virtual and augmented reality
  • Conversational user interfaces
  • Advanced user interfaces
  • Cognitively-orientated human factors
  • Ethical issues in AI and virtual environments

Submission Guidelines


Submission should be made through EasyChair system.

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.



Papers should be formatted according to the new ACM templates:

Microsoft Word template

LaTeX template

Visit the ACM page to get all the information and instructions about the new ACM workflow and template. Information about citation style and reference format are available here.

If you have any questions regarding the formatting of your paper, please contact the Program Chair: Annamaria Recupero (


Submission Categories


Long and Short Papers

The size of long papers can be 10 pages at most, including all sections, references, and possible appendices.
The size of short papers can be 6 pages at most, including all sections, references, and possible appendices.
The papers should be anonymised before submission to EasyChair in PDF-format.



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 2021. 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 and any particular requirements for the demonstration (e.g., size of equipment, power, networking etc.) should be submitted to the Program Chair: Annamaria Recupero (



We strongly encourage researchers to suggest topics for the workshops taking place on April 26, 2021. The suggested topics should be related to the themes mentioned above (at least to some extent) and sent to the Program Chairs: Annamaria Recupero (


Doctoral Consortium

We encourage PhD students to submit to the Doctoral Consortium taking place on April 26, 2021. The submission deadline is the same as the main paper submission deadline (see above).

Doctoral Consortium papers can be 6 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 and should be sent to the Doctoral Consortium Chairs: Gerrit van Der Veer (, Luigina Ciolfi (

Further instructions will be provided with the acceptance notice.

Peer-review Process


Conference committee members review the submitted contributions to evaluate quality and suitability for publication based on the following criteria:

  • the contribution addresses the main topics of the conference and fits the scope of the conference;
  • the contribution is original and it has not been published elsewhere;
  • the study design and methodology are appropriate and clearly described so that they can be replicated by others;
  • results are clearly presented and supported by reliable and significant research data;
  • the research meets all applicable standards for the ethics of experimentation and research integrity.


The Conference Chair identifies two reviewers for each contribution, asking them to read and comment on the submitted manuscript. The Conference Chair considers reviewer feedback and their evaluation of the manuscript in order to reach a decision about rejection or acceptance of the contribution.

Notifications to authors are provided on 31 October 2020. Decisions are communicated to the corresponding author along with reviewers’ feedback. In case of both major revision and minor revision, authors are invited to revise the manuscript and re-submit it on 30 November 2020.


Doctoral Consortium application review

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.


ECCE 2021 proceedings will be published by ACM International Conference Proceedings Series, for wide dissemination through ACM Digital Library