[menog] ICTA 2013 - Call for papers

Yousef Torman torman at asrenorg.net
Sat May 25 10:39:44 UTC 2013

Fourth International Conference on Information and Communication Technology
and Accessibility

October 24-26, 2013, Hammamet, Tunisia

Call for papers

The fourth International Conference on ICT & Accessibility ICTA2013 is organized by the Research Laboratory of Technologies of Information and Communication and Electrical Engineering (LaTICE), of the University of Tunis in collaboration with The Computing Center EL KHAWARIZMI (CCK), with the technical co-sponsorship of IEEE Tunisian Section. This year’s edition of ICTA has the theme of “Design 4 all”.

People with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive impairments are facing many barriers to use ICT-based services. Those barriers might vary as the infrastructure changes and may prevent the access to information or interactive services. Also, due to the richness of information, the infrastructure and contingent factors like language barriers, everybody can become situationally impaired. The focus will be then put on devices and software to enhance the lives and promote the independence of people with disabilities.

The conference explores the design, evaluation and use of computing and information technologies to make life easier especially for specific groups of users like people with disabilities. We therefore welcome high quality and original papers relevant to these issues. Papers that propose new tools, that assess solutions that show similarities or differences between existent approaches are then expected. We also encourage the participation of users and other interested parties as an additional balance to the discussion. Our aim is to focus on accessibility by encouraging participation from many disciplines. Views bridge academia, commerce, and industry and arguments encompassing a range of beliefs across the design-accessibility spectrum are presented.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by an international program committee. The accepted papers, posters and demonstrations will be published in the IEEE Xplore and indexed by DBLP, Google scholar, and many others. At least one author of the accepted submissions must register as the presenter.

Main topics

The topics of interest include (but not limited to):

• Accessible mobile environments.

• Mobile apps for people with disabilities

• Software engineering for accessibility.

• Cloud Computing and Assistive Technology services.

• E-learning and accessibility.

• E-learning tools and environments for people with disabilities.

• Human Computer Interfaces for people with disabilities.

• Usability and Ergonomics.

• Web accessibility

• End user tools for accessibility.

• Assistive technology.

• Technology design for people with multiple impairments

• Accessibility and usability

• E-Aging and Gerontechnology.

• Assistive Technology.

• Design for All

• ICT for inclusive education

• Automatic translation of Sign languages

• Technologies for improving communication with Deaf people

• Representation and Processing of Sign Languages

Key Dates

June 20, 2013 : Submission of papers
June 20, 2013 : Poster/demonstration Submission
June 20, 2013 : Proposals for tutorials and thematic sessions
August,20 2013 : Notification of acceptance
September, 10 2013 : Camera-ready submission & registration
October 24-26, 2013 : Conference period

Types of Sessions
• Paper sessions (20 minutes presentation followed by a panel discussion).
• Short paper sessions (15 minutes presentation).
• Interactive demonstrations (15 minutes).
• Poster sessions.
• Tutorial sessions.
Program Chair

                  • Prof.  Mohamed Jemni, Head of Research Laboratory LaTICE, University of Tunis

Organization Committee Chair

Dr. Mohsen Laabidi, Research Laboratory LaTICE, University of Tunis.
Program Committee
(not definitive)
• Abdelmajid Ben Hamadou, MIRACL Laboratory,ISIMS, Tunisia
• Ali Al Dahoud, Al-Zaytoonah University, Amman, Jordan
• Ali Fawaz Shareef, Maldives College of Higher Education, Republic of Maldives
• Ali Jaoua,University of Qatar, Qatar
• Ali S. Musawi, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
• Allistair Edwards, University of York, United Kingdom
• Amel Bouzeghoub, IT- SudParis, France
• Amr Ibrahim, AUC, Egypt
• Annelies Braffort, LIMSI-CNRS, France
• Arafat Awajan, PSUT, Jordan
• Amer Abuali, Philadelphia University, Jordan
• David Crombie, EUAIN Network, Netherlands
• Demetrios Sampson, University of Piraeus & CERTH, Greece
• Dominique Burger, BraillNet Association, France
• Dominique Scapin, INRIA, France
• Esma Aimeur, University of Montreal, Canada
• Faiez Gargouri, MIRACL-ISIMS, Tunisia
• Farouk Kamoun, Cristal Laboratory ENSI, Tunisia
• Gerhard Nussbaum, KI-I, Austria
• Gilbert Paquette, Télé- université du Québec, Canada
• Hanen Ben Abdellah , MIRACL Laboratory, FSEGS, Tunisia
• Hend S. Al-Khalifa, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
• Henda Chorfi, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
• Jacques Charlier, Metrovision, France
• Jacques Viens, CIRTA, Université de Montreal, Canada
• James Ohene-Djan, University of London, UK
• Jehad Ja'em, University of Qatar, Qatar
• Joachim Klaus, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
• Jutta Treviranus, Inclusive Design Research Centre, Canada
• Kinshuk, Athabasca University, Canada
• Klaus Miesenberger, University of Linz, Austria
• Leila Jemni Ben Ayed, Laboratory LaTICE, University of Tunis
• Lilia Cheniti, PRINCE Research Unit, Hammam Sousse, Tunisia
• Malek Ghenima, ESCEM, Tunisia
• Marion Hersh, Glasgow University, UK
• Michael E. Auer,Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Austria
• Mohamed Amine Chatti, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
• Mohamed Elazb, HDF, Egypt
• Mohamed Jmaiel, University of Sfax, Tunisia
• Monica Landoni, University of Lugano. Switzerland
• Morten Tollefsen, MediaLT, Norway
• Mounir ZRIGUI, University of Monastir, LaTICE Laboratory, Tunisia
• Nadine Vigouroux, IRIT, Université Paul Sabatier, ASSISTH
• Nian-Shing Chen, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
• Olfa Nasraoui,University of Louisville , USA
• Oscar Martinez-Bonastre, Miguel Hernandez University, Spain
• Philippe Gorce, Université du Sud Toulon Var, France
• Rafik Brahem, ISITIC, HS, Tunisia
• Roberto Scano, IWA/HWG, Italy
• Rolando Bianchi Bandinelli, Instituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazine, Piza, Italy
• Sabine Graf, National Central University, Taiwan
• Salah Sharhan, Golf University of Science and Technology, Kuwait
• Shadi Abou-Zahra, W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
• Simon Harper, University of Mancheser,UK
• Virginio Cantoni, University of Pavia, Italy
• Yahya O Mohamed Elhadj, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Organization Committee
• Nour Ben Yahia
• Mehrez Boulares
• Oussama Elghoul
• Achref Otman
• Kabil Jaballah
• Yosra Bouzid
• Zouhour Tmar
• Nadia Aouiti
• Ibtissem Talb

Best papers

Selected best papers will be invited to submit for publication in specialized journals.

Conference venue

ICTA 2013 will be held at Hammamet city-Tunisia, 60 Km south east of the northern peninsula of Cap-Bon. Hammamet has among North Africa's finest beach resorts. Once a sleepy fishing village, Hammamet (the name comes from the Arabic al-hammamat, meaning 'the baths') was awakened to its tourist potential back in the 1920s when a flock of wealthy and arty Americans and Europeans decided to make the beautiful bay their destination. Despite its modern architectural and human incursions, Hammamet retains its sense of exotic history, dominated by its 15th-century medina and souk packed with treasures like carpets, brass ornaments, jewellery, pottery, and leather goods. The narrow winding alleys also conceal bright, whitewashed windowless houses behind splendid ornate doors. Hammamet also extends on large fields of orange trees well known by their authentic taste.


The registration fees including: Proceedings, bag, lunches, coffee break and Banquet dinner will be kept as low as possible to encourage large participation (will be up to 350 euros).
More details: www.icta.rnu.tn<http://www.icta.rnu.tn/>
Prof. Mohamed JEMNI
Head of Research Laboratory LaTICE
General Director of Computing Center Al Khawarizmi
Personal page: http://www.utic.rnu.tn/english/memb_jemni.htm
e-mail: mohamed.jemni at fst.rnu.tn<mailto:mohamed.jemni at fst.rnu.tn>

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