Welcome 👋,

Acknowledging the impact the pandemic has had on all of us and the transformation in how people access and expect to access information and interact together, ASSETS’22 will be the first-ever “hybrid” conference in its 24 years. During the conference dates (Oct 24-26), we will host a full, on-site conference experience in Athens, Greece and a complementary, lighter-weight virtual experience online. ASSETS'22 also introduces our first-ever workshop track, which will take place Oct 23 and is intended to further grow and diversify our community and foster additional scholarship and discussion.

Shifting to a hybrid format brings forth new opportunities and challenges in making conferences accessible, building community, and broadening participation. We currently do not plan on live streaming content but will, instead, provide prerecorded videos of talks with captions as well as opportunities for virtual and on-site attendees to interact via online tools. At least one author of accepted technical papers, posters and demonstrations, or other artifact-based tracks must travel to Athens to present their work. Other co-authors can choose to attend on-site or virtually.

We want to have you and your accessibility work at ASSETS! If you have a disability or health concern that prevents travel, please contact assets22-leadership@acm.org to discuss accommodations.

On behalf of the organizing committee,

Jon E. Froehlich, General Chair
Kristen Shinohara and Stephanie Ludi, Technical Program Chairs
Christian Vogler, Hybrid Experiences Chair

The ASSETS conference is the premier forum for presenting research on the design, evaluation, use, and education related to computing for people with disabilities and older adults. For those in Europe and Oceania, ASSETS is rated as Core A —a designation for the top academic conferences that are "highly respected in a discipline area" (Core A; Top 16%).

We invite high-quality original submissions on topics relevant to computing and accessibility. All contributions are peer-reviewed by an international Program Committee. Accepted papers and the abstracts for posters and demonstrations, experience reports, and the student research competition will be archived in the ACM Digital Library. Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to a special issue of the ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS).

Important Dates

  • Tuesday, February 15, 2022 - Mentoring request deadline
  • Thursday, April 14, 2022 - Technical Paper submission deadline
  • Thursday, May 26, 2022 - Initial Technical Paper reviews sent to authors, rebuttal phase opens
  • Thursday, June 2, 2022 - Rebuttal phase closes
  • Thursday, June 16, 2022 - Technical Paper acceptance decisions sent to authors
  • Thursday, June 23, 2022 - Student Volunteer deadline
  • Thursday, June 23, 2022 - Submission deadline for:
    • Posters
    • Demonstrations
    • Doctoral Consortium
    • Experience Reports
    • Student Research Competition
    • Workshop Proposals
  • Thursday, July 7, 2022 - Final versions of accepted papers due. Following this deadline, authors will receive instructions for completing their eRights forms, validating and submitting their paper to TAPS, and submitting their final accessible pdf.
  • Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 8-Minute Technical Paper Video Presentations due
  • Friday, July 15, 2022 - Acceptance decisions for:
    • Posters
    • Demonstrations
    • Doctoral Consortium
    • Experience Reports
    • Student Research Competition
    • Workshop Proposals
  • Friday, July 29, 2022 - Final versions of accepted Posters, Demonstrations, Experience Reports, Student Research Competition, and Workshop papers due. Following this deadline, authors will receive instructions for completing their eRights forms, validating and submitting their paper to TAPS, and submitting their final accessible pdf.
  • Friday, August 5, 2022 - Video presentations due for Posters, Demonstrations, Experience Reports, Student Research Competition, Doctoral Consortium.

Committees

General Chair

Jon Froehlich is a white man with brown hair wearing a purple 'Makeability Lab' t-shirt and a gray sports coat

Jon E. Froehlich, University of Washington, USA
generalchair-assets22@acm.org

Technical Program Chairs

Portrait of Kristen Shinohara, a Japanese American woman wearing a black blouse.

Kristen Shinohara, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
tpc-assets22@acm.org

Headshot of Dr. Stephanie Ludi, a Hispanic women with short black hair and brown eyes

Stephanie Ludi, University of North Texas, USA
tpc-assets22@acm.org

Treasurer and Registration Chairs

A professional headshot of Kyle Rector, a white woman with brown hair and eyes

Kyle Rector, University of Iowa, USA
treasurer-assets22@acm.org

Martez Mott, a Black man with a beard and short black hair, wearing a blue shirt

Martez Mott, Microsoft Research, USA
treasurer-assets22@acm.org

Please visit the Organizing Committee page to see the entire list.

Champion Sponsors

Become a Sponsor

The ASSETS 2022 conference committee welcomes organizations and companies interested in reaching our prominent accessibility researchers, practitioners, developers, and policy-makers. Check Become a Sponsor for more detail.