Call: 10th International Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality and Associated Technologies

10th International Conference on
Disability, Virtual Reality and Associated Technologies

Gothenburg, Sweden
September 2–4, 2014

Download: Call for Papers 2014 (PDF)


The ICDVRAT conference Series provides a forum for international experts and researchers to present and review how advances in the general area of virtual reality can be used in the area of disabilities and rehabilitation. High quality papers are sought in which technical innovation is backed up by evidence of original and practical implementation, or which promise practical implementation in the very near future. Presentations which include video material and/or experimental systems are particularly welcome. Facilities for presenting such material will be available at the conference. The research presented at the conference will be published in a peer reviewed Proceedings which will be made widely available through the ICDVRAT Online Archive at


Papers are encouraged in all areas that span Disability, Virtual Reality and its Associated Technologies, encompassing both practical application and more generic research.

The following topics are just a few of those that will be relevant to the conference:

  • Physical Rehabilitation Tools
  • Remote/Telecare
  • Sensory Impairment
  • Medical Systems
  • Input Devices, Sensors and Actuators
  • Multi-user Systems for User Interaction
  • Computer Access
  • Virtual Humans
  • Balance, Posture and Mobility
  • Robotics and Sensors
  • Wearable Devices
  • Communications Aids
  • Tools for Architectural/CAD Design
  • Product Design, Testing and Prototyping
  • Training Tools for Rehabilitation
  • Augmented Reality Applications
  • Human Factors
  • Rehabilitation Robotics
  • Human-Computer Interfaces
  • Mobile Health Applications

Please consider looking at the ICDVRAT Paper Archive which hosts over 300 papers, spanning the past 15 years of the conference.

Gothenburg – the capital of West Sweden

Gothenburg may be small but therein lies its beauty. Discover quaint canals, the cobbled streets of historical Haga and countless green open spaces, including Sweden’s largest botanical gardens, boasting over 16,000 species. Immerse yourself in the Swedish lifestyle, soaking up the buzzing outdoor café culture with ‘fika’ (a drink, usually coffee, and a bite) or indulge in food markets, impressive museums and fine restaurants – five with Michelin stars. What’s more, there’s the city archipelago right on Gothenburg’s doorstep – easy to reach via a half-hour tram ride and a short passenger ferry.


Authors are encouraged to submit papers in the following categories: Full Studies; Pilot Studies (Late Breaking Results); System Development; Future Development/Vision Papers. Papers accepted for the conference require the registration of at least one of the authors as a Full Delegate or Full Student Delegate to the conference.

Full Papers Review & Plenary Presentation:

Authors should submit Full Papers (6−8 pages) by February 28, 2014, with notification of the outcome of peer review given by May 15. Accepted papers may be further revised in light of reviewer comments for final submission by June 15, 2014. All Full Papers will be presented in the conference plenary sessions. Papers that are not accepted as Full Paper (podium presentations) will also be considered for inclusion as Short Papers (poster presentations), subject to a reduction in length.

Short Papers Review & Posters Presentation:

Short Papers (limited to 4 pages) may also be submitted directly, for peer review, by May 15, 2014, with notification by June 20, 2014. There will only be a limited opportunity for revision after reviewer comments. All Short Papers will be presented in Poster Sessions over the course of the conference, together with a short Podium Presentation Summary of all Short Papers.

Publication of All Papers:

The conference CD Proceedings with Full and Short Papers, together with a Book of Abstracts, will be available for on site reference at the conference.

  • Papers accepted for the conference require the registration of at least one of the authors as a Full Delegate or Full Student Delegate to the conference.
  • Papers will be published in the ICDVRAT Online Archive within 6 months of the conference and will also be available to download as a complete Proceedings.

Best Paper Awards:

There will be awards for the following category of papers:

  • Best Paper and Best Short Paper, for which all papers will be considered;
  • Best Student Paper and Best Student Short Paper, sponsored by the International Society for Virtual Rehabilitation. Student papers will be considered for this award only where the paper is presented by the student as the main author.

Journal Special Issues:

For the past five conferences (2004 to 2012) selected papers have appeared in the International Journal on Disability and Human Development. It is to be expected that Full Papers from the 2014 conference will also be considered for a journal special issue. Details will be confirmed at the conference.

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