Uni-Tech 2010 – International Conference on Universal Technology

The First International Conference on Universal Technology will be held May 19 – 20, 2010 at Oslo University College in the heart of Oslo, Norway.

Skrevet av: Magne Lunde - 05.10.2009

The conference, Unitech 2010, is organized by the Norwegian Network for Universal ICT. The conference addresses all issues related to universal access, including universal design of computing systems, the evaluation of such systems, guidelines, legislature, training programmes, research results and overall best practices and experiences.


Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:

Universal technology:

  • Web-technologies
  • Smart home technology
  • Assistive hardware and software
  • Screen enlargers
  • Alternative keyboards
  • Switch systems

Accessible interaction techniques:

  • Innovative interaction styles
  • Audio interfaces
  • Gestures and haptics
  • Mind reading/mapping software
  • Speech recognition
  • Face and body recognition

Universal design process:

  • Design, prototyping and evaluation methodologies
  • Web-accessibility
  • Transportation and public self-service kiosks
  • Consumer electronics and portable devices
  • Educational software

Policy, standardization and guidelines:

  • Legislature, standards and guidelines
  • Design for all
  • e-Accessibility
  • e-Inclusion
  • Ageing population

Acceptance and competence building:

  • Change management in organizations
  • Educational programmes for uni-tech practitioners and professionals
  • Universal design in the engineering curriculum
  • Funding
  • Business cases, accessibility wins success stories
  • Employment and workplace


You are hereby invited to submit your work to the conference. Manuscripts should comprise no more than 4000 words, be written in English and include a title, full author list with affiliations and an abstract of no more than 150 words.
The submissions will undergo a peer-review process. Paper formatting instructions will be announced later.

Important dates:

  • Paper deadline: January 15 2010
  • Author notification: February 15 2010
  • Camera ready paper: April 1 2010


Proceedings will be published by Tapir Academic Publishers in a printed book and in accessible electronic format. A special issue of distinguished papers from the conference is planned to be published in an international peer-reviewed journal.

If you are interrested in receiving updates, news and announcements related to the conference, then please send your e-mail address and we will keep you posted. Note that all information is kept confidential and only used for the purpose of this conference: unitech2010@gmail.com