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There are still some extra seats for this workshop so we are extending
the deadline to the 30th of April.  Please consider attending.

Thanks in advance,

Panayiotis Zaphiris
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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 world s 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 30, 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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