ÆGIS (Open Accessibility Everywhere: Groundwork, Infrastructure, Standards) is organising a satellite event in the context of ETAPS 2010 (European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software - March 20-28, 2010, Paphos, Cyprus). The satellite event FOSS‐AMA (Free and Open Source Software for Accessible Mainstream Applications) will take place on 27-28 March 2010 and is inspired by the FP7 ÆGIS IP initiative (http://www.aegis‐project.eu).
FOSS‐AMA will aim to bring together recent achievements and renowned experts from the Open Source Community and Accessibility. 3rd generation access techniques and their potential for more accessible mainstream ICT for end‐users and relevant toolkits for developers will be explored. Interactive demos will embellish the presentations sessions.
The event is spread over 2 days, and will have the following outline (pdf).
Registration details are available on http://www.etaps10.cs.ucy.ac.cy/
Guide for authors
- Authors are requested to submit their papers electronically by using email
- Authors are requested to submit the text, tables, and artwork in electronic form to this address.
- Authors who are unable to provide an electronic version or have other circumstances that prevent such submission must contact us (
) prior to submission to discuss alternative options.
We regret that we are not able to consider submissions that do not follow these procedures.
Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis), that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, without the written consent of the copyright-holder.
Role of the funding source
You are requested to identify who provided financial support for the conduct of the research and/or preparation of the article and to briefly describe the role of the sponsor(s), if any, in study design; in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the paper.
Define abbreviations that are not standard in this field in a footnote to be placed on the first page of the article. Such abbreviations that are unavoidable in the abstract must be defined at their first mention there, as well as in the footnote. Ensure consistency of abbreviations throughout the article.
Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc.).
Language and language services
- Please write your text in good English (American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these).
- Word Count and Paper Length
- The “Paper” shall be preceded by an “Abstract” not exceeding 500 words.
- Paper Length: written in less than 15 pages (scientific), or less than 10 pages (technical papers) on A4-size paper, including figures and tables.
- First page include “Title of paper”: bold, centred, all uppercase and “Name(s) Of Author(s), affiliation, full mail address, telephone/fax number and e-mail address: centred, uppercase for the first letter of each word.
- Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 5 keywords. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.
- Submitted as WORD file or pdf file (not locked) Font and point size (text): 12 pt (14pt for title), Times New Roman.
- Graphs, photos, diagrams and tables have to be inserted within the text in their corresponding place. None of them will be accepted separately.
- Margins 2.5 cm (top, bottom, left, right)
Once sending your final paper, you immediately permit publication of your paper with all other papers on the conference CD-ROM.
Use of word-processing software
It is important that the file be saved in the native format of the word processor used. The text should be in single-column format. Keep the layout of the text as simple as possible.
To avoid unnecessary errors you are strongly advised to use the "spell-check" and "grammar-check" functions of your word processor.
Schedule for paper submission, notification of acceptance and final versions of camera‐ready papers
- Abstracts submission deadline: 8th December 2009
- Notification of abstracts acceptance: 15th December 2009
- Paper submission deadline: 15th January 2010
- Notification of acceptance and review outcomes: 30th January 2010
- Final camera ready papers: 20th February 2010
Submissions in the following categories will be admissible:
- Scientific Papers
- Technical Papers
The final versions of the accepted camera‐ready papers will be published and will be made available during the workshop. The authors of each accepted submission are required to give a presentation at FOSS-AMA 2010.
The authors of the best papers will be invited to write a journal version of their paper which will be separately reviewed and, assuming acceptance, be published in journal form. In addition, the authors of the accepted technical papers, will publish their s/w in the Open Source Community. A program committee will be formulated for the review of the abstracts and camera‐ready papers to be submitted.
The event will also foresee an exhibition of demos on accessible open source Rich Internet Applications, Desktop Applications and Mobile Applications.
The contact address to use is
Satellite event organisers
Ms. Maria Gemou (CERTH-HIT)
Dr. Evangelos Bekiaris (CERTH-HIT)