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AEGIS Conference: Access for All in the desktop, web and mobile field

From: Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.be>
Date: Thu, 20 May 2010 16:15:18 +0200
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I would like to draw your attention to a conference that has gone 
unnoticed on this list: the first international conference of the 
AEGIS project. The conference covers several topics related to ICT 
accessibility, including rich internet applications and 
standardisation, both very relevant to WAI. AEGIS is a big European 
project about mainstreaming accessibility, with many open source 
developments and with some big industry players (Sun/Oracle, AOL, 
RIM, ...). The call for papers has been extended to 28 May. The 
official invitation is included below.

Best regards,

Christophe Strobbe

1st International Conference of AGIS & 2nd Pan-European Workshop/User Forum

Seville, Spain, 6-9 October 2010

We would like to kindly invite you to the 2nd Pan-European 
Workshop/User Forum and the 1st International AGIS Conference 
entitled "Access for All in the desktop, web and mobile field: an 
end-user and developer perspective" which will take place in Seville, 
Spain on 6 and 7-8 October 2010 respectively. For the dedicated 
developers, a free developer camp (clinic) will take place on the 9th 
of October 2010. All events are organised by the AGIS IP initiative 
(Open Accessibility Everywhere: Groundwork, Infrastructure, Standards 
- <http://www.aegis-project.eu/undefined/>www.aegis-project.eu), 
partially funded under FP7 (Theme: ICT-2007.7.1; ICT & Ageing).

With an estimated total population of 501 million 
1 January 2010), an estimated 45 million people in Europe have a 
LSHPD (long-standing health problem or disability). A mere 20-30% are 
believed to use Assistive Technology (AT), but concrete figures do 
not exist. In fact, most people with disabilities are not even aware 
of what AT exists. This workshop and conference aims to help spread 
the word on the existence of AT, and especially on technology that is 
freely available.

The Workshop/User Forum aims to bring together end-users and experts 
in the field of assistive technologies, from both the OSS community 
as well as the proprietary one, that focus on the accessibility of 
desktop, web and mobile applications. During the workshop the project 
will present the tools developed so far, and will stimulate 
discussions between both end-users and application developers 
vis-a-vis the project's outcomes so far. The outcomes will be taken 
into account by the Consortium during the further course of the 
project. Participation to the workshop will be free of charge.

The conference aims to gather presenters that address both the 
end-users as well as the developers' perspective in a number of areas 
(see topics below). Interactive demos of Assistive Technology ICT, in 
the Rich Internet Applications, Desktop Applications and Mobile 
Applications areas as well as developers' tools that embed 
accessibility plug-ins will also be demonstrated in a separate exhibition area.

The participation fee will be ?150 for researchers, ?50 for students 
and people with disabilities and free for personal assistants.

In addition, an exhibition space will be provided as well which will 
be open throughout the conference duration. The fee for exhibitors 
will be ? 300.

The registration form for each of the aforementioned events will be 
available shortly via the project's website (<http://www.aegis-project.eu/>).

We kindly invite you and your colleagues to submit papers in the 
following categories:
    * Scientific papers
    * Technical papers

Conference topics (non-exhaustive list):
    * Accessible desktop applications (AT, developer tools and 
accessible applications)
    * Accessible mobile applications (AT, developer tools and 
accessible applications)
    * Accessible Rich Internet Applications (AT, developer tools and 
accessible applications)
    * Accessibility and Standardisation (e.g. ISO, eInclusion, 
Policies, Legislation)
    * Accessibility and Usability (e.g. Design for All)
    * Accessibility research (e.g. Assistive technology usage by 
end-users and their satisfaction, innovative AT training via 
accessible e-learning)

Important dates:
    * Abstract submission: 28th May 2010
    * Notification of abstracts acceptance: 14th June 2010
    * Submission of external exhibitions by 30th June 2010
    * Paper submission deadline: 9th July 2010
    * Notification of acceptance and outcome of review process: 23rd July 2010
    * Final camera ready papers: 31st August 2010
    * Registration by 30th September 2010

Abstracts submission:
Abstracts submitted in the context of one of the above topics should 
not exceed 500 words. The title, authors and their contact and 
affiliation details (authors' email address, telephone and fax number 
and affiliation name and address) as well as keywords (up to five) 
should be included.

Under the title of your abstract, please quote the relevant 
conference topic. We would strongly recommend you to propose more 
than one conference topics, if applicable, quoting them in priority order.

Authors who are unable to provide an electronic version or have other 
circumstances that prevent such submission must contact us ( 
<mailto:info@aegis-project.eu>info@aegis-project.eu This e-mail 
address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled 
to view it ) prior to submission to discuss alternative options.

Abstracts should be submitted to 
<mailto:info@aegis-project.eu>info@aegis-project.eu This e-mail 
address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled 
to view it by 28th May 2010.

Submission declaration:
Submission of a manuscript implies that the work described has not 
been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as 
part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under 
consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is 
approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible 
authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it 
will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in 
any other language, without the written consent of the copyright-holder.

Any manuscript not complying with the above requirements will not be accepted.

Abstracts and camera-ready papers as well as exhibition applications 
will be reviewed by the AGIS Scientific Committee.  The final 
versions of the accepted camera-ready papers will be published and 
will be made available during the conference. The authors of each 
accepted submission are required to give a presentation at the conference.

In addition, the authors of the accepted technical papers, will be 
invited to publish their software in the Open Source Community.

Looking forward to meet you and welcome you to our Community!

Kind Regards,

Organisation Committee

Dr. Evangelos Bekiaris
Research Director
AGIS IP Coordinator

Centre for Research and Technology Hellas
Hellenic Institute of Transport
6th km. Charilaou- Thermi Road
57001 Thermi
Tel. +30-2310-498265
Fax. +30-2310-498269

Athens office:
17 Posidonos Av.
17455 Alimos
Tel. +30-210-9853194
Fax. +30-210-9853193

E-mail: <mailto:abek@certh.gr>abek@certh.gr This e-mail address is 
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http: <http://www.hit.certh.gr/>www.hit.certh.gr

Mr. Jon Azpiroz
AEGIS Project Technical Coordinator for Fundacion Vodafone Espana

Fundacion Vodafone Espana
Avda. Europa,1 Ed. A 3a planta
Parque Empresarial La Moraleja
28108 Madrid
Tel. +34 610 51 60 61
Fax +34 91 825 26 89

Email: <mailto:jon.azpiroz@vodafone.com>jon.azpiroz@vodafone.com This 
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Website: <http://www.fundacionvodafone.es/>www.fundacionvodafone.es

Ms Deborah Goodbody
Head of Research Development, Innovation and Projects

ACE Centre Advisory Trust
92 Windmill Road

Tel: +44 (0) 1865 759822
Fax: +44 (0) 1865 759810

Email: <mailto:goodbody@ace-centre.org.uk>goodbody@ace-centre.org.uk 
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Website: <http://www.ace-centre.org.uk/>www.ace-centre.org.uk

Mr. Karel Van Isacker
Project Manager

European Platform for Rehabilitation
15, rue de Spa
B-1000 Brussels

Tel. +32 2 736 54 44
Fax +32 2 736 86 22

Email: <mailto:aegis@epr.eu>aegis@epr.eu This e-mail address is being 
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Website: <http://www.epr.eu/>www.epr.eu

Christophe Strobbe
K.U.Leuven - Dept. of Electrical Engineering - SCD
Research Group on Document Architectures
Kasteelpark Arenberg 10 bus 2442
B-3001 Leuven-Heverlee
tel: +32 16 32 85 51
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