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jueves, 12 de febrero de 2009

Virtual Rehabilitation 2009, Haifa, Israel

We are pleased to let you know that the submission date for conference proceedings, tutorials, workshops and exhibits has been extended to Monday February 23, 2009.

Professor Patrice (Tamar) Weiss
General Chair
Virtual Rehabilitation 2009

Final Call for Papers, Tutorials, Workshops and Exhibits
Virtual Rehabilitation 2009 International Conference
University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
June 29 – July 2, 2009
Affiliated with the International Society for Virtual Rehabilitation

Note that deadline has been extended to February 23, 2009

Topics related to the use of Virtual Reality in the following areas are solicited:
· Motor Rehabilitation
· Brain Computer Interfaces
· Rehabilitation Robotics
· Haptic interfaces
· Psychological and Environmental Rehabilitation
· Vestibular and Balance Rehabilitation
· Cognitive Rehabilitation
· Telerehabilitation
· Sociological, demographic and legal aspects of Virtual Rehabilitation
· Regulatory, education and formative efforts to promote Virtual Rehabilitation
· Novel applications of game consoles

Paper Submission Guidelines
· Papers should describe original and unpublished work.
· Authors should submit manuscripts electronically as a DOC file on http://www.virtual-rehab.org/2009/upload/openconf.php CD Proceedings will be distributed at the conference - subsequently published papers will become part of the IEEE Online Library, carrying the IEEE copyright notice.
· Papers should not exceed 8 pages, double column, formatted according to IEEE template provided on our website. The 8 page limit includes images, figures, tables and references. All papers must include the title, an abstract, keywords, author’s names, affiliations, postal addresses, e-mail addresses and the contact author for the paper.
· Paper submission deadline February 23, 2009
· Notification of the review decision: April 1, 2009
· Final camera-ready paper due: May 1, 2009
· Best Paper Award sponsored by Hocoma AG
· Best Student Paper Award sponsor by GestureTek Inc.
· Technical Sponsorship from IEEE EMBS
· Special Issue in a journal is being arranged.

Tutorial / Workshop Submission Guidelines
· We are soliciting technical and clinical tutorials and workshops.
· Interested instructors should submit 1-page proposals including Tutorial/Workshop title, instructors, contact information of organizer, objectives, intended audience and abstract.
· Submission this year will be via email to Tutorial/Workshop Co-Chairs deutsch@umdnj.edu and hsugarman@ono.ac.il
· Specific formatting guidelines will be published on the web site.
· Workshop and Tutorial submissions deadline February 23, 2009
· Notification of the review decision: April 1, 2009
Exhibitor Invitation
· Virtual Rehabilitation 2009 provides a unique opportunity for your organization to reach the world's foremost researchers and application builders in this exciting new science area. We invite government, academic and commercial organizations to showcase Virtual Rehabilitation hardware, software, integrated systems, peripherals, innovations, literature or anything else of interest to our conference participants.
· Contact the Exhibits Co-Chairs for details: arizzo@usc.edu and anatmi@tasmc.health.gov.il
· Additional sponsorship opportunities are available.

Continuing Medical Education
CME credits are being arranged for qualified participants regularly attending the conference.

Registration Fee Discount
Our conference is affiliated with the new International Society for Virtual Rehabilitation (www.isvr.org). Society members received a discounter registration rate. Member companies receive a discounted exhibits fee. To become a member in the Society, please visit www.isvr.org.

Conference Committee
Conference General Chair
Dr. Patrice (Tamar) Weiss (Israel)
Conference General Co-Chair
Dr. Greg Burdea (USA)
Program Chairs
Dr. Emily Keshner (USA) and Dr. Yocheved Laufer (Israel)
Exhibits Chairs
Dr. Albert “Skip” Rizzo (USA) and Dr. Anat Mirelman (Israel)
Workshop and Tutorial Chairs
Dr. Judy Deutsch (USA) and Dr. Heidi Sugarman (Israel)
Local Conference Organizing Committee
Orit Elion (Israel)
Dr. Rachel Kizony (Israel)
Dr. Orly Lahav (Israel)
Dr. Dario Liebermann (Israel)
Dr. Anat Mirelman (Israel)

Finance Chair
Keren Chitiad (Israel)
Web Chair
Hristiyan Kourtev (USA)

Paper related inquiries should be addressed to: ekeshner@temple.edu
All other inquiries to tamar@research.haifa.ac.il

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