REHAB 2016 Workshop



REHAB 2016

Universidade Lusófona
de Humanidades e Tecnologias

Campo Grande, 376
1749-024 Lisboa - Portugal

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During the last few years, there has been increasing interest in the application of Virtual Reality and Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), in the field of rehabilitation, with clinical results that prove their effectiveness.

The virtual reality is being an increasingly used method in physical rehabilitation, allowing individualized treatments, as to facilitate learning motivation, to finally, provides patients pleasant and enjoyable homework exercises. This is can be done, for example, by applying the use of Nintendo Wii Balance Board, a low-cost visual biofeedback systems, and the implementation of programs for improving the patients balance.


This workshop invites authors to submit contributions on concepts Virtual Rehabilitation Discussion, applications, techniques or environments where interaction design play a central role by improving the rehabilitation process at all levels.

Previous editions:

REHAB 2016 Program

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  • Virtual and enhanced environments
  • Motor rehabilitation
  • Neuroimaging in rehabilitation
  • Virtual rehabilitation
  • Clinical assessment
  • Cognitive rehabilitation
  • Communication and language
  • Ambisonics and audio environments
  • Haptic devices
  • Sensory impairment
  • Medical systems
  • Input devices, sensors and actuators
  • Multi-user systems for user interaction
  • Computer access
  • Virtual humans
  • Balance, posture and mobility
  • Communications aids
  • Tools for architectural/CAD design
  • Product design, testing and prototyping
  • Training tools for rehabilitation
  • Augmented reality applications
  • Human factors
  • Rehabilitation robotics

Sue Cobb

keynote speaker

Sue Cobb, PhD is Associate Professor and Head of the Human Factors Research Group in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Nottingham and has been working in this group for 30 years. Her research interest is in multi-disciplinary research for development of new applications of 3D interactive technology and use of user centred and participatory design methods in a variety of contexts including special education and healthcare. She has worked on several projects involving analysis of user requirements and user feedback on new applications of virtual reality and associated technologies. Examples include: The Virtual City: VR program to support daily life skills training for young people with special educational needs (1998), AS Interactive (VR programme to support communication skills in young people with autism (2003), MYUI: Adaptive design of technology for accessibility for elderly people (2009), I-BiT™: Interactive Binocular Treatment system for treatment of amblyopia (2010, COSPATIAL: VR activities to encourage collaboration and social communication in young people with autism (2012). Sue has been an active member of the International Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality and Associated Technologies (ICDVRAT) research community since 1996 and held the position of President of the International Society for Virtual Rehabilitation (ISVR) 2012-2015.

Submission and Publication


We invite researchers interested in these topics to submit a workshop paper (4 pages) using the ACM format for papers. Please find detailed instructions on the REHAB Web Page Papers should be submitted in PDF format via EasyChair submission page.

Please note that at least one author of an accepted paper must register for the REHAB workshop.


An application has been submitted to ACM International Conference Proceedings Series for publishing the REHAB 2016 proceedings in the ACM Digital Library. We are currently waiting for a decision on the application and will update this page when we have the official decision from ACM. If approved, all published articles will be indexed by DBLP, Google Scholar, and Engineering Village (Science Direct). ACM will also send published articles to Scopus and Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index-Science (Thomson-Reuters Web of Science) for potential indexing as well.

All accepted papers will be invited to submit an extended version for inclusion in a special issue of an (ISI) International Journal, according to the paper topic:

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: July 11th July 25th, 2016

Author Notification: August 12th August 26th, 2016

Camera-Ready Deadline: September 22th, 2016

Workshop Date: October 13th-14th, 2016



Early Fee
(by September 3th)
(by September 30th)
Regular Fee
(after September 3th)
(after September 30th)
Speaker 300 € 400 €
Non-Speaker 150 € 200 €
Additional Paper 150 € 200 €

To register in the Workshop, please send the next information to e-mail ( Name / Surname / Country / Paper number / Contact email.

We will contact you for payment.

Hotel quotes

Hotel Prizes Web
Radisson Blu single 85 €
double 95 €
NH Campo grande single 77 €
double 90 €
Hotel Alif single 62 €
double 75 €
SANA Executive Hotel single 64 € (*)
double 74 € (*)

(*) Tourist tax of 1 euro/night/person up to a maximum of 7 €.

Workshop Program Committee

Habib M. Fardoun, King Abdulaziz University
Rachel Proffitt, University of Southern California
Juan Enrique Garrido Navarro, University of Castilla-La Mancha
Elena Maria de La Guia, University of Castilla-La Mancha
Pedro Gamito, University Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologías
Jaime Sánchez, University of Chile
Monica Cameirao, Universidade da Madeira
Félix Albertos Marco, ISE Research Group, UCLM
Gregor Wolbring, University of Calgary
Sergi Bermudez I Badia, Universidade da Madeira
Victor M. R. Penichet, University of Castilla-La Mancha
Maria Elisa Pimentel Piemonte, University of Sao Paulo
Georgina Cardenas Lopez, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico
Sergio Albiol Pérez, Universidad de Zaragoza
Ala Khalifeh, German Jordanian University
Jose Eduardo Pompeu, Federal Unviersity of São Paulo
Rosa Costa, UERJ
Imre Cikajlo, University Rehabilitation Institute
Giuseppe Depietro, ICAR - CNR (Italian National Council of Research)
Maria Dolores Lozano, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
Daniel Thalmann, Nanyang Technological University
Christos Bouras, Univ. of Patras and RACTI
Mariano Alcañiz, UPV - LabHuman


Organizers and Sponsors


Habib M. Fardoun (*), King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Pedro Gamito, COPELABS, University Lusófona, Lisbon, Portugal

Víctor M. R. Penichet, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

(*) Contact organizer.

REHAB 2016 Workshop Technical Organization:

Juan E. Garrido Navarro, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain