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Call for Papers:
IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
Special Issue on Wearable Robotics for Motion Assistance and Rehabilitation
Abstract deadline : October 31, 2014
Paper submission deadline: December 31, 2014
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This special issue aims to gather researchers from different backgrounds to
highlight the state of the art, the current and future trends of the field of
Wearable Robotics for Motion Assistance and Rehabilitation. The accepted papers
will provide discussions about the challenges and limiting factors for
developing sustainable wearable robots for assistance and rehabilitation of
human movements. The special issue aims at publishing original, significant and
visionary papers describing the growing challenges of using novel human-robot
multimodal interaction paradigms. Research related to novel kinematics and
actuation solutions for wearable robots will be considered, and also issues
related to cognitive human robot interactions. The special issue is also about
understanding the recent trends to promote: energy harvesting, complete
wearability, portability and reliability of the device, as well as user’s
safety. Submissions of scientific results from experts in academia and industry
worldwide are strongly encouraged.

Topics to be covered include, but are not limited to:
• biosignal processing and applications for wearable robotics;
• neurological disorders and rehabilitation using wearable robots;
• neuro-interface orthotic and prosthetic devices;
• mechatronic artefacts and control of human movements;
• cognitive/physical interaction paradigms for assistive robotics;
• novel kinematics and actuation solutions.

Paper submission and selection:
Interested authors are encouraged to submit one IEEE page A4 abstract to the
guest editors (emails-below) BY 31 October 2014. After validation by guest
editors, selected contributors will be asked to submit full version papers by
31th of December 2014. All submitted full papers will be rigorously reviewed
and the selection of papers will be based on their originality, timeliness,
significance and relevance to the scope of the special issue. Submitted papers
should not be under consideration for publication anywhere else. Information
concerning the template can be found at the following link:


Planned publication schedule:
Abstract submission: October 31, 2014
Paper submission deadline: December 31, 2014
Completion of the first round review: March 2015
Completion of the second round review: May 2015
Final manuscripts due: June 2015
Tentative publication date: September 2015

Guest Editors:
- Nicola Vitiello, BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy:
- Samer Mohammed, LISSI, UPEC, France: samer.mohammed@u-pec.fr
- Juan C. Moreno, CSIC, Madrid, Spain : jc.moreno@csic.es

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