Dr. Taskin Padir from Northeastern University, USA and Dr. Tsolaki Magda from University of Thessaloniki, Greece will be giving their invited talks at PETRA'16.
The PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA) conference is a highly interdisciplinary conference that focuses on computational and engineering approaches to improve the quality of life and enhance human performance in a wide range of settings, in the workplace, at home, in public spaces, urban environments, and other. Outcomes of this conference have a broad impact in application areas that include, manufacturing, transportation, healthcare, energy systems, security and safety, robotics, biomedicine, environment and conservation, and many others. PETRA brings together very different types of technologies to also address important social and healthcare issues for sensitive populations, such as the elderly, persons suffering from chronic conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Cerebral Palsy, and other disabilities or traumas.
PETRA (which means “stone” in Greek) addresses important human living needs. From a technological perspective, PETRA motivates and inspires new scientific thrusts, innovations and discoveries to improve living environments, a particularly important issue, in an increasingly crowded and complex world where the need for inclusiveness and connectivity with the rest of the world is key. For the elderly in particular, PETRA addresses the fact that, as people grow older; they will increasingly rely on technology to be able to prolong staying in their homes and enjoy an independent life.
We invite proposals for workshops to be held in conjunction with the 9th International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA 2016). We encourage proposals on related topics. Each workshop proposal will be evaluated according to the value and relevance of its topic, the expertise and experience of the workshop organizers, and the workshop's potential for attracting participants and generating useful results.
A workshop proposal must be authored by at least two organizers, and should contain the following sections:
About the Organizers:
About the Workshop:
A Preliminary Call for Workshop Papers:
The workshop call for papers should address the following items:
Accepted workshop papers will be included in both the electronic conference proceedings and in the ACM Digital Library. For ACM publication, final versions of each workshop paper will have to be prepared using ACM formatting, granting ACM copyright and will have to be limited in length to eight pages (full paper) or four pages (short paper)
How to Submit:
Workshop proposals must be sent via email to the Workshop Chair (Dr. Zikos at email@example.com) by December 20, 2016.
We would like to invite researchers working in the area of healthcare and assisted living to submit their original research findings to the PETRA conference.
Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
Applications include, but are not limited to:
PETRA 2016 will be held at Corfu Holiday Palace. The 5-star Corfu Holiday Palace Hotel, ex Hilton International, is the only hotel with a direct view to the famous landmark of the island, Pontikonissi, and the monastery of Mary of Vlachernes, just 4km away from the old town of Corfu (UNESCO historical monument), built in Kanoni, in a 45,000 square meters area, on a peninsula which has been characterized as one of particular natural beauty with pine trees, cypresses, eucalyptuses and a magical beach with green-blue waters. To see more pictures or get general information about the hotel, please visit: corfuholidaypalace.gr.
You can reserve your room(s) at special conference rates here.
Hotel Address: Nausicas Street, Kanoni Beach, Kanoni 49100, Greece
If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org