“Global Challenges in Assistive Technology” – Over 200 scientific contributions in 5 parallel tracks over 2.5 days

AAATE 2019 conference, Bologna, Italy, 27-30 August 2019

We have passed the first milestone in the preparation for the AAATE 2019 Conference: our call for papers closed with the submission of over 200 scientific contributions covering a wide range of topics around assistive technology. The abstracts are currently being reviewed by our scientific committee composed of assistive technology experts from 36 countries. 

The AAATE 2019 Conference also hosts a number of Special Thematic Sessions that explore topics such as 

  • challenges and open issues in indoor and outdoor accessible mobility
  • employing MOOCs and Open Educational Resources (OERs) in teaching digital accessibility 
  • AI and inclusion 
  • Play, Children with Disabilities, and Robotics. State of the Art and New Developments
  • Robotics and Virtual Worlds for wheelchair users – from ideas to reality: Innovation, Training, and Roadmap to Market (The ADAPT project)
  • AT2030: A new approach
  • and many more…. 

(See the full list of Special Thematic Sessions: http://aaate2019.eu/special-thematic-sessions/

While the call for scientific contributions has closed, there are still a number of ways, you can get involved: 

Educational Sessions

Educational sessions aim at the acquisition of applicable skills in professional life. Educational sessions are highly interactive events lasting 60 minutes, or exceptionally 90 minutes. If you have a skill or expert knowledge you would like to share and teach, sign up for an educational session.

Deadline 15 May. 

More information: http://aaate2019.eu/contribute/educational-sessions/

Policy workshops 

Policy oriented workshops will discuss a wide range of issues and be relevant for those interested in the wider context of AT. Topics of interest include but are not limited to: EC policies, digital divide, UN Convention, Ethics, Data protection, etc. Such sessions are organized by recognized experts or expert organisations and can take the form of keynote speeches, panel discussions or a series of selected contributions from different speakers focusing on a specific topic. Such sessions will last up to 60 minutes.

Deadline 15 May. 

More information: http://aaate2019.eu/contribute/policy-workshops/

Products and prototypes

Industry/companies, designers and developers, as well research laboratories will have the possibility to showcasing innovative products or prototypes (hardware, software (apps) or services) in a dedicated session. Each presentation will last 12 minutes.

Deadline 30 May. 

More information: http://aaate2019.eu/contribute/industry-presentations/

The AAATE Conference is held in conjunction to the Global Research, Innovation, and Education in Assistive Technology (GREAT) Summit, taking place 22-23 August in Geneva, Switzerland. 

Registrations for the AAATE Conference are now open: http://aaate2019.eu/registration/