DSAI 2013 NEWS - Number 4

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5th International Conference on Software Development and Technologies for Enhancing 
Accessibility and Fighting Info-exclusion. 

Please visit DSAI 2013 website: http://dsai2013.utad.pt
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HIGHLIGHTS 
.   DSAI 2013 Special Tracks announced
.   Call for Papers: deadline is approaching
.   Check DSAI 2013 Registration   
.   About DSAI 2013 NEWS


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Special Tracks

DSAI 2013 special tracks are sessions organized by high-profile organizers that invite 5-6 authors in a special podium session as part of the conference program. They intend to extend the impact of the conference and promote its main goals, namely: provide a space for debate on new tendencies and software projects for populations with special needs; contribute to the creation of synergies among public and private entities, namely Industry and Universities; to share experiences and best practices.

DSAI 2013 special tracks

Collaborative Learning Applications for All in Mobile Devices
Organizers:
Ana Iglesias, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Rocío Calvo, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Contact: aiglesia@inf.uc3m.es

New Applications and Services for Ambient Assisted Living and Older Adults
Organizer:
António Teixeira, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Contact: ajst@ua.pt

Easy-to-Read Goes Accessible Web
Organizer:
Franz Puehretmair – Kompetenznetzwerk KI-I, Austria
Contact: Franz.Puehretmair@ki-i.at

Integrating Accessibility in Software development
Organizer:
Lourdes Moreno, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Contact: lmoreno@inf.uc3m.es

Technology for Inclusive Education
Organizer:
Robert Todd – Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Contact: robert.todd@coa.gatech.edu

Web for All: Usability and Accessibility Solutions
Organizer:
Simone Leal Ferreira – Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), Brazil
Contact: simone@uniriotec.br

Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) in Special Needs Education
Organizer:
Tassos Mikropoulos – The University of Ioannina, Greece
Contact: amikrop@uoi.gr

For more information regarding DSAI 2013 Special Tracks visit: http://dsai2013.utad.pt/?page_id=83

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Call for Papers: deadline is approaching (June 1, 2013)

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) play a major role in our lives. However, ICT development which is indifferent to the concerns of social inclusion may raise barriers and increase the gap between the average user and those with special needs, instead of contributing to eliminating this gap and promoting equal rights and opportunities for all.

Senior citizens and others with special needs are often faced with multiple minor disabilities that prevent them from enjoying the benefits of technology and higher quality of life standards. According to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, technology design should take into account accessibility and usability features for the protection and promotion of the human rights of persons with disabilities, in all policies and programmes.

We invite authors to submit papers in the following and related main areas:
.   Software and Web accessibility
.   Interfaces and interaction
.   Technologies
.   E-health
.   Ageing  
.   Case studies

Please also add DSAI 2013 important dates to your calendar:
. May 1, 2013 - Special tracks proposals
. May 15, 2013 - Special tracks notification of acceptance
. June 1, 2013 - Paper submission
. July 15, 2013 - Notification of paper acceptance
. September 1, 2013 - Deadline for registration and camera ready papers
. September 30, 2013 - Poster submission
. October 15, 2013 - Notification of poster acceptance
. October 31, 2013 - Deadline for registration and camera ready posters
. November 13-15, 2013 - DSAI 2013 conference

For more information and updates please visit the Conference website regularly: http://dsai2013.utad.pt/ 

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DSAI 2013 Registration

Do not miss the opportunity to take part at this international forum for the dissemination and exchange of up-to-date scientific information on Software Development and Technologies for Enhancing Accessibility and Fighting Info-exclusion. Register today!

For more information about registration please visit: http://dsai2013.utad.pt/?page_id=36

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About DSAI 2013 NEWS

The DSAI 2013 NEWS is a newsletter that contains information about the 5th  International Conference on Software Development and Technologies for Enhancing Accessibility and Fighting Info-exclusion. If you have any questions or comments please contact DSAI 2013 Organizing Committee - dsai2013@utad.pt.

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