Workshops for 2016 posted.
Full paper deadline extended until Feb. 20th.
Workshop Proposals - Feb 20
Full paper - Feb 20
Short paper - Feb 20
Poster paper - Mar 20
Dr. Tsolaki Magda from University of Thessaloniki, Greece will be giving an invited talk at PETRA'16.
Due to numerous requests, the PETRA Organising Committee is pleased to announce that we will continue to accept full paper submissions until February 20.
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 would like to invite researchers working in the area of healthcare and assisted living to submit their original research findings to the PETRA conference.
You can submit your papers here.
Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
Applications include, but are not limited to:
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, 2015.
The 9th International Conference on PErvasive Technologies in Assistive Environments - PETRA 2016 (http://www.petrae.org) will hold a Doctoral Consortium (DC), in order to provide an opportunity for graduate student authors to present and make their work known.
We invite students to submit a full or a short paper to PETRA 2016 (www.petrae.org), and at the same time submit an application for the NSF Doctoral Consortium (DC) Travel Award. Accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library proceedings, and awardees will receive a financial support of up to $2200, based on receipts, to partially cover their conference registration and travel expenses.
The doctoral consortium (DC) offers a supportive learning opportunity for doctoral students in their research. Students will receive feedback and guidance from the PETRA 2016 Doctoral Consortium mentors and have the opportunity to discuss issues related to their dissertation proposal, dissertation execution, job search, and grant seeking.
Students will have an opportunity to:
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Each university will be awarded up to two such awards.
To be eligible for the award, a student must be attending a US institution and must be author of a submitted paper to PETRA or one of the affiliated Workshops.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org