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Call for Papers: [Symposium title]
Online Symposium 00 Month 0000

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: 00 Month 0000
     Abstract submission date: 00 Month 0000

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

[2-4 sentence intro - same as main web page]

See the main <a href="http://www.w3.org/WAI/RD/@@/">[Topic] Symposium page</a> for Background, User Group, and Objectives.

Important Dates

  • 00 Month 0000: Deadline for paper submissions
  • 00 Month 0000: Author notifications
  • 00 Month 0000: Deadline for final HTML publication-ready paper submissions
  • 00 Month 0000: Registration opens
  • 00 Month 0000: 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:

  • [subtopic]
    • [specific questions]
    • [specific questions]
    • [specific questions]
  • [subtopic]
    • [specific questions]
    • [specific questions]
    • [specific questions]
  • [subtopic]
    • [specific questions]
    • [specific questions]
    • [specific questions]

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 00 Month 0000.

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>.