ICCHP focuses on Assistive Technology (AT) and eAccessibility enabling a more independent life, participation, inclusion and improved services and support for people with disabilities and older adults.
By its nature, ICCHP covers a wide area of topics and has a future oriented mission. The following list, therefore, is not exhaustive and topics are not to be seen isolated. The list should motivate to get involved. ICCHP 2016 is open to visionary ideas and future oriented thoughts – a floor for your visions!
- (e)Accessibility addresses overcoming or proactive avoiding barriers for people with disabilities in the information society, e.g. Web, Software, Document, Communication and Conversation, Consumer Electronic (e.g. iDTV accessibility) Accessibility.
- (e)Ageing and Gerontechnology discusses systems and tools helping to maintain autonomy and independence when ageing. How such systems can be designed for persons who are not familiar with technologies is part of this topic, too.
- Ambient and Assisted Living outlines the potential, accessibility and usability of e.g. embedded systems, smart homes, mobile computing for people with disabilities and older adults.
- Assessment and Profiling calls for research on methodologies, concepts and techniques for evaluating capabilities and needs of individuals and how to translate them into computable requirements and profiles. This should allow better matching of persons and technology.
- Assistive Technology (AT) focuses on innovation and advancing the quality and availability of assistive devices aiming at overcoming or compensating functional limitations and its impact. This includes contributions of mainstream technology showing potential for supporting people with disabilities, special Rehabilitation Technology and Biomedical Engineering.
- Augmented and Alternative Communication (AAC) intends to progress methods and tools for people with problems in spoken and written communication.
- Cloud Computing will analyse the potential of shared and configurable Internet based resources for enhanced AT and services as well as the challenges for eAccessibility.
- Design for All (D4All) highlights the proactive application of principles, methods and tools to meet the requirements of a broad diversity of users including those with disabilities in fields like e.g. architecture, traffic, housing, public buildings, work place, information, education.
- eGovernment and eDemocracy discusses eAccessibility of ICT and Internet based public services for all citizens.
- eHealth - Medicine and Care encourages synergetic aspects of ICT/AT for diagnostics, care, therapy, training and rehabilitation.
- eInclusion, Policies and Legislation outlines programmes, legal contexts and funding opportunities aiming at a better exploitation of ICT, AT and eAccessibility for inclusion.
- eLearning - special and/or inclusive – illustrates new dimensions opened by ICT/AT for didactic and methodological settings and the changing role for learners, teachers and administrators.
- HCI and Non Classical Interfaces will explore the potential of emerging Human-Computer Interaction developments like sensor based interaction, Brain-Computer Interaction (BCI), gesture interaction, natural language interfaces, tangible interfaces, game based interfaces, computer vision, virtual environments, wearable computing, adaptive interfaces, mobile and touch technology.
- History in AT and eInclusion gives a tribute to the founders of our discipline and intends to avoid reinventing the wheels.
- Labour Market Integration discusses how to ameliorate the career opportunities of people with disabilities by using ICT/AT and making the work place accessible and how to better qualify users and professionals.
- Social Innovation and (e)Service Delivery covers all aspects (human, economical, organisational and management) involved in implementing concrete services. ICCHP discusses ideas and concepts of social innovation, e.g. user driven and crowed sourcing approaches, and the potential of ICT/AT and eAccessibility.
- Usability and Ergonomics will focus on day to day use of (accessible) ICT/HCI/AT based systems and services and their efficiency, effectiveness, learnability, memorability, flexibility, joy, … of use for people with disabilities and their environment.
- User centred Design, User Involvement will underline the importance of involving end users in all steps of R&D towards application and will present strategies, methods and experiences for a more user driven R&D practice.