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AAATE2013 will be held in conjunction with CARDIOTECHNIX 2013, NEUROTECHNIX 2013 and icSPORTS 2013.
Registration to AAATE allows free access to the CARDIOTECHNIX, NEUROTECHNIX and icSPORTS conferences (as a non-speaker).



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We are pleased to invite you to participate in the "12th European AAATE Conference" that will take place September 19 to 22 in Vilamoura, Portugal, in the Algarve region, one of the most beautiful areas of our country. Those that have been associated to the area of “Assistive Technology” in Europe for the last two decades might remember that the last of the ECART Conferences – the precursor of the AAATE Conferences - took place in Lisbon, Portugal in 1995. And it was during this ECART Conference in 1995 that AAATE was officially created. Thus, in 2013 AAATE will commemorate its 18th anniversary, reaching the adult age. As so, we hope to be able to meet the expectations of all of those in Europe and abroad that know the importance of a solid scientific basis in the area of "Assistive Technology" as a crucial support to improve the quality of life of persons with disabilities and older persons in Europe.
One of the main objectives of the AAATE2013 Conference is to bring together researchers, professionals, manufacturers, end users and their families, and combine their knowledge, expertise, needs and expectations, contributing in a multidisciplinary way to the success of this meeting. This will be achieved not only by the presentation of papers during the two and a half days of the conference, but also through the participation in Instructional Courses and in a "Research Symposium" held immediately after the main Conference, a novel approach to contribute to the advancement of the field in Europe. We are looking forward to meet you all in Vilamoura, Portugal, for the 2013 AAATE Conference!
Conference Chair
Luis Azevedo, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
Program Board
Pedro Encarnação, Catholic University of Portugal, Portugal (Chair)
Gert Jan Gelderblom, Zuyd University, The Netherlands
Alan Newell, University of Dundee, U.K.
Keynote Speakers
Al Cook, University of Alberta, Canada
Alan Newell, University of Dundee, U.K.
Karin Astegger, EASPD - European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities, Austria
Sarah Blackstone, Augmentative Communication Inc., U.S.A.
Fraser Bathgate, Disabled Divers International, U.K.
Inmaculada Placencia, European Commission, Directorate General for Justice
Special Sessions
Alternative Human Computer Interfaces for People with Motor Disorders
AT Centres and Service Delivery Issues
Design for All and Mainstreaming in Ambient Assisted Living - The Role of Networking
ICT-Based Learning Technologies for Disabled People
Power mobility: User experiences and Outcomes
Predictors, acceptance and use of e-health technology by older adults and professionals
Remote Care
(Semi-automatic) User Interface Generation
Standardization within the Assistive Technology Field
Using the cloud to enhance AT
Instructional Courses
Advancing AT Service Delivery: Look, Think, Act
Driving to Learn™ in a Powered Wheelchair: a Different Approach to Enhance Wakefulness, Cognition and Tool Use Abilities
Ethical Issues in Assistive Technologies and Services for Older People
How to Make STEM Contents Accessible with Infty Software
How to Measure the Cost of Individual Assistive Technology Interventions
How to Use Paper Engineering Techniques to Support the Development of Communication Skills in Children
Inclusive Tourism - How To Train Hospitality Professionals To Use AT To Successfully Receive and Entertain People With Special Needs
KT4AT: Knowledge Translation Tools for R&D Projects
Neurocognitive Approach to Visual Impairments and to the Design of Mobility Assistive Devices
Presentation Software: an unsuspected tool to make games
Smart Home IRIS at the University Rehabilitation Institute in Ljubljana
Technology Education of Health Professionals: Challenges and Advantages
The Use of Low Cost Robots for Cognitive Development of Children with Disabilities
 
IOS Press Accepted full papers will be published
in the Conference Proceedings under
an ISBN reference by IOS Press
Technology and Disability Journal
A short list of the best presented papers will be selected
so that revised and extended versions of
these papers will be published by
IOS Press in a special issue of the
Journal of Technology and Disability
In Collaboration with:

Universidade Técnica de Lisboa Universidade Católica Portuguesa ANDITEC - Técnologias de Reabilitação, Lda
 
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