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REHAB 2015 : 3rd Workshop on ICTs for improving Patients Rehabilitation Research Techniques


When Oct 1, 2015 - Oct 2, 2015
Where Lisbon, Portugal
Submission Deadline Jun 29, 2015
Notification Due Jul 19, 2015
Final Version Due Sep 3, 2015
Categories    virtual rehabilitation   sensory impairment   motor rehabilitation   ict - human factors

Call For Papers

3rd Workshop on ICTs for improving Patients Rehabilitation Research Techniques.
REHAB 2015 (, which will be organized between the 01st-02nd of October 2015, in University Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologías, Lisbon, Portugal


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.

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.

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


All accepted submissions would be published in the ACM Digital Library, and Extended into Springer Chapter books to be indexed by dblp, Scopus and Science Direct and submitted to Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index-Science (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:

Journal of Medical Internet Research (IF: 4.6)
Methods of Information in Medicine (IF: 1.6)
Disability and Rehabilitation (IF: 1.541)


Submission Deadline: June 29th, 2015
Author Notification: July 19th, 2015
Camera-Ready Deadline: September 3rd, 2015
Workshop Date: October 01st-02nd, 2015


Habib M. Fardoun
King Abdulaziz University (KAU)
Saudi Arabia

Víctor Ruiz Penichet
University of Castilla-La Mancha

Pedro Gamito
COPELABS, Lusophone University
Lisbon, Portugal


Pedro Gamito
COPELABS, Lusophone University
Lisbon, Portugal

Sergio Albiol Peréz
University of Zaragoza


Belinda Lange. Institute for Creative Technologies, University of Southern California
Willem-Paul Brinkman. Delft University of Technology
Mariano Luis Alcañiz. Instituto Interuniversitario de Investigación en Bioingeniería
Beatriz Rey. Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
Christos Bouras. University of Patras
Imre Cikajlo. Univerzitetni rehabilitacijski inštitut Republike Slovenije
Roberto Lloréns. Instituto Interuniversitario de Investigación en Bioingeniería
José Antonio Gil. Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
Mónica Cameirão. University of Madeira
Sergi Bermudez. University of Madeira
Emily Keshner. Temple University
Hermenegildo Gil. Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
Kjartan Halvorsen. Uppsala University
Thalmann Daniel. University of Paul Sabatier
Rosa Maria E. Moreira. Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro
Georgina Cárdenas-López. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Evelyne Klinger. French National Research Agency
Ben Challis. Cardiff School of Creative & Cultural Industries
Guillermo Palacios. University of Zaragoza

Best regards,

REHAB 2015 Workshop Co-chairs
Habib M.Fardoun
Pedro Gamito
Victor M.Ruiz Penichet
Sergio Albiol

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