Digital Transformation for an Inclusive Society - DTIS

Workshop Program

Program DTIS 2019 (papers available)

10.30 - 10.40 

Workshop welcome and introduction to the agenda 

10.40 - 11.10

Valter Berg, Vebjørn Haugland, Marius Foshaug Wiik, Henriette Michalsen, Audny Anke, Miroslav Muzny, Javier Gomez Escribano, Santiago Gil Martinez, Antonio Martinez-Millana, Andre Henriksen, Keiichi Sato and Gunnar Hartvigsen 

eHealth Approach for Motivating Physical Activities of People with Intellectual Disabilities 

11.10 - 11.40 

Guadalupe Montero de Espinosa and Juan Carlos Torrado Vidal 

Alenta: a practitioner's case of technology usage to support special needs of populations with cognitive disabilities 

11.40 - 12.00

Henriette Michalsen, Audny Anke and Cathrine Arntzen

Family members and health care workers’ perspective on motivational factors for participation in physical activity for people with intellectual disability: A qualitative study

12.00 - 13.00 


13.00 - 13.30 

Anne-Marie Tuikka 

Evaluating digitalization of social services from the viewpoint of the citizen 

13.30 - 14.00 

Virginia Grande, Clara Benac Earle, Cristina Manresa-Yee, Elena Gómez-Martínez, Laura M. Castro, Patricia Pons and Raúl Corobán 

Everybody Rock Your Equity: Experiences of Organizing a Women in Computing Event with Role Models for Diversity and Inclusion 

14.00 - 14.30


14.30 - 14.50 Line Berg - The Ada Project 

14.50 - 15.10 Soudabeh Khodambashi .- WeLead Project

15.10 - 15.30 Filippo Sanfilippo - A multi-sensor system for enhancing situational awareness and stress management for people with ASD in the workplace and in everyday life

15.45 - 17.00 Panel, Discussion and closing 

Workshop Description and Goals

In this workshop, we want to invite researchers and practitioners to discuss why and how digital transformation for a sustainable society in the 21st century should be shaped in order to improve inclusion of people who do not participate or participate less to digital transformation processes than mainstream user groups. These user groups include people with special needs (i.e. people with disabilities or people in risk of social or digital exclusion) but also, we want to emphasize on the role of women in science for an inclusive society.


We want to share best-practice experiences of successful initiatives, discuss empirical outcomes and novel designs to build up and strengthen the community of interest in inclusion and the impact of gender. Besides building an international community, the workshop aims to identify challenges and opportunities related to digital transformation to promote inclusion and reduce the gender gap, on presented research and experiences and related to the following questions:

How can we improve the inclusion of people with special needs by digital transformation (DT)? This is, how can we make DT so flexible and adaptable that people with special needs can participate and make use of it?

How can we arise the position of women in the process of shaping DT? Traditionally, software is designed by men to men. But female contributions, preferences and approaches should be included, shared and promoted as well.


Workshop Topics 

  • Emerging concepts and methodologies

  • Educational approaches

  • Entertainment Computing

  • Social innovation

  • Social media

  • Assistive technologies

  • Accessibility

  • Persuasive technology for improved inclusion

Submission Guidelines

Authors should submit original, unpublished research papers. All papers must not simultaneously be submitted to another journal or conference. There are two types of submissions:

  • Full Paper submissions have a maximum of 12 pages.

  • Short Paper submissions have a maximum of 6 pages.


Papers and abstracts should be submitted through the submission web site in PDF format. Authors should follow the Springer formatting for Lecture Notes on Computer Science as indicated here:   

By submitting a paper, authors implicitly agree that at least one of them will register to the conference and present the paper. It is expected that at least one author will register for each accepted paper. Only papers that have been presented by their authors during the conference will be published in the conference proceedings. 

The proceedings of the I3E2019 workshops will be published as a book in IFIP-AICT series (IFIP- Advances in Information and Communication Technology) which is a better fit based on Springer.

(ISSN: 1868-4238)


The proceedings will be published after the conference, this will give possibility to the authors to make updates/changes based on the feedback received during the conference.

Submission System

Submissions for the DTIS  workshop will be done via Easy Chair at: 

Organizing Committee 

Program Committee (More names to be added)

  • Jannicke Baalsrud Hauge, Bremen Institute for Production and Logistics (BIBA), Germany; Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden.

  • Elisa Rubegni, University of Lincoln, UK. 

  • Eva-Sophie Katterfeldt, Universität Bremen, Germany.

  • Nadine Dittert, Universität Bremen, Germany.

  • Petar Jercic, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden.

  • Juan Carlos Torrado, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain.

  • Germán Montoro, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain.

  • Gabriela Marcu, University of Michigan, USA.

  • Paula Alexandra Silva, University of Veiro, Portugal.

  • Masood Masoodian, Aalto University, Finland.

  • Kshitij Sharma, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway.

  • Serena Lee-Cultura, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: 31 March 2019

New Submission Deadline: 22 April 2019 

Notification to authors: 30 April 2019

New Notification to authors: 1 June 2019

Early Bird Registration:
20 June 2019
Conference dates: 18-20 September 2019 

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