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Ninth International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility

October 15-17, 2007
Tempe, AZ, USA

www.acm.org/sigaccess/assets07/


The ASSETS series of conferences explores the potential for Computer
and Information Technologies to enhance the lives of individuals with
disabilities and those around them. ASSETS is the premier forum for
presenting innovative research on the design and use of both
mainstream and specialized assistive technologies to support people
with disabilities.  Since 1994, the Association for Computing
Machinery (ACM) and its SIGACCESS Special Interest Group on Accessible
Computing has sponsored the ASSETS series of conferences.  This year's
conference includes formal paper sessions, demonstrations, posters, a
doctoral consortium, and a student research competition.  The single
track and friendly atmosphere make ASSETS the ideal venue to meet
researchers, practitioners, developers and policymakers to exchange
ideas, share information, and make new contacts.



Keynote Speaker

Jonathan Wolpaw, from the Wadsworth Center, will give a talk titled:
"Brain-Computer Interfaces for Communication and Control".


Topics

High quality, original submissions will cover topics relevant to
computers and accessibility. This includes the use of technology by
and in support of:

* Individuals with hearing, sight and other sensory impairments
* Individuals with motor impairments
* Individuals with memory, learning and cognitive impairments
* Individuals with multiple impairments
* Older adults

Researchers and practitioners will present novel ideas, designs,
techniques, systems, tools, evaluations, scientific investigations,
methodologies, social issues or policy issues relating to:

* assistive technologies that improve day-to-day life
* assistive technologies that improve access to mainstream Computer
and Information Technologies
* innovative use of mainstream technologies to overcome access barriers
* accessibility and usability of mainstream technologies
* identification of barriers to technology access that are not
addressed by existing research


ASSETS accepts submissions in the following categories:

* Technical papers
* Posters
* Demonstrations
* Student research competition
* Doctoral consortium



Registration Information

The registration costs for ASSETS 2007 are as follows:

Early Registration (before 9/17/2007)
ACM/SIGACCESS members     $435
Non-ACM/SIGACCESS members   $535
Student     $250

Late and on-site Registration (after 9/17/2007)
ACM/SIGACCESS members     $535
Non-ACM/SIGACCESS members   $635
Student     $300
One-day registration      $250


Please visit our website for online registration:
www.acm.org/sigaccess/assets07/

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ASSETS 2007 COMMITTEE

General Chair:
Enrico Pontelli (New Mexico State University, USA)

Treasurer & Registration Chair:
Laura Leventhal (Bowling Green State University, USA)

Program Chair:
Shari Trewin (IBM Research, USA)

Associate Chairs for Posters and Demos:
Anna Dickinson (University of Dundee, UK)
Joy Goodman (University of Cambridge, UK)

Doctoral Consortium Chairs:
Clayton Lewis (University of Colorado, USA)
Sri Kurniawan (University of Manchester, UK)

Student Research Competition Chair:
Harriet Fell (Northeastern University, USA)

Publicity Chairs:
Kathlene Leonard (Alucid Solution, Inc.)
Matt Huenerfauth (City University of New York, Queens College, USA)

Web Development Chair:
Klent Harkness (Wichita State University, USA)

Local Organization Chair:
John Black (Arizona State University, USA)

Technical Program Committee:

Julio Abascal                  University of the Basque Country, Spain
Ray Adams                      University of Middlesex, UK.
John Arnott                    University of Dundee, UK
Chieko Asakawa                 IBM Research, Japan
Keith Bain                     Saint Mary's University, Canada
Armando Barreto                Florida International University, USA
John Black                     Arizona State University, USA
Cathy Bodine                   University of Colorado at Denver, USA
Yevgen Borodin                 SUNY Stony Brook, USA
Sheryl Burgstahler             University of Washington, USA
Noelle Carbonell               University Henri Poincare, LORIA, France
Libby Cohen                    University of Southern Maine, USA
Sara Czaja                     University of Miami, USA
David Duce                     Oxford Brookes University, UK
Alistair D.N. Edwards          University of York, UK
D. Gareth Evans                University of Manchester, UK
Harriet Fell                   Northeastern University, USA
Torsten Felzer                 Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
Jinjuan Feng                   Towson University, USA
Joan Francioni                 Winona State University, USA
Peter Gregor                   University of Dundee, UK
Vicki Hanson                   IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Lynda Hardman                  CWI, The Netherlands
Klent Harkness                 Wichita State University, USA
Simon Harper                   University of Manchester, UK
Terri Hedgepeth                Arizona State University, USA
Sarah Horton                   Dartmouth College, USA
Julie Howell                   Fortune Cookie, UK
Matt Huenerfauth               The City University of New York, USA
Julie Jacko                    Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Arthur Karshmer                University of San Francisco, USA
Simeon Keates                  IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
Richard Ladner                 University of Washington, USA
Chris Law                      UMBC, USA
Jonathan Lazar                 Towson University, USA
Kathlene Leonard            Alucid Solution Inc., USA
Clayton Lewis                  University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
Edmund LoPresti                AT Sciences, USA
Jennifer Mankoff               Carnegie-Mellon Unversity, USA
Kathleen McCoy                 University of Delaware, USA
Klaus Miesenberger             University of Linz, Austria
Karyn Moffatt                  University of British Columbia, Canada
Michael Muller                 IBM Research, USA
Helen Petrie                   University of York, UK
Michael Pieper                 Fraunhofer-FIT, Germany
Antti Pirhonen                 University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
Enrico Pontelli                New Mexico State University, USA
Jaime Sanchez                  University of Chile, Chile
Andrew Sears                   UMBC, USA
David Sloan                    University of Dundee, UK
Michael J Smith                Fujitsu Consulting, USA
Neil Soiffer                   Design Science Inc., USA
Constantine Stephanidis        FORTH ICS, Greece
Robert Stevens                 University of Manchester, UK
Hironobu Takagi        IBM Research, Japan
Marilyn Tremaine               New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA
Olga De Troyer                 Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Gerhard Weber                  Multimedia Campus Kiel, Germany
Yeliz Yesilada                 University of Manchester, UK





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