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When Oct 13, 2016 - Oct 14, 2016
Where Lisbon, Portugal
Submission Deadline Jul 11, 2016
Notification Due Aug 12, 2016
Final Version Due Sep 22, 2016

Call For Papers

4th Workshop on ICTs for improving Patients Rehabilitation Research Techniques (REHAB 2016)

Lisbon, Portugal
13-14 October 2016

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


Submission deadline: 11/07/2016
Author Notification: 12/08/2016
Camera-ready deadline: 22/09/2016
Workshop Date: 13-14/10/2016


We invite researchers interested in these topics to submit a workshop paper using the ACM format for papers. Please find detailed instructions on the REHAB Web Page 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.


All accepted submissions would be published in the ACM Digital Library, and Extended into Springer Chapter books to be indexed by dblp, Scopus and ScienceDirect 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)

Kind Regards,

REHAB 2016 Workshop Co-chairs
Habib M. Fardoun, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Pedro Gamito, COPELABS, University Lusófona, Lisbon Portugal
Victor M. R. Penichet, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Albacete, Spain

REHAB 2016 Workshop Technical Organization
Juan E. Garrido Navarro, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Albacete, Spain

Contact information: Habib M. Fardoun (

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