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Special tracks


DSAI 2016 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 2016 special tracks

Enhancing inclusive societies through digital media: an overview of strategies and solutions to promote universal participation
Ana Margarida Almeida – University of Aveiro, Portugal.
Contact: marga@ua.pt

Accessible Communication
Franz Pühretmair – Kompetenznetzwerk KI-I, Austria
Contact: franz.puehretmair@ki-i.at

Smart Destinations technological applications for enhancing accessibility and fighting info-exclusion
João Rodrigues – University of the Algarve, Portugal
Celia Ramos – University of the Algarve, Portugal
Contacts: {jrodrig , cmramos}@ualg.pt

Emergent Technologies for Ambient Assisted Living (ETAAL)
Nafaa Jabeur – German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech), Oman
Ahmed Nait SIDI MOH – Université de Picardie Jules Verne, France
Contacts: nafaa.jabeur@gutech.edu.om , ahmed.nait@u-picardie.fr
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LUDI – Play for Children with Disabilities (COST Action TD1309)
Pedro Encarnação – Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics, Portugal
LUDI Vice-Chair
Contact: pme@ucp.pt

Design with Older Adults: enhancing connectivity
Renata Pontin de Mattos Fortes – Universidade de são Paulo, Brazil
Paula Costa Castro – Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Brazil
Contacts: renata@icmc.usp.br , castro@ufscar.br

Learning Technologies in Special Education and Inclusion
Tassos A. Mikropoulos – University of Ioannina, Greece
Contact: amikrop@uoi.gr

Digital Exclusion in the Information and Knowledge Society
Sofia Balula Dias – Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Jose A. Diniz – Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Contacts: {sbalula , jadiniz}@fmh.ulisboa

Enhanced solutions for inclusive learning and students dropout prevention in higher education
Emmanuelle Gutiérrez y Restrepo – Fundación Sidar, Spain
Contact: emmanuelle@sidar.org

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 2016 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 program@dsai.ws, by the general notification deadline. DSAI 2016 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 2016 final paper formatting requirements outlined at the conference web site at http://www.dsai.ws/2016.
  • 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 2016 scientific committee upon request.

If you have any further questions regarding the special tracks, please contact DSAI 2016 organizing committee via e-mail at program@dsai.ws, with the subject “Special track information request”.


ACM International Conference Proceedings Series

DSAI 2016 proceedings will be published in the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series (ISBN: 978-1-4503-4748-8). Accepted papers will be archived in the ACM Digital Librarygo to new site ACM Digital Library .

Best papers

Universal Access in the Information Society

Best papers authors will be invited to submit an extension to a Special Issue of the Universal Access in the Information Societygo to new site international journal indexed by Thomson Reuters JCRgo to new site.