[Athen] Revised Call for Papers to Inclusion in Math Workshop

John Gardner john.gardner at orst.edu
Sun Sep 20 02:07:26 PDT 2009

Don't know if any of you Athenites might be interested in attending this
workshop, but I suspect that many will be interested in its outcomes.
I'll post a brief summary after it finishes.
John Gardner

--- Revised Notice ---

** With apologies for multiple postings. **

Dear colleagues,

As you know probably, the deadline for the paper submission to
"Workshop on E-Inclusion in Mathematics and Science 2009 (WEIMS2009)"
was set as September 25, 2009. However, since the new academic year
started just a few
weeks ago in many countries, people might need a little more time for
preparing the
submission. So, we decided to extend the deadline to October 9, 2009.

We would appreciate it if you could forward this revised notice to
mailing lists or
individuals who might be interested in our workshop. Thank you very
much for your kind


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
more accessible. For instance, since most of digitized scientific
contents such as
online journals, e-learning math contents are not necessarily accessible
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
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
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
in consideration
- Assistive technology for disabled people to access mathematical or
- 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 the content of "Physical Review Letters," one of the
prestigious academic journals in physics, accessible in DAISY format.
The project
is a collaboration with ViewPlus Technologies, Inc. Dr. John Gardner
demonstrate some prototype APS DAISY articles.

John Gardner,
Chief Technical Officer and President, ViewPlus Technologies, Inc.

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
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

Call for papers:

To submit a paper, please send the extended abstract (from 4 to 10
pages) by e-mail
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, "templateASCM.MACIS.zip" can be downloaded from the ASCM
web site:
Please read carefully "Technical Issues" on the web site, as well.

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:
09 October 2009 - Submission deadline of abstracts,
23 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
Schultz, Tanja: University of Karlsruhe, Germany
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.

Katsuhito Yamaguchi
Nihon University, Junior College Funabashi Campus
7-24-1, Narashinodai, Funabashi
Chiba 274-8501, Japan
Phone/Fax: +81-47-469-5285
E-mail: eugene at gaea.jcn.nihon-u.ac.jp, jcf05167 at nifty.ne.jp (Home)

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