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CFP: 2nd Workshop on ICTs for improving Patients Rehabilitation Research Techniques


CALL FOR WORKSHOP PAPERS
REHAB 2014
           2nd Workshop on ICTs for improving Patients Rehabilitation Research Techniques
May 20-23, 2014 - Oldenburg, Germany
8th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare 
Past editions: 20062008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013


SCOPE
During the last few years, there has been increasing interest in the application of Virtual Reality and Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), in the field of rehabilitation, with clinical results that prove their effectiveness.
The virtual reality is being an increasingly used method in physical rehabilitation, allowing individualized treatments, as to facilitate learning motivation, to finally, provides patients pleasant and enjoyable homework exercises. This is can be done, for example, by applying the use of Nintendo Wii Balance Board, a low-cost visual biofeedback systems, and the implementation of programs for improving the patients balance
OBJECTIVE
This workshop invites authors to submit contributions on concepts Virtual Rehabilitation Discussion, applications, techniques or environments where interaction design play a central role by improving the rehabilitation process at all levels.
TOPICS OF INTEREST, Key issues in this workshop will focus on (but are not limited to):
·         Virtual and enhanced environments
·         Motor rehabilitation
·         Neuroimaging in rehabilitation
·         Virtual rehabilitation
·         Clinical assessment
·         Cognitive rehabilitation
·         Communication and language
·         Ambisonics and audio environments
·         Haptic devices
·         Sensory impairment
·         Medical systems
·         Input devices, sensors and actuators
·         Multi-user systems for user interaction
·         Computer access
·         Virtual humans
·         Balance, posture and mobility
·         Communications aids
·         Tools for architectural/CAD design
·         Product design, testing and prototyping
·         Training tools for rehabilitation
·         Augmented reality applications
·         Human factors
·         Rehabilitation robotics




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Important dates
Submission Deadline:
February 28th, 2014 
Author Notification:
March 21th, 2014
Camera-Ready Deadline:
March 28th, 2014
Workshop Date:
May 20th, 2014
Contact information:
Habib M. Fardoun <hfardoun@kau.edu.sa



SUBMISSION
We invite researchers interested in these topics to submit a workshop paper using the ACM format for papers. Please find detailed instructions on the Pervasive Health 2014 conference website. Papers should be submitted in PDF format via EasyChair submission page.
Please note that at least one author of an accepted paper must register for the REHAB workshop of the PervasiveHealth 2014 conference.
PUBLICATION
All accepted submissions would be published in the ACM Digital Library, and indexed by dblp, Scopus , ScienceDirect  and submitted to ISI Proceedings (ISI Web of Science).
All accepted papers will be invited to submit an extended version for inclusion in a special issue of an (ISI) International Journal, according to the paper topic:
·         Methods of Information in Medicine (IF: 1.6)
·         Disability and Rehabilitation (IF: 1.541)
  Best regards,
 REHAB 2014 Workshop Co-chairs

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