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ICTHP 2013 : 1st International Conference on Technology Helping People with Special Needs


When Feb 18, 2013 - Feb 19, 2013
Where Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Submission Deadline Dec 1, 2012
Notification Due Dec 15, 2012
Final Version Due Dec 20, 2012
Categories    networking   robotics   innovation   physical tools

Call For Papers

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:

- Keynote Presentations
- Plenary Sessions
- Semi-Plenary Sessions
- Concurrent Sessions
- Panels
- Poster Sessions
- Pre-Congress workshops

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
- Web access
- Computers and Smart Phones
- Networking and Communications
- Robotics
- Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- Emerging Technologies
- Language, Learning, and the Brain
- Entertainment
- Physical Tools and Requirements


ICTHP has No Registration Fee but participants must have to register online.

Key Dates:
•Deadline for extended abstracts/full papers: December 1, 2012
•Notification of acceptance: December 15, 2012
•Deadline for workshops, exhibition, tutorials and seminars: December 15, 2012
•Deadline for camera ready papers: December 20, 2012
•Participants/authors’ registration deadline: December 31, 2012
•ICTHP-2013 Conference/Workshops: February 18-19, 2013

* International participants/authors have to register 45 days prior to commencement of the conference.

Detailed Information:

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

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