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       <p class="listintro">Papers should be extended  abstracts of about 1,000 words. We encourage concise contributions that are scientifically sound with appropriate references. Papers should  clearly explain the:</p>
 
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Revision as of 15:59, 17 April 2013

Call for Papers: User Modelling for Accessibility (UM4A)
Online Symposium 15 July 2013

Invitation

The W3C WAI Research and Development Working Group (<a href="http://www.w3.org/WAI/RD/">RDWG</a>) invites you to contribute to the online symposium on [topic].
     Symposium date: 15 July 2013
     Abstract submission date: 31 May 2013

Accepted papers will be published online in an attributable form as part of the symposium proceedings. Authors of accepted papers will be invited to participate in the symposium panel.

Introduction

This symposium will bring together researchers, practitioners, and users with disabilities to explore new and on-going research and analyze past research experiences related to the design, creation, storage and usage of user modelling for accessibility. The goal is to discuss current approaches of user modelling, e.g., declarative or ontology based, to evaluate their potential usage in accessibility of information systems and to promote publicly available user modelling technologies to be implemented at the core of mainstream information systems: user agents, web applications, authoring tools, etc. Based on these, we also aim to suggest future research agendas and potential activities to encourage harmonization of user modelling approaches for accessibility. Furthermore issues like privacy and governance should be discussed as privacy is a crucial aspect in user modelling.

See the main <a href="http://www.w3.org/WAI/RD/wiki/User_modelling">User Modelling for Accessibility Symposium page</a> for Background, User Group, and Objectives.

Important Dates

  • 31 May 2013: Deadline for paper submissions
  • 14 June 2013: Author notifications
  • 28 June 2013: Deadline for final HTML publication-ready paper submissions
  • 01 July 2013: Registration opens
  • 15 July 2013: Online symposium event, probably 15:00-17:00 UTC

Scope

[clear description of what is in scope and what is out of scope]

Contributions

We invite researchers, practitioners, users, and others to submit research and position papers that address the following issues and challenges:

  • User modelling technological challenges
    • What are the most common formats used for data storage of user profiles? (advantages/disadvantages)
    • How interoperable are existing models and profiles for users with disabilities?
    • What are the most common technologies for exchanging profile information between different models? (advantages/disadvantages)
    • What are the most common techniques for calibration / validation?
  • Gaps and challenges in user models for accessibility
    • Which groups of users lack of sufficient research on user needs so that user models can cover them?
    • Which groups of user are already covered by existing models?
    • Can we transfer knowledge on user needs in between groups?
    • Can we transfer knowledge on user needs from user models in other domains?
  • Standardization issues
    • What standards/models exist for modelling users with disabilities?
    • How models/standards from other domains take care of accessibility issues?
    • What can we be taught from user modelling standardization actions in other domains?
    • What are the challenges in integrating accessibility information in those standards/models?
  • Adoption issues
    • What are the most common problems in adopting user modelling solutions for accessibility?
    • What are the main privacy issues?
    • What are the challenges in control of users over their profile information and exposure?

We particularly welcome submissions that describe:

  • Empirical (lab-based or ethnographic) studies [related to topic].
  • Evaluations of [related to topic].
  • Specific recommendations for [related to topic]

Paper Submission

Paper submission closed on 31 May 2013.

Papers should be extended abstracts of about 1,000 words. We encourage concise contributions that are scientifically sound with appropriate references. Papers should clearly explain the:

  • Problem addressed
  • Relevant background
  • Approach - how was the problem addressed, what methodologies were used, what strategies were pursued to address the problem
  • Challenges - major obstacles or difficulties found during the process or that could be encountered in the way forward
  • Outcomes
  • Future research

Papers must be submitted in the <a href="template.html">template provided</a>, be <a href="http://validator.w3.org/">valid HTML</a>, and meet <a href="http://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG20/quickref/">WCAG 2.0 Level AA</a>.

Review Process

Contributions will be reviewed by the <a href="http://www.w3.org/WAI/RD/@@/#scientific">Scientific Committee</a> and each paper will get at least three independent reviews for criteria including relevance, clarity, soundness and power of the arguments, understanding of user needs, and contribution to knowledge about text customization for readability. Papers will be accepted based on this criteria and space availability.

Copyright Policy

Accepted papers will be published online in an attributable form as part of the symposium proceedings.
(For more information, see the FAQ sections <a href="http://www.w3.org/WAI/RD/process#publications"><acronym>RDWG</acronym> Publications</a> and <a href="http://www.w3.org/WAI/RD/process#credits"><acronym>RDWG</acronym> Practice for Writership and Credits</a>.)

The Symposium Report will be published under the <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/copyright-documents"><acronym>W3C</acronym> Document License</a>. Paper authors shall grant <acronym>W3C</acronym> a perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free, world-wide right and license to copy, publish, use, and modify the contribution and to distribute the contribution under a <a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/2008/03-bsd-license.html"><acronym title="Berkley Shell Distribution">BSD</acronym> License</a> or one with more restrictive terms, as well as a right and license of the same scope to any derivative works prepared by the <acronym>W3C</acronym> and based on, or incorporating all or part of the contribution. The Contributor further agrees that any derivative works of this contribution prepared by the W3C shall be solely owned by the <acronym>W3C</acronym>.