[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] CFP and demos: Workshop on Multisensory Interaction and Assistive Technology (Luca Brayda)

Luca Brayda luca.brayda at iit.it
Sun Jul 19 23:27:30 PDT 2015


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Call for papers:

Workshop on Multisensory Interaction and Assistive Technology (MULTI-AT)
November 15, Madeira, Portugal

co-located with the ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces
Link: https://sites.google.com/site/multisensoryinteraction

Paper submission due: September 1, 2015
Notification of acceptance: September 10, 2015
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VENUE

The Workshop on Multisensory Interaction and Assistive Technology  2015 will be organized on November 15th 2015, co-located with the ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (Nov. 15th-18th), Madeira, Portugal

MOTIVATIONS AND OBJECTIVES

The wide availability of human-computer interfaces which stimulate our senses (vision, hearing and touch) does not equally serve all categories of end users: people with sensory and/or motor disabilities cannot access information as the majority does. Assistive technologies exploit alternative stimulation methodologies complementing the residual sensory channels. Successful implementations would give people with disabilities the possibility of using everybody’s human-computer interfaces. Furthermore it would enable researchers to develop new interfaces for therapeutic and rehabilitation purposes.
However, many assistive devices, which look promising at a superficial level, do not go beyond initial curiosity. The most common sources of failure are, at the design stage, the lack of serious clinical tests proving the effectiveness of the stimulation methods. At the user level, instead, failure comes from the interference of this new signal with the residual sensory channels and/or the negative impact in the social life of the person.
Therefore the MULTI-AT workshop invites experts from different fields to join an interdisciplinary discussion that will enable researchers to design useful, socially acceptable novel, interactive devices. The fields that are covered by this workshop span from multisensory perception over technologies for novel interactive devices, to therapeutic strategies based on novel interfaces.

LIST OF TOPICS

The first MULTI-AT workshop welcomes late-breaking results, novel ideas, on-going doctoral research and research projects dealing with human machine interfaces, multisensory perception, haptic and tactile displays, acoustic feedback, sensory impairment, cognition, robotics, neuro-proshetics, rehabilitation. 

The topics covered by the workshop include but are not limited to:
	•	multisensory perception and integration
	•	interaction through visual, acoustic and tactile feedback
	•	novel interfaces for people with visual acoustic or neuropathic impairment
	•	learning methods for the rehabilitation of sensory and cognitive impairment
	•	haptics and robotics for diagnostic and therapeutic applications
	•	rehabilitation devices and protocols

IMPORTANT DATES

Paper submission due on September 1, 2015
Notification of acceptance: September 10, 2015

SUBMISSION

We invite two types of submission:
	1.	Research papers to be presented as a talk during one of the two sessions 
	2.	Demos to be presented during the coffee break as well as before and after the panel discussion
Submit your contribution by sending an email to: multiatworkshop at gmail.com by 1 September, 2015.

All papers should comply with the ACM SIGCHI conference page layout (http://www.sigchi.org/publications/chipubform)
For detailed information please follow the workshop link: https://sites.google.com/site/multisensoryinteraction
If you have any inquiry feel free to contact the workshop organizers at: multiatworkshop at gmail.com

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Luca Brayda, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genoa, Italy
Andrea Serino, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Elisabeth Wilhelm, Imperial College London, UK
Marc Macé, Instiut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse, France

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Caterina Bertini, Università di Bologna, Italy
Jaume Esteve Tintó, IMB-CNM (CSIC), Spain
Alessandro Farnè – INSERM, France
Simon Gallo, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Franck Gonzalez, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Christophe Jouffrais, Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse, France
Miguel Nacenta, University of St. Andrews, Scotland
Francesco Pavani - University of Trento, Italy
Bastian E. Rapp, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Giulio Rognini, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Alice Roy - CNRS, France
Giulio Sandini, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
Rainer Stiefelhagen, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Carla Tinti, Università di Torino, Italy
Gerhard Weber, University of Dresden, Germany
Limin Zeng, University of Dresden, Germany
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Luca Brayda, PhD
Researcher, Team Leader
Robotics, Brain and Cognitive Sciences dept.
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