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====== CALL FOR PAPERS CWUAAT 2012 ======

The 6th Cambridge Workshop on Universal Access (UA) and Assistive Technology (AT)

CWUAAT 2012

DESIGNING INCLUSIVE SYSTEMS

Designing Inclusion for real-world applications”

Fitzwilliam College

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

26th – 29th March 2012

Call for Participation

The workshop theme: “Designing Inclusion for real-world applications” refers to the emerging potential and relevance of the latest generations of inclusive design data, tools, techniques and thinking, to mainstream project applications such as healthcare and the design of working environments. Previous research developments have addressed these issues in the context of simple daily living activities based on single tasks. New developments are now extending the scope of the approach into real-world applications.

Inclusive Design Research involves developing tools and guidance for supporting product designers to design for the widest possible population for a given range of capabilities. In the context of demographic changes leading to a greater number of older people, the general field of inclusive design research strives to relate the capabilities of the population to the design of products by better characterising the user. Inclusive populations of older people contain a greater variation in sensory, cognitive and physical user capabilities. These variations may be co-occurring and rapidly changing leading to a demanding design environment.

Important Dates

Deadline for submission of long and short papers: 15 August, 2011

Notification of paper acceptance: 19 September, 2011

Deadline for camera-ready version of submitted papers: 24 October, 2011

Advance registration (ends): 16 January, 2012

Late registration (ends): 20 February, 2012

CWUAAT Workshop: 26 – 29 March, 2012

Paper format details are available on the conference web-site.  All papers will be blind peer reviewed and the accepted papers will be presented during the workshop.

Electronic submission of papers is now available via the conference web-site: http://www-edc.eng.cam.ac.uk/cwuaat/papers/

Please join the cwuaat-announce news list at:

https://lists.cam.ac.uk/mailman/listinfo/eng-cwuaat-announce

for CWUAAT announcements.

We seek original research papers describing investigations within the following broad categories:

  1. DESIGNING FOR REAL-WORLD APPLICATIONS: WORK AND HEALTHCARE
  2. DESIGNING  INCLUSIVE ASSISTIVE AND REHABILITATION SYSTEMS
  3. MEASURING PRODUCT DEMAND AND PEOPLES’ CAPABILITIES
  4. MAINSTREAMING AND SCALING TECHNOLOGY FOR HEALTHCARE
  5. DESIGNING COGNITIVE INTERACTION  WITH EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
  6. EFFECTIVE ENGAGEMENT WITH INDUSTRY
  7. DESIGNING INCLUSIVE SPACES: ARCHITECTURE AND BUILDINGS
  8. COLLABORATIVE  AND PARTICIPATORY DESIGN FOR INCLUSION
  9. DATA ISSUES: VISUALISING INCLUSION : MINING OF PROFILE DATA
  10. LEGISLATION, STANDARDS AND POLICY IN INCLUSIVE DESIGN

Solicited Contributions

CWUAAT aims to solicit:

  • Long papers (6-10 pages), reporting original work relevant to the workshop themes;
  • Short papers/Poster presentations/ Demonstrations (1-2 pages abstract, 3-4 pages for camera-ready copy).

Long papers accepted for oral presentation will be published as chapters of a book by Springer-Verlag, UK as part of the Inclusive Design hardback book series e.g http://www.springer.com/engineering/mechanical+eng/book/978-1-84800-210-4

The remaining long and short papers will be published separately in the official conference proceedings.

Invited long papers will appear in a special edition of the Universal Access in the Information Society (UAIS) journal to be published by Springer-Verlag.

User Forum

CWUAAT 2012 will contain a single paper session allocated as a user forum. This is intended to give users of assistive technology and beneficiaries of improved accessibility an opportunity for an oral presentation of 25 minutes. Both short and long papers will be accepted in this category and topics and themes are not restricted. We welcome academic position papers, social and research agendas, critiques of provision of technology or poor accessibility, engineering or technical papers regarding product design and usage in work and daily living.

Doctoral Consortium. As one of the most successful aspects of CWUAAT ‘10, the event will again include a Doctoral Consortium. Candidates who submit to the doctoral consortium will be able to attend the workshop at a greatly reduced registration and 10 places have been allocated for this purpose. The two presentations judged to be the best by the consortium panel will win a podium presentation in the main workshop.

Demonstrations. It is hoped that participants will be able to gain hands-on experience with working systems.  Space and time will be available for demonstrations of software and hardware.

Organising Committee

Dr Patrick Langdon, Engineering Design Centre, University of Cambridge

Prof John Clarkson, Engineering Design Centre, University of Cambridge

Prof Peter Robinson, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge


Guest Editors

Dr Jonathan Lazar, Towson University, USA

Prof Ann Heylighen, K.U.Leuven, Belgium

For academic enquiries such as topics and applicability please contact Dr Pat Langdon:

pat.langdon@eng.cam.ac.uk

For other information please contact:

Cwuaat-enquiries@eng.cam.ac.uk

And:

Ms Mari Huhtala or Ms Suzanne Williams, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1PZ, United Kingdom.

Tel:  +44 (0)1223 748245/748247

Fax: +44 (0)1223 332662

E-mail: mjh94@eng.cam.ac.uksw439@eng.cam.ac.uk

====== CALL FOR PAPERS CWUAAT 2012 ======

Ann Heylighen, PhD | Associate Professor | Design & Building Methodology | Dept. of Architecture, Urbanism & Planning | K.U.Leuven | Kasteelpark Arenberg 1 box 2431, BE-3001 Heverlee, Belgium | T +32 16 32 17 41 | F +32 16 32 19 84 |http://www2.asro.kuleuven.be/home/heylighenhttp://www.asro.kuleuven.be/aida

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