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**/Due to multiple requests, the submission deadline has been moved to : 
23 April 2017 /*/
Call for Papers
Workshop EDTPD 2017 - Embracing Diversity with Help of Technology and 
Participatory Design
June 27th, 2017 - Troyes, France
In conjunction with C&T 2017 (

The use of technology, both new and well established, combined with a 
participatory approach to design might represent an important way to 
embrace diversity. This workshop is aimed at establishing a discussion 
forum on assessing the challenges in design for disability, 
neurodiversity, and more in general for people with special needs by 
applying participatory design. Designing for usability, accessibility 
and inclusion not only means focusing on user interfaces and ergonomic 
aspects but also consider factors such as acceptability and 
appropriation. Bodily, cognitive, and emotional appropriation should be 
regarded as fundamental to the success of a design process that is truly 
open to the diversity of users. To identify the right stakeholders is of 
primary importance for correctly informing the design process and to 
support the culture of participation in everyday life. However, this can 
be quite hard especially in cases where multiple individuals and 
organizations are involved. In most cases the end users, their family 
members, homecare caregivers, healthcare professionals, nursing homes, 
and organizations have to collaborate towards a common goal. In such 
perspective, a participatory approach to design may be of great help to 
implement usable, accessible, and inclusive technological solutions that 
put the end users and their needs at the center. Still it is complicated 
to decide under which circumstances a design process can be considered 
participative and/or has participatory results (for example when users 
participate in the design but don't recognize in the results their 
contribution). Moreover, new technologies, recent evolution of virtual 
and augmented reality, and Internet of Things allow to design more 
flexible and advanced interaction tools and systems while at the same 
time may raise new challenges related to the difficulties of use that 
impairments can imply.

Prospective participants are invited to submit a 2-4 pages position 
paper formatted according to the ACM Recommended Templates 
The papers can be submitted at: All papers will be 
peer-reviewed by at least two members of the Program Committee.

Important dates
Submission deadline: 23 April 2017
Notification of acceptance: 30 April 2017
Early-bird registration deadline: 5 May 2017
Camera ready deadline: 20 May 2017
Workshop: 27 June 2017

Barbara Rita Barricelli, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Milano (Italy)
Ines Di Loreto, UniversitÚ de Technologie de Troyes (France)

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Ines Di Loreto, Enseignant Chercheur/Assistant Professor
UniversitÚ de Technologie de Troyes
12, rue Marie Curie, CS 42060, 10004 Troyes Cedex
tel. (+33)0-325718007
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