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To further promote the collaboration between Psychology and Computer 
Science (Informatics), we are cordially inviting your contribution to

USAB 2009 - Usability & HCI for eInclusion

5th Symposium of the Austrian Computer Society,
WG HCI&UE and WG ICT for People with Disabilities
November 9-10, 2009, University of Linz, Austria

Mission Statement:  “Interfacing the Interface” for a better eInclusion!

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) pervaded many parts of 
our daily lives. Due to its flexibility (multimedia connected with 
multimodality) it offers a huge potential for people with disabilities 
and others with functional limitations to interact with electronic 
systems and services.
Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is the central place to adapt the 
interaction to a diverse set of user needs as well as the entry for 
people with disabilities making use of standard accessibility and 
usability features or using Assistive Technologies (AT) which enable the 
interaction with HCI. This opens up doors to a more independent 
participation in many aspects of our “digital lives”.
This potential of “Interfacing the Interface” by enhanced usability and 
accessibility for people with disabilities can only be exploited if HCI 
takes accessibility and usability requirements into account. Guidelines, 
regulations and legislations are in place asking for an according answer 
from developers, designers, engineers and usability / accessibility experts.


This enhanced usability and accessibility aspects will be a focus of 
USAB 2009:
- building bridges between accessibility and usability in HCI
- motivating to take the growing importance in an aging society into account
- addressing psychological as well as engineering aspects
- taking into account the strong relationship between Accessibility / AT 
and HCI / Usability Engineering (UE)
- promoting those aspects for (e-)Inclusion into information society.

We ask for high quality papers, which will be reviewed by at least three 
independent reviewers. Accepted contributions will be published in 
Springer´s LECTURE NOTES IN COMPUTER SCIENCE(LNCS).

Topics include (but are not limited to):

•    Assistive Technologies
•    Design for All
•    eInclusion: Accessibility, HCI & Usability
•    HCI: Accessibility, Usability and Aging
•    Software Accessibility
•    Web Accessibility
•    Adaptive Interfaces for Medical Systems
•    Augmented Cognition (AugCog)
•    Cognitive Task Analysis
•    Formal Methods and Methodologies (incl. Agile Methods)
•    Human Aspects of Future Technologies in Health Care
•    Human–Computer Interaction in Health Care
•    Usability in Ambient Assisted Living
•    Life Long Learning
•    Usability of Mobile, Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing for 
Medicine and Health Care support
•    User-Centered Design & Development Methods

Special Track on AMBIENT ASSISTED LIVING (AAL):
Solutions, Experience and Challenges
See:
http://aal-group.iese.fraunhofer.de

All papers are due to  July, 21, 2009

More Information see:
http://usab.icchp.org

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Assoc.Prof.Dr.Andreas HOLZINGER, PhD, MSc, MPh, BEng, CEng, DipEd, MBCS
Head Research Unit HCI4MED
Institute for Medical Informatics, Statistics and Documentation (IMI)
Medical University Graz (MUG)
Auenbruggerplatz 2/V, A-8036 Graz (Austria)
Phone: ++43 316 385 3883, Fax: ++43 316 385 3590
http://usab.icchp.org/
http://user.meduni-graz.at/andreas.holzinger
Enjoy Thinking!
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