1st International Conference on Technology Helping People with Special Needs (ICTHP-2013)
Imam University is going to host the 1st International Conference on Technology Helping People with Special Needs (ICTHP-2013). The objective of the conference is to focus on key technology issues regarding people with special needs. ICTHP will be a vital forum for the discussion of issues such as living with disabilities with special focus on education, employment, independence, communication and entertainment, to ensure complete social inclusion.
As ICTHP-2013 brings together expertise in using technology for the disabled people from across the globe we are seeking to focus on how we can work together and share our experiences and knowledge to promote sustainable solutions to the challenges presenting to us all. This will be an historical event as the 1st ICTHP-2013 is hosted in Imam University.
The Scientific and Technical Program includes:
Program includes invited speakers representing industry and academia from around the world. An Exhibition Hall for major international companies, as well as exhibitors from the Arab World, having good solutions for people with disabilities and special needs to participate. In addition to traditional paper sessions, the conference sessions will include participation from industry representatives, portraying their new products/services and looking for new ideas. To support stronger interactions, there will be panel sessions and keynote speeches from world known experts.
Authors from scientific, social, and policy making communities are invited to submit original research papers and experience reports describing innovative work in the subject field. In addition, authors are invited to submit papers on industry best practices. Submissions under review or accepted by another conference, symposium or journal, will not be considered.
Scope and Topics:
Topics of the conference include but are not limited to:
Policies and Regulations to improve life conditions of people with Special Needs
Education and E-Learning
Augmentative and Attentive Communication
Rehabilitation Issues: General, Technology & Studies
Becoming more independent using ICT
Employment: improving employability & efficiency
Aging & Technology: ICT dealing with Aging Related Issues
Computers and Smart Phones
Networking and Communications
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Language, Learning, and the Brain
Physical Tools and Requirements
ICTHP has No Registration Fee but participants must have to register online.
•Deadline for extended abstracts/full papers: October 15, 2012
•Notification of acceptance: November 15, 2012
•Deadline for workshops, exhibition, tutorials and seminars: November 15, 2012
•Deadline for camera ready papers: December 20, 2012
•Participants/authors' registration deadline: January 25, 2013 P
•ICTHP-2013 Pre-Conference/Workshops: February 18, 20123
•ICTHP-2013 Conference: February 18 –20, 2013
* International participants/authors have to register 45 days prior to commencement of the conference.
Regarding the submission process, deadlines, the selection process and any other questions the program itself or contact information, please consult the ICTHP web site at