Call for Workshop Proposals

We would like to invite researchers to submit workshop proposals to PETRA 2023. Each workshop should have a focused topic that would involve the participants in a hands-on way to collaborate and build new technologies. Workshop proposals should be related to one of the conference research areas of interest mentioned below.

The proposals submission deadline is December 23, 2022. Please send your proposals or any questions you have to the Workshop Co-chairs, Dr. Maher Abujelala (, Dr. Ashwin Ramesh Babu ( and Dr. Akilesh Rajavenkatanarayanan ( The acceptance notifications will be announced on January 10, 2023. There is no specific format for the proposals (Proposal Example), but it should be 1-3 pages long and must include:

  1. Title and Acronym
  2. Abstract
  3. List of Topics
  4. Goals
  5. List of Workshop Organizers (including: Names, Affiliations and Emails)

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

  • Human-Centered Computing
  • Sensor networks for pervasive health care
  • Assistive Technologies for Urban Environments
  • Mobile and wireless technologies
  • Healthcare privacy and data security
  • Intelligent assistive environments
  • Smart rehabilitation systems
  • Behavior monitoring systems
  • Ambient assisted living
  • Navigation systems
  • Collaboration and data sharing
  • AI and Healthcare Informatics
  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Robotics research for rehabilitation and tele-rehabilitation
  • Computer vision and Machine Learning algorithms
  • Data Privacy and Remote Health Monitoring
  • Games for Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Game design for cognitive assessment and social interaction
  • User Interface Design and Usability
  • Reasoning Systems and Machine Learning
  • Affective Computing
  • Cyberlearning: Theory, Methods, and Technologies
  • Haptics
  • Gesture and Motion Tracking
  • Computer vision in healthcare
  • Cognitive Modeling, cognitive fatigue
  • Wearable Computing and wearable devices
  • Vocational safety and health monitoring
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Virtual and augmented reality environments
  • Cyberphysical system applications and pervasive computing
  • Technologies for senior living
  • Eye tracking and facial recognition
  • Telemedicine and sensors
  • Social impacts and ethical impacts of pervasive technologies
  • Technologies to provide assessment and intervention for Stroke recovery, spinal cord injury, and multiple sclerosis
  • Technologies for improving quality of daily living
  • 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
  • Pervasive Technologies for Smart Cities of the Future