INVITATION LETTER

Call for Participation

to

BILTEVT2024

INTERNATIONAL BARRIER-FREE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CONGRESS 2024

“Universal Design in Information Technology”

 25-27 September 2024 – Manisa – Turkiye

“BILTEVT2024: International Barrier-Free Informatics Technology Congress 2024” will be held by Turkish Barrier-Free Informatics Platform 25-27 September 2024 in Manisa / Turkiye. Numerous organizations, particularly the governmental institutions have cooperated with us in organization of the Congress. Sessions at the congress will take place face to face and online.

The Congress is of vital importance due to the fact that it will provide a platform and for ICT companies to reach their technology products or services to their target groups and for academicians, researchers or representatives of various organizations to exchange their experiences; to discuss the current situation and the existing challenges or to draft a plan of action for the tasks to be carried out in the field of information services designed for persons with disabilities.

Your participation to this significant event will certainly contribute a lot to reaching its objectives. We hope that “nternational Barrier-Free Information Technology Congress 2024” will constitute a major step forward in the field of ICT accessibility.

You can attend the congress as speakers or listeners if they wish.
Accommodation in Eskisehir  will be provided free of charge for participants from abroad.

Important Dates:

  • 30 July 2023 Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 30 July 2023 Special Session Proposal Submission Deadline
  • 30 July 2023 Student Project Promotion Application Deadline
  • 10 August 2023 Announcement of Accepted Papers
  • 10 August 2023 Announcement of Adopted Special Sessions
  • 10 August 2023 Announcement of Accepted Student Project Promotions
  • 1 September 2023 Submission Deadline for Full Papers (Available)
  • 1 September 2023 Speakers and Presenters Submission Deadline (Accessible)
  • 10 September 2023 Announcement of the Congress Final Program
  • 20-22 September  2023 Congress

 

THEMES

The themes of our 2023 congress consist of the following sub-titles within the scope of information technology and services for the disabled:

Main theme

  • Education and Education Technologies
  • Disaster and Informatics


Sub-theme titles

• Smart Cities • Accessibility in Information Technologies • Accessible Access Studies in Electronic Communication • Parents and IT • Information Technologies in Education • Employment and Informatics • Mobile Learning • Distance Learning • Disabled and Media • e-government Applications • EBA • Software That Facilitates Life • Policies • Social responsibility projects • Social media • Success Stories • World and European Union Applications • Universities and Informatics • Innovation and Entrepreneurship • Visually Impaired and Informatics • Hearing Impaired and Informatics • Autism and Informatics • Informatics in Special Education • Information Technology and Services Inventory Studies • Information Technology Services Planning • Successful Applications in Information Technology Integration to the Life of Disabled • Disabled and Informatics Themed Academic Studies Inventory

CONGRESS ACTIVITIES:

Panel Discussion: The Panel Discussions will provide an opportunity for the experts to exchange information and ideas on the general situation and challenges of information services for persons with disabilities both in Turkey and in the World. Proposals for sessions are welcomed.Papers: Summaries of academic papers to be submitted by participants will be shared and assessed by the relevant board members and duly published on our website. Invited papers from eminent experts will also take place among other academic papers.

Presentations by ICT Companies and Seminars:

The seminars to be held will aim ensuring exchange of information and experiences between organizations and individuals. Universities, ICT Firms and civil society organizations are expected to display applications and technological innovations.

Seminars and Company Presentations: It is planned to provide knowledge and experience transfer between institutions and individuals through seminars to be organized. In this context, it is aimed to introduce the current practices and technological innovations of universities, IT companies and non-governmental organizations.

Training Workshops: Various workshops will be held and a certificate will be given to the participants in order to contribute to practice in the congress process.
In this context, “Web Accessibility” Workshop, “Description Workshop” and “Coding Training for Special Education Teachers” will be organized.

Stand Activities: Institutions and companies will be allowed to exhibit their projects and applications at the stands open during the congress.

Booths: Booths that will be open during the Congress activities will provide an opportunity for organizations and companies to display their projects and applications. 

ICT Accessibility Awards

Turkish Platform on Barrier-Free Information whose secretariat work is conducted by Manisa Celal Bayar University will grant accessibility awards to successful information services for persons with disabilities.

The award ceremony will be held at the opening of the congress. The award ceremony, being held for the tenth time, aims granting awards to individuals or organizations that have directly or indirectly contributed to persons with disabilities in terms of facilitating access to education, information services and public services or enhancing social and economic life by making use of information technologies.

Contact Person

Mustafa Özhan KALAÇ
Coordinator of Turkiye Barrier-Free Information Technology Platform
[email protected]