Call For Papers

The ASSETS conference is the premier forum for presenting research on the design, evaluation, use, and education related to computing for people with disabilities and older adults. We invite high-quality original submissions on topics relevant to computing and accessibility.

Submissions should present significant contributions to design, systems, tools, scientific understanding, methodology, or social issues. Relevant topics include (but are not limited to) new enabling technologies, studies of how technologies are used by people with disabilities, explorations of barriers to access, and evaluations of accessibility education methods.

It is expected that, in most cases, a paper’s research contributions will be validated through research activities conducted within the target user groups. We will prioritize papers that report work involving people who have accessibility needs. For papers that focus on older users, we will prioritize papers that focus on specific accessibility concerns of older users.

We recommend that papers with a technical contribution be validated through research activities with representative users when possible. However, we acknowledge that many accessibility-focused projects may begin with deep formative work with representative users, or may be based on prior research with representative users, and as such key contributions of a single paper may be primarily technical. For papers that focus on a technical contribution, we expect that this contribution has been validated in formative work with representative users, or at least is solidly anchored in prior research with representative users. Authors of papers with a primarily technical contribution should make it clear in their background section how the technical design is motivated by representative users’ documented needs and concerns, while following the anonymity requirements for submissions.

Please be sure that your use of language regarding older adults and people with disabilities follows up-to-date community guidance. Specifically, avoid terms such as "vulnerable," "special needs," "suffering from," "normal," or "X challenged," etc., and focus language to be inclusive. Authors should refer to the General Writing Guidelines for Technology and People with Disabilities or the SIGACCESS Accessible Writing Guide when preparing submissions.

It is important that the submissions themselves are already accessible so that everyone who needs to check and comment on your manuscript during the review process can do so. If you are new to this process, refer to the guide on creating accessible submissions, please refer to the Guidelines & Policies on this website.

All submissions are subject to ACM policies for papers published: As a published ACM author, you and your co-authors are subject to all ACM Publications Policies, including ACM's new Publications Policy on Research Involving Human Participants and Subjects .


ASSETS accepts submissions in the following categories:

Technical papers are expected to present significant and original contributions. For early work and work-in-progress, authors may consider submitting a poster or demo. Papers may expand upon previously published posters or demos, but must present novel and significantly extended content, and should cite any previous abstracts for posters or demos. Please refer to the ACM policy on plagiarism for guidance.

All Technical Papers and Posters and Demonstrations submissions are peer-reviewed by an international Program Committee. Accepted papers and the abstracts for posters and demonstrations, experience reports, and the student research competition will be archived in the ACM Digital Library. At least one author of accepted submissions must register as the presenter by the early registration deadline. The ASSETS 2023 conference is planned as primarily an in-person event in the New York, NY, area. While the conference organizers are planning for a digital-participation option for attendees, details are still being finalized. For technical papers, the expectation is that at least one author will attend the conference in person to present. If no authors of a submission will be able to travel due to accessibility or health concerns, the authors are encouraged to reach out to the Technical Programme Chairs, Erin Brady and Maria Wolters, at to discuss potential alternatives for presentation of the work.

Important Dates

All deadlines are 11:59 P.M. Anywhere on Earth (UTC -12:00).

  • Friday, March 31, 2023 - Deadline for Requesting Mentors
  • Wednesday, May 3, 2023 - Technical Paper Submission Deadline
  • Wednesday, June 7, 2023 - Author Rebuttal Period Opens
  • Thursday, June 15, 2023 - Author Rebuttal Period Closes
  • Sunday, June 25, 2023 - Paper Decisions Released
  • Thursday, July 6, 2023 - Workshop Proposals Deadline
  • Friday, July 7, 2023 - Posters & Demos Submission Deadline
  • Monday, July 10, 2023 - Student Research Competition Deadline
  • Monday, July 17, 2023 - Doctoral Consortium Submission Deadline
  • Wednesday, August 30, 2023 – Video Presentations Submission Deadline