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VIII.6 Nov./Dec. 2001
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Marisa Campbell

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1st International Workshop on TAsk MOdels and DIAgrams for user interface design
Bucharest, Romania
July 18-19, 2002

This workshop is aimed at examining how multiple forms of task expressions can significantly increase or decrease the quality of user interface design as a process. Papers written in English are solicited for presentations as talks in long format. Papers (limited to 15 pages) should highlight both the general scientific contributions of the research and their practical significance. Fundamental aspects of task-based design are particularly welcome.

The conference will consist in an oral presentation of long papers, along with discussion. Presentation time is 15 minutes and discussion time is five minutes. Depending on the quality of submissions, a total of 25 accepted papers is expected to be published.

Authors should follow the formatting instructions at:

  • Important Dates
  • All Submissions: November 30, 2001
  • Review notification: January 15, 2002
  • Final submissions: April 15, 2002
  • Workshop: July 18-19, 2002
  • Send submissions to Program Committee Chair at

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The Fifth International ACM SIGCAPH Conference on Assistive Technologies
Edinburgh, Scotland
July 8 - 10, 2002

ASSETS 2002 is a conference about computer-based systems designed to address the special needs of persons with disabilities. The conference's scope spans special needs associated with speech, motor, hearing, and vision impairments; cognitive limitations; emotional and learning disabilities; and aging. Researchers and developers, from both academia and industry, are invited to meet to exchange ideas and present reports on new hardware and/or software advances related to these areas.

We invite submissions for ASSETS 2002 in the following categories:

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All technical sessions papers will be refereed. The number of papers accepted will be based on the quality of submissions and the number that can be comfortably presented in a single track (no parallel sessions).

Authors of accepted papers will be required to prepare an electronic version for the online conference proceedings that will supplement the traditional printed volume. And those authors of selected technical papers will be invited to publish extended versions of their papers in a special issue of Universal Access in the Information Society (UAIS), an international, interdisciplinary, refereed journal published by Springer.

Submissions topics include, but are not be limited to:

  • individuals with hearing, sight and other sensory impairments
  • individuals with motor impairments
  • individuals with memory, learning and cognitive disabilities

Topics should focus on the design, development, evaluation and scientific investigation of technologies to support these individuals as well as practicing professionals including:

  • clinicians and teachers charged with assessing disabilities
  • rehabilitation personnel who administer assistive technologies
  • policymakers concerned with equitable access to information technologies for people with disabilities

Maximum length for submissions is eight pages. Submission packages should consist of seven copies of technical papers along with two copies of any accompanying videos or CD-ROMs, four copies of demonstration and panel proposals, and two copies of poster submissions. E-mail submissions will not be accepted. All submissions should be sent by post or express courier to:

  • Julie Jacko
  • ASSETS 2002 Program Chair
  • School of Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 765 Ferst Drive
  • Atlanta, GA 30332-0205 USA
  • voice: +1 404-894-2342

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Information regarding submission formats of panel proposals, posters, and demonstrations will be provided soon. Questions regarding submissions can be directed to the Program Chair.

back to top  Best Paper Awards

Awards will be made to presenters in several different categories:

  1. Best technical paper
  2. Best student paper

Papers to be considered for the best student presentation award, should have the name of the student as first author and the submission cover letter should indicate the first author is a student. The selection process will be carried out by members of the program committee based on the technical paper review.

Important Date

All Submissions: December 14, 2001

"Presenting Data and Information," will be given by Edward Tufte on November 1st & 2nd at the Marriott Crystal Forum in Arlington, VA, USA.

Topics covered in this one-day course include:

  • Fundamental strategies of information design
  • Color and information
  • Statistical data: tables, graphics, and semi-graphics
  • Complexity and clarity
  • Effective presentations: on paper and in person.
  • Use of video, overheads, computers, and handouts
  • Multi-media, internet, and Web sites
  • Design of information displays in public spaces
  • Animation and scientific visualizations
  • Design of computer interfaces and manuals

All course attendees will receive copies of Edward Tufte's three books on information design: The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, Envisioning Information, and Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative

For more information about fees and registration, call (203) 272-9187 or (800) 822-2454.

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