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Call for papers


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Welcome to DSAI 2015. The 6th International Conference on Software Development and Technologies for Enhancing Accessibility and Fighting Info-exclusion (DSAI 2015) will be held June 10-12, 2015, at Fraunhofer FIT, Sankt Augustin, Germany.

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

Elderly and persons with special needs face often multiple disabilities that prevent them from enjoying the benefits of technology and a 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 areas:

Software and Web accessibility

  • Software engineering for accessibility
  • Web accessibility and evaluation tools
  • Design for all
  • Web authoring guidelines
  • User modelling and the adaptive Web
  • Adaptation and transformation of Web content

Interfaces and interaction

  • Ergonomics
  • Accessibility and usability
  • Human-computer interfaces
  • Multi-platform design
  • Digital TV and electronic communications access
  • Natural interaction
  • Speech interfaces
  • Tangible and organic interfaces
  • Gaming
  • Non-invasive brain computer interaction


  • Mobile technology
  • Virtual environments
  • Augmented reality
  • Image processing and Computer vision
  • Automation and robotics
  • Architectures and tools for universal access
  • Internet of Things accessibility
  • Smart homes
  • Audio engineering

Case studies

  • Empirical studies and data analysis of crowdsourcing for accessibility
  • Quality assurance of crowdsourcing generated content
  • Methodologies for crowdsourcing procedures for accessibility
  • Accessibility guidelines, best practice, evaluation techniques and tools
  • Psychology of end user experiences and scenarios
  • Cognitive task analysis


  • Health and safety
  • Engineering systems and healthcare delivery
  • Healthcare services using IT
  • Healthcare communities
  • Therapeutics and diagnostic systems, devices and technologies
  • Bioinstrumentation: sensors, micro-, nano- and wearable technologies


  • Sensory substitution
  • Rehabilitation and caregiving
  • Teleoperation, puppeteering and autonomy
  • Social presence
  • Cognitive rehabilitation
  • Independent living and active ageing

Universal Education

  • Special Education
  • Inclusion in Education
  • Distance learning
  • Assistive learning
  • Technology Enhanced learning

Collaborative Accessibility

  • Groupware
  • Cooperative authoring tools
  • Human Computation
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Social networking
  • Communityware

Paper submission

Papers reporting original research results and experiences are solicited. Each paper, written in English, should have no more than 10 pages, including references and illustrations (see submissions). Electronic submissions in accessible PDF electronic format are strongly recommended. All submissions must describe original research, not published nor currently under review in another conference or journal. The scientific committee will referee all papers.

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

Important dates

Paper submission: December 19, 2014 February 28, 2015

Notification of acceptance: March 6, 2015 April 6, 2015

Deadline for registration and camera ready papers: April 6, 2015 April 20, 2015

DSAI 2015 conference: June 10-12, 2015


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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).