The 20th International Conference on
“Urban Space Extended accessibility”
in conjunction with
The 2020 International Conference on Computational
Science and its Applications (ICCSA 2020)
July 1st – July 4th 2020
In fact, the concept of “extended accessibility” has assumed a fundamental importance for the use of urban space, becoming the basis of any good project for using city’s places. The term “expanded” highlights the intent to overcome the concept of “architectural barrier”, giving the same importance to psycho-cognitive, sensory and communicative barriers. In the same way it is necessary to overcome the stereotype of the wheelchair disabled user, paying the same attention to the complexity of all forms of disability. Only in this way it will be possible to eliminate the categorizations and the relative solutions exclusively dedicated to people with disabilities, in favor of inclusive solutions, conceived instead for a wider use, according to the principles of “Universal Design” or “Design for all”.
Talking about accessibility implies referring to this concept in its broadest sense, not only the physical one, but also all its other forms, including psycho-cognitive accessibility. In fact, the cognitive disabilities are not protected by law like the physical ones.
Also, that of sensoriality is linked to the problem of accessibility. It offers a physical approach to knowledge that can amplify the experience and above all guarantee accessibility to people with disabilities, particularly those with low vision.
Focusing on “extended accessibility”, this workshop may critically explore (but is not limited) these relevant issues:
1. Studying and recognizing the specificities and differences between the various categories of people with disabilities, identifying needs and, at the same time, widening the concept of disability to populations considered up to now as “able-bodied” (elderly, children, etc.);
2. Analysis of the conditions for an independent life for people with disabilities, or for their self-determination, through the study of measures and strategies that give the possibility of living ones life like any other person;
3. Design and creation of spaces, strategies and measures to promote total accessibility, for the purpose of accessibility that can be both physical and cognitive;
4. Highlighting how accessible architectures in cities favor quality and urban security and contrast urban degradation;
5. Supporting public system strategies in order to guarantee an optimal use of resources for the creation of overall present and future value in local communities;
6. promoting social inclusion and raising peoples well-being and autonomy also through the development of knowledge, methodologies, technological tools and advanced automation techniques;
7. reconceptualizing cultural tourism from a perspective of accessibility and sustainability, guiding the actions of Public, Private and Third Sector, in order to intercept the demand of tourists with special needs (disabled people,
elderly people, families with small children, people with eating disorders, etc.), in view of a demand largely unanswered but constantly growing, above all due to the aging of the population and the increase in the propensity to
travel of elderly people.Given the focus of the Conference on Computational Science issues, the workshop welcomes contributions on ICT and computational aspects, proposals and applications from a wide variety of scholars on the issues proposed.
Engineers, Geologists, Urban and Regional Planners, Landscape Architects, Geographers and Economic Geographers, Environmental Engineers, among others are welcome to contribute.
Keywords: Extended accessibility, Urban space, Cities, Augmented reality, Virtual reality, Accessibility design, Cultural tourism accessibility.
Individuals and groups should submit complete papers (10 to 16 pages).
Accepted contributions will be published in the Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) volumes
Please adhere strictly to the formatting provided in the template to prepare your paper and refrain from modifying it.The submitted paper must be camera-ready and formatted according to the rules of LNCS. For formatting information, see the publisher’s web site (http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0). Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper.
papers should be submitted at: http://ess.iccsa.org/
please don’t forget to select “”Urban Space Extended accessibility” (USEaccessibility_2020)” workshop from the drop-down list of all workshops.
Papers accepted to “USEaccessibility 2020” will be published in the ICCSA Conference proceedings, in Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series, with doi, indexed by WOS, Scopus and DBLP.
15 March 2020: Deadline for full paper submission
24 April 2020: Notification of acceptance
8 May 2020: Deadline for Camera Ready Papers
1-4 July, 2020: ICCSA 2020 Conference
Francesco Pinna, (DICAAR, University of Cagliari)
Chiara Garau, (DICAAR, University of Cagliari)
Beniamino Murgante, (University of Basilicata)
Mauro Coni, (DICAAR, University of Cagliari)
Francesca Maltinti, (DICAAR, University of Cagliari)
Vincenza Torrisi, (DICAR, University of Catania)
Matteo Ignaccolo (DICAR, University of Catania)
Mauro Coni, University of Cagliari, Italy
Tanja Congiu, University of Sassari, Italy
Chiara Garau, University of Cagliari, Italy
Matteo Ignaccolo, University of Catania, Italy
Francesca Maltinti, University of Cagliari, Italy
Beniamino Murgante, University of Basilicata, Italy
Enrica Papa, University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom
Francesco Pinna, University of Cagliari, Italy
Alessandro Plaisant, University of Sassari, Italy
Francesco Scorza, University of Basilicata, Italy
Vincenza Torrisi, University of Catania, Italy
Claudia Yamu, University of Groningen
Paola Zamperlin, University of Florence, Italy