[robotics-worldwide] 2nd CFP: ISRIS Summer School

Adriana Tapus tapus at usc.edu
Sun Apr 5 09:05:17 PDT 2009

Attention: Researchers interested in Assistive Robots and Systems for Healthcare and Rehabilitation (graduate students, postdocs, etc)

International School in Robotics and Intelligent Systems, Iasi, Romania, July 22-26
(NEW round of applications will be evaluated on April 15.)

Subject areas: Prosthetic Technologies,  Recuperative Systems, Exoskeletons,Therapeutic/Surgery Robotics,Assistive and Caregiving Robotics, Bio-signal collection and information processing, Intelligence for robotics and prosthetic devices.

Confirmed lecturers include:
1. Prof. Paolo Fiorini, University of Verona, Italy
2. Dr. Edward Tunstel, Applied Physics Lab, John Hopkins University, USA
3. Prof. Alberto Rovetta, Politechnico di Milano, Italy (Neuromotor rehabilitation with biorobotics device)
4. Prof Jos Vander Sloten, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, (Musculoskeletal biomechanics, Computer integrated surgery)
5. Prof Dirk Lefeber, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium (From Conventional to Bionic Prosthetics, Exoskeletons for gait rehabilitation, Compliant actuators for robots in direct contact with humans)
6. Dr. Frédéric Colledani, CEA, France (Exoskeletons for rehabilitation and assistance of impaired people, Surgicobot: Surgeon assistance and guidance for avoiding critical regions, On the acquisition, interpretation, storing and transfer of surgeon skills)
7. Dr. Adriana Tapus, University of Southern California, USA (Human robot interaction, Socially assistive robotics)
8. Prof Paul Botez, MD, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iasi,Romania (Orthopedic Surgery, Prosthetic arthroplasty of the hip, Prosthetic arthroplasty of the knee)
9. Prof Adrian Lobontiu, MD,Henri Mondor Hospital, Paris 12 University, France (Endoluminal Surgery, Robotic Surgery - cardiac, urology, general surgery and vascular surgery-, Tele-Surgery)
10. Prof Dragos Arotaritei, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iasi, Romania (Soft computing,Robotics and nano manipulators, Optimization Techniques)
11. Prof Tughrul Arslan, University of Edinburgh,UK ( Microelectronics design of low-power high performance processing integrated systems, Micro and nano-systems: for medical devices: - Design aspects for a hearing aid, - Design aspects for an ingestible electronic pill for real time analytical measurements of the gastrointestinal tract)
12. Dr. Adrian Stoica, NASA-JPL (Roadmaping medical and healthcare robotic systems, Ethical aspects of medical and healthcare robotics, Collaborative projects)

ISRIS is held as part of the ATEQUAL (Advanced Technologies for Enhanced Quality of Life) Interdisciplinary Forum: (www.atequal.info/atequal09.html). This interdisciplinary meeting aims to bring together researchers in advanced technologies, from assistive robotics to breakthrough genetic therapies, that are revolutionizing healthcare, and that offer promises in assistance to elders, and cures for previously incurable diseases. The meeting will foster scientific exchange between technical scientists, life scientists and medical doctors who will share latest knowledge, present new techniques, and discuss future avenues in using technology to enhance quality of life.

School Directors:
Ioan Doroftei,Tech UnivIasi, Romania
Ayanna Howard, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Adrian Stoica, NASA-JPL, Caltech,USA

Applicants should submit a CV and a short (up to one page) description of research interests to Adrian.stoica at jpl.nasa.gov, with subject ISRIS  2009 Application.
Applications will be reviewed in the order received.  The school will be limited to 40 students.
Next round of applications will be evaluated on April 15th.  To secure a place it is advised to apply early.

The registration fee for ISRIS is 500 Euros

Dr. Adriana Tapus
Publicity Chair
Email: tapus at usc.edu
Webpage: http://www-robotics.usc.edu/~tapus

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