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    The Fifth International Workshop on Virtual Rehabilitation (IWVR2006)
    Marriott Marquis Hotel, New York City, USA.
    August 29 and 30, 2006
    In conjunction with the 28th Annual International Conference of the IEEE
    Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society,
    Deadline for ALL submissions is April 1, 2006

    Call for Papers
    Full papers are solicited related to the use of Virtual Reality in:
    Musculo-skeletal virtual rehabilitation
    Motor rehabilitation post-stroke
    Assessment/rehabilitation of patients with cognitive deficits
    Telerehabilitation and Haptics
    Autism, ADHD and Developmental Disabilities
    VR Exposure Therapy for Anxiety Disorders
    VR for Pain Distraction
    Cue Exposure methods for treating addictive behaviors
    Integration of VR with psycho-physiological and brain imaging studies
    Virtual Reality treatment of PTSD
    Novel VR techniques in rehabilitation and Bio-feedback devices
    Sociological, demographic and legal aspects of Virtual Rehabilitation
    Regulatory education and formative efforts to promote Virtual Rehabilitation

    Best Paper Award (500 USD) sponsored by Hocoma AG
    A Special Issue on IWVR06 will appear in the IEEE Transactions on Neural
    Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering. Authors who want to be considered
    for this Special Issue should indicate so when submitting to IWVR06.
    Selected papers presented at IWVR06 will undergo a second review for the
    Special Issue.

    Paper Submission Guidelines
    Papers should describe original and unpublished work. CD Proceedings will
    be distributed at the workshop and subsequently published papers will
    become part of the IEEE Online Library, carrying the IEEE notice. Authors
    should submit manuscripts electronically as a PDF file to Papers should
    not exceed 8 pages single-spaced, 12 points, including images, figures,
    tables and references. All papers should also include the title, an
    abstract, keywords, author's names, affiliations, postal addresses, e-mail
    addresses and the contact author for the paper. If submission exceeds 4 Mb,
    please compress paper using WinZip.

    Paper Deadlines: Manuscript submission: April 1, 2006
    Notification of acceptance: June 1, 2006
    Camera-ready paper: July 15, 2006

    Paper-related inquiries should be addressed to:

    Call for Lab Presentations
    We seek research demos from any lab or research group (including industry)
    related to Virtual Rehabilitation. Demos should interest the broad research
    and practitioners' community and be presentable in a conference setting.
    The conference will provide basic infrastructure for the lab presentations
    at no cost, (a table, poster panel and electrical outlet). Proposals for
    lab presentations should be submitted electronically to
    Proposals should include a 1-page description of the demo and the set up,
    as well as a one-page description of the research lab.

    Lab Presentations Deadline: Proposal submission: April 1, 2006
    Notification of acceptance: June 1, 2006
    Email inquires to:

    Exhibitor Invitation
    IWVR 2006 provides a unique opportunity for your organization to reach the
    world's foremost Virtual Rehabilitation researchers and application
    builders. 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. Regular refreshments will be offered in the
    exhibit hall and the conference papers are presented in the next room. Lab
    presentation demos will also be located in the same Exhibits room. Contact
    the conference Organizer for details. Additional sponsorship opportunities
    are available.
    Email inquires to:

    Call for Student Volunteers
    We are looking for dedicated and enthusiastic student volunteers to help
    "make it all happen". Volunteers may commit to 10 to 15 hours of volunteer
    effort and will receive conference registration, proceedings, meals,
    t-shirt and other items of appreciation. For more information contact the
    Conference Organizer. Email inquires to: