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Thu, 1 Jun 2006 03:29:39 -0400
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Call for Participation (reminder)

** Abstract deadline: 9th June **

HCI, the Web and the Older Population

A full-day workshop at British HCI 2006
Queen Mary, University of London
12 September 2006

HCI issues for older people are extremely important in light of the
rapidly ageing population in developed countries and the potential offered
by computerised technology, a potential that can only be fulfilled if the
technology can be used effectively by its target user group.

This workshop on HCI and the older population will provide a forum for the
presentation of current work and a platform for discussing key challenges
in this area. It aims to build up and support the research community in
this area and encourage dialogue with older people.

The workshop continues a successful series held at HCI in recent years
and, this year, focuses on the creation and use of websites, a
particularly important and timely topic as the use of the internet becomes
increasingly integrated with daily life.

Those interested in attending the workshop are asked to submit first an
abstract and then a short position paper (2 pages) on any aspect of HCI
and the older population, including design methods, applications, devices
and services. These will be circulated in advance and published in the
workshop proceedings.

Abstract deadline: 9 June
Notification: 16 June
Position paper deadline: 21 July

Please email or post submissions to Anna Dickinson at the address below.

The submitted papers will be published in dedicated proceedings in
electronic and printed form. Following on from the example of the previous
workshops in this series, we also plan to publish a journal special issue,
probably with Universal Access in the Information Society (UAIS), with
submissions solicited from workshop attendees.

Dr Joy Goodman, Engineering Design Centre, Department of Engineering,
University of Cambridge. Phone: +44 1223 766958. Email: [log in to unmask]

Dr Anna Dickinson, Applied Computing, University of Dundee, DD3 6JG.
Phone: +44 1382 344787. Email: [log in to unmask]

Suzette Keith, School of Computing Science, Middlesex University. Phone:
+44 20 8411 5098. Email: [log in to unmask]

Gill Whitney, School of Computing Science, Middlesex University. Phone:
+44 20 8411 6351. Email: [log in to unmask]

More information can be found at:

This workshop is supported by the EPSRC project, i~design 2, which seeks
to provide tools to improve quality of life for the wider population.

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