[robotics-worldwide] CFP: Symposium on Wearable Robotics for Motion Assistance and Rehabilitation (RoboAssist2013)

Samer Mohammed samer.mohammed at u-pec.fr
Sun May 19 07:17:16 PDT 2013

Call for papers for
Symposium on Wearable Robotics for Motion Assistance and Rehabilitation
September 18-20, 2013, Algarve, Portugal, in conjunction with the
International Congress on Neurotechnology, Electronics and Informatics
Web: http://www.neurotechnix.org/RoboAssist.aspx
Motivation and objectives
The population aged 60 and over is expected to rise considerably in the
coming years. The rise in life expectancy combined with falling birth rates,
will accelerate the ageing of this population. Facing this problem or
reducing its effect would have a great societal impact by improving the
quality of life and regaining people independence to make them active in
society, and live active, fulfilling and independent lives. On the other
hand, robotic applications have rapidly expanded from classical industrial
applications with repetitive tasks to applications with close human-robot
interaction. Particularly, assistive robotics has gained an increasing
attention in the last decades. Indeed, adaptation of healthcare services to
the needs of this dependent population will have a great impact on the
development of assisting robotic devices. In addition, technological
advances and the emergence of novel adapted technologies such as wearable
and ubiquitous technologies with considerable reduction in size, cost and
energy consumption, are becoming a privileged solution to provide assistive
services to humans. This challenging technology is expected to work closely,
interact and collaborate with people in an intelligent environment.
This symposium aims to gather researchers from different backgrounds to
discuss and learn about wearable robotics. The accepted papers will provide
discussions about the state of the art, challenges and limiting factors for
developing sustainable wearable robots for assistive and rehabilitation of
human movements.
Scope and Topics
This symposium aims at contributing to discuss the state of the art and the
future trends of the use of wearable robotics for motion assistance and
rehabilitation. Contribution to this special session can be mostly framed in
the following list of topics:
1.    Neurorobotics
2.    EMG Signal Processing and Applications for wearable robots
3.    Neurological Disorders and Rehabilitation through wearable robots
4.    Neuro-interface Prosthetic Devices
5.    Exoskeletons, actuated orthoses and prostheses
6.    Mechatronic design and control of human movements through wearable
7.    Cognitive/physical interaction paradigms for wearable assistive
8.    Novel kinematics and actuation solutions for wearable robots
9.    Human­wearable robot multimodal interaction paradigms
Instructions for Authors
Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are
available at:
Please also check the Guidelines and Templates at:
Papers should be submitted electronically via the web-based submission
system at: http://www.insticc.org/Primoris
Both complete papers and extended abstracts can be submitted. All accepted
extended abstracts will be published on CD-ROM without an ISBN, accepted
papers will be published on CD-ROM support and in a special section of the
congress proceedings book, under an ISBN reference. The proceedings are
submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation
Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP and EI (Elsevier Index). All papers and extended
abstracts presented at the congress venue will also be made available at the
(http://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary/Default.aspx). SCITEPRESS is
member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/).
Important Dates
Paper Submission:  June 17, 2013
Authors Notification:  July 12, 2013
Camera Ready and Registration:  July 25, 2013
Workshop date: to be decided
Nicola Vitiello (n.vitiello at sssup.it)
Samer Mohammed (samer.mohammed at u-pec.fr)
Juan C. Moreno (jc.moreno at csic.es)

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