PETRA 2014 Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce the 7th International conference on
assistive technologies enhancing human performance and facilitate
rehabilitation called PETRA (www.petrae.org), which stands for Pervasive
Technologies Related to Assistive Environments. PETRA 2014 will take
place on the beautiful island of Rhodes, Greece, May 27-30. We hope to
see you there. We attach a flyer for the conference and hope that you
will help us disseminate the information.

Sincerely,

The Petra conference steering committee

PETRA 2014: CALL FOR PAPERS

PETRA 2014 WWW.PETRAE.ORG

The 7th International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to
Assistive Environments

CALL FOR PAPERS
PETRA 2014 (www.petrae.org)
May 27-30, Rhodes Island, Greece

IMPORTANT DATES

Full Paper Submission Deadline: _Dec. 15, 2013
Short Paper Submission Deadline: _Jan. 15, 2014
Poster Paper Submission Deadline: _Feb. 15, 2014

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

Topics and areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

– Wearable, ambient and wellness measurement and monitoring
technologies
– Service and socially assistive robots for rehabilitation
– Computer Aided Rehabilitation
– Tools, and techniques for designing, implementing and deploying
pervasive applications in assistive environments
– Machine learning and data mining tools for decision making
– Sensor networks for pervasive care, reliability and availability
– Robotics and automation in assistive living systems
– Natural language processing and automated dialogue systems
– Signal and image processing for ambient intelligence and pervasive
computing
– User Interfaces, usability and flexibility
– Reasoning systems and machine learning for assistive environments
– Cognitive behavior analysis and monitoring
– Privacy, security and risk analysis of data sharing in assistive
environements
– Computer-aided Physical therapy and occupational therapy systems
– Smart rehabilitation software
– Devices and orthotics for physical therapy and rehabilitation
– Human centered computing and the senior citizen
– Telemedicine and biotechnology applications using pervasive
computing
– 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
– Digital Cities of the future

GENERAL CHAIR:

Fillia Makedon, University of Texas at Arlington, USA

PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIRS:

Mark Clements, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Catherine Pelachaud, TELECOM ParisTech, FRANCE

PROGRAM COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS:

Ilias Maglogiannis, _University of Piraeus, GREECE
Vana Kalogeraki, _Athens University of Economics and Business, GREECE

http://www.petrae.org

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