1st International Conference of Ã†GIS: Access for All in the desktop, web and mobile field: an end-u (AEGIS2010)
|Event Date/Time: Oct 06, 2010||End Date/Time: Oct 09, 2010|
|Paper Submission Date: Jun 15, 2010|
With an estimated total population of 501 million (http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu, 1 January 2010), an estimated 45 million people in Europe have a LSHPD (long-standing health problem or disability). A mere 20-30% are believed to use Assistive Technology (AT), but concrete figures do not exist. In fact, most people with disabilities are not even aware of what AT exists. This workshop and conference aims to help spread the word on the existence of AT, and especially on technology that is freely available.
The Workshop/User Forum aims to bring together end-users and experts in the field of assistive technologies, from both the OSS community as well as the proprietary one, that focus on the accessibility of desktop, web and mobile applications. During the workshop the project will present the tools developed so far, and will stimulate discussions between both end-users and application developers vis-Ã -vis the projectâ€™s outcomes so far. The outcomes will be taken into account by the Consortium during the further course of the project. Participation to the workshop will be free of charge.
The conference aims to gather presenters that address both the end-users as well as the developersâ€™ perspective in a number of areas (see topics below). Interactive demos of Assistive Technology ICT, in the Rich Internet Applications, Desktop Applications and Mobile Applications areas as well as developersâ€™ tools that embed accessibility plug-ins will also be demonstrated in a separate exhibition area.
The participation fee will be â‚¬150 for researchers, â‚¬50 for students and people with disabilities and free for personal assistants.
In addition, an exhibition space will be provided as well which will be open throughout the conference duration. The fee for exhibitors will be â‚¬ 300.
The registration form for each of the aforementioned events will be available shortly via the projectâ€™s website (http://www.aegis-project.eu/).
We kindly invite you and your colleagues to submit papers in the following categories:
- Scientific papers
- Technical papers
Conference topics (non-exhaustive list):
- Accessible desktop applications (AT, developer tools and accessible applications)
- Accessible mobile applications (AT, developer tools and accessible applications)
- Accessible Rich Internet Applications (AT, developer tools and accessible applications)
- Accessibility and Standardisation (e.g. ISO, eInclusion, Policies, Legislation)
- Accessibility and Usability (e.g. Design for All)
- Accessibility research (e.g. Assistive technology usage by end-users and their satisfaction, innovative AT training via accessible e-learning)
- Call for papers: 31st March 2010 (to be published on-line at http://www.aegis-project.eu/)
- Abstracts submission deadline: 30th April 2010
- Notification of abstracts acceptance: 15th May 2010
- Paper submission deadline: 15th June 2010
- Notification of acceptance and outcome of review process: 30th June 2010
- Final camera ready papers: 15th August 2010
- Submission of external exhibitions by 31st August 2010
- Registration by 30th September 2010
The full Call for Papers will be available online by the 31st of March 2010. Specific instructions and templates for authors and exhibition applicants will be also made available online.
Looking forward to meet you and welcome you to our Community!
Dr. Evangelos Bekiaris
Ã†GIS IP Coordinator
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas
Hellenic Institute of Transport
6th km. Charilaou- Thermi Road
17 Posidonos Av.
Mr. Jon Azpiroz
AEGIS Project Technical Coordinator for FundaciÃ³n Vodafone EspaÃ±a
FundaciÃ³n Vodafone EspaÃ±a
Avda. Europa,1 Ed. A 3a planta
Parque Empresarial La Moraleja
Tel. +34 610 51 60 61
Fax +34 91 825 26 89
Ms Deborah Goodbody
Head of Research Development, Innovation and Projects
ACE Centre Advisory Trust
92 Windmill Road
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 759822
Fax: +44 (0) 1865 759810
Mr. Karel Van Isacker
European Platform for Rehabilitation
15, rue de Spa
Tel. +32 2 736 54 44
Fax +32 2 736 86 22