[robotics-worldwide] IMIASH 2012 Extended deadline

paolo3px at libero.it paolo3px at libero.it
Thu Mar 15 04:36:00 PDT 2012

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We would like to invite you to the


to be held in conjunction with The 8th International Conference on Intelligent 
Environments - IE 12 (www.intenv.org)

Guanajuato, Mexico. June 26-29, 2012
Workshop website : http://nadir.uc3m.es/imiash2012/

The first International Workshop on Intelligent Multimodal Interfaces applied 
in skills transfer and healthcare and rehabilitation, co-located with the 8th 
International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE 12) aims to bring 
together researches, developers and practitioners involved in the research area 
of machine learning, bio-signals processing, electronics, robotics, 
mechatronics, virtual & augmented reality, medicine and rehabilitation.

Nowadays, multimodal interfaces have changed and revolutionized the way that 
people communicate, interact and learn. Undoubtedly, we are living in an age 
where these technological improvements have increased the human potential at 
levels that have not been seen before. Day by day, thanks to the science and 
technology, we are able to see how the fiction is converted into reality and 
how the multimodal interfaces are naturally integrated in the current life. 
This strong integration between humans and technology represents an incredible 
opportunity to investigate the human behavior through this interaction and 
analyze all the potentialities and advantages when the multimodal interfaces 
are used in the field of skills transfer, healthcare and rehabilitation.

IMIASH 2012 has two main tracks:

Track I: Multimodal Interfaces applied in Skills Transfer

The use of new technologies has dramatically transformed the conventional 
methodologies in which humans learn. This track is focused in the human 
behavior of learning process in which motor skills activities are transmitted 
from intelligent multimodal interfaces to human beings. The research is focused 
to investigate how these learning processes could be applied using intelligent 
multimodal systems and virtual environments to transfer knowledge associated to 
human motor skills. Skills transfer is a trend in the scientific and 
technological development fields, which focuses on developing systems that can 
help the users (human beings) to learn different kinds of tasks. These systems 
are designed to deal with the acquisition, interpretation, storing and transfer 
of human skills by means of multimodal interfaces, Robotics, Haptics and 
Virtual Environments (VE) technologies. It also adopts cognitive sciences and 
interaction design methodologies in order to obtain a digital representation of 
the skills and to develop techniques for its capturing and rendering.

Track II: Multimodal Interfaces applied in healthcare and rehabilitation

Nowadays the multimodal interfaces in healthcare have been changing and 
improving the quality of life of the people, principally of handicap people. 
Therefore, this track is focused in the design of multimodal systems that 
improves and accelerates the rehabilitation process of the patients through the 
use of robotic and electronic devices capable to help the users to carry out 
different routines in an accurate way.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Brain Computer Interfaces
Skills Transfer
Multimodal Platforms
Artificial Intelligence
Virtual Reality
Augmented Reality
Computer Vision
Data Mining
Machine Learning Applications
Important Dates

!! Extended deadline !!
Paper Submission deadline: March 30, 2012
Notification of acceptance: April 16, 2012
Camera-ready of accepted papers: April 30, 2012

Workshops Proceedings will be published by IOS Press and indexed by Thomson 
Reuters (formerly ISI)

Attached You can find the Call for Participation

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