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"Elaine M. Raybourn" <[log in to unmask]>
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---Final Call for Papers---Please Share with interested Colleagues---

Parallel Papers Session on Design and Development of Inclusive Groupware Systems
International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction

Jointly with

10th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction
Crete, Greece, 22-27 2003

http://www.hcii2003.gr

Communications technology has become increasingly salient in the workplace as we
move toward teleworking, virtual teams, and global collaborations. Many
groupware systems are designed to facilitate computer-supported cooperative work
and play for users who are both co-located or distributed across the world.
However, most groupware systems successfully provide the technical functionality
to support collaboration, while the social supports needed for users to
communicate fairly or equally with each other may be weakly addressed.

In this paper session, we highlight current research toward designing groupware
or community systems that are more socially accessible, or more inclusive, to
all users whether from diverse cultures or language communities, from diverse
work or play environments (nomadic vs. location-bound), or with diverse
abilities. In particular we seek submissions from research that strives toward
fostering equitable and inclusive communication interactions among all users of
a groupware system. Issues of interest include but are not limited to the
following:

-Methods for designing multicultural or multilingual groupware.
-Context-aware cooperation platforms that engender equitable user
participation.
-Design principles that inform the development of socially accessible, or
inclusive, groupware or community systems.
-Cooperation, collaboration, or community-building techniques for digital
libraries
-Analytical techniques for discovering the cultural, socio-political, and
organizational assumptions that are embedded in current groupware technology.
-Inclusion of mobile or nomadic solutions in community systems.
-Cooperative systems that empower citizens to participate in local
politics.
-Scalability of groupware to community systems and the impact on
accessibility.
-Universal access for all to groupware or community systems.

We invite technical, empirical, and theoretical contributions on topics related
to the design or development of groupware systems that address multicultural and
nomadic inclusion, social accessibility, or universal accessibility in
collaboration and cooperative work or play settings.

NOTE: HCII Past Deadlines do not apply!
Important Dates:
January 31, 2003-Submit final, camera-ready paper via email to Session Chair
February 15, 2003-Submission of final, camera-ready paper to Publisher
March 15, 2003-Author Conference Registration Deadline

Camera-ready papers should be five (5) pages long. Papers over 5 pages will not
be included in the Conference Proceedings, which will be published by Lawrence
Erlbaum Associates, Inc. in a multi-volume edition. Authors of accepted papers
are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses, and
conference registration fees.

Submission requirements are available at the conference website
http://www.hcii2003.gr/submission/guidelines.asp

Parallel Papers Session Chair:
Elaine Raybourn, (Fraunhofer FIT and Sandia Labs)
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