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Keynote Speaker Announced

Nottingham International Consortium on Educational Research (NICER) "Working together: Researchers need Users”.

Nottingham International Consortium on Educational Research (NICER) is a group of people with intellectual disabilities who are interested in research and want to make sure research about intellectual disabilities conducted locally involves people with intellectual disabilities and is informed by their needs and wishes. 

The group started in 1995 when they took part in a project funded by the European Lifelong Learning Scheme.

Since then they have met regularly to review research proposals that involve people with intellectual disabilities and advise on research projects that are running. This includes, for example, writing information sheets, designing pilot work, advising on recruitment and dissemination, testing software and advising on accessibility.

NICER members presented at the 1998 ICDVRAT conference in Skövde as well as at several other international conferences including three International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual Disabilities (IASSID) meetings in Seattle (2000), Montpelier (2004) and South Africa (2008). The group also teach on masters courses in education at both universities in Nottingham.

To mark their 20 years since they first presented at ICDVRAT, NICER will deliver the first keynote of the conference on their experience of working on research projects and what they have found works best for all involved.

Nottingham International Consortium on Educational Research (NICER)

Submission Deadlines:

  • Full Papers: Submission of Full Paper (maximum 8 pages): 7 March 2018
  • Notification of Acceptance: 15 May 2018
  • Submission of Final Full Paper: 15 June 2018

Submissions that are not accepted as Full Papers will be considered for inclusion as Short Papers

  • Short Papers: Submission of Short Papers (maximum 4 pages): 31 May 2018 
  • Notification of Acceptance: 20 June 2018
  • Submission of Final Short Paper: 1 July 2018

All Final papers are required to be submitted in Word format to facilitate electronic editing of the Proceedings.

  • Early Bird Registration Opens: 3 January 2018
  • Early Bird Registration Closes: 1 July 2018
  • General Registration Closes: 19 August 2018

Conference 4-6 September 2018

Dates: Tuesday 4 till Thursday 6 September 2018

Venue: Nottingham University, University Park, Nottingham

Delegate Registration

* The online registration page is currently unavailable, we hope to have this re-opened on 4th June 2018.

Conference topics:

  • Virtual and enhanced environments

  • Physical rehabilitation

  • Clinical assessment

  • Cognitive rehabilitation

  • Communication and language

  • Input devices

  • Remote/Telecare

  • Game Based Learning

  • VR for Health

  • Sensory impairment

  • Mobile health applications

  • Robotics and education

  • Communications aids

  • Tools for architectural/CAD design

  • Product design, testing and prototyping

  • Rehabilitation robotics

  • Special Theme for ICDVRAT 2018: User involvement in research





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ICDVRAT Conference

University of Nottingham
Teaching and Learning Building
University of Nottingham
Nottingham, NG7 2RD