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The 2nd IASTED International Conference on Assistive Technologies
Dates 2012/02/15 (iCal) - 2012/02/17
Location: Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria
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Submissions: 2011/09/15
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The field of assistive technology is a fast growing area of study. With the increasing awareness of disabilities in society today, and the rapid aging of many Western nations, it will continue to increase in importance. Healthcare costs in the Western world are exploding, and assistive technology is becoming an indispensable tool in keeping costs down while helping to integrate various disability groups into mainstream society.

Web accessibility is often an issue for people with visual, aural, or learning disabilities. The discipline of assistive software technology addresses many of these concerns through interfaces such as screen readers, teletext, and mind mapping software. Advances in the area of assistive ergonomics help disabled people adapt to the challenges posed by their physical environments, while assistive rehabilitative technology attempts to obviate these challenges by improving the disabled person’s condition. Assistive medical technology is closely related to assistive ergonomics and rehabilitation. It encompasses various devices used in treating and caring for the disabled, such as audiometers, wearable devices, and telecare (remote monitoring systems).

IASTED’s International Conference on Assistive Technology will bring together leading experts in the fields of assistive software technology, assistive ergonomics technology, assistive rehabilitative technology, and assistive medical technology. All papers submitted to this conference will be double blind reviewed by at least two reviewers. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality and contribution.

The International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED)[1]


Innsbruck, a quiet mountain town nestled in the picturesque Inn Valley, is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the modern world. The capital of the state of Tyrol, in western Austria, Innsbruck is situated in a broad valley between some of the highest mountains of the famous Alps. Host to both the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics, Innsbruck is ideally located for the winter sport enthusiast, and offers beautiful views for those seeking the charm of a cheerful mountain village. Historically, Innsbruck was home to Emperor Maximilian the 1st, the legacy of whom can still be seen in the monuments that were erected in his honour. Come and join the growing number of visitors who have discovered the charm and beauty of Innsbruck!


The topics of interest to be covered by AT 2012 include, but are not limited to:


  • Accessibility Issues
  • Adaptive Telecommunications Systems
  • Advanced Wheelchair Systems
  • Assistive Dining Devices
  • Assistive Listening Devices
  • Braille Displays
  • Computer Hardware
  • Ergonomic Devices for Transport
  • Ergonomic Furniture
  • Navigation Devices
  • Pedestrian Mobility Aids
  • Smart Homes
  • Tactile Graphics


  • Artificial Retina Component Chips
  • Audiometry
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Eye-Tracking Devices
  • Functional Imaging
  • Geriatric Care
  • Head-Mounted Displays
  • Hearing Aids
  • Low-Vision Aids
  • Machine Vision
  • Reading Magnifiers
  • Reminding and Alerting Devices
  • Telecare
  • Telematics Systems
  • Vision Backpacks
  • Vital Signs Monitoring
  • Wearable Devices


  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Assistive Robotics
  • Bioelectric Sensors
  • Biomechanics
  • Biomimetics
  • Cognitive Retraining
  • Distance Education
  • Educational and Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Haptic Interfaces
  • Intelligent Machines
  • Prosthetics
  • Rehabilitation Engineering
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Virtual Reality


  • Assistive Technology for Learning Disabilities
  • Audio Description
  • Braille Codes
  • Braille Translators
  • Character Recognition Software
  • Cognitive Orthotics Software
  • Facial Recognition Software
  • GUIs
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Intelligent Tutoring Systems
  • Machine Translation
  • Mind Reading/Mapping Software
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Optical Character Recognition
  • Screen Magnifiers
  • Screen Readers
  • Speech Synthesis
  • Teletext
  • Text-to-Speech Synthesizers
  • Voice Recognition Software
  • Web Accessibility Issues


Submit your paper via our website at: All submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat (.PDF) format.

The IASTED Secretariat must receive your paper by September 15, 2011. Receipt of paper submission will be confirmed by email.

Initial Paper Requirements

All papers submitted to IASTED conferences must be previously unpublished and may not be considered for publication elsewhere at any time during IASTED's review period. Authors are limited to a maximum of three paper submissions.

Initial paper submissions should be full papers. Papers of up to 8 pages in length are included in the conference registration fee. An extra charge will apply for every additional page for papers longer than 8 pages. Authors are responsible for having their papers checked for style and grammar before submitting to IASTED. Papers may be rejected if the language is not satisfactory.

When submitting a paper, complete the online initial paper submission form, designating an author who will attend the conference, and provide four key words to indicate the subject area of your paper. At least one of the key words must be taken from the list of topics provided under Scope, above.

Formatting instructions for initial papers are available at


All papers submitted to this conference will be double-blind peer reviewed by at least two members of the International Program Committee and related technical committees. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality, significance, technical soundness, presentation, and references. The conference chair makes the final decision on the acceptance or rejection of the paper.

Acceptance and Registration

Notification of acceptance will be sent via email by November 1, 2011. Final manuscripts are due by November 15, 2011. Registration and final payment are due by December 1, 2011. Late registration fees or paper submissions will result in the papers being excluded from the conference proceedings.

Only one paper of up to eight pages is included in the regular registration fee. There will be an added charge for extra pages and additional papers.

Final Paper Requirements

The final paper must be correctly formatted and submitted online at

The formatting instructions can be found at: and must be strictly followed. The page limit for final papers is eight single-spaced pages in 10 point Times New Roman font.



Proposals for three-hour tutorials must be submitted online by September 15, 2011. Submit tutorial proposals via the following web site address:

Proposal Format

A tutorial proposal should clearly indicate:

  • The topic
  • Background knowledge expected of the participants
  • Objectives
  • Time allocations for the major course topics
  • The qualifications of the instructor(s)

Special Session

Special session proposals must be emailed to by September 15, 2011. Proposals should include a session title, a list of the topics covered, and the qualifications and brief biography of the session organizer(s).

Papers submitted to the special session must be received by September 15, 2011, unless otherwise stipulated by the Special Session Organizer. A minimum of five papers must be registered and fully paid in order for this session to be included in the conference program.

More information on special sessions is available at


All papers submitted to this conference will be considered for possible publication in ACTA Press’ international journals. For additional information about the submission of papers, please visit:


The proceedings will be sent for indexing in the following:

  • EI Compendex
  • Inspec
  • Google Scholar
  • Scopus

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Concurrent Conferences

AT 2012 will be held in conjunction with the IASTED International Conferences on:

Biomedical Engineering (BioMed 2012)[2]

Telehealth (Telehealth 2012)[3]

Contact Us

For more information, or to be placed on our mailing list, please contact:

IASTED Secretariat – AT 2012

B6, Suite 101, Dieppe Avenue SW

Calgary, AB, Canada T3E 7J9

Tel: +1 403-288-1195

Fax: +1 403-247-6851


Web site:


  • Program Committee Members
    • J. Ren – Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Facts about "AT 2012"
AcronymAT 2012 +
End dateFebruary 17, 2012 +
Event typeConference +
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Longitude: 11.392769444444
Has location cityInnsbruck +
Has location countryCategory:Austria +
Has location stateTyrol +
Homepage +
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Start dateFebruary 15, 2012 +
Submission deadlineSeptember 15, 2011 +
TitleThe 2nd IASTED International Conference on Assistive Technologies +