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Technical Papers

Accepted technical papers will be presented at the conference and will appear in the conference proceedings. For the accepted papers, at least one author must register as the presenter by the early registration deadline to be included in the proceedings.

All authors of accepted papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to a special issue of the ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS). SIGACCESS Special Interest Group on Accessible Computing.

Authors who have never published at ASSETS can request a mentor. Mentors will be experienced ASSETS contributors, who can help authors to improve their submissions. See the mentor program page for more information.

Submission Guidelines

Papers may be submitted with any length that is appropriate for their contribution, in the ACM conference format. We expect that most papers will be near the historic ASSETS page limit of 8 pages. All papers are expected to offer the same level of high-quality contribution. Relaxing the page length is intended to reflect the fact that some contributions may require fewer or more pages to adequately explain. We know from other conferences that have adopted this model that papers that deviate substantially from the norm are difficult to get accepted (although not impossible).

Your PDF file must be accessible. Please refer to the instructions on Creating an Accessible ACM Conference Paper for information on how to accomplish this. If you cannot create an accessible PDF at submission time then you will be given the option to upload either an accessible HTML or Microsoft Word version of your paper in addition to your PDF to facilitate review. If your paper is accepted, the final version will need to be transformed into an accessible PDF document.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by an international panel, per the ASSETS policy on Program Committees. For the first time this year, submissions to ASSETS are expected to be anonymous. We will follow the standard of SIGCHI in which all author names, affiliations, and contact information is to be removed. You should not anonymize references to your prior work (these are needed as part of the review process). Rather, you should refer to all prior work in the third person. While it may not be possible to remove all clues to who the authors are, we expect authors to do their best.

Submissions MUST contain substantial original, unpublished material. Please refer to the ACM policy on plagiarism for guidance. Writing Guidelines are available to help authors choose appropriate language for writing about technology and people with disabilities.

Papers should be submitted electronically via the conference submission site no later than 7 May 2015, Thursday, midnight HAST (GMT-10.00).

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline: 7 May 2015, Thursday, midnight HAST (GMT-10.00)
  • Notification of acceptance (technical papers): 18 June 2015, Thursday

How to submit

Please submit your paper via the conference submission site.

Further Information

For further information or any questions regarding technical paper submissions, please contact the Program Chair - Jeffrey Bigham.