About the conference
For the 3rd EMPOWER Assistive Technology Conference to be held during 14th to 17th of October 2020 at the International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore (IIIT-B), India.
EMPOWER 2020 will bring together stakeholders in the AT sector, including researchers, practitioners in the government and industry, people with disabilities, disabled persons organizations, special educators, inclusive designers, entrepreneurs, impact investors as well as policymakers engaged in different ways with issues involved in the creation, production and dissemination of AT solutions.
Call for papers
The conference will consist of the following tracks covering keynote talks, presentation of research and invited papers, posters, user and discussion forums, panel discussions and product demonstrations:
- Keynotes: Talks by distinguished scholars in the area of AT
- Plenary/Panel Discussions: Interactive discussions with an expert panel on the dais
- Research Papers: (a) Papers accepted for oral presentation: peer reviewed, non-archived paper submission with talks of about 15 minutes duration; (b) Papers accepted for poster presentation: peer reviewed, non-archived poster presentation with talks of 5 minutes duration and poster display
(a) Product Expo: Stalls for ongoing product display; (b) Experience Zone: for different stakeholders to see, touch, try and experience some of the ATs meant for them
- Birds of a Feather/Discussion Forum (BoF/DF): Participant driven, informal, deep-dive discussion sessions during evening/snack time. Minutes/summary of these sessions to be presented on the final day of the conference after the morning keynote.
- Workshop/Tutorial: Long instructional sessions by experts on relevant topics, e.g. creating inclusive educational/corporate spaces, designing accessible courses, contents and pedagogy etc.
- Release of submission guidelines: 7th May 2020 (for research track)
- Submissions open for research papers and posters: 15th May 2020
- Submissions close for extended abstracts: 30th June 2020
- Notification of acceptance: 31st July 2020
Sujit Kumar Chakrabarti, IIIT Bangalore