ICCHP 2014

14th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs

July 09-11, 2014; Pre-Conference July 07-08, 2014

Université Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis; 2, Rue de la Liberté, 93200 Saint-Denis; France

Conference Topics

The conference by its nature has a wide area of topics and a future oriented mission. The following list, therefore, is not exhaustive and
should motivate to get involved:

ICCHP 2010 is open to visionary ideas and future
  oriented thoughts – a floor for your visions!


(e)Accessibility & Usability discusses possibilities to overcome and avoid barriers for people with disabilities in existing and evolving ICT and consumer electronics.

(e)Aging and Gerontechnology presents innovative systems for helping elderly people to maintain their autonomy. How such systems can be designed for persons who are not familiar with technologies is part of this topic, too.
Assessment and Profiling proposes methodological approaches for anticipating or evaluating the impact of ICT/AT. It also discusses concepts and techniques for evaluating capabilities and needs of individuals.
Ambient and Assisted Living will discuss the potential, accessibility and usability of emerging technologies such as embedded systems, smart homes, intelligent interfaces, mobile computing.
Assistive Technology focuses on increasing the quality and availability of assistive devices for independent living, communication and inclusion.
Augmented and Alternative Communication (AAC) intends to include progress in traditional methods of helping people who find it hard to communicate by speech or writing but also new approaches like “silent speech”.
Design for All highlights the role of ICT/AT for a more free and open access to the built environment, e.g. architecture, traffic, housing, public buildings, work place.
eGovernment highlights the eAccessibility of public Internet based services.
eHealth - Medicine and Care encourages synergetic aspects of ICT/AT for diagnostics, care, therapy, training and rehabilitation.
eInclusion, Policies and Legislation supports the discussion of legal, organisational and structural contexts, possibilities of funding and evaluation programmes for experiments and models at a global and national level.

eLearning - special and/or inclusive – illustrates new dimensions opened by ICT/AT for didactic and methodological settings. The qualification and the training of people involved in these pedagogical, psychological and social fields have to correspond to these demands.

HCI and Non Classical Interfaces will explore aspects of accessibility and the potential of emerging developments in Human-Computer Interaction like sensor based interaction, virtual environments, wearable computing, sensor based interfaces, user interface automation and adaptive interfaces.

History in AT gives a special focus on the founders of our discipline. Only fields with a history may have a future. By giving attention to the excellent work of researchers in our field we should avoid reinventing the wheels. Or, as Sir Isaac Newton put it after Bernard of Chartres (1130): “Pigmaei gigantum humeris impositi plusquam ipsi gigantes vident - On the shoulders of giants also pygmies can see more than the giants themselves”.

Labour Market Integration proposes approaches ameliorating the career of people with disabilities and learning difficulties by applying ICT/AT. Possibilities to qualify users and professionals and to optimise labour market integration services are discussed.

(e)Service Delivery and Social Innovation
covers all aspects (human, economical, organisational and management) involved when implementing concrete services resulting from technological innovations. ICCHP discusses ideas and concepts of social innovation exploring the full potential of ICT/AT.

User centred Design and User Involvement will underline the importance of involving end users in all steps of R&D towards application and present strategies, methods and experiences for a more user driven R&D agenda.


ICCHP is a series of biannual scientific conferences in the field of ICT/AT for people with disabilities run in co-operation with the Johannes Kepler University, Linz and the Austrian Computer Society

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