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Christian Peter <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 17 Jan 2011 14:47:40 +0100
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Dear Authors,

Upon the requests from several authors, PETRA 2011 organizing committee 
decided to extend the paper submission deadline to Jan. 31, 2011.

All accepted papers will be published in the ACM conference proceedings. 
Selected papers from PETRA 2010 and 2011 will be invited for publication 
in a special issue of the Personal and Ubiquitous Computing Journal 

Please feel free to forward this CFP to people who might be interested.

The 4th International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to 
Assistive Environments

PETRA 2011 (
May 25-27, Crete, Greece

      Conference Theme

The PETRA Conference brings together different types of technology to 
address an important social and healthcare issue: as the world's 
population ages, there is growing interest in solutions for the in- home 
care of the elderly as well as for the care of people with Alzheimer's, 
Parkinson's and other disabilities or traumas. PETRA (which means 
"stone" in Greek) reflects the needs of the domestic environment, or 
"Oikos" as it was known in ancient Greece, but from a technological 
perspective. People's living environments are particularly important in 
an increasingly crowded and complex world where the need for 
inclusiveness and connectivity with the rest of the world is key. PETRA 
addresses the fact that, as people grow older, they will increasingly 
rely on technology to be able to stay in their homes.


Topics and areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

    * Tools, infrastructures, architectures and techniques for
      designing, implementing and deploying pervasive applications in
      assistive environments
    * Privacy, security and trust, especially risk analysis of sharing
      health data
    * Wearable, ambient and wellness measurement and monitoring
    * Service and socially assistive robots for rehabilitation
    * Sensor networks for pervasive care, reliability and availability
    * Physical therapy, occupational therapy, and other rehabilitation
    * Robotics and automation in assistive living systems
    * Natural language processing systems for assistive environments
    * Signal and image processing for ambient intelligence and pervasive
    * Reasoning systems and machine learning for assistive environments
    * Social, ethical, legal and e-government issues in pervasive
      healthcare and aging
    * Social impacts of the use of pervasive technologies, government
      policy & access
    * Global healthcare, citizen standards and interoperability
    * User Interfaces, usability and flexibility
    * Human centered computing and the senior citizen
    * Telemedicine and biotechnology applications
    * Smart materials for rehabilitation
    * Machine learning and data mining tools for decision making
    * Devices and orthotics for physical therapy and rehabilitation
    * See


      General Chair:

Fillia Makedon, /University of Texas at Arlington, USA/

      Program Committee Chair:

Margrit Betke, /Boston University, USA/

      Program Committee co-Chairs:

Ilias Maglogiannis, /University of Central Greece, Greece/
Grammati Pantziou, /TEI of Athens, Greece/

      Important dates

Full Paper Submission Deadline: /January 31, 2011/
Short Paper Submission Deadline: /Feburary 01, 2011 /
Poster Paper Submission Deadline: /Feburary 01, 2011 /
Workshop Proposal Submissions Deadline: /December 15, 2010 /
*All conference papers will be published in the ACM conference 
proceedings. Selected papers will be invited to special journal issues.

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