24-26 October 2016 http://assets16.sigaccess.org
The ASSETS conference is the premier forum for presenting research on the design, evaluation, and use of computing and information technologies to benefit people with disabilities and older adults.
We invite high-quality, original submissions on topics relevant to computers and accessibility. This includes the use of technology by and in support of: - Individuals who are Deaf/deaf or hard-of-hearing - Individuals with sight or other sensory impairments - Individuals with motor impairments - Individuals with memory, learning and cognitive impairments - Individuals with multiple impairments - Older adults and others with diverse or changing capabilities - Professionals who work with or in support of these populations
Submissions should present significant and innovative contributions to design, systems, tools, scientific understanding, methodology, social issues or policy related to: - Technology that improves the accessibility of everyday life - Technology that improves access to Computer and Information Technologies - Accessibility and usability of mainstream technologies - Exploration of barriers to technology access - Using mainstream technologies to improve accessibility - Technological innovations that could be used to improve access
======Posters and Demos======
The Poster and Demonstration Session is an opportunity for presenting late-breaking results, ongoing research projects, and speculative or innovative work in progress. This session is an ideal platform for researchers and practitioners to present their work, engage in discussion regarding their work and receive valuable feedback. Participants are invited to submit high-quality posters and demonstrations presenting novel ideas, designs, techniques, systems, tools, evaluations, scientific investigations, methodologies, social issues or policy issues relating to any topics that may be of interest to the accessibility community. A poster is a great way to test new ideas, generate interest in a research area, or describe useful or interesting work that is not substantial enough for a full paper presentation or present late-breaking result. A demonstration is a great way to communicate inventive accessible computing and IT technologies in action. < http://assets16.sigaccess.org/posters_and_demos.html>
The value of accessible technology is measured ultimately by the experience of people who use it. ASSETS 2016 invites papers that reflect these experiences first-hand. An experience report is authored or co-authored by one or more persons who are in the intended audience for the technology discussed in the report. It describes these authors’ experience with the technology, positive or negative (and may describe the experience of other users, as well). The technology involved may be in any state of completion that allows meaningful use, from a research prototype to a commercial product. <http://assets16.sigaccess.org/experience_reports.html>
The Consortium will be held on Sunday, October 23rd, 2016, in Reno, Nevada. During the Consortium, each student will make a formal presentation about his or her doctoral research. Feedback will be given by each member of the faculty panel, as well as by the other student participants. Discussion will be encouraged.
The feedback will be geared toward helping student participants understand and articulate how their work is positioned, relative to other research on Assistive Technologies, Universal Accessibility, and Universal Usability. Feedback will also address whether their topics are adequately focused for thesis research projects, whether their methods are correctly chosen and applied, and whether their results are being appropriately analyzed and presented.
Student participants will also present their research in the main conference during a poster session that is dedicated specifically to the work of the Doctoral Consortium participants. This will allow conference attendees to interact with, and ask questions of, the Doctoral Consortium participants, and will allow the participants the opportunity to get feedback from a larger audience.
The abstract must clearly demonstrate relevance to accessibility research. Decisions about acceptance will be based on relevance to accessibility, originality, potential significance, topicality and clarity. < http://assets16.sigaccess.org/doctoral_consortium.html>
======Student Research Competition======
The ACM Student Research Competition (SRC) is an event open to undergraduate and graduate students. At the conference, the authors will present their poster to a panel of experts and those who qualify to the next round will present their research to the conference audience. All accepted SRC submissions will be published in the conference proceedings and the best presentations will receive a prize. The SRC is a fantastic opportunity to be introduced to the community and establish networks with fellow scientists. < http://assets16.sigaccess.org/student_research_competition.html>
-Requesting mentors: 4 March 2016, Friday -Technical Paper submission: 6 May 2016, Friday -Authors receive reviews and prepare rebuttals: 9 June 2016 -Authors submit rebuttals: 11 June 2016 -Notification of Technical Paper acceptance: 17 June 2016, Friday *-Posters and demos submission: 24 June 2016, Friday* *-Experience reports submission: 24 June 2016, Friday* *-Doctoral consortium submission: 24 June 2016, Friday* *-Student research competition submission: 24 June 2016, Friday* -Notification of posters and demos acceptance: 22 July 2016, Friday -Notification of experience reports acceptance: 22 July 2016, Friday -Notification of doctoral consortium acceptance: 22 July 2016, Friday -Notification of student research competition acceptance: 22 July 2016, Friday
The ASSETS 2016 conference will be held at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, Nevada. <ASSETS 2016 Venue|http://assets16.sigaccess.org/venue.html>
General Chair: Jinjuan Heidi Feng, Towson University, USA
Program Chair: Matt Huenerfauth, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
Treasurer and Registration Chair: Raja Kushalnagar, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
Posters and Demonstrations Chairs: Stephanie Ludi, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA Kyle Montague, University of Dundee, UK
Doctoral Consortium Chairs: Amy Hurst, UMBC, USA Karyn Moffat, University of McGill, Canada
Experience Reports and User Experience Panel Chair: Tiago Guerreiro, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Student Research Competition Chairs: David Flatla, University of Dundee, UK Anke Brock, Inria Bordeaux, France
Captioning Challenge Chair: Raja Kushalnagar, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
Text Entry Challenge Chair: Adam Sporka, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Mentoring Chair: Leah Findlater, University of Maryland, USA
Local Arrangements Chair: Eelke Folmer, University of Nevada, Reno, USA
Accessibility Chair: Erin Brady, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, USA
Web Chair: Lourdes M. Morales-Villaverde, University of California, Santa Cruz
Student Volunteer Chair: Bill Grussenmeyer, University of Nevada, Reno, USA
Publicity Chair: Kyle Rector, University of Washington, USA
Logistics Chair: Barbara Morris, UMBC, USA
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