The DSAI Conference on Software Development and Technologies for Enhancing Accessibility and Fighting Info-exclusion addresses research issues of software and web accessibility, human-computer interaction, novel tools and technologies, e-health, aging, and user experience. The work presented at DSAI has a strong focus on how to bridge the gap between the average user and those with special needs, promoting equal rights and opportunities for All. Showcase your research and expertise through the submission of Papers, Special Tracks, and/or Workshop proposals, and actively contribute to the advancement of accessible ICT at DSAI 2024.

General Guidelines for Paper Submission

We invite authors to submit papers reporting original research results and experiences, not published nor currently under review for another conference or journal. All contributions are peer-reviewed by an international Scientific Committee. At least one author of accepted submissions must register as the presenter by the early registration deadline.

Each paper should be written in English with no more than 10 pages, including references, tables, and figures. You may submit your paper using the Microsoft Conference Management Toolkit: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/DSAI2024/Submission/Index. Please, be aware that you will need to create an account before submitting your paper.

Electronic submissions using an accessible PDF format are strongly recommended. Authors are requested to adhere to the conference format (author guidelines for Word or Latex) in preparing the camera-ready version of their contribution. Also, the review comments included in the acceptance notification must be taken into account.

All accepted papers of the DSAI 2024 conference will be submitted for publishing to ACM and indexed by the Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI, Web of Science™).

Topics of Interest

Aging

  • Sensory substitution
  • Rehabilitation and caregiving
  • Teleoperation, puppeteering, and autonomy
  • Social presence
  • Cognitive rehabilitation
  • Independent living and active aging
  • Ambient Assisted Living
  • Mobile devices and interfaces for elderly

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 practices, evaluation techniques, and tools
  • Psychology of End-user Experiences and Scenarios
  • Cognitive task analysis

Collaborative Accessibility

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

Communication

  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Easy-to-Read
  • (Automatic) Text simplification
  • Enhancing Text accessibility and readability
  • Literacy

E-health

  • 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

Interfaces and Interaction

  • Ergonomics
  • Accessibility and usability
  • User Interface adaptation and personalization for accessibility
  • Human-computer interfaces
  • Multimodal interfaces
  • Multi-platform design
  • Digital TV and electronic communications access
  • Natural interaction
  • Speech interfaces
  • Tangible and organic interfaces
  • Gaming
  • Non-invasive brain-computer interaction
  • Emotional and affective interaction
  • Adaptive and augmented interaction
  • Context-aware interfaces
  • User Interface Design for Ubiquitous Computing

Software and Web Accessibility

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

Technologies

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

Universal Education

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

Important Dates

June 24th, 2024 June 30th, 2024
Paper Submission (extended)

July 29th, 2024
Notification of Paper Acceptance

August 20th, 2024
Registration and Camera-Ready Papers

November 13th – 15th, 2024
DSAI 2024 Conference

special Tracks Overview

DSAI 2024 Special Tracks are sessions organized by leading experts that invite 5-6 authors to submit their research for a thematic session as part of the conference program. They intend to extend the impact of the conference and promote its main goals, e.g., to provide a space for debate on new tendencies and software projects for populations with special needs, to contribute to the creation of synergies among public and private entities, namely industry and higher education institutions, to share experiences and best practices.

Proposal Submission

Special Track proposals must be submitted in English using the Microsoft Conference Management Toolkit: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/DSAI2024/Track/8/Submission/Create. Please, be aware that you will need to create an account before submitting your proposal.

For a session to be considered a DSAI 2024 Special Track, it must include a minimum of 5 papers. The Special Track Organizer may use the DSAI 2024 website to call for paper submissions. When a proposal is accepted, the Special Track Organizer will be informed of the designated web link to do it so. The organizer’s name will appear in the conference program as “Special Track Organizer”. Additionally, each Special Track Organizer will receive ONE FREE FULL REGISTRATION for DSAI 2024.

Evaluation Criteria

Scientific quality of the proposal; Relevance to the DSAI 2024 Conference; Experience of the organizer(s) in the Special Track topic; and Overlap with other Special Tracks.

Paper Submission, Revision, and Selection

All papers for the Special Track will be submitted through a specific link in the Microsoft Conference Management Toolkit, available at https://dsai.ws/2024/submissions.

The Special Track Organizer is responsible for having each paper reviewed by at least two independent reviewers and will make the final selection of papers for the session.

The Special Track Organizer must email all accepted authors’ information to info@dsai.ws, until the general notification deadline. DSAI 2024 Organization Committee will then send official invitation letters and registration information to the authors.

All final papers must be received by the conference’s final submission deadline and must adhere to the DSAI 2024 camera-ready paper formatting requirements outlined on the conference website at https://dsai.ws/2024/call-for-participation/#tab-callforpapers.

The Special Track Organizer will act as Chair of the Special Track at the conference. The Special Track Organizer’s paper can be reviewed by DSAI 2024 Scientific Committee upon request.

Important Dates

March 15th, 2024
Submission of Special Tracks & Workshops Proposals

March 29th, 2024
Notification of Special Tracks & Workshops Acceptance

June 24th, 2024 June 30th, 2024
Paper Submission (extended)

July 29th, 2024
Notification of Paper Acceptance

August 20th, 2024
Registration and Camera-Ready Papers

November 13th – 15th, 2024
DSAI 2024 Conference

Workshops Overview

DSAI 2024 Workshops are hands-on learning sessions for exchanging innovative ideas about accessible ICT, and for discovering new frontiers for its use. We invite proposals for interactive workshops in the scope of the conference’s topics of interest.

Proposal Submission

Workshop proposals must be submitted in English using the Microsoft Conference Management Toolkit: https://cmt3.research.microsoft.com/DSAI2024/Track/9/Submission/Create. Please, be aware that you will need to create an account before submitting your proposal.

Evaluation Criteria

Scientific quality of the proposal; Relevance to the DSAI 2024 Conference; Experience of the organizer(s) in the Workshop topic; and Overlap with other Special Tracks.

Important Dates

March 15th, 2024
Submission of Special Tracks & Workshops Proposals

March 29th, 2024
Notification of Special Tracks & Workshops Acceptance

June 24th, 2024 June 30th, 2024
Paper Submission (extended)

July 29th, 2024
Notification of Paper Acceptance

August 20th, 2024
Registration and Camera-Ready Papers

November 13th – 15th, 2024
DSAI 2024 Conference

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