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PETRA 2013 : 6th International Conference on Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments


Conference Series : Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments
When May 29, 2013 - May 31, 2013
Where Rhodes, Greece
Submission Deadline Jan 20, 2013
Categories    pervasive computing   ambient assisted living

Call For Papers

The 6th International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments

PETRA 2013 (
May 29-31, Rhodes Island, Greece
Important dates
Full Paper Submission Deadline: Jan. 20, 2013
Short Paper Submission Deadline: Feb. 15, 2013
Poster Paper Submission Deadline: Feb. 15, 2013
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
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
Magy Self El-Nasr, Northeastern University, USA
*All conference papers will be published in the ACM conference proceedings. Selected papers will be invited to special journal issues.

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