[Athen] Repost: Intl Conference on Computers and Accessibility

Gaeir Dietrich gdietrich at htctu.net
Fri Feb 2 16:19:06 PST 2007

Ninth International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility
October 14-17, 2007
Tempe , AZ, USA
www.acm.org/sigaccess/assets07/ <http://www.acm.org/sigaccess/assets07/>

The ASSETS series of conferences explores the potential for Computer and
Information Technologies to enhance the lives of individuals with
disabilities and those around them. ASSETS is the premier forum for
presenting innovative research on the design and use of both mainstream and
specialized assistive technologies to support people with disabilities.
Since 1994, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and its SIGACCESS
Special Interest Group on Accessible Computing has sponsored the ASSETS
series of conferences. This year's conference includes formal paper
sessions, demonstrations, posters, a doctoral consortium, and a student
research competition. The single track and friendly atmosphere make ASSETS
the ideal venue to meet researchers, practitioners, developers and
policymakers to exchange ideas, share information, and make new contacts.
High quality, original submissions on topics relevant to computers and
accessibility are invited. This includes the use of technology by and in
support of:
* Individuals with hearing, sight and other sensory impairments,
* Individuals with motor impairments,
* Individuals with memory, learning and cognitive impairments,
* Individuals with multiple impairments,
* Older adults
Submissions should present novel ideas, designs, techniques, systems, tools,
evaluations, scientific investigations, methodologies, social issues or
policy issues relating to:
* assistive technologies that improve day-to-day life
* assistive technologies that improve access to mainstream Computer
and Information Technologies
* innovative use of mainstream technologies to overcome access
* accessibility and usability of mainstream technologies
* identification of barriers to technology access that are not
addressed by existing research
Where relevant, work that includes empirical data from the target user group
is strongly preferred.
Submission Procedures
ASSETS accepts submissions in the following categories:
* Technical papers
* Posters
* Demonstrations
* Student research competition
* Doctoral consortium
All submissions will be peer-reviewed by an international panel. Submissions
MUST contain substantial original, unpublished material. Please refer to
the ACM policy on plagiarism
<http://www.acm.org/pubs/plagiarism%20policy.html> for guidance.
Important Dates
* Request for Mentors: March 25, 2007
* Paper submission: May 25, 2007
* Poster and demo submission: June 22, 2007
* Doctoral consortium submission: July 13, 2007
* Student research competition submission: July 13, 2007
* Notification of acceptance (papers): July 6, 2007
* Notification of acceptance (posters and demos): July 20, 2007
* Notification of acceptance (Doctoral Consortium): July 20, 2007
* Notification of acceptance (Student Research Competition): July 20,
* Camera-ready materials due: August 8, 2007
Technical Papers
Accepted technical papers will be presented at the conference and will
appear in the conference proceedings. Authors of the best papers will be
invited to submit extended versions to a special issue of ACM Transactions
on Accessible Computing (TACCESS).
New this year, authors who have never published at ASSETS can request a
mentor. Mentors will be experienced ASSETS contributors, who can help
authors to improve their submissions. See the mentor program Web page (
<http://www.acm.org/sigaccess/assets07/mentor> ) for more information.
Papers should be a maximum of 8 pages long, in the ACM conference format
<http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html> . They should be
submitted electronically via the conference web site no later than May 25th,
Posters and Demonstrations
Posters and demonstration proposals should be submitted using the ACM
conference format <http://www.acm.org/sigs/pubs/proceed/template.html> ,
and they are limited in length to 2 pages. Proposals will be reviewed, and
accepted proposals will be included in the conference proceedings.
Submissions (in PDF format) should be submitted electronically via the
conference web site no later than June 22nd, 2007.
Doctoral Consortium
The ASSETS 2007 Doctoral Consortium will provide a forum for doctoral
students to present their research plans and receive feedback from senior
researchers, and promote contacts among students working in similar areas.
Doctoral Consortium papers will appear in a special issue of the SIGACCESS
newsletter. The focus of the Doctoral Consortium is on work in progress ?
more advanced research should be submitted to the Student Research
Competition or the main conference. Submissions will be due July 13, 2007;
more information about the Consortium and submission instructions will be
available shortly.
Student Research Competition
The ACM Student Research Competition (SRC) is an event open to undergraduate
and graduate students, interested in presenting their research to a panel of
experts. Students wishing to participate submit abstracts of their work.
Qualifying research must deal with topics that are relevant to the mission
of the ASSETS series, as described by the call-for-papers. Preference will
be given to work that has been completed (or close to completion), and not
submitted for presentation as a regular technical paper. Selected students
will receive partial support from ACM to attend the conference. At the
conference, entrants will display a poster and make a brief presentation to
a panel of judges. A small number of semifinalists will be chosen by the
judges to present their work in a conference session, and of those up to
three students will be designated finalists by the judges, receive cash
prizes and award certificates from the ACM, and a chance to compete in the
SRC Grand Finals, whose winners will be recognized at the Annual ACM Awards
More information will be available shortly.
Best Paper Awards
The following awards will be made at ASSETS 2007:
* Best technical paper (chosen from the technical program)
* Best student paper (chosen from the technical program)

The selection process for SIGACCESS Best Technical Paper Award and SIGACCESS
Best Student Paper Award will be carried out by members of the program
committee based on the technical paper review process. Papers to be
considered for the Best Student Paper Award, must have the name of the
student as first author and must be indicated as such on submission.
Awardees will be presented with a certificate from ACM during the
General Chair:
Enrico Pontelli ( New Mexico State University , USA )

Treasurer & Registration Chair:
Laura Leventhal ( Bowling Green State University , USA )

Program Chair:
Shari Trewin (IBM Research , USA )

Associate Chairs for Posters and Demos:
Anna Dickinson ( University of Dundee , UK )
Joy Goodman ( University of Cambridge , UK )

Doctoral Consortium Chairs:
Clayton Lewis ( University of Colorado , USA )
Sri Kurniawan ( University of Manchester , UK )

Student Research Competition Chair:
Harriet Fell (Northeastern University , USA )

Publicity Chairs:
Matt Huenerfauth ( CUNY Queens College , USA )
Valerie K. Leonard (Alucid Solution, Inc.)

Web Development Chair:
Klent Harkness ( Wichita State University , USA )

Local Organization Chair:
John Black ( Arizona State University, USA)

Technical Program Committee:
Julio Abascal, University of the Basque Country,
Ray Adams, University of Middlesex, UK.
John Arnott, University of Dundee, UK
Chieko Asakawa, IBM Research, Japan
Keith Bain, Saint Mary's University, Canada
Armando Barreto, Florida International University, USA
Cathy Bodine, Universityof Coloradoat Denver, USA
Yevgen Borodin, SUNY Stony Brook, USA
Sheryl Burgstahler, University of Washington, USA
Noelle Carbonell, University Henri Poincare, LORIA,
Libby Cohen, University of Southern Maine, USA
Sara Czaja, University of Miami, USA
David Duce, OxfordBrookesUniversity, UK
Alistair D.N. Edwards, University of York, UK
D. Gareth Evans, University of Manchester, UK
Harriet Fell, Northeastern University, USA
Jinjuan Feng, Towson University, USA
Torsten Felzer, DarmstadtUniversity of Technology,
Joan Francioni, Winona State University, USA
Peter Gregor, University of Dundee, UK
Vicki Hanson, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Lynda Hardman, CWI, The Netherlands
Simon Harper, University of Manchester, UK
Klent Harkness, Wichita State University, USA
Terri Hedgepeth, Arizona State University, USA
Sarah Horton, Dartmouth College, USA
Julie Howell, RNIB, UK(until November 2006)
Matt Huenerfauth, The City University of New York, USA
Julie Jacko, Georgia Institute of Technology,
Arthur Karshmer, University of San Francisco, USA
Karyn Moffatt, University of British Columbia, Canada
Simeon Keates, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Richard Ladner, University of Washington, USA
Chris Law, UMBC, USA
Jonathan Lazar, Towson University, USA
V. Kathlene Leonard, Alucid Solution Inc., USA
Clayton Lewis, Universityof Coloradoat Boulder, USA
Edmund LoPresti, AT Sciences, USA
Jennifer Mankoff, Carnegie-Mellon Unversity, USA
Kathleen McCoy, University of Delaware, USA
Klaus Miesenberger, University of Linz, Austria
Michael Muller, IBM Research, USA
Sethuraman Panchanathan, Arizona State University, USA
Helen Petrie, University of York, UK
Michael Pieper, Fraunhofer-FIT, Germany
Antti Pirhonen, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Enrico Pontelli, New Mexico State University, USA
Jaime Sanchez, University of Chile, Chile
Andrew Sears, UMBC, USA
David Sloan, University of Dundee, UK
Michael J Smith, Fujitsu Consulting, USA
Neil Soiffer, Design Science Inc., USA
Constantine Stephanidis, FORTH ICS, Greece
Robert Stevens, University of Manchester, UK
Hironobu Takagi, IBM Research, Japan
Marilyn Tremaine, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
Olga De Troyer, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Gerhard Weber, Multimedia Campus Kiel, Germany
Yeliz Yesilada, University of Manchester, UK

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