WELCOME TO ICCHP 2004
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is revolutionising our world and is being integrated into almost all aspects of our lives. Accessibility of these systems for people with special needs is already recognised as a democratic necessity and is becoming a key issue in the information society for all.
ICCHP focuses on all aspects of Human Computer Interaction and the usage of information technology for people with special needs. Assistive devices, accessibility and usability of IT based systems as well as special systems for people with disabilities will be discussed. Implications for the quality of life and for society in general should enable a holistic approach. This orientation towards practice leads to an interdisciplinary exchange and invites all disciplines working in this field to take part and to discuss their ideas, approaches and results.
ICCHP offers a unique platform for outstanding researchers, practitioners and experts from around the world to present their work and experiences in papers, short papers and posters. Additionally specialists are invited to set up, organize and chair Specific Thematic Sessions independently within the thematic framework of the conference. At least three members of the international programme committee will review each contribution. Accepted contributions will be published in Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science.
ICCHP wants to strengthen the transfer of knowledge and the interaction between science, research and practice. In order to bring the outstanding presentations to a bigger audience people are invited to take part at a very low participation fee. Facilities for project, association and other meetings will be provided. Exhibitors are invited to present their products or projects for free and to run product and project seminars.