Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

February 1, 2017

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Welcome to the frequently asked questions page for the AAATE2017 Congress split into easy to use categories. If your question is not on the list, please complete our contact us form here.

General questions
Questions about the conference
Questions for speakers
Questions about the Satellite Events
Questions about the Student Innovation Tournament
Exhibition questions
Pricing questions
Technology for Independence (T4I) Conference

 

 

General questions

I’m worried about publishing results with the AAATE2017 because they need to be published in a journal or elsewhere.

It is acceptable to say the results will be presented at the Conference – we do not publish online or in print the presentations that people give. For example, the discussions can talk about anticipated results and the implications if such results are obtained, or, talk about the most likely results and what will be the implications for each of the possible results. On the other hand, you may be able to disclose some specific detail, of part of the results that are incomplete or preliminary, including for example how recruitment went.

The results, discussion and/or conclusions can then be shorter sections if accompanied by good introduction and methods.

When will the Congress take place?

The Congress will take place in Sheffield, UK from 11th – 15th September 2017. Below is a snapshot of the timetable of events. 11th and 12th September will be Satellite events, 13th and 14th are Conference days and 15th September will be the T4I Conference. Throughout the week there will also be exhibitions and social events.

 

How will papers be accessible to others following the AAATE2017 Congress?

We will publish with IOSpress – this isn’t open access. Open access is only available via Satellite Events that choose to publish. These publications will be 900 word short communications. Delegates will receive a PDF for their use during the Congress.

 

Some of our speakers only have limited availability. Can you guarantee that our event can take place on a specific day of the Congress?

We will consider all requests for specific sessions to take place on specific days of the timetable, however, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate all requirements.

 

When will the Congress programme be available?

A draft programme is now available and can be downloaded here. The final programme will be available by the end of June 2017.

 

Can I register for the Congress now?

Yes. Registration is now open for the Conference, Satellite Events and Social Events. Please visit the registration page to find out more on our fees and how to register. Current fees will increase again on 1st August 2017.

Will I be issued with a Certificate of Attendance?

Yes. Certificates of Attendance are available on request. Please contact the Conference Organisers via aaate2017@sheffield.ac.uk to request this. 

 


 

Questions about the Conference

 

What is the difference between the Conference and the Satellite Event days?

The Conference itself will be from Wednesday 13th to Thursday 14th September 2017 and held in the Diamond Building. This is the core part of the Congress focusing on formal contributions of any Assistive Technology related topic. Throughout the week we will hold Satellite Events in Sheffield that will offer access to topics related to Assistive Technologies in a less formal way. Events include: Student Innovation Tournament @Octagon and T4I Conference 2017 @StMarys.

 

Where will the Conference be held?

The Conference will be held in The Diamond, the University of Sheffield’s largest ever investment in teaching and learning.

 

How do I submit a paper to the Conference?

The Call for Papers is now closed.  We invite you to submit a short communication (approximately 900 words) to the T4I 2017 Conference. Full guidance can be found here

 

When is the deadline for the Call for Papers?

The Call for Papers has now closed. The call for T4I contributions and guidance on how to submit can be found here. Deadline 23/06/2017.

 

There isn’t a Special Thematic Session for my research area – can I still submit a short communication?

Yes. Special Thematic Sessions will only fill about 50% of the Conference, so feel free to submit a short communication on topics that are AT related/in allied areas.

I’ve registered for 2 days of the Conference – can I share my ticket with a colleague?

Yes. We are happy for you to attend one day of the Conference and give your ticket to a colleague to attend the second day of the Conference. Please ensure you include both delegate names when completing your registration.

 

I can no longer attend the Conference/Satellite Events/Social Events – can I cancel my registration?

If you are no longer able to attend an AAATE2017 Congress event you an cancel your registration subject to the cancellation policy. Bookings cancelled before 31st July 2017 will receive a refund of 50% of the registration price. Bookings cancelled from 1st August 2017 are non-refundable. Tickets are transferable however so if you wish to transfer your registration to a colleague, please contact us to discuss this via AAATE2017@sheffield.ac.uk.


Questions for speakers

What software can I use to present?

Powerpoint

 

Can I use my own computer?

Yes, but please note that only VGA and HDMI connections are available.  If you need any other connection you should bring an adapter with you or use the built-in computer in the lecture theatre.

 

How long do speakers get to present who have had a full paper accepted?

15 minutes; plus 3 minutes for questions and answers

 

How long do speakers get to present who have a short paper accepted?

7 minutes; 2 minutes for questions and answers; optionally upon agreement authors may request to also have a poster.

 

How long do speakers get to present who have an OASC accepted?

7 minutes; 2 minutes for questions and answers. As standard we expect OASC presenters to also be bringing a poster.

 

What size are posters?

A0 and portrait format. OASC authors are expected to bring a poster. Short paper authors may request space for a poster and this will be agreed if we have space.

 


 

Questions about the Satellite Events

 

What is the difference between the Satellite event days and the Conference?

Throughout the week we will hold Satellite Events in Sheffield that will offer access to topics related to Assistive Technologies in a less formal way. Events include: Student Innovation Tournament @Octagon and T4I Conference 2017 @StMarys. The Conference itself will be from Wednesday 13th to Thursday 14th September 2017 and held in the Diamond Building. This is the core part of the Congress focusing on formal contributions of any Assistive Technology related topic. 

 

Where will the Satellite events be held?

All Satellite events will be held at St Mary’s Conference Centre. Rooms are flexible and will fit between 40-120 people in cabaret style. This will allow for the Satellite events to take a workshop-style format. 

 

I want to submit a Satellite session – what do I need to do?

Unfortunately the call for Satellite Event short communications has now closed. You can still however submit a short communication (paper) to the T4I 2017 Conference. Full guidance can be found here. Deadline 23/06/2017.

 


 

Student Innovation Tournament

What is the Student Innovation Tournament?

The Student Innovation Tournament will be a one-day event welcoming around 100 undergraduate students from a range of backgrounds such as social care, health and engineering. They will work in multidisciplinary teams to generate ideas for solutions to real problems set by our community and industrial partners. More information can be found here.

 


 

Exhibition question

Will there be exhibitions as part of the Congress?

Yes. Tuesday 12th September the Public Exhibition will take place in the Octagon Centre. This is aimed at AT practitioners and will be open to the public. Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th September will see the Conference Exhibition in the Diamond Building (for delegates only). On Friday 15th September the T4I Conference Exhibition at St Mary’s Conference Centre in conjunction with the T4I2017 Conference will take place (exclusive to T4I delegates).

Can I exhibit at the Congress?

Yes. Please visit our Exhibition page on the AAATE2017 website.

 


Pricing questions

What are the prices for the various days of the Congress?

Detailed pricing information is available on the Register page.

 


Technology for Independence (T4I) Conference

What is the T4I Conference?

T4I, or Technology for Independence Conference is a UK Assistive Technology conference that was successfully re-launched in November 2016. Previously ran as the RAatE Conference (Recent Advances in Assistive Technology and Engineering) it aims to reflect the evolving and innovative ways that technology can transform independence for those with disabilities.

We will host the UK leading research conference on Assistive Technology on September 15th 2017. At the T4I2017 we expect more than 100 delegates from across UK. We will offer exhibition spaces at St Marys Conference Centre to organisations wishing to network at this event with a more UK-targeted approach.

How much is the T4I conference registration?

Detailed pricing information will be available in the next few weeks.

How do I submit a short communication for the T4I Conference?

The call for short communications for the T4I Conference is now open. Deadline: 23/06/2017. The full call and details for how to submit your paper can be found on the T4I website here.


 

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