Velkommen til DSAI 2009

Som medlem av den vitenskaplige komiteen vil jeg gjerne få informere om konferansen.

Skrevet av: Morten Tollefsen - 03.10.2008

Because the conference language is English, I have not translated the invitation into Norwegian.

After a successful start with DSAI 2006 and DSAI 2007 editions, the International Conference on Software Development for Enhancing Accessibility and Fighting Info-exclusion (DSAI 2009) will take place in June 2009, at the MSFT - Software para Microcomputadores, Lda. - TAGUSPARK - Lisbon - PORTUGAL.

Nowadays, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) play a major role in our lives. However, ICT development which is indifferent to the concerns of social inclusion may raise barriers and increase the gap between the average user and those with special needs, instead of contributing to eliminating this gap and promoting equal rights and opportunities for all. Senior citizens and others with special needs are often faced with multiple minor disabilities that prevent them from enjoying the benefits of technology and higher quality of life standards. According to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, technology design should take into account accessibility and usability features for the protection and promotion of the human rights of persons with disabilities, in all policies and programmes.

We invite authors to submit papers in the following and related areas:

  • Software and Web accessibility
  • Software engineering for accessibility
  • Web accessibility tools and evaluation
  • End-user development for accessibility
  • E-learning and accessibility


  • Virtual environments
  • Augmented reality
  • Assistive technology
  • Computer vision
  • Automation and robotics
  • eHealth
  • Smart homes
  • Advanced prototype systems for independent living and active ageing
  • Interfaces and interaction
  • Ergonomics
  • Accessibility and usability
  • Adaptive interfaces
  • Novel and multi-modal user interfaces
  • Improvingdigital TV and electronic communications access
  • Human computer interfaces
  • Computer simulation of the user interaction
  • Non-invasive brain computer interaction
    Gesture interfaces
    Speech interfaces
    Natural language interfaces
    Tangible and Organic interfaces
  • Case studies

Paper submission

DSAI 2009 solicits full papers up to 8 pages in length, in two-column conference format (see All submissions must describe original research, not published nor currently under review for another conference or journal. The program committee will referee all papers, and accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings.


  • Submission of full papers: January 31, 2009
  • Notification of acceptance: March 15, 2009
  • Deadline for registration and camera ready papers: April 15, 2009

The DSAI 2009 conference is a three-day conference.

Conference secretariat DSAI 2009 Departamento de Engenharias Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro Apartado 1013 5001-801 Vila Real

Phone: +351 259 350 383