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W4A Call for Papers

From: Yeliz Yesilada <yesilady@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2004 23:23:31 +0000
Message-ID: <41C218F3.2020901@cs.man.ac.uk>
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                      *CALL FOR PAPERS*

                          W4A 2005
2nd International Cross-Disciplinary Workshop on Web Accessibility
    at the Fourteenth International World Wide Web Conference
               10-14 May 2004, in Chiba, Japan.


Chieko Asakawa (IBM)
Wendy Chisholm (W3C)
Eric Meyer (Complex Spiral)

Invited Speakers
Douglas Bowman (StopDesign)
Paul Bohman and Shane Anderson (WebAIM)

* The workshop proceedings will be published as part of the ACM 
International Conference Proceedings Series and will be available at the 
ACM Digital Library (provisional).
* Selected papers will be invited to submit a revised version for 
consideration for a special issue of the Journal of Web Engineering. 
These papers will go through an additional reviewing process to ensure 

Topics and Content
We invite submissions for W4A 2004 addressing our current theme of 
'Engineering Accessible Design'.

Previous engineering approaches seem to have precluded the engineering 
of accessible systems. This is plainly unsatisfactory. Designers, 
authors, and technologist are at present playing 'catch-up' with a 
continually moving target in an attempt to retrofit systems. In-fact 
engineering accessible interfaces is as important as their 
functionality's and should be an indivisible part of the development. We 
should be engineering accessibility as part of the development and not 
as afterthought or because government restrictions and civil law 
requires us to. Our workshop will bringing together a cross section of 
the web design and engineering communities; to report on developments, 
discuss the issues, and suggest cross-pollinated solutions

Topics of interests include (but are not limited to):
- Technological advances to support web accessibility.
- End user tools for accessibility.
- Accessibility guidelines, evaluation techniques and tools.
- Engineering Adaptive applications and graphics.
- Tools and techniques enabling authors to create accessible layout / 
content including internationalisation.
- Psychology of end user experiences and scenarios.
- Innovative engineering techniques to support accessibility.
- Universally accessible graphical design approaches.
- Engineering transcoding techniques.
- Accessible graphic formats and tools for their creation.

Submission and Important Dates
We will accept both position and technical papers. Position papers 
should only be in short paper format whereas technical papers can be in 
short or long paper format. Accepted papers will appear in the workshop 
proceedings contained on the workshop CD, and will also be accessible to 
the general public via the workshop website. The official language of 
the workshop is English. The following style files must be used for 


Notes for LaTeX users:
Ensure your submission is formatted for Letter paper.
All authors should be listed on the front page.

Microsoft Word:

These are modified versions of the ACM proceedings style files. More 
information on the style files can be found at: 

We encourage authors to submit concise technical papers between 8 and 12 
pages. Short papers and position papers should not exceed 4 pages. 
Please submit documents via the workshop website (http://w4a.man.ac.uk).

*Submissions due: Friday 11th March 2005
*Notification for acceptance: Friday 8th April 2005
*Camera ready due: Friday 15th April 2005
*Workshop date: 10th May 2005

Workshop Chairs
Simon Harper, University of Manchester, UK.
Yeliz Yesilada, University of Manchester, UK.
Carole Goble, University of Manchester, UK.

Program Committee
Margherita Antona (ICS-FORTH, Greece)
Helen Ashman (University of Nottingham, UK)
Sean Bechhofer (University of Manchester, UK)
Tiziana Catarci (University of Roma "La Sapienza", Italy)
David Duce (Oxford Brookes University, UK)
Alistair Edwards (University of York, UK)
Vicki L. Hanson (IBM Research, USA)
Marja-Riitta Koivunen (Annotea, USA)
David Lowe (University of Technology Sydney, Australia)
Enrico Pontelli (New Mexico State University, USA)
Bob Regan (Macromedia, Inc., USA)
Gustavo H. Rossi (Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina)
Jaime S∑nchez (University of Chile, Chile)
Robert Stevens (University of Manchester, UK)
Hironobu Takagi (IBM Research, Japan)
Jean Vanderdonckt (Universit» catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium)
Takayuki Watanabe (Tokyo Woman's Christian University, Japan)
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