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.
The 6th International Conference on Information, Intelligence, Systems and Applications (IISA 2015) takes place immediately after PETRA.The IISA Conference has Topics of Interest that overlap and compliment PETRA’s and provides an opportunity for an extended stay on Corfu. To learn more about IISA 2015, please visit iisa2015.unipi.gr.
PETRA 2015 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
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.
Topics and areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
You can now register for the PETRA 2015 conference here.
Deadlines for Registration
Online registration is now closed. Only on-site registration is available.
Regular registration onsite: 500 euro
Student registration onsite: 300 euro
PETRA'15 has received NSF funding to support 12 graduate and undergraduate student authors to participate in the conference.
The award covers travel expenses and registration up to $2200, based on receipts. Any additional expenses will need to come from another source.
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.
Student applicants will need to have submitted a paper to any of the workshops or the main conference.
Applications are now closed.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org