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                    8th ERCIM WORKSHOP
                 "USER INTERFACES FOR ALL"

             Palais Eschenbach, Vienna, Austria
                     28-29 June 2004

     Special Theme "User-Centred Interaction Paradigms for
          Universal Access in the Information Society"


                      Call for Papers



The 8th ERCIM Workshop "User Interfaces for All" builds upon the results of the seven previous
Workshops held in Heraklion, Crete, Greece, 30-31 October 1995; Prague, Czech Republic, 7-8 November
1996; Obernai, France, 3-4 November 1997; Stockholm, Sweden, 19-21 October 1998; Dagstuhl, Germany,
28 November - 1 December 1999; Florence, Italy, 25-26 October 2000; and Paris (Chantilly), France,
23-25 October, 2002.

In the tradition of its predecessors, this Workshop aims to consolidate recent work, and to
stimulate further discussion, on the state of the art in User Interfaces for All, and its increasing
range of applications in the emerging Information Society. The emphasis of this year's event is on
"User-Centred Interaction Paradigms for Universal Access in the Information Society", and invites
contributions on a broad range of topics, including technological, applications and policy
developments aiming to advance the notion of an Information Society accessible and acceptable by the
widest possible end user population.

Solicited contributions

The 8th ERCIM Workshop "User Interfaces for All" aims to solicit:

- long papers (between 12 and 20 pages), reporting original
  completed research and development activities relevant to
  the themes of User Interfaces for All;
- short papers (between 6 and 8 pages), reporting work
  in progress or late breaking results;
- position papers (between 4 and 8 pages);
- poster presentations (two-page abstract).


The Workshop Proceedings will be published by Springer on paper and electronically. Paper
presentation at the Workshop and publication in the Proceedings are conditional on registration of
one author to the Workshop.

The authors of the best papers will be invited to submit an extended version to the Springer journal
"Universal Access in the Information Society"

The abstracts of the poster presentations will be published in the Workshop Adjunct Proceedings.

Keynote Speakers

- "Interface Design Strategies to Promote Learnability for All"
  Ben Shneiderman, University of Maryland, USA

- "Online Communities for All"
  Jenny Preece, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA

Important Dates

- 15 February 2004
  Deadline for electronic submission of all papers

- 1 April 2004
  Conditional notification of acceptance (confirmation
  will be given upon registration)

- 1 May 2004
  Deadline for electronic submission of camera-ready papers

- 31 May 2004
  Deadline for registration


Submissions in PDF or in Word (PC or Macintosh) format takes place through the Conference Management
System (

Registration fees

350 Euros (this will include: 2 lunches, 1 gala dinner and 4 coffee breaks)

Contact Details

Programme Chair:
Prof. Christian Stary
University of Linz, Department of Business Information Systems, Austria
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Workshop Chair:
Prof. Constantine Stephanidis
Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas, Institute of Computer Science, Greece
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Local Organisers:
AARIT, Austrian Society of Computer Science, Austria