Submission Deadlines

- Full Paper: Jan 15th, 2017
- Short Paper: Feb 12th, 2017
- Poster Paper: Feb 12th, 2017

Workshop Proposals

- Email to
- Deadline: Jan 15th, 2017

The 10th PETRA Conference will be held on the Island of Rhodes, Greece at the Amilia Mare from June 21-23, 2017. 2017-06-21 08:00:00 2017-06-23 18:00:00 Europe/Athens PETRA 2017 Conference Starts For more information, please visit Island of Rhodes, Greece at the Amilia Mare UT Arlington

Attendees should plan to arrive on June 20, 2017. Registration information will be updated soon.

The PETRA'17 proceedings will be published on ACM DL Logo . ISBN information will be available soon.

The PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA) conference is a highly interdisciplinary conference that focuses on computational and engineering approaches to improve the quality of life and enhance human performance in a wide range of settings, in the workplace, at home, in public spaces, urban environments, and other. Outcomes of this conference have a broad impact in application areas that include, manufacturing, transportation, healthcare, energy systems, security and safety, robotics, biomedicine, environment and conservation, and many others. PETRA brings together very different types of technologies to also address important social and healthcare issues for sensitive populations, such as the elderly, persons suffering from chronic conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Cerebral Palsy, and other disabilities or traumas.

PETRA (which means “stone” in Greek) addresses important human living needs. From a technological perspective, PETRA motivates and inspires new scientific thrusts, innovations and discoveries to improve living environments, a particularly important issue, in an increasingly crowded and complex world where the need for inclusiveness and connectivity with the rest of the world is key. For the elderly in particular, PETRA addresses the fact that, as people grow older; they will increasingly rely on technology to be able to prolong staying in their homes and enjoy an independent life.

Workshops of PETRA'17

  • Information regarding the Workshops of PETRA'17 should be available on February, 2017. The deadline for workshop proposals is January 15th, 2017. Please send workshop proposals to

Call for Papers

We would like to invite researchers working in the area of healthcare and assisted living to submit their original research findings to the PETRA conference.

The submission guidelines are available here.

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Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Healthcare Informatics
  • Big Data Management
  • Data Privacy and Remote Health Monitoring
  • Games for Physical Therapy and Rehabilitatioin
  • User Interface Design and Usability
  • Reasoning Systems and Machine Learning
  • Affective Computing
  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Human-Centered Computing
  • Haptics
  • Gesture and Motion Tracking
  • Cognitive Modeling
  • Wearable Computing

Applications include, but are not limited to:

  • Sensor networks for pervasive health care
  • Mobile and wireless technologies
  • Healthcare privacy and data security
  • Smart rehabilitation systems
  • Game design for cognitive assessment and social interaction
  • Behavior monitoring systems
  • Computer vision in healthcare
  • Virtual and augmented reality environments
  • Ambient assisted living
  • Navigation systems
  • Collaboration and data sharing
  • Wearable devices
  • Drug delivery evaluation
  • Vocational safety and health monitoring
  • Eyetracking
  • Telemedicine and biotechnology
  • Technologies for senior living
  • Social impact of pervasive technologies
  • Intelligent assistive environments
  • Technologies to provide assessment and intervention for Stroke recovery , spinal cord injury, and multiple sclerosis
  • Technologies for improving quality of daily living
  • Robotics research for rehabilitation and tele-rehabilitation
  • Innovative design for smart wheelchairs and smart canes
  • Computer based training systems for artificial limbs and prosthetics
  • Disability computing: Smart systems to assist persons with visual, hearing, and loss of limb functionalities
  • Smart Cities of the Future
  • Assistive Technologies for Urban Environments


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