[Athen] Workshop on E-Inclusion in Mathematics and Science 2009

Dan Comden danc at washington.edu
Mon Aug 10 11:33:13 PDT 2009

Information on an interesting conference is below

-*- Dan Comden danc at washington.edu
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--- Call For Papers WEIMS'09 ---

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The Workshop on E-Inclusion in Mathematics and Science 2009 (WEIMS'09)

December 12 - 13, 2009,
JST Innovation Plaza Fukuoka,
Fukuoka, Japan

Website: http://www.mrit.kyushu-u.ac.jp/weims2009

Full and effective participation and inclusion in society is recognized as a general principle, general obligation and a right, as indicated in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities adopted by the United Nations General Assembly - 13 December 2006. To fulfill truly inclusive society, however, it is clear that we have still many problems unsolved for making mathematical or scientific information more accessible. For instance, since most of digitized scientific contents such as online journals, e-learning math contents are not necessarily accessible for visually disabled people, it is still hard for them to share the same contents with sighted people.

The Workshop on E-Inclusion in Mathematics and Science 2009 (WEIMS09), supported by the Mathematical Research Center for Industrial Technology of Kyushu University, intends to bring together experts from around the world to present and discuss the state of the art, the actual research and development activities and the future perspectives in this field.

Main topics of the workshop will be, but not be limited to,

- Technology to digitize mathematical or scientific contents with taking e-inclusion in consideration
- Assistive technology for disabled people to access mathematical or scientific information
- E-learning, online services other applications considering e-inclusion in
scientific field,
- Other related topics.

Keynote Lecture

Robert Kelly
Director, Journal Information Systems, The American Physical Society
Mr. Robert Kelly is a leader of an outstanding project in APS. This project is aimed at making contents of "the Physical Review Letters," one of the most major academic journals in physics, accessible with DAISY.

WEIMS'09 is set as the international satellite event of

The 9th Asian Symposium on Computer Mathematics (ASCM 2009)

which will be held in Fukuoka, 14 -17 December 2009 jointly with MACIS 2009.
For further information on ASCM-MACIS. please visit


As you can see on the web site, the special thematic session on

"Digitizing Mathematics -- From Pen and Paper to Digital Content"

will be organized by Volker Sorge and Alan P. Sexton (University of Birmingham, UK), in ASCM 2009. We warmly encourage participants in WEIMS09 to attend this session as well.

Call for papers:

To submit a paper, please send the extended abstract (from 4 to 10 pages) by e-mail to:

weims2009 at math.kyushu-u.ac.jp.

In it, please include all author's name(s), affiliation, contact information and a brief summary up to 100 words. Final paper versions should conform to a specified style, preferably using LaTeX2e. The style file will be available on the web site:


within a few weeks.

Submission categories:
Full paper: up to 10 pages in the specified style
Short paper: up to 4 pages in the specified style

will be published by Kyushu University and will be available on its web site.

Key Dates:
25 September 2009 - Submission deadline of abstracts,
16 October 2009 - Notification of acceptance,
20 November 2009 - Submission deadline of camera ready paper.

Program Committee:
Archambault, Dominique: University of Pierre and Marie Curie, France
Bernareggi, Cristian: University of Milano, Italy
Fujiyoshi, Mamoru: National Center for University Entrance Examinations, Japan
Gardner, John: ViewPlus Technologies, Inc., USA
Ikeda, Hideto: Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Kawamura, Hiroshi: the DAISY Consortium, Japan
Klaus, Jochen: University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Ladner, Richard: University of Washington, USA
Miesenberger, Klaus: University of Linz, Austria
Suzuki, Masakazu: Kyushu University, Japan
Watanabe, Tetsuya: Niigata University, Japan
Yamaguchi, Katsuhito: Nihon University, Japan

Suzuki, Masakazu: Kyushu University, Japan
Ikeda, Hideto: Ritsumeikan University, Japan
Yamaguchi, Katsuhito: Nihon University, Japan

If you have any questions, please contact:
The workshop contact address: weims2009 at math.kyushu-u.ac.jp

Masakazu Suzuki, Hideto Ikeda and Katsuhito Yamaguchi.

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