The e-UCM Group Wins the ACM Student Research Competition-ASSETS12 Contest
The work "Reusable Game Interfaces for People with Disabilities", from the e-UCM group, has been winner of the Student Research Competition organized in the international conference ASSETS 2012, on technologies for accessibility. This research group is part of the eMadrid network.
The Student Research Competition is organized annually by ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) under the patronage of Microsoft. The competition consists of two phases. The first phase takes place in the congresses of specific theme organized by the different groups of special interest of the ACM. In this local round, the participating works are exposed in a poster session, where they are analyzed by a jury specialized in the field that makes a first selection of them. The best evaluated works go to the final, in which the jury decides the winners based on the quality of a public exhibition that each candidate must perform. The second phase brings together all the winners of the local phases, where a jury analyzes the works of different themes, finally selecting the three best, which are given official recognition during the annual GMA of the ACM.
The work presented by the e-UCM group corresponds to the doctoral thesis of Javier Torrente, member of eMadrid, and focuses on the generation of new interfaces that allow to improve the accessibility of digital games, as well as other highly interactive contents.