PETRA 2011: 4th International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments

The 4th International Conference on Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments
PETRA 2011 (
May 25-27, Crete, Greece

Conference Theme
The PETRA Conference brings together different types of technology to address an important social and healthcare issue: as the world’s population ages, there is growing interest in solutions for the in- home care of the elderly as well as for the care of people with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other disabilities or traumas. PETRA (which means “stone” in Greek) reflects the needs of the domestic environment, or “Oikos” as it was known in ancient Greece, but from a technological perspective. People’s living environments are particularly important in an increasingly crowded and complex world where the need for inclusiveness and connectivity with the rest of the world is key. PETRA addresses the fact that, as people grow older, they will increasingly rely on technology to be able to stay in their homes.

Topics and areas of interest include, but are not limited to: 
* Tools, infrastructures, architectures and techniques for       designing, implementing and deploying pervasive applications in     assistive environments 
* Privacy, security and trust, especially risk analysis of sharing       health data 
* Wearable, ambient and wellness measurement and monitoring     technologies 
* Service and socially assistive robots for rehabilitation 
* Sensor networks for pervasive care, reliability and availability     * Physical therapy, occupational therapy, and other rehabilitation   technologies 
* Robotics and automation in assistive living systems 
* Natural language processing systems for assistive environments 
* Signal and image processing for ambient intelligence and pervasive computing
* Reasoning systems and machine learning for assistive environments
* Social, ethical, legal and e-government issues in pervasive       healthcare and aging 
* Social impacts of the use of pervasive technologies, government   policy & access 
* Global healthcare, citizen standards and interoperability 
* User Interfaces, usability and flexibility 
* Human centered computing and the senior citizen 
* Telemedicine and biotechnology applications 
* Smart materials for rehabilitation
* Machine learning and data mining tools for decision making 
* Devices and orthotics for physical therapy and rehabilitation
* See

General Chair: 
Fillia Makedon, /University of Texas at Arlington, USA/ 

Program Committee Chair:
Margrit Betke, /Boston University, USA/

Program Committee co-Chairs: 
Ilias Maglogiannis, /University of Central Greece, Greece/ Grammati Pantziou, /TEI of Athens, Greece/ 

Important dates 

Full Paper Submission Deadline: /January 31, 2011/
Short Paper Submission Deadline: /Feburary 01, 2011 /
Poster Paper Submission Deadline: /Feburary 01, 2011 / Workshop Proposal Submissions Deadline: /December 15, 2010 / *All conference papers will be published in the ACM conference proceedings. Selected papers will be invited to special journal issues.


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UUID (Universal Usability and Interaction Design) SIG at Faculty of Creative Multimedia, Multimedia University, Malaysia.
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