Call: Advances in Serious Games, Alternative Realities, and Play Therapy in Health Care (InMed-14 Session)

Advances in Serious Games, Alternative Realities, and Play Therapy in Health Care
Invited Session of KES International Conference on Innovation in Medicine and Healthcare (InMed-14)

July 09-11, 2014
San Sebastian, Spain


Papers are invited on the latest technologies offering therapy, rehabilitation, and more general well-being care. Papers should address theoretical, artistic, professional, and practical aspects of progress in this area as well as new directions in research. Position papers and critical papers are welcomed.


The subject areas will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Descriptions of new therapeutic play and play therapy systems involving alternative realities (virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality).
  • Serious games, virtual reality, and augmented reality in Healthcare.
  • Virtual therapist concepts, e.g. Tele-healthcare, TeleAbilitation, remote doctor, etc.
  • Embodied conversational agents in health care.
  • Novel well-being applications (for increasing IQ, losing weight, diabetes management, brain injury rehabilitation, reducing stress, and for exercising and staying fit).
  • Design issues involving location (hospitals, clinics, and home-based therapies).
  • Perception, AI, and adaptive systems research related to therapeutic play and play therapy systems.
  • Human-computer interaction considerations for play therapy for special needs populations.
  • Models for intervention, assessment and evaluation.


Manuscript Due Date:  April 4, 2014
Final Decision Date:  May 2, 2014
Final Submission:  May 30, 2014
Conference Dates:  July 9-11, 2014


Sheryl Brahnam
sbrahnam (at)
Computer Information Systems,
Missouri State University,
901 South National Avenue,
Springfield, MO 65804, USA


Authors who submit and present their work will have their papers published and indexed internationally by Elsevier’s Procedia Computer Science (for information:

Selected and extended papers will be considered for publication in periodicals indexed by Web of Science and KES journals.


Carefully read the author guidelines at: (see link below if trouble with this link).

Visit to submit and track your paper using PROSE. Papers are required to be in PDF format; however, each submission must also be accompanied by the source text, either in Latex or MS Word.

A pdf copy of this CFP is available here:


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