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Call for Participation

Workshop on Web and Aging

Crete, Greece, June 25, 2003
Workshop Web site: http://www.soi.city.ac.uk/~zaphiri/Workshop/

at HCII 2003:
10th International Conference on Human - Computer Interaction
Crete, Greece, June 22-27, 2003
http://www.hcii2003.gr
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OVERVIEW
========

A significant increase of the older population has led to various 
studies investigating
the effect of age in utilizing the Web as an information resource. A 
report by the U.S.
Census Bureau in 2001 stated that the estimated change in the total size 
of the
worlds elderly population between July 1999 and July 2000 was more than 
9.5
million people, growing at an average of 795,000 people each month. This 
trend
is expected to continue for the foreseeable future.

Recent research shows that more older adults are beginning to 
incorporate Web
use in their daily activities, mainly because the Web presents an 
opportunity for
them to maintain a high quality of life. However, as a robust body of 
research
shows, various issues arise when older adults use the Web.


FOCUS AND AIMS
==============

The main objective of this workshop is to bring together researchers, 
academics
and practitioners from various disciplines who are interested in web 
usability and
ageing. Methodologies, theories, products and design guidelines as well 
as case
studies that investigate these issues will be presented. Furthermore, 
through the
presentations and discussions out of this workshop a taxonomy of issues and
methods related to web usability for the ageing population will be 
proposed and
formulated.

SUGGESTED TOPICS
================
1. Information architecture and the older user.
2. Empirical studies on web usability and older users.
3. Analytic studies & computational modelling of the older web user.
4. Social aspects of web and aging


SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
=======================

Each participant is asked to submit and present a short 2 page long 
position paper.

Electronic submission is required: email a PDF or word file to 
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Submissions should be formatted according to the guidelines at
http://www.aaai.org/Publications/Author/macros-link.html. If any of
these requirements are a problem for you, please contact the workshop
organizers. Also, if you have any questions, just ask!

Note: To maximize interaction and an informal atmosphere, attendance
will be limited to 30 participants, selected on the basis of
refereed submissions. If you wish to attend but are not submitting a
paper, please send a one-page statement of interest by the submission
deadline.


IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES
=============================

* Deadline for the submission: April 15, 2003.
* Notification of acceptance/rejection: May 5, 2003.


REGISTRATION
===============

Information about registering for the workshop and/or the HCII 
conference are found
at the conference website at:
http://www.hcii2003.gr/conf-registration.asp


DISSEMINATION
=================

We will contact relevant publishers and editors of prominent journals 
for the possibility
of publishing expanded versions of the position papers as a special 
issue or an edited
volume.


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
====================

Panayiotis Zaphiris
Lecturer
The Centre for HCI Design
City University, London UK
http://www.soi.city.ac.uk/~zaphiri/
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Sri H. Kurniawan
Lecturer
Department of Computation
UMIST, Manchester UK
http://www.co.umist.ac.uk/department/staff_details_ac.php?staff_id=SHK
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R. Darin Ellis
Associate Professor
Institute of Gerontology
Wayne State University, MI
http://www.iog.wayne.edu/iog/people/ellis/
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