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"Elaine M. Raybourn" <[log in to unmask]>
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Elaine M. Raybourn
Fri, 24 Jan 2003 19:26:03 +0100
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---Final Call for Abstracts and Papers---

Parallel Paper 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 June 2003

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 
-       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 
-       Inclusion of mobile or nomadic solutions in community systems. 
-       Cooperative systems that empower citizens to participate in local 
-       Scalability of groupware to community systems and the impact on 
-       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 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

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