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.

Acknowledging the impact the pandemic has had on all of us and the transformation in how people access and expect to access information at conferences and beyond, ASSETS’22 will be the first-ever “hybrid” conference in its 24 years. During the conference dates (Oct 24-26), we will host a full, on-site conference experience in Athens, Greece and a complementary, lighter-weight virtual experience online. ASSETS’22 also introduces our first-ever workshop track, which will take place Oct 23. At least one author of technical papers, posters and demonstrations, and other artifact-based categories must travel to Athens to present their work (other co-authors can choose to attend on-site or virtually).

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. 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.

Authors should refer to the General Writing Guidelines for Technology and People with Disabilities when preparing submissions.

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.

Given the hybrid format of the conference, the current expectation is that at least one author from all categories physically present their artifacts in Athens at the conference. In addition, we will ask all authors to prepare prerecorded and captioned videos that will be made available to all attendees (both virtual-only attendees and on-site attendees). If you have disability or health concerns that prevent travel, please contact

ASSETS accepts submissions to 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.

Important Dates for Technical Papers

All deadlines are 5 P.M. Pacific Time (GMT -8:00).

  • Paper Writing Mentoring Request deadline: Tuesday, February 15, 2022
  • Accessible Submission Mentoring Request deadline: Tuesday, March 15, 2022
  • Technical Paper submission deadline: Thursday, April 14, 2022

Submission Deadline for Posters and Demos, Experience Reports, Student Research Competition, Doctoral Consortium 

All deadlines are 5 P.M. Pacific Time (GMT -8:00).

  • Submission deadline: Thursday, June 23, 2022

Social Media

You can find out more about the conference on social media. Keep an eye on these accounts to find out about the conference, the organisers, the attendees and the impact we are making as a collective. You can follow this year’s hashtag #ASSETS2022