Speak out – the conferences want your papers!

Last updated: May 27, 2016

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With all the open calls for papers for various conferences, it is easier to blog about them than to tweet about them.

Why the call for papers?

Conferences are excellent opportunities to exchange knowledge with your peers. It's never too early or too late to share. Some even provide special student opportunities to encourage the new generation.

Think about it. If you pride yourself on being rather good at what you do, why not share that information with your professional colleagues? It is great for your career, but it is also great for your personal development.

Who wants these papers?

In semi-due-date order, we give you the conferences that have come to our attention:

  • Usability Professionals Association conference, Munich, Germany, 24-28 May 2010. Submissions due 11 September 2009.
  • Interaction 10 – IXDA, Savannah, GA, 4-7 February 2010. Submissions are due 15 September 2009.
  • WritersUA, Seattle, WA, 21 – 24 March 2010. Deadline for proposals is Saturday, 19 September 2009.
  • CSUN Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference, Northridge, California, 22- 27 March 2010. Submissions are due Friday, 16 October 2009. PS it's the 25th CSUN annual conference.
  • CHI (ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems), Atlanta, GA, 10 – 15 April 2010. Read the submissions page because there are several categories, each with different dues dates. For example, Media Showcase (new this year), Doctoral Consortium, Panels, and Case Studies are due by 9 October 2009. Special Interest Groups (SIGs), Work-in-Progress, and alt.chi are due 4 January 2010.

Finally, there are a slew of conference listings on the interaction design calendar. Tons of HCI-oriented conferences are listed. You'll also discover that the KeyContent wiki calendar lists many conferences. Look for the ones that interest you and find out when papers are due. Conference websites tend to be similar from year to year. Find out whether they have a newsletter or a Twitter account so you can find out the moment they have a new call for papers.

USAB 2009 – Usability & HCI Conference

Last updated: March 5, 2015

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Learning from the Extreme

USAB 2009 Conference

November 09-10, 2009
Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria

The Workgroup Human–Computer Interaction & Usability Engineering (HCI&UE) of the Austrian Computer Society (OCG) serves as a platform for interdisciplinary exchange, research and development. Our 2009 topic is Human–Computer Interaction for e-Inclusion (HCI4eIn), Culminating in the 5th Annual Usability Symposium USAB 2009.

Special Tracks

  • Special Track on Ambient Assisted Living:
    Solutions, Experience and Challenges
  • Special Track on Design for Adaptive Content Processing

Important Dates

Paper submission: July, 21st, 2009
Notification of acceptance: August, 14th, 200
Camera-ready Paper: September, 7th, 2009

Registration Information

Service                               Price
Regular Conference Fee             EUR 180.- incl. VAT
Reduced Conference Fee            EUR 110.- incl. VAT
Student's Fee                           EUR 40.- incl. VAT

Catering and Conference Proceedings are included. Reduced Conference Fee for OCG Members, Members of the British Computer Society and Speakers. Membership of OCG and British Computer Society as well as student-ID will be checked.

Call for Papers for Include 2009, London, 5-8 April 2009

Last updated: March 14, 2015

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We encourage members and friends of the AccessAbility SIG to consider submitting a paper for Include 2009. This call for papers in the Caring Technology Research Announcement List was brought to our attention by member Lisa Pappas.

Include 2009, Royal College of Art, London 5-8 April 2009

Submission deadline: deadline October 1, 2008

The RCA Helen Hamlyn Centre is pleased to announce that we are now accepting papers for submission for Include 2009 Inclusive Design into Innovation: Transforming Practice in Design, Research and Business, to be held at the Royal College of Art, London 5-8 April 2009.

Please submit your paper here: (http://include09.kinetixevents.co.uk/)

Include 2009 will be the fifth International Conference on Inclusive Design and aims to engage those involved in all aspects of user-centred design practice, research and advocacy.

Papers are welcome that deal with inclusive design in its broadest sense and in any context of user-centred practice will be considered.

Suggested themes may include

  • New and emerging practices
  • New users (exploring beyond age and disability)
  • New designers
  • Realising new ideas
  • People Centred Innovations

Issues and experiences that may be discussed include

  • Changes in design education to encompass an inclusive approach
  • Legislation and policy for inclusive design
  • Collaborative research with users in inclusive design
  • Boardroom barriers to inclusive design
  • Excluding Design – who are we missing?

Submission Guidelines

  • Authors are invited to submit 6 page papers of previously unpublished work (including references and images). Please download the Include template at http://www.hhc.rca.ac.uk/1350/all/1/call_for_papers.aspx
  • The conference language is English
  • Please avoid any reference to your name or institution/company within the title or body of the paper for anonymous peer review
  • All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings
  • Accepted authors will be invited to present papers in either a podium or poster format
  • We are not accepting proposals for workshops
  • Keynote authors will be identified through review and will be invited to expand their original submissions
  • Papers are to be received electronically through the Include website by 1 October 2008

To submit your paper go to: http://include09.kinetixevents.co.uk/


  • 1 October 08 – Deadline for all submissions
  • 8 December 08 – Announcement of reviewed papers
  • 19 January 09 – Conference registration opens
  • 26 January 09 – Authors deadline for amended submissions
  • 5 April 09 – Opening Reception
  • 6-8 April 09 – Include 09

Join the Include Network to register your interest in Include 2009 and receive registration discount at http://www.hhc.rca.ac.uk/210/all/1/include_network.aspx

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