Google Doctoral Consortium

The 2015 edition of the Web 4 All (W4A) Conference will feature a Doctoral Consortium for the first time.

Logistics

The Doctoral Consortium will take place the day before the main conference on Sunday 17th May. The consortium will take place between 13:00 – 18:30. The venue is the Hotel Monna Lisa which is 1.5km from Fortezza da Basso.

Accepted Submissions

  • A4TV: Assessing and Ameliorating the Accessibility of the Ascending connected TV platforms. Daniel Costa, University of Lisbon.
  • Accessible On-line Graphics for Visually Impaired. Anuradha Madugalla, Monash University.
  • Haptic Gloves for Audio-Tactile Web Accessibility. Andrii Soviak, Stony Brook University.
  • Just-In-Tim Cognitive Assessment and Task Recommendation for Individuals with Cognitive Impairments. Sean-Ryan Smith, University of California, Santa Cruz.
  • Linked Data-Driven Decision Support for Accessible Travelling. Chaohai Ding, University of Southampton.
  • Semiotics contributions to accessible interface design. María Inés Laitano, Université Paris 8.

Information for Participants

Each participant will have a 40 minute session during the Doctoral Consortium. You should prepare a presentation of your work lasting no longer than 20 minutes. The rest of your time will be for the panel members to ask questions and provide you with guidance.

Doctoral Consortium Chair:

  • Dr. Chris Bailey – Vodafone Group

Doctoral Consortium Panel Members

  • Chair: Eve Andersson – Google.
  • Dr. Simon Harper – Manchester University.
  • Dr. Silvia Mirri – University of Bologna.
  • Dr. Luz Rello – Carnegie Mellon University.

Schedule:

  • 13:00 – 13:40 - A4TV: Assessing and Ameliorating the Accessibility of the Ascending connected TV platforms – Daniel Costa.
  • 13:45 – 14:25 - Linked Data-Driven Decision Support for Accessible Travelling – Chaohai Ding.
  • 14:30 – 15:10 - Accessible On-line Graphics for Visually Impaired – Anuradha Madugalla.
  • 15:10 – 15:40 – Break.
  • 15:40 – 16:10 - Semiotics contributions to accessible interface design – María Inés Laitano.
  • 16:15 – 16:55 - Haptic Gloves for Audio-Tactile Web Accessibility – Andrii Soviak.
  • 17:00 – 17:40 - Just-In-Time Cognitive Assessment and Task Recommendation for Individuals with Cognitive Impairments – Sean-Ryan Smith.

 

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