International Workshop on Cognitive Prostheses and Assisted Communication
(CPAC 2006)

January 29, 2006
Sydney, Australia

To be held in conjunction with 2006 International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI 2006)

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Various prostheses have been developed to help people with physical impairments, by replacing lost or underdeveloped abilities, and these have played an important part in facilitating the person's social participation. Providing prostheses for lost or underdeveloped cognitive abilities, however, presents a challenge of a different order. Some work on memory aids and daily schedule management systems has shown promise, but progress in this field will depend upon keeping up to date with our advancing knowledge about cognition generally as well as emerging technologies which could be platforms for various kinds of cognitive support. An interdisciplinary approach to this programme of work will be essential in order to produce:

This workshop will offer the opportunity for researchers in the fields of assistive technology, cognitive psychology, user interface design and context-awareness to present the state of the art in each field and to discuss an approach and a research agenda for realizing effective cognitive prostheses.

While the intended audience for this workshop includes those with experience or interest in Assistive Technology especially for dementia people and their care, it is also crucial to have participation by those with expertise in other areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Intelligent User Interface Design, Context-aware systems, and Cognitive Psychology.


Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Workshop Format

This will be an all day workshop with invited speakers, technical presentations, demonstrations sessions. Authors of accepted papers will present their work, and audience questions and discussion follow. Demonstrations will illustrate one or more aspects of a leading-edge system that is in use, under development, or in a testing or prototype stage, and audience questions and discussion follow. Submission of a paper is not required for attendance at the workshop. However, in the event that the workshop cannot accommodate all who would like to participate, those who have submitted a paper will be given priority for registration. All workshop attendees must pay the IUI 2006 workshop registration fee, as well as the conference registration fee. We encourage those who plan to attend this workshop, to register early in order to help conference organizers with their planning as well as insure that the workshop is not cancelled do to projected poor attendance.


Program Committee

Paper Submission

We invite two forms of submission to this workshop:

Format required for submissions: Full technical papers should not exceed six pages in length, while the body of demo papers should not exceed three pages. Submissions should be sent in PDF to the primary contact address (e-mail: cpac2006 _at_ atr _dot_ jp). Please use the ACM IUI paper format for submissions. Details on this format are available at

Important Dates

Please send any questions or comments to Noriaki Kuwahara. (e-mail: cpac2006 _at_ atr _dot_ jp )
Last update: January 20, 2006