Call for papers Assistive Technologies congress @AAATE_net September 2017

The 2017 AAATE congress is a 5-day event about Assistive Technologies and will take place from 11-15th September 2017. The main conference will be from 13-14th September and up to two days of satellite events before and one day after the conference at venues in Sheffield (UK).

We invite you to submit a draft paper to the conference on any topic relevant to assistive or enabling technology and services that make use of such technologies.

Anything sharing new knowledge or calls to action from policy, guidelines, standardisation, methods, specification, evaluation, user perspectives, services and, innovative use of technology in an assistive way or innovative assistive technology are all relevant.

Submission: In widening the style of sessions and content, the options for type of submission has also changed. There are three options and guidance files for submitting drafts for review:

  • Full paper (8 pages, ~4000 words)
  • Short paper (4 pages)
  • Themed Session (for any other form of session)

Details can be found here.

The Satellite Events will have a seperate timing and submission process and will be published via this newsletter and the AAATE2017 website shortly.

Explore our brand new website. We are still working on increasing its accessibility and are happy to receive feedback from you.

The Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE) is the inter-disciplinary pan-European membership association devoted to all aspects of assistive technology including research, development, manufacture, supply provision and policy. The Association also collaborates with the World Health Organisation on the Global Assistive Technology Initiative – GATE; and sister AT organisations from the USA, Japan, Korea and Australia.

For more information about the Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe, please visit: aaate.netThe Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare (CATCH) is a multi-disciplinary research centre at the University of Sheffield, which brings together over 70 academics from 17 departments and five faculties to research, develop, evaluate and implement new technologies to enable people to live well and age well.For more information about the Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare, please visit:

The final deadline for all the above submissions is 31.01.2017 17.00 CET

It will be possible to upload your contributions from mid-December. In the meantime the full call and guidance information is accessible from the AAATE2017 website.

Special Thematic Sessions will be confirmed and appear on the website during November 2016.

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