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1st International Conference on UNIVERSAL ACCESS IN HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION (UAHCI) Call for Paper

You are cordially invited to participate in the 1st International Conference on "UNIVERSAL ACCESS IN HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION", to be held jointly under one management and one registration with HCI International 2001 (9th International conference on Human-Computer Interaction).

The conference objective is to provide an international forum for the dissemination and exchange of scientific information on theoretical, generic, and applied issues of universal access and usability in Human-Computer Interaction, with particular emphasis to the notion of diversity regarding users and context of use.

The conference solicits papers reporting results, covering a broad range of research and development activities that underpin computer-mediated human activities in the emerging Information Society. Particular emphasis will be given to the notion of Universal Design, in order to facilitate equitable access, high quality interaction and, thus, ultimately acceptability of Information Society Technologies by the broadest possible end-user population (citizens of the Information Society). This population includes people with different cultural, educational, training and employment background, novice and experienced computer users, the very young and the elderly, and people with different types of physical, sensorial, cognitive or situational disabilities, in various interaction contexts and scenarios of use.

Areas of interest

Areas of interest, for which papers are solicited, include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Accessibility guidelines
- Adaptive interaction
- Alternative I/O techniques
- Augmented interaction
- Case studies
- Designing for diversity
- Disabled and elderly users
- Environments of use
- Evaluating universal access
- Methods and tools
- Modality-independent interaction
- Multiple-metaphor environments
- Multi-sensory interfaces
- Personalization
- Requirements
- Social interfaces
- Universal design
- Usability and disability
- User interfaces for all
- Virtual and augmented environment

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15.04.2000  Reciept of Accepted Contributions Tutorials
  05.11.2000  Deadline Abstract (Length 800 words)
  05.11.2000  Abstracts for SIGs (800 words)
  05.11.2000  Tutorials (300 words)
  15.12.2000  Notification Tutorials
  15.12.2000  Notification SIG papers
  15.01.2001  Notification Paper
  15.03.2001  Deadline Poster&Demonstration (300 words)
  15.04.2001  Paper camera ready
  15.04.2001  Camera ready SIG papers
  05.08.2001  Conference, Aug 5-10