Software Development for Enhancing Accessibility and Fighting Info-exclusion (DSAI2010)

Venue: Oxford

Location: Oxford, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Nov 25, 2010 End Date/Time: Nov 26, 2010
Paper Submission Date: Jul 09, 2010
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After a successful start with DSAI 2006, 2007 and DSAI 2009 editions, the International Conference on Software Development for Enhancing Accessibility and Fighting Info-exclusion (DSAI 2010) will take place 25-26 November 2010 at SAE, Littlemore Park, Armstrong Road, Oxford, OX4 4FY Oxford, United Kingdom ( Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) play a major role in our lives. However, ICT development which is indifferent to the concerns of social inclusion may raise barriers and increase the gap between the average user and those with special needs, instead of contributing to eliminating this gap and promoting equal rights and opportunities for all. Senior citizens and others with special needs are often faced with multiple minor disabilities that prevent them from enjoying the benefits of technology and higher quality of life standards. According to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, technology design should take into account accessibility and usability features for the protection and promotion of the human rights of persons with disabilities, in all policies and programmes.

Topics of interest to DSAI 2010 include (but are not limited to) the following:

Software and Web accessibility
- Software engineering for accessibility
- Web accessibility tools and evaluation
- End-user development for accessibility
- E-learning and accessibility
- Virtual environments
- Augmented reality
- Assistive technology
- Computer vision
- Automation and robotics
- eHealth
- Audio Engineering
- Smart homes
- Advanced prototype systems for independent living and active ageing
- Sound design
- Social networking
- Digital film

Interfaces and interaction
- Ergonomics
- Accessibility and usability
- Adaptive interfaces
- Novel and multi-modal user interfaces
- Improving digital TV and electronic communications access
- Human computer interfaces
- Computer simulation of the user interaction
- Non-invasive brain computer interaction
- Gesture interfaces
- Speech interfaces
- Natural language interfaces
- Tangible and Organic interfaces
- Interactive animation
- Gaming
Case studies

Paper submission
DSAI 2010 solicits full papers up to 8 pages in length, in two-column conference format (see submissions). All submissions must describe original research, not published nor currently under review for another conference or journal. The program committee will referee all papers, and accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Selected papers will be published in an international journal.