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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

5th Cambridge Workshop on Universal Access and Assistive Technology 2010


DESIGNING INCLUSIVE INTERACTIONS
Inclusive interactions between people and products in their contexts of use

The 5th Cambridge Workshop on Universal Access (UA) and Assistive Technology (AT)


CWUAAT 2010


Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge, 22 - 25 March 2010

WORKSHOP THEME

The workshop theme "Designing Inclusive Interactions" reflects the need to explore the issues and practicalities of design that is intended to extend our active future lives. This encompasses design for inclusion: for the individual at home; in the workplace; for businesses and of products in these contexts. It reflects the development of theory, tools and techniques as research moves on, and also the need to draw in wider psychological, social, and economic considerations in order to gain a more accurate understanding of users' interactions with products and technology.

CWUAAT '10 is the fifth of a series of workshops that are held every two years and follows on from the highly successful CWUAAT '02, CWUAAT '04, CWUAAT '06, and CWUAAT '08.
The workshop aims to encourage wide-ranging discussion, co-operation and collaboration within and between the universal access and assistive technology research communities in the context of inclusive design. We hope this will lead to new solutions to reduce exclusion and difficulty arising from impairment with special application to our future lives, in the workplace, at home and at leisure.
The call for participation in CWUAAT is international. Contributions are welcomed from all leading researchers in the fields of Universal Access and Assistive Technology. Likely participants include computer scientists, designers, engineers, industrial representatives, therapists and practitioners, ergonomists and architects.

The workshop will focus on, but will not be limited to, the following principal topics:

1. DESIGNING ASSISTIVE AND REHABILITATION TECHNOLOGY FOR WORKING AND LIVING
2. MEASURING INCLUSION FOR THE DESIGN OF PRODUCTS FOR WORK AND DAILY LIVING
3. INCLUSIVE INTERACTION DESIGN AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR INCLUSIVE DESIGN
4. ASSEMBLING NEW USER DATA FOR INCLUSIVE DESIGN
5. THE DESIGN OF ACCESSIBLE AND INCLUSIVE CONTEXTS: WORK AND LIVING
6. BUSINESS ADVANTAGES AND APPLICATIONS OF INCLUSIVE DESIGN
7. LEGISLATION, STANDARDS AND GOVERNMENT AWARENESS OF INCLUSIVE DESIGN


INVITED CONTRIBUTIONS
Long papers (6-10 pages), reporting original work relevant to the workshop themes;
Short papers/Poster presentations/ Demonstrations (1-2 pages abstract, 3-4 pages for
camera-ready copy).

PROCEEDINGS
Accepted long papers will be published as a book by Springer-Verlag, UK.
Short papers will be published separately in an official conference proceedings.
Selected long papers will appear in a special edition of the Universal Access in the Information Society (UAIS) journal published by Springer-Verlag.

IMPORTANT DATES
Deadline for submission of long and short papers, poster abstracts: 17 August, 2009
Notification of paper acceptance: 21 September, 2009
Deadline for camera-ready version of submitted papers: 26 October, 2009
Advance registration (ends): 15 January, 2010
Late registration (ends): 22 February, 2010
CWUAAT Workshop: 22 - 25 March, 2010

Paper format details will be available on the conference web-site. All papers will be reviewed by three reviewers and the accepted papers will be presented during the workshop.

Electronic submission of papers will be available via the conference web-site in due course.
http://www-edc.eng.cam.ac.uk/cwuaat/index.html

USER FORUM
Following feedback from the 2008 workshop, CWUAAT 2010 will contain a single paper session allocated as a user forum. This is intended to give users of assistive technology and beneficiaries of improved accessibility an opportunity for an oral presentation of 25 minutes. Both short and long papers will be accepted in this category and topics and themes are not restricted. We welcome academic position papers; social and research agendas, critiques of provision of technology or poor accessibility; engineering or technical papers regarding product design and usage in work and daily living.

DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM
As one of the most praised aspects of CWUAAT 08, the event will this time include an extended Doctoral Consortium. This will take place on Monday 25th and will share the day with registration only. The main conference sessions will start on the Tuesday 26th.
Candidates who submit to the doctoral consortium will be able to attend the workshop at a greatly reduced registration and 10 places have been allocated for this purpose. The two presentations judged to be the best by the consortium panel will win a podium presentation in the main workshop.

DEMONSTRATIONS
It is hoped that participants will be able to gain hands-on experience with working systems. Space and time will be available for demonstrations of software and hardware.

CONTACT INFORMATION AND EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST TO

pat.langdon at eng.cam.ac.uk
cwuaat-enquiries at eng.cam.ac.uk

Ms Suzanne Williams,
Department of Engineering,
University of Cambridge,
Trumpington Street,
Cambridge,CB21PZ
United Kingdom
E-mail: sw439 at eng.cam.ac.uk

ORGANISING COMMITTEE
Dr Patrick Langdon, Engineering Design Centre, University of Cambridge
Prof John Clarkson, Engineering Design Centre, University of Cambridge
Prof Peter Robinson, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge


My source:
The Caring Technology Research Announcement List:
http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/caring-tec-research

Announcement archives:
http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/Caring-Tec-Research.html

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