The 22nd International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility

ASSETS 2020 is going Virtual (April 29th, 2020):

After much deliberation and discussion, we have decided not to hold the conference physically in Athens this year, and to move to a fully online format instead. At this point, there is much uncertainty about whether it will be possible or safe to travel before or during the conference. Furthermore, we do not believe that it will be socially responsible to promote a significant gathering of people from all around the world this October. While we are very disappointed, we hope that in taking this decision now, we can all plan our participation more confidently.

For a lot of us, ASSETS is a yearly highlight, made not only of scientific presentations and Q&A, but also of social gatherings, lively discussions, and opportunities to make new and reunite with long-time friends. Making the decision to move to a virtual format now allows us to put all our efforts into designing an ASSETS format that provides a welcoming and engaging environment, and best supports all these valued qualities. It will also allow us to continue to step up the standards of accessible computing and aim to be a beacon for accessible virtual conferencing.

The technical paper track welcomes submissions until May 7th, after which other tracks will follow. Papers will still be published on the ACM Digital Library. We welcome your best research.

Tiago Guerreiro, General Chair
Karyn Moffatt and Hugo Nicolau, Program Chairs
Hernisa Kacorri, Treasurer

Author Information about COVID-19 (March 20th, 2020):

We recognize that among the many impacts of COVID-19, a number of authors are needing to cancel planned work with representative users and are worried about how this will affect their ability to complete planned submissions. While submissions will be evaluated against the same criteria as in previous years, we encourage authors to consider new and creative ways of engaging with stakeholders and establishing the validity of their ideas. Critical reflections on the lessons learned through experimentation with new techniques and methods can serve as novel contributions to the research community. We encourage authors to consider how their current experiences could be framed as such. To further support authors, the submission deadline for technical papers has been extended by two weeks (other deadlines adapted accordingly).

The ASSETS conference is the premier forum for presenting research on the design, evaluation, use, and education related to computing for people with disabilities and older adults. We invite high-quality original submissions on topics relevant to computing and accessibility.

ASSETS has expanded its scope to include original high-quality research on topics related to education of computing accessibility.

All contributions are peer-reviewed by an international Program Committee. Accepted papers and the abstracts for posters and demonstrations, experience reports, and the student research competition will be archived in the ACM Digital Library. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to a special issue of the ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS).

SIGACCESS page


Venue and Dates

The ASSETS 2020 conference will be held from 26th to 28th October, 2020 at the Titania hotel in Athens, Greece.

Image of the Titania hotel Hotel in Athens, Greece

More information about the venue coming soon.



Important Dates

Deadlines

  • Monday, March 2, 2020, 5 p.m. PDT – Mentoring request deadline
  • Thursday, April 23 Thursday, May 7, 2020, 5 p.m. PDT – Technical Paper submission deadline
  • Tuesday, June 2 Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 5 p.m. PDT – Initial Technical Paper reviews sent to authors, rebuttal phase opens
  • Tuesday, June 9 Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 5 p.m. PDT – Rebuttal phase closes
  • Monday, June 22 Friday, June 26, 2020 – Technical Paper acceptance decisions sent to authors
  • Thursday, July 2, 2020 - Submission deadline for:
    • Posters
    • Demonstrations
    • Doctoral Consortium
    • Experience reports
    • Student research competition
  • Friday, July 24, 2020 - Acceptance decisions for:
    • Posters
    • Demonstrations
    • Experience reports
    • Student research competition
    • Doctoral Consortium

For more information please visit the Call for Papers page.


Committees

General Chair

Picture of Tiago Guerreiro

Tiago Guerreiro, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal gc-assets20@acm.org

Program Chairs

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Karyn Moffatt, McGill University, Canada pc-assets20@acm.org

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Hugo Nicolau, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal pc-assets20@acm.org

Treasure and Registration Chair

Picture of Hernisa Kacorri

Hernisa Kacorri, University of Maryland, USA trc-assets20@acm.org

Sponsors