W4A’2020 – Call for Papers
Save the date for the 17th International Web for All Conference (W4A’20), on April 20-21, 2020, in Taipei, Taiwan, the premier venue for web accessibility research. W4A is co-located with the 28th International World Wide Web Conference, TheWebConf20.
The conference focuses on all aspects of web accessibility. Areas of general interest include, but are not limited to the following: age, cognition, culture, education, emotions, dexterity, disability, diversity, health, hearing, income, infrastructure, language, learning, literacy, mobility, situation, society, and vision.
Automation for Accessibility
This year’s special theme is “Automation for Accessibility”. There’s been a revolution in accessibility and assistive technology with the standardization of automation platforms and the lower costs of machine learning and artificial intelligence. What are today’s solutions? What will be the future?
Automation for Accessibility covers a broad spectrum of evaluations, individual adaptations, and Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence solutions. We therefore particularly welcome submissions that address the following topics:
- Automation for Accessibility Evaluations
- Security, Ethics, and Inclusion in Automation
- Automation and Internet of Things/ Web of Things
- Developments in Automation for the Web
- Automation within Mobile and Wearable Technology
- Adaptive Assistive Technology
- Customizable Learning and Learning Technology
- Automation and Inclusive Technology
- Automation Transforming User Experience
- Adjustments for Older Adults
- Automation for People with Learning Difficulties
- AI and Machine Learning for User Needs
- Standards for Automation
- Expectations and Evaluation of Automation by People with Disabilities
- Adapting to User Needs Using Limited or Small Data
- Infrastructure for Broad Automation
But as in every year, don’t be deterred by the theme; all topics related to web accessibility are welcome as are papers dealing with wider aspects of digital accessibility and universal access.
Technical Papers: 10-pages (without references) or
- Communication papers: 4-pages (without references)
Each detailing engineering solutions and scientific insights into Web and Mobile technologies addressing diverse user needs.
Web Accessibility Challenge: Submit 2-page extended abstracts
- Doctoral Consortium: Submit 2-page extended abstracts for consideration for inclusion in the Doctoral Consortium.
All submissions will be published in the ACM Digital Library. Instructions for authors will be available on the conference website.
Authors Take Note:
The official publication date is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of your conference. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.
- Submissions: December 17, 2019
- Final Decisions: January 24, 2020
- Camera Ready: February 5, 2020
- Conference: April 20-21, 2020