Rehab Workshop 2013
King Abdulaziz University
Universidade LUSÓFONA
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ICTs for improving Patients Rehabilitation Research Techniques

University Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologías,
Lisbon, Portugal, 01-02 October 2015



During the last few years, there has been increasing interest in the application of Virtual Reality and Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), in the field of rehabilitation, with clinical results that prove their effectiveness.

The virtual reality is being an increasingly used method in physical rehabilitation, allowing individualized treatments, as to facilitate learning motivation, to finally, provides patients pleasant and enjoyable homework exercises. This is can be done, for example, by applying the use of Nintendo Wii Balance Board, a low-cost visual biofeedback systems, and the implementation of programs for improving the patients balance.


This workshop invites authors to submit contributions on concepts Virtual Rehabilitation Discussion, applications, techniques or environments where interaction design play a central role by improving the rehabilitation process at all levels.


Key issues in this workshop will focus on (but are not limited to):

  • Virtual and enhanced environments
  • Motor rehabilitation
  • Neuroimaging in rehabilitation
  • Virtual rehabilitation
  • Clinical assessment
  • Cognitive rehabilitation
  • Communication and language
  • Ambisonics and audio environments
  • Haptic devices
  • Sensory impairment
  • Medical systems
  • Input devices, sensors and actuators
  • Multi-user systems for user interaction
  • Computer access
  • Virtual humans
  • Balance, posture and mobility
  • Communications aids
  • Tools for architectural/CAD design
  • Product design, testing and prototyping
  • Training tools for rehabilitation
  • Augmented reality applications
  • Human factors
  • Rehabilitation robotics


Anthony L. Brooks (aka Tony)

School of Media Technology
University of Aalborg, Esbjerg

Anthony L. Brooks

Acknowledged as a third culture thinker and referred to as “a world pioneer in digital media and its use with the disabled community”2, Dr Anthony (aka Tony) Brooks, under Aalborg University Esbjerg campus in Denmark, is an Associate Professor and director of the SensoramaLab; a facility exploring Virtual Reality; e-health; HCI and Entertainment Experiences via Human Behaviour Analysis; Interaction Design; Computers in Entertainment; Serious Games/Gamification; Ludic Engagement Designs for All (LEDA); Play, Learning and Innovation. He is also a leading light of the hugely successful Medialogy education, being the sole surviving employed member of the original founding team.

Appointed by the European Commission (Brussels/Luxembourg), Brooks is EU expert examiner, rapporteur, and panel reviewer of funded projects under Future Emerging Technologies (FP6 / FP7) and Horizon 2020 calls. Additionally, he is reviewer for the Council for the Humanities of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), e-health innovations by SMEs, and The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), UK. Brooks is IFIP - (UNESCO) Danish Representative (International Federation for Information Processing) and European Alliance for Innovation Chair of the Wellness SIB Market and society activity. He is also active in the European Alliance for Innovation (EAI); CREATE-NET; E-Health council; steering person of the ArtsIT international conference, and active on numerous boards and committees. His research transcends traditional individual disciplines, which has resulted in a long list of global keynote speaker credits at major events. His research has been responsible for contemporary national (DK) and international (EU) projects. It has also resulted in patents, creative industry initiatives (SMEs) and commercial products. National and International awards have been awarded for his contribution. In his ‘spare time’ he runs his consultancy SME. Personally sponsored by industry (e.g. IBM, Sony, Panasonic, and others) Brooks’ digital media artist work, which feeds into his healthcare research, has been presented at major events including commissions at two Olympic/Paralympic Games Cultural Events (1996/2000); numerous European City of Culture commissions; The Danish NeWave New York (1999); numerous Museum of Modern Art exhibitions; and many more. He is active on the Computers in Entertainment scene having been an invited columnist, article and book chapter author.

Over 170 peer-reviewed publications contribute to his growing body of work which include a number of books relating how ICT, entertainment, creative expression, play and fun are increasingly meaningful implemented alongside serious games/gamification and robotic device scenarios where healthcare, learning, wellbeing and quality of life issues are in foci. His work targets societal impact and benefit in respect of future demographics and service industries through applied ICT and optimized motivation of use through inclusive intervention strategies. Emergent models from his research that focus upon ‘in-action intervention’ and ‘on-action evaluation’ are well cited.


  1. Belinda Lange. Institute for Creative Technologies, University of Southern California
  2. Willem-Paul Brinkman. Delft University of Technology
  3. Mariano Luis Alcañiz. Instituto Interuniversitario de Investigación en Bioingeniería
  4. Beatriz Rey. Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
  5. Christos Bouras. University of Patras
  6. Imre Cikajlo. Univerzitetni rehabilitacijski inštitut Republike Slovenije
  7. Roberto Lloréns. Instituto Interuniversitario de Investigación en Bioingeniería
  8. José Antonio Gil. Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
  9. Mónica Cameirão. University of Madeira
  10. Sergi Bermudez. University of Madeira
  11. Emily Keshner. Temple University
  12. Hermenegildo Gil. Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
  13. Kjartan Halvorsen. Uppsala University
  14. Thalmann Daniel. University of Paul Sabatier
  15. Rosa Maria E. Moreira. Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro
  16. Georgina Cárdenas-López. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  17. Evelyne Klinger. French National Research Agency
  18. Ben Challis. Cardiff School of Creative & Cultural Industries
  19. Guillermo Palacios. University of Zaragoza
  20. Iosif Mporas. University of Patras
  21. Jose Eduardo Pompeu. Universidade de São Paulo
  22. Gregor Wolbring. University of Calgary
  23. Ala Khalifeh. German Jordanian University
  24. Rachel Proffitt. University of Southern California
  25. Juan Enrique Garrido Navarro. University of Castilla La Mancha
  26. Jaime Sánchez. University of Chile
  27. Félix Albertos Marco. ISE Research Group
  28. Maria Dolores Lozano. University of Castilla La Mancha
  29. Maria Elisa Pimentel Piemonte. University of Sao Paulo


  • Submission Deadline: July 10th, 2015
  • Author Notification: August 10th, 2015
  • Camera-Ready Deadline: September 13th, 2015
  • Workshop Date: October 01th-02th, 2015


Registration category Early Fee (by August 20th) Regular Fee (after August 21st)
Speaker 300 € 400 €
Non-Speaker 150 € 200 €
Additional Paper 150 € 200 €

To register in the Workshop, please send the next information to e-mail Name / Surname / Country / Paper number / Contact email.

We will contact you for payment.


Hotel quotes:

Radisson Blu
single 85 euros
double 95 euros

NH Campo grande
single 77 euros
double 90 euros

Hotel Alif
single 62 euros
double 75 euros

SANA Executive Hotel
single 59 euros
double 69 euros


We invite researchers interested in these topics to submit a workshop paper (2-4 pages) using the ACM format for papers (template). Papers should be submitted in PDF format via EasyChair submission page.

Please note that at least one author of an accepted paper must register for the REHAB workshop.


REHAB 2015 proceedings will be publish in the ACM Digital Library, with the ISBN: 978-1-4503-3898-1. All published articles will be indexed by DBLP, Google Scholar, and Engineering Village (Science Direct). ACM will also send published articles to Scopus and Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index-Science (Thomson-Reuters Web of Science) for potential indexing as well.

All accepted papers will be invited to submit an extended version for inclusion in a special issue of an (ISI) International Journal, according to the paper topic: To be announced shortly.


Pedro Gamito
EPCV, Lusophone University
COPELABS, Lusophone University
Lisbon, Portugal

Sergio Albiol Peréz
University of Zaragoza


Habib M. Fardoun
King Abdulaziz University (KAU)
Saudi Arabia

Víctor Ruiz Penichet
University of Castilla-La Mancha

Daniyal M. Alghazzawi
King Abdulaziz University (KAU)
Saudi Arabia


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