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Ton Van Den Bogert
12-20-2006, 08:23 AM
See forwarded message below.

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Ton van den Bogert, Biomch-L co-moderator
http://www.Biomch-L.org

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From: Zhang Dingguo [mailto:DGZhang@ntu.edu.sg]
Sent: Wednesday, December 20, 2006 4:20 AM
Subject: Call for paper - Extended to 31 Jan 2007



Call for Paper

The Inaugural

international Convention for Rehabilitative

Engineering & Assistive Technology (i-CREATe 2007)

23 - 26 April 2007, Singapore

Dear Distinguished Colleague,
The international Conference for Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive
Technology (i-CREATe) is jointly organized by
the Thailand’s National Electronics and Computer Technology Centre
(NECTEC) and the Singapore Therapeutic, Assistive &
Rehabilitative Technologies (START) Centre .

This conference addresses current and future developments in the areas of
Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology. Topic areas include, but
not limited to:

* New rehabilitative techniques & studies, novel assistive technology
products
* Assistive robotics, rehabilitative & therapeutic robotics, robotic
environments and companions
* Biomedical devices and instruments
* Orthoses, exoskeletons, innovative mobility aids
* User interfaces, brain-computer interface, bio-signal control interface
* AAC products, studies & evaluations, translations
* Universal design, inclusive housing & work place, transportation,
accessibility issues
* Smart home technology, environment control technology
* Computer access products, software, studies & evaluations
* Product development, commercialization, start-ups, and business
related topics
* Social issues, policies, political issues related disability and
aging population.

CALL FOR EXTENDED ABSTRACTS:
The deadline to submit an abstract is 31 January, 2007. If accepted, a
complete paper is required for inclusion in the conference proceedings. For
further information about extended abstract submissions, please visit our
website at .

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
* Extended abstracts should be between about 500-1000 words, OR no more
than 2 single-column, double line spacing pages (including all illustrations
and pictures).

* Only electronic submission would be accepted.
All paper submissions are peer reviewed and also by the technical programme
committee. Accepted work must be presented by one of the authors. The full
conference papers will be published and indexed in ACM Digital Library and EI.

BEST STUDENT PAPER AWARDS:
Best Student Paper Awards will be selected at i-CREATe’07. Papers that are
based on the independent research of students who are presenting the work are
eligible for the Best Student Paper Award. The abstract must be identified as
a student paper at the time of abstract submission. The award will be based on
the quality of the written abstract and the oral or poster presentation.

CALL FOR SPECIAL SESSIONS:
Proposals for organized sessions that address specialized or general topics on
Rehabilitative Engineering (RE) and Assistive Technology (AT) are encouraged.
Once accepted, organizer(s) of the special sessions are responsible for the
soliciting of relevant papers, which will be subjected to the same review
process.

CALL FOR WORKSHOPS:
The pre-conference workshops are in-depth, interactive, hands-on sessions in
focus topic areas. Proposals for the following topics (non-exhaustive) are
encouraged:

* Research and Development in Assistive Technology and Rehabilitative
Engineering
* BioMedical devices and its application for people with special needs
* Involving clients in selection of technologies
Once accepted, the organizer(s) are responsible for the invitation of the
speakers and instructors.

EXHIBITS:
An extensive exhibit hall will be displaying rehabilitation and assistive
equipment. Viewings of the exhibits are open to the public for a nominal fee.
Firms who wish to exhibit can contact the conference organizers at the address
below.

IMPORTANT DATES:
Submission of Extended Abstract 31 Jan 2007
Submission of Proposal 31 Jan 2007
Notification of Acceptance 1 Mar 2007
Submission of Full Paper 8 Mar 2007
International Advisory Committee Members:
* Bruce BAKER, Semantic Compaction Systems (USA)
* Stephen M BAUER, University at Buffalo (USA)
* Yong Tien CHEW, National University of Singapore (Singapore)
* Sikne Lanyi CECILIA,University of Veszprem (Hungary)
* Al CONDELUCI, United Cerebral Palsy of Pittsburg (USA)
* Uberto DELPRATO, ParkAid Srl (Italy)
* Rory COOPER, RESNA (USA)
* Philip GARNER, University of Northampton (UK)
* James C H GOH, National University of Singapore (Singapore)
* Martin HELANDER, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
* Thaweesak KOANANTAKOOL, National Science & Technology Development Agency
(Thailand)
* Morris MILNER, The Health Technology Exchange (Canada)
* Bruce MILTHORPE, University of New South Wales (Australia)
* Joseph MIZRAHI, Israel Institute of Technology (Israel)
* Isao NARA, Kobe Gakuin University (Japan)
* Alexander K. NISCHELWITZER, University of applied Sciences Joanneum
(Austria)
* Andrew NEE, National University of Singapore (Singapore)
* Zaliha OMAR, Malaysian Information Network on Disabilities (Malaysia)
* Chee Chung OW, Society for the Physically Disabled (Singapore)
* Lorriane PETERSEN, The National Association of Special Education Needs (USA)
* Jim PRENTICE, SHOUT - Support Helps Others Use Technology (USA)
* Graeme SMITH, Ability Technology (Australia)
* Shigeru TANAKA, International University of Health & Welfare (Japan)
* Pairash THAJCHAYAPONG, National Science & Technology Development Agency
(Thailand)
* Lloyd WALKER, NovitaTech (Australia)
* Ying-Tai WU, National Taiwan University (Taiwan)
We from both START and NECTEC, with our utmost sincerity, wish to invite you
to participate in the inaugural i-CREATe 2007 in Singapore.

If you need any further clarification, please feel free to contact us for more
information. Thank you for your support and promotion of worldwide technical
exchanges in ART. We look forward to meeting with you.

Zhang Dingguo
Nanyang Technological University
Publicity Chair
i-CREATe 2007