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The 1st ISF-IS4ALL Meeting

The first meeting of the ISF-IS4ALL took place during the Seventh International Conference on Human Computer Interaction (HCI International '97) in San Francisco, California, USA, on the 29th of August 1997. The aims of the 1st meeting were to: (a) assess the state of the art; (b) stimulate new developments and c) advance the existing wisdom towards universal access and high quality interaction in the emerging Information Society.

The specific objectives of the meeting were to:

  • Identify, consolidate and characterise progress in the relevant fields and develop a short, medium and long term research and practice agenda towards an Information Society accessible and acceptable by all citizens.
  • Stimulate support measures required at national, European and international levels in order to raise awareness, achieve consensus, promote work in the relevant fields and establish a favourable environment for the creation of an Information Society for all citizens.

Following this meeting, the ISF-IS4ALL produced a white paper entitled "Towards an Information Society for All: An International R&D Agenda" which was published in the International Journal of Human Computer Interaction (IJHCI, vol 10, no 2, 1998, pp. 107-134). This white paper introduced the visionary goal of an Information Society for all citizens, and proposed a short-, medium-, and long-term international R&D agenda, based on the principle of designing for all users. The proposed agenda addresses technological and user-oriented issues, application domains and support measures, which are deemed as necessary for the establishment of a favourable environment for the creation of an Information Society acceptable to all citizens.

 

Session Chairs

Constantine Stephanidis, FORTH - ICS, Greece

Gavriel Salvendy, Purdue University, USA

 

Secretary

Demosthenes Akoumianakis, FORTH - ICS, Greece

 

Participants

  • Nigel Bevan, NPL, UK
  • Judy Brewer, W3C, WAI International Program Office, USA / EU / Japan
  • Pier Luigi Emiliani, CNR-IROE, Italy
  • Anthony Galetsas, European Commission, Belgium
  • Seppo Haataja, Nokia Mobile Phones, Finland
  • Ilias Iakovidis, European Commission, Belgium
  • Julie Jacko, Florida International University, USA
  • Phill Jenkins, IBM Special Needs, USA
  • Arthur Karshmer, New Mexico State University, USA
  • Peter Korn, Sun Microsystems, USA
  • Aaron Marcus, Aaron Marcus and Associates Inc., USA
  • Harry Murphy, California State University, Northridge, USA
  • Michel Richonnier, European Commission, Belgium
  • Chris Stary, University of Linz, Austria
  • Gregg Vanderheiden, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
  • Gerhard Weber, Harz University, Germany
  • Juergen Ziegler, IAO-FhG, Germany

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The 2nd ISF-IS4ALL Meeting and Workshop

The objective of the second meeting of the ISF-IS4ALL was to elaborate, review and consolidate the outcome of the first ISF-IS4ALL meeting, as reported in the White Paper, focusing on four thematic topics:

  • Accessibility and HCI design
  • Accessibility and Usability
  • Accessibility and User interface software technologies
  • Accessibility and Standardisation

For each of these topics, this two-day meeting organised in the form of a workshop, aimed to develop concrete recommendations which are hoped to result in influential interventions, anticipated to expand the current scope of R&D activities and support measures in the direction of universal access and high quality of interaction for all citizens in the emerging Information Society.

 

Session Chairs

Constantine Stephanidis, FORTH-ICS, Greece

Gavriel Salvendy, Purdue University, USA

 

Secretary

Demosthenes Akoumianakis, FORTH-ICS, Greece

 

Participants

  • Albert Arnold, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Nigel Bevan, National Physical Laboratory, UK
  • Daniel Dardailler, W3C/WAI, France
  • Pier Luigi Emiliani, IROE-CNR, Italy
  • Ilias Iakovidis, Telematics Applications Programme, European Commission
  • Phill Jenkins, IBM Special Needs, USA
  • Arthur Karshmer, Computer Science Department, New Mexico State University, USA
  • Peter Korn, Sun Microsystems Inc., USA
  • Aaron Marcus, Aaron Marcus and Associates Inc., USA
  • Harry Murphy, Centre on Disabilities, California State University, USA
  • Charles Oppermann, Microsoft Corporation, USA
  • Michel Richonnier, Director, Telematics Applications Programme, European Commission
  • Christian Stary, University of Linz, Austria
  • Hiroshi Tamura, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Manfred Tscheligi, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Hirotada Ueda, Hitachi Denshi Ltd., Japan
  • Gerhard Weber, Harz University, Germany
  • Juergen Ziegler, Fraunhofer IAO, Germany

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The 3rd ISF-IS4ALL Meeting and Workshop

The 3rd meeting and workshop of the International Scientific Forum "Towards an Information Society for all" took place in Munich, Germany, on 22-23 August 1999. The meeting was sponsored by the European Commission, and was organised in conjunction with the 7th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. Following the success of its predecessors, that year's event focused on the implications of universal access on a critical application domain, namely Healthcare Telematics, and an important technological field, namely Digital Libraries. Experts from both these scientific sectors, together with experts in the areas of universal access, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), the social sciences, user-centred design and assistive technologies, made up a truly multidisciplinary group aiming to:

  • share and exchange experiences;
  • establish a common vocabulary; and
  • identify areas of potential reciprocal interest for Research and Technological Development (RTD).

 

Session Chairs

Constantine Stephanidis, FORTH-ICS, Greece

Gavriel Salvendy, Purdue University, USA

Secretary

Demosthenes Akoumianakis, FORTH-ICS, Greece

Workshop Participants

  • Nabil Adam, Rutgers State University of New Jersey, USA
  • Elisabeth André, DFKI GmbH, Germany
  • Albert Arnold, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Nigel Bevan, Serco Usability Services, UK
  • Noëlle Carbonell, Université Henri Poincare, LORIA, France
  • Maria Francesca Costabile, Universitá di Bari, Italy
  • Hervé Doare, EHTEL Consortium, France
  • Pier Luigi Emiliani, IROE-CNR, Italy
  • Volker Frank, Aaron Marcus & Associates, Inc., USA
  • Seppo Haataja, Nokia Mobile Phones, Finland
  • Ilias Iakovidis, Healthcare Telematics, DG XIII, European Commission
  • Julie A. Jacko, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
  • Ing-Marie Jonsson, Stanford University, USA
  • Alfred Kobsa, GMD, Germany
  • Aarno Lehtola, VTT Information Technology, Finland
  • Dennis Majoe, HyperVision, Ltd, UK
  • Georges de Moor, Microsoft Healthcare User Group, Belgium
  • Harry Murphy, Centre on Disabilities, California State University, USA
  • Christos Nikolaou, University of Crete, Greece
  • Michael Pieper, GMD, Germany
  • Christian Stary, University of Linz, Austria
  • Molly Follette Story, Center for Universal Design, North Carolina State University, USA
  • Hirotada Ueda, Hitachi Denshi Ltd., Japan
  • Jean Vanderdonckt, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
  • Gerhard Weber, Harz University, Germany
  • Jürgen Ziegler, Fraunhofer IAO, Germany

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