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Second Call for Papers W4A2016

From: Greg Gay <greggay@rogers.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2015 18:48:03 -0500
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*Second Call for Papers W4A2016*


W4A2016 April 11-13th 2016


“Education for All on the Web” is the theme for the 13th International 
Web for All Conference <http://www.w4a.info>. W4A2016 will be set in 
Montreal, Canada, co-located with the 25th International World Wide Web 
Conference. Deadline for all submissions is January 15th, 2016.


Submissions

Submissions should detail novel engineering solutions and scientific 
insights into Web and Mobile technologies that impact the needs of 
diverse learners, and may be one of the following forms:


10-page technical papers (best paper award $2000),

4-page communication papers  (best paper award $1000),

2-page extended abstracts for the Paciello Group Web Accessibility 
Challenge Award, and

2-page extended abstracts for the Google Doctoral Consortium competition 
(6 x $1000).

(All accepted submissions are published to the ACM Digital Library 
<http://dl.acm.org/>)


Topics

We invite you to submit your best work on improving and understanding 
access for people across the accessibility spectrum. Areas of 
interestthis year include, but are not limited to:


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    Accessibility challenges in Science, Technology, Engineering, and
    Mathematics on the Web.

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    Inclusive online arts and humanities learning.

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    Accessible MOOCs and Web-based learning tools.

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    Accessible multimedia including video, podcasts and slides.

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    Web programming and coding for everyone.

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    Web access to Big Data tools and data sources.

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    Learning analytics to support Web accessibility for online learners.

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    Personalized learning on the Web.

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    Advances in accessible mobile learning technologies.

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    Accessible Web maps and Web graphics.

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    Removing barriers to chemistry, statistics, and mathematics on the Web.

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    Access to online exhibitions and museums.

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    Web collaboration and knowledge sharing.

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    Barrier-free online synchronous and asynchronous communication.

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    Accessible and adaptive Web-based testing and assessment.

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    Accessible simulations, serious gaming, and role playing on the Web.


Keynotes

Jutta Treviranus, Director of the Inclusive Design Research Centre, OCAD 
University

Jennison Asuncion, Co-Founder, Global Accessibility Awareness Day


Sponsors

Intuit <http://www.intuit.com/>will award $2000 and $1000 to the best 
technical and communication papers 
<http://www.w4a.info/2016/submissions/technical-papers/>

Google <http://www.google.com/>will sponsor the Doctoral Consortium; 
<http://www.google.com/>

Intuit <http://www.intuit.com/>and Canvas <http://www.canvaslms.com>will 
sponsor student participation in W4A.

IBM <http://www.ibm.com/>will provide travel grants to the winners of 
the People with Disabilities Student Award.

The Paciello Group <http://www.paciellogroup.com/>will present awards to 
the winners of the Web Accessibility Challenge.

ABILITY Magazine <http://abilitymagazine.com/>will feature the W4A2016 
award winners in their printed and online publications 
<http://abilitymagazine.com/W4A-winners-Neil-Soiffer-Dr-Volker-Sorge-Ather-Sharif.html>.


Important dates: Midnight PST-8 (HST)

Submissions: January 15

Rebuttals:              February 5-12

Decisions:              February 19

Camera ready:                  March 3
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