ICDVRAT 2006 - 6th International Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality and Associated Technologies
Musikhuset Esbjerg, Centre for the Performing Arts and International Conferences
18-20 September 2006
Notification of Acceptance of Papers will be during the week commening 17th April
Full papers from the 2004 conference now on-line
Welcome to the International Conference Series on Disability, Virtual Reality and Associated Technologies website. Here you will find all the information for the upcoming ICDVRAT 2006 conference, 18-20 September 2006, plus archive information from previous ICDVRAT conferences, including full conference proceedings of all past conferences. If you have any questions or comments, please see the contact details page.
ICDVRAT 2006 - 6th International Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality and Associated Technologies http://www.icdvrat.rdg.ac.uk
ArtAbilitation International Conference for those using art in rehabilitation - ArtAbilitation 2006: http://www.ArtAbilitation.net
Both conferences will be held September 18 - 21 in Esbjerg on the beautiful Danish west coast.
Associated with the ICDVRAT conference will be an additional one day conference on ArtAbilitation - the use of art in rehabilitation. Please follow the link for more details.
The purpose of the sixth International Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality and Associated Technologies is to provide a forum for international experts and researchers to present and review how advances in the general area of Virtual Reality can be used to assist people with Disability. This international conference will encompass all aspects of technology used in Virtual Reality systems. 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. It is hoped that the conference will act as a focus for international collaboration.
ICDVRAT 2006 follows on from the success of the conference series: Maidenhead, UK (1996), Skövde, Sweden (1998); Alghero, Sardinia (2000); Veszprém, Hungary (2002); and Oxford, UK (2004). Full papers presented at all previous conferences are available here. Final abstracts from all papers accepted for ICDVRAT 2006 will be made available at the same site at the time of the conference with Full Proceedings book and CDROM archive available to delegates at the conference itself. Papers from 2006 will be made available online in Spring 2007.
Topics for ICDVRAT 2006
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:
- Communication and Language
- Virtual and Enhanced Environments
- Clinical assessment
- Computer access
- Haptic devices
- Visual Impairment
- Medical systems
- Input Devices, Sensors and Actuators
- Communications aids Multi-user systems for user interaction
- Tools for architectural/CAD design
- Visual impairment through virtual simulation
- Wheelchair navigation
- Product design testing and prototyping
- Training tools for rehabilitation
- Augmented reality for people with disability
- Ambisonics (3D Sound)
- Cognitive processing and virtual environments
- Human Factors issues
The conference Programme Committee also welcomes proposals for posters outlining the kernels of collaborative research with the specific aim of fostering international collaboration for the development of co-operative research proposals seeking European Community or other similar programme support.
Research and Development park
Aalborg University Esbjerg
Niels Bohrs vej 8
Tel: +45 79127716 - Fax: +45 79127710
(Secretary Susanne Theils 79127740 firstname.lastname@example.org)
Organizing Chair & Co-chair ICDVRAT 2006 - 6th International Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality and Associated Technologies http://www.icdvrat.rdg.ac.uk
Founder & Chair ArtAbilitation International Conference for those using art in rehabilitation - ArtAbilitation 2006: http://www.ArtAbilitation.net
Proposed Chair International Conference for Artificial Realities & Telexistence ICAT2007: http://www.ic-at.org/