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Special tracks


DSAI 2015 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 2015 special tracks

Web Accessibility: Development and Evaluating Solutions
Simone Bacelar Ferreira – Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), Brazil

Learning Technologies in Special Education
Tassos Mikropoulos – The University of Ioannina, Greece

New Solutions and Adaptive Experiences for Ambient Assisted Living and Older Adults
António Teixeira – Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Daniela Braga – VoiceBox, USA
Michael Tjalve – Microsoft/University of Washington, USA
Miguel Sales Dias – Microsoft Language Development Center/Microsoft, Portugal

Easy-to-Read Goes Accessible Web
Kerstin Matausch – Kompetenznetzwerk KI-I, Austria
Franz Puehretmair – Kompetenznetzwerk KI-I, Austria
Contacts: {kerstin.matausch , franz.puehretmair}

Computer vision and augmented reality applications/systems for enhancing accessibility and fighting info-exclusion
Jọo Rodrigues РUniversity of the Algarve, Portugal
Mauro Figueiredo – University of the Algarve, Portugal
Contacts: {jrodrig , mfiguei}

Mobile Accessibility challenges: experiences, solutions and trends
Renata Fortes – Universidade de São Paulo, Instituto de Ciências Matemáticas e de Computação (USP-ICMC), Brazil
Maria da Graça Campos Pimentel – Universidade de São Paulo, Instituto de Ciências Matemáticas e de Computação (USP-ICMC), Brazil
Contacts: {renata , mgp}

Accessibility in Smart Cities
Vitor Santos – Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Marco Painho – Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

Next Generation Health Services
António Pereira – Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Portugal
Nuno Costa РInstituto Polit̩cnico de Leiria, Portugal

Paper submission

  • All papers for the special track will be submitted directly to the organizer.
  • No special track papers are to be submitted through the DSAI 2015 website.

Paper revision and selection

  • The special track organizer is responsible for having each paper reviewed by at least two independent reviewers.
  • The special track organizer will make the final selection of papers for the session
  • The special track organizer must email all accepted authors information to, by the general notification deadline. DSAI 2015 organization committee will then send official invitation letters and registration information to the authors.
  • All authors accepted for the special track are required to register and provide full payment by the conference registration deadline.
  • All final papers must be received by the conference final submission deadline and must adhere to the DSAI 2015 final paper formatting requirements outlined at the conference web site at
  • The special track organizer will act as chairman of the special track at the conference.
  • The special track organizer’s paper can be reviewed by DSAI 2015 scientific committee upon request.

If you have any further questions regarding the special tracks, please contact DSAI 2015 organizing committee via e-mail at, with the subject “Special track information request”.


Procedia-Computer Science Journal

All accepted papers of the conference will be published in Procedia-Computer Science Journal go to new site Procedia-Computer Science Journal (ISSN: 1877-0509) by Elsevier go to new site Elsevier and will be indexed by ScienceDirect, Scopus, Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI Web of Science).