Call: International Workshop on Intelligent Multimodal Interfaces Applied in Skills Transfer and Healthcare and Rehabilitation (IMIASH 2012)

1st International Workshop on Intelligent Multimodal Interfaces Applied in Skills Transfer, Healthcare and Rehabilitation (IMIASH 2012)

to be held in conjunction with The 8th International Conference on Intelligent Environments – IE 12 (www.intenv.org)

Guanajuato, Mexico. June 26-29, 2012

Workshop website: http://nadir.uc3m.es/imiash2012/

The first International Workshop on Intelligent Multimodal Interfaces applied in skills transfer and healthcare and rehabilitation, co-located with the 8th International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE 12) aims to bring together researches, developers and practitioners involved in the research area of machine learning, bio-signals processing, electronics, robotics, mechatronics, virtual & augmented reality, medicine and rehabilitation.

Nowadays, multimodal interfaces have changed and revolutionized the way that people communicate, interact and learn. Undoubtedly, we are living in an age where these technological improvements have increased the human potential at levels that have not been seen before. Day by day, thanks to the science and technology, we are able to see how the fiction is converted into reality and how the multimodal interfaces are naturally integrated in the current life. This strong integration between humans and technology represents an incredible opportunity to investigate the human behavior through this interaction and analyze all the potentialities and advantages when the multimodal interfaces are used in the field of skills transfer, healthcare and rehabilitation.

IMIASH 2012 has two main tracks:

Track I: Multimodal Interfaces applied in Skills Transfer

The use of new technologies has dramatically transformed the conventional methodologies in which humans learn. This track is focused in the human behavior of learning process in which motor skills activities are transmitted from intelligent multimodal interfaces to human beings. The research is focused to investigate how these learning processes could be applied using intelligent multimodal systems and virtual environments to transfer knowledge associated to human motor skills. Skills transfer is a trend in the scientific and technological development fields, which focuses on developing systems that can help the users (human beings) to learn different kinds of tasks. These systems are designed to deal with the acquisition, interpretation, storing and transfer of human skills by means of multimodal interfaces, Robotics, Haptics and Virtual Environments (VE) technologies. It also adopts cognitive sciences and interaction design methodologies in order to obtain a digital representation of the skills and to develop techniques for its capturing and rendering.

Track II: Multimodal Interfaces applied in healthcare and rehabilitation

Nowadays the multimodal interfaces in healthcare have been changing and improving the quality of life of the people, principally of handicap people. Therefore, this track is focused in the design of multimodal systems that improves and accelerates the rehabilitation process of the patients through the use of robotic and electronic devices capable to help the users to carry out different routines in an accurate way.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Brain Computer Interfaces
  • Haptics
  • Robotics
  • Rehabilitation
  • Skills Transfer
  • Multimodal Platforms
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Virtual Reality
  • Augmented Reality
  • Computer Vision
  • Data Mining
  • Machine Learning Applications

Important Dates

Paper Submission deadline: March 15, 2012
Notification of acceptance: April 16, 2012
Camera-ready of accepted papers: April 30, 2012

Workshops Proceedings will be published by IOS Press and indexed by Thomson Reuters (formerly ISI)

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