Organisation

Chairs

  • General Chairs. Contact: gc2015–at–w4a.info
    • Luis Carriço (University of Lisbon)
    • Silvia Mirri (University of Bologna)
  • Programme Chairs. Contact: pc2015–at–w4a.info
    • Tiago Guerreiro (University of Lisbon)
    • Peter Thiessen (Midokura)
  • Challenge Chairs. Contact: cc2015–at–w4a.info
    • Vivienne Conway (Edith Cowan University)
    • Luz Rello (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Doctoral Consortium Chairs. Contact: sc2015–at–w4a.info
    • Chris Bailey (Vodafone Group)
    • Sergio Borger (IBM)
  • Publicity and Crazy Wednesday Chair. Contact: borodin–at–cs.stonybrook.edu
    • Yevgen Borodin (Stony Brook University, USA)

Steering Committee. Contact: (steering–at–w4a.info)

  • Jeff Bigham (2014-) Carnegie Mellon University, USA
  • Yevgen Borodin (2014-) Stony Brook University, USA.
  • Giorgio Brajnik (2013-) University of Udine, Italy
  • Markel Vigo (2012-) University of Manchester, UK. Website and finance.
  • Leo Ferres (2011-) Universidad de Concepción, Chile
  • Chieko Asakawa (2010-) IBM Research, Japan
  • Hironobu Takagi (2010-) IBM Research, Japan
  • David Sloan (2009-) The Paciello Group, UK. Media chair.
  • Yeliz Yesilada (Founder / 2003-) Middle East Technical University (METU), Northern Cyprus. Sponsorship chair.
  • Simon Harper (Founder / 2003-) University of Manchester, UK. Liaison with WWW.

The Wearable Web

May 18-20, 2015 - Florence, Italy

Important dates
» March 4 — notifications
» March 13 — camera ready deadline
» April 1 — early registration ends

Highlights

Intuit will award $2000 and $1000 to the best technical and communication papers

Google will sponsor 6 PhD students to participate in the W4A Doctoral Consortium

IBM will provide travel grants to the winners of the PwD Student Award

The Paciello Group will give the Judges' and Delegates' awards to the winners of the Accessibility Challenge

ACM SIGWEB sponsors the after-dinner "William Loughborough" keynote

ABILITY Magazine will highlight the winners of awards in a special editorial