[FoME] Fwd: [ICT-discuss] W4A 2008, Beijing, 21-22 April: Final Call for papers

Dominic Dinh Duc Hieu domdinh at gmx.de
Fr Feb 15 18:50:25 CET 2008

bin neu hier in dieser Medien&Entwicklung-Liste, 28 J.
und leite diesen Call for Papers zum Thema
Web Accessibility...s.u. weiter
Viele Grüße
Dominic Dinh Duc Hieu
Zeitschrift Behinderung und Dritte Welt -
Journal for Disability and International Development

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Subject: W4A 2008, Beijing, 21-22 April: Final Call for papers
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2008 14:58:41 +0000


The Fifth International Cross-Disciplinary Conference on Web
Accessibility (W4A 2008)

'One World, One Web: Surfers become Designers?'

Co-Located with the Seventeenth International World Wide Web
Conference (WWW2008), in Beijing, China, 21-22 April 2008.

<http://www.w4a.info/updates.xml> (RSS/ATOM News Feed)

Keynote Speakers
* Michael Paciello (The Paciello Group)
* TV Raman (Google)

Important Dates
      Monday 18th Feb 2008 (Midnight Hawaii Standard Time)
      Monday 10th March 2008 (Midnight Hawaii Standard Time)
      Monday 24th March 2008 (Midnight Hawaii Standard Time)
*  Conference Dates:
      Monday 21th and Tuesday 22nd April 2008

* The conference proceedings will be published as part of the ACM
International Conference Proceedings Series and will be available at
the ACM Digital Library.
* Authors of the best papers will be invited to submit extended
versions to a special issue of New Review of Hypermedia and
Multimedia (NRHM).

Topics and Content
The World Wide Web (Web) is returning to its origins. Surfers are not
just passive readers but content creators. Wikis allow open editing
and access, blogs enable personal expression, Flicker, YouTube,
MySpace, and Facebook encourage social networking by enabling designs
to be 'created' and 'wrapped' around content. Indeed it seems that
only the Web infrastructure supporting expression is immutable and
invisible to the user. Template based tools such as iWeb, Google Page
Creator, and RapidWeaver enable fast professional looking Web site
creation using automated placement, with templates for blogging,
picture sharing, and social networking, these tools often require
publishing to a system specific server, such as '.mac'. In this case
we wonder if the conjugation of authoring tools and user agents
represents an opportunity for automatically generated Web
Accessibility or yet another problem for Web Accessibility? Will form
based and highly graphical interfaces excluded disabled users from
creation, expression and social networking? What problems exist, what
are the upcoming problems, what solutions are required? What about
the accessibility of the content designed and created by surfers?
Finally, what effect will this have on the wider Web? We pose the
question: What happens when surfers become authors and designers?

In this case topics of interests include (but are not limited to):

       * Investigations focused on Template Based Technology;
       * User Experimentation looking at Social Networking and Freedom
of Expression;
       * GUI and Form investigations with regard to access;
       * How Wikis and Blogging Tools effect accessibility of content
       * Evaluation and Validation tools and techniques for Wiki and
Blogging tools;
       * Web Content Creation Tools;
       * Web Authoring Guidelines;
       * Design and best practice to support Web accessibility;
       * Technological advances to support Web accessibility;
       * End user tools;
       * Accessibility guidelines, best practice, evaluation
techniques, and tools;
       * Psychology of end user experiences and scenarios;
       * Innovative techniques to support accessibility;
       * Universally accessible graphical design approaches;
       * Design Perspectives;
       * Adapting existing Web content; and
       * Accessible graphic formats and tools for their creation.

The W4A Web Accessibility Challenge Sponsored by Microsoft
The W4A Web Accessibility Challenge Sponsored by Microsoft is
organised to give an opportunity to researchers and developers of
advanced Web accessibility technologies for showcasing their
technologies to technical leaders in this area not only from academia
and industry but also from end-users. This year, we would like to
focus on the technologies for "one world, one Web".
The W4A 2008 "Web accessibility challenge" aims to gather innovative
accessibility technologies for rich Internet applications,
collaboration services, collective intelligence systems, real-time
collaboration systems, location aware systems, multilingual web
sites, local language input methods and other systems invented for

For further information on submissions, participation and awards,
please refer to:

We will accept position and technical papers, and short
communications. Position papers should only be submitted as a
communication of (upto 4-pages) whereas technical papers should be in
full paper format (upto 10-pages). Accepted papers and communications
will appear in the Conference proceedings contained on the Conference
CD, and will also be accessible to the general public via the ACM
Digital Library website. The official language of the Conference is


Notes for LaTeX users:
Ensure your submission is formatted for Letter paper.
All authors should be listed on the front page.

Microsoft Word:

More information on the style files and submission procedure can be
found at: http://www.w4a.info/2008/submission.shtml.

Please submit documents via the conference website (<http://

The Mozilla Foundation (<http://www.mozillafoundation.org/>)
Google (<http://www.google.com>)
Microsoft (<http://www.microsoft.com>)
ACM's Special Interest Group on Accessible Computing (SIGACCESS)
Zakon Group (<http://www.zakongroup.com/>)

W4A 2008 is endorsed by the International World Wide Web Conferences
Steering Committee (IW3C2)

Programme Committee
Julio Abascal - University of the Basque Country, Spain.
Margherita Antona - ICS-FORTH, Greece.
Chieko Asakawa - IBM, Japan.
Helen Ashman - The University of South Australia, Australia.
Armando Barreto - Florida International University, USA.
Giorgio Brajnik - Universit‡ di Udine, Italy.
Catherine Brys - University of Strathclyde, UK.
Sofia Celic - Vision Australia, Australia.
Michael Cooper - W3C, USA.
David Duce - Oxford Brookes University, UK.
Becky Gibson - IBM Emerging Internet Technologies, USA.
Brian Kelly - UKOLN, UK.
Richard E. Ladner - University of Washington, USA.
Laura Leventhal - Bowling Green State University, USA.
Christina Li - BBC/UIGarden.net, UK.
Zhengjie Liu - Dalian Maritime University, China.
Klaus Miesenberger - University of Linz, Austria.
David G. Novick - The University of Texas at El Paso, USA.
Zeljko Obrenovic - CWI, Netherlands
Helen Petrie - University of York, UK.
Enrico Pontelli - New Mexico State University, USA.
IV Ramakrishnan - State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA.
Gustavo H. Rossi - Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina.
Paola Salomoni - Universit‡ di Bologna, Italy.
Andrew Sears - UMBC, USA.
Cynthia Shelly - Microsoft, USA.
Robert Stevens - University of Manchester, UK.
Hironobu Takagi - IBM Research, Japan.
Shari Trewin - IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA.
Olga De Troyer - VUB, Belgium.
Douglas Tudhope - University of Glamorgan, Wales - UK.
Takayuki Watanabe - Tokyo Woman's Christian University, Japan.
Mary Zajicek - Oxford Brookes University, UK.

General Chair
Yeliz Yesilada
Information Management Group,
University of Manchester,

Email: gc-2008-at-w4a.info

Programme Chair
David Sloan
School of Computing
University of Dundee

Email: pc-2008 at w4a.info

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