Call for Papers for the 22nd European Annual Conference on

Human Decision Making and Control

June 2-4, 2003, University of Linköping, Sweden 

Held in conjunction with the Annual Swedish Human Factors in Aviation (HFA) Workshop on Crew Resource Management (CRM)
June 5th, 2003, Linköping, Sweden 

Important notice

Notification of acceptance/review comments: 23 of April, latest.

New deadline for revised paper submission, 14th of May.

Important notice: New Deadline

New deadline for submissions!

We now accept submissions received as late as 15th of Mars.

The deadline has been extended due to many requests for late submissions. Please contact for further questions.


Humans have always played a critical role in ensuring the safety and efficiency of work in many different domains. Despite significant advances in information technology and automation, this role does not seem to decrease. On the contrary, the complexity of existing and emerging socio-technical systems makes a proper consideration of the role of humans essential for all facets of system design and development, from the development of user requirements to decommissioning. In order to make efficient use of dynamic systems, humans are needed for functions as diverse as control, planning, decision-making, diagnosis, maintenance, repair and recovery. For example, in areas such as medicine, the introduction of computer-based diagnostic aids has simply refocused attention on the failures that can arise in interpreting the results provided by these systems. Similarly, in aviation, the introduction of glass cockpits has provoked new forms of unsafe acts that were unusual in previous generations of aircraft. These observations make clear why the central topics of EAM-2003 continue to be as relevant today as they were when the series was started in 1981.

For EAM-2003 papers are encouraged on, but not limited to, the following topics:

·       detection, mitigation, prevention of action failures;

·       strategies for detection and recovery;

·       risk analysis of human and system performance;

·       the human contribution to system dependability;

·       managerial influences on human performance;

·       human behaviour modelling and user models;

·       learning processes;

·       team work and work organization;

·       crew resource management;

·       ecological validity;

·       cooperative systems and CSCW;

·       human-machine collaboration.

The purpose of EAM-2003 is to provide a forum where young and more established researchers from different disciplines of the human-machine system field can meet. The intention is to provide an event that will encourage the exchange of information about on-going research and help to put it into the context of the accumulated experience in the various domains. The EAM-2003 should thus be seen as a unique opportunity for in-depth discussions with like-minded colleagues, rather than as a conventional conference.

The EAM-2003 is held in conjunction with the Annual Conference on Human Factors in Aviation (HFA), which also takes place in Linköping. We have organised both meetings in the same week to encourage delegates from the EAM-2003 to stay on and to support the transfer of ideas in these complementary areas. The intention is that delegates will be able to register for both meetings at a reduced rate.

Paper Submission and Deadlines: Authors should submit extended abstracts or full papers, not exceeding 4000 words, to <> to arrive by February 17, 2003. Only electronic submissions are accepted. Please indicate whether your submission is intended as an oral or visual presentation. Author guidelines can be found here.

All submitted papers will be reviewed according to the principles of the EAM conferences. For each paper the review will consider the following points:

·                    Do the authors succeed in defining their goals and/or describe the problems they are addressing?

·                    How relevant is the topic of the paper for EAM-2003?

·                    How important or significant is the contribution described by this paper?

·                    How well justified are the conclusions that the authors present?

·                    Are there any formatting or language problems with this paper?

Authors will be notified of the outcome of the review by April 23, 2003, and also receive detailed instructions for producing the revised paper.

Revised full papers must be returned by May 14, 2003 for inclusion in the proceedings. All of the papers presented at the conference will be included in the proceedings, regardless of the chosen presentation mode.


Local Organising Committee:

Conference Chair

Erik Hollnagel

Conference Web Master

Björn Johansson


Margareta Lützhöft

Technical & Social Programme

Åsa Granlund


Vincent Gauthereau

HFA Technical Chair & Liaison

Dag Caldenfors


EAM Senior Advisory Committee:

P. Carlo Cacciabue, JRC Ispra (I)

Morten Lind, Technical University of Denmark (DK)

Peter Wieringa, Delft University of Technology (NL)

International Programme Committee:

Jim Alty, Loughborough University of technology (UK)

Stuart Anderson, University of Edinburgh (UK)

Guy Boy, Eurisco International (F)

Sidney Dekker, University of Linköping (S)

John Fox, Advanced Computation Laboratory (UK)

Jean-Michel Hoc, École Centrale de Nantes (F)

Thomas Hoff, NTNU (N)

Kenji Itoh, Tokyo Institute of Technology (J)

Denis Javaux (B)

Chris Johnson, University of Glasgow (UK)

Richard Kennedy, NATS (UK)

Nicholas Marmaras, National Technical University of Athens (GR)

John McCarthy, University College Cork (IE)

Patrick Millot, University of Valenciennes (F)

Amy Pritchett, Georgia Tech (USA)

Antonio Rizzo, University of Siena (I)

Penny Sanderson, University of Queensland (AU)

Johan Stahre, Chalmers University of Technology (S)

Neville Stanton, Brunel University (UK)

Peter Wright, University of York (UK)


Further Information can be obtained from any of the members of the local organising committee, or (preferably) from the following address:

Department of Computer and Information Science,
University of Linköping,
SE- 581 83 Linköping,