Call for Papers


ICTA is a bi-annual international conference on ICT & Accessibility. The nineth edition of ICTA 2023 will be held in Amman, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and organized under the auspices of the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) and the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) with the support of the Jordanian National Commission for Education Culture and Science, the Research Laboratory of Technologies of Information and Communication and Electrical Engineering (LaTICE) of the University of Tunis and the Tunisian association E-access.

The conference explores several areas related to ICT, Accessibility of people with disabilities and education with special focus on Technology Enhanced Education for people with disabilities. Therefore, we invite submission of high-quality and original papers, whether related to academic or industrial research niches. Submitted papers should propose new research approaches and original tools, assess solutions, report experiences, reviews the state of the arts, etc. All submissions will be peer-reviewed by an international program committee. Accepted papers will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore. At least one author of the accepted submissions must register as the presenter. The participation of users from different disciplines will be welcome as accessibility and education are across-cutting disciplines. Views bridge academia, civil society, commerce, and industry and arguments encompassing a range of beliefs across the design-accessibility spectrum are presented.

Main Topics

The scope of the ICTA 2023 Conference is focused on issues related to E-Accessibility, E-Learning and Advanced ICT. Topics of interest considered to be within the scope of the conference include but are not limited to:

Track 01: E-Accessibility:

·      Accessible mobile environments.

·       Mobile apps for people with disabilities

·       Software engineering for accessibility.

·       E-learning and accessibility.

·       E-learning tools and environments for people with disabilities.

·       Human Computer Interfaces for people with disabilities.

·       Usability and Ergonomics.

·       Web accessibility

·       End user tools for accessibility.

·       Assistive technology.

·       Technology design for people with multiple impairments

·       Accessibility and usability

·       E-Aging and Gerontechnology.

·       Assistive Technology.

·       Design for All

·       Automatic translation of Sign languages

·       Technologies for improving communication with Deaf people

·       Representation and Processing of Sign Languages

·       Accessible and inclusive Digital Publishing

·       Human Movement Analysis for the Design and Evaluation of Interactive Systems and Assistive Devices

Track 02: AI and accessibility

·       AI in Assistive Technology

·       Accessible AI Design

·       AI and Accessibility for Education

·       AI and Accessibility for Healthcare

·       AI and Accessibility in the Workplace

·       Future Directions for AI and Accessibility

Track 03: Smart and pervasive systems for people with disabilities

·       Ambient and Assisted Living (AAL),

·       Internet of Things (IoT) for the service of disabled people

·       Autonomous Systems for helping people with disability

·       Wearable devices for people with disability

·       Smart services and accessibility

·       Wayfinding for bling people

·       Cloud Computing and Assistive Technology services.

·       Interactive Systems and Assistive Devices

·       Environmental Sensing Technologies for Visual Impairment

·       Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality and Extended Reality for helping peoples with disability


Track 04: E-Learning

·       Education of People with disabilities

·       Educational Environments for People With Disabilities

·       Inclusive ICTs in Education For People With Disabilities

·       Digital Systems for Open Access to Education and Learning

·       Adaptive and Personalized Technology-Enhanced Learning

·       Wireless, Mobile, Pervasive and Ubiquitous Technologies for Learning

·       Digital Game and Intelligent Toy Enhanced Learning

·       Computer Supported Collaborative Learning

·       Technology-enhanced Assessment in Formal and Informal Education

·       Technology-Enhanced Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education

·       Technology Enhanced Language Learning

·       Motivational and Affective Aspects in Technology-enhanced Learning

·       Technology Enabled Learning of Thinking Skills

·       Recommender Systems for Learning

·       Smart Learning Environments

·       Virtual Worlds in Education and Training

·       Large Scale Implementation of Technology Supported Educational Innovations

Track 05: Innovative Computer Technologies and Applications

·       Advances in Big Data Analytics

·       Information and Knowledge Engineering

·       Semantic Web and Web Services

·       Data Mining

·       Grid & Cloud Computing and Applications

·       Software Engineering Research and Practice

·       Computer modelling and applications

·       Modelling and simulation of systems

·       Digital image processing and pattern recognition

·       Mobile and ubiquitous computing

·       Soft computing techniques

Key Dates

·      September 10, 2023 : Deadline for Papers Submission

·      September 15, 2023 : Deadline for Poster/demonstration Submission

·      September 17, 2023 : Deadline for tutorials and thematic sessions Proposal

·      October 16, 2023 : Notification of acceptance

·       November 19, 2023 : Camera-ready submission & registration

·      December 10-12, 2023 : Conference period

Types of Sessions

·       Papers sessions (20 minutes presentation).

·       Short papers sessions (10 minutes presentation).

·       Interactive demonstrations (10 minutes).

·       Tutorials sessions.

·       Posters sessions.

Honorary chairs

·       Pr. Mohamed Ould Amar, Director General of ALECSO

Conference Chair

·       Pr. Mohmed Jemni, Head of ICT, Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO).

Program Co-Chairs

·       Dr. Tarek Ben Youssef, ALECSO

·       Dr. Oussama El ghoul, LaTICE Lab, University of Tunis

·       Dr. Koutheir Khribi, LaTICE Lab, University of Tunis

Organization Committee Co-Chairs

·       Mr. Bilel Amri, ALECSO

·       Dr. Yosra Bouzid, LaTICE Lab, University of Tunis

·       Dr. Mona Denden, LaTICE Lab, University of Tunis

Program Committee (Not definitive),

·       Abdelmajid Ben Hamadou, MIRACL Laboratory,ISIMS, Tunisia

·       AbdulMalik Al-Salman, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

·       Achraf Othmane, Mada Centre for PWD, Qatar

·       Adel Essafi, Latice Research Laboratory, Tunisia

·       Ahlem Baccouche, Latice Research Laboratory, Tunisia

·       Hanene Ben Abdallah, HCT, UAE

·       Ali Al Dahoud, Al-Zaytoonah University, Amman, Jordan

·       Ali Fawaz Shareef, Maldives College of Higher Education, Republic of Maldives

·       Ali Sharaf Al-Musawi, College of Education, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

·       Allistair Edwards, University of York, United Kingdom

·       Amel Bouzeghoub, IT- SudParis, France

·       Amer Abuali, Philadelphia University, Jordan

·       Amr Ibrahim, AUC, Egypt

·       Annelies Braffort, LIMSI-CNRS, France

·       Arafat Awajan, PSUT, Jordan

·       Dalila Chiadmi, Mohammadia School of Engineers, , Morocco

·       Dalila Trad, Latice Research Laboratory, Tunisia

·       David Crombie, EUAIN Network, Netherlands

·       Dena Al-Thani ,College of Science and Engineering, Hamad Bin Khalifa University

·       Demetrios Sampson ,Curtin University, Western Australia

·       Dominique Burger, BrraillNet Association, France

·       Dominique Scapin, INRIA, France

·       Esma Aimeur, University of Montreal, Canada

·       Faiez Gargouri, MIRACL-ISIMS, Tunisia

·       Gerhard Nussbaum, KI-I, Austria

·       Gilbert Paquette, Télé- université du Québec, Canada

·       Hamadou Saliah-Hassane, Télé-Université/UQAM, Canada

·       Haithem Abbes, University of Tunis, Tunisia

·       Hazem Fkayar, University of Carthage, Tunisia

·       Henda Chorfi, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

·       Ibrahim Amin Al Qaryouti, College of Education, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

·       Jacques Charlier, Metrovision, France

·       Jacques Viens, CIRTA, Université de Montreal, Canada

·       James Ohene-Djan, University of London, UK

·       Jehad Ja'em, University of Qatar, Qatar

·       Joachim Klaus, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany

·       Samia Kouki, HCT, UAE

·       Jutta Treviranus, Inclusive Design Research Centre, Canada

·       Kabil Jaballah, LATICE Lab, University of Tunis, Tunisia

·       Khalid Khamis Ali Al Saadi, College of Education, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

·       Kinshuk, UNT, USA

·       Klaus Miesenberger, University of Linz, Austria

·       Koutheair Khribi, Univ of Tunis, Tunis

·       Laïla Cheikhi,  ENSIAS, Université Mohamed V de  Rabat, Maroc

·       Lilia Cheniti, PRINCE Research Unit, Hammam Sousse, Tunisia

·       Mahmoud Mohamed Emam, College of Education, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

·       Malek Ghenima, ESCEM, Tunisia

·       Marion Hersh, Glasgow University, UK

·       Mary Lane Kelso, College of Education, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

·       Maryam Al-Washahi, College of Education, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

·       Mehrez Boulares, Latice Research Laboratory, Tunisia

·       Michael E. Auer, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Austria

·       Mohamed Ali Kheneissi, Latice Research Laboratory, Tunisia

·       Mohamed Amine Chatti, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

·       Mohamed El Tahir Osman, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

·       Mohamed Elazb, HDF, Egypt

·       Mohamed Jmaiel, University of Sfax, Tunisia

·       Monica Landoni, University of Lugano. Switzerland

·       Morten Tollefsen, MediaLT, Norway

·       Mounia Abik, ENSIAS, Morocco

·       Mounir Zrigui, University of Monastir, LaTICE Laboratory, Tunisia

·       Mustapha Amghar , Université Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco

·       Nadine Vigouroux, IRIT, Université Paul Sabatier, ASSISTH

·       Nian-Shing Chen, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan

·       Olfa Nasraoui,University of Louisville , USA

·       Omar Boussaid, Lumière Lyon II, France

·       Oscar Martinez-Bonastre, Miguel Hernandez University, Spain

·       Oussama ElGhoul, ALECSO, Tunisia

·       Philippe Gorce, Université du Sud Toulon Var, France

·       Rafik Brahem, ISITIC, HS, Tunisia

·       Ramzi Farhat, LaTICE, Tunisia

·       Roberto Scano, IWA/HWG, Italy

·       Ahmed Tlili, NUB, China

·       Rolando Bianchi Bandinelli, Instituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell'Informazine, Piza, Italy

·       Sabine Graf, Athabasca University, Canada

·       Sahar Alshorbagi, College of Education, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

·       Salah Sharhan, Golf University of Science and Technology, Kuwait

·       Shadi Abou-Zahra, W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)

·       Simon Harper, University of Mancheser,UK

·       Virginio Cantoni, University of Pavia, Italy

·       Walid Saad, Latice Research Laboratory, Tunisia


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