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Subject: Call for paper pour ICORR'2001

First Call for Papers


Seventh International Conference On Rehabilitation Robotics

April 25  27, 2001

Institut National des Télécommunications (INT)
Evry, France

Hosted by

Telecommunication Networks and Services Department, INT
INSERM (U.483) Lab., University Pierre & Marie Curie, Paris

Conference Chair

Mounir Mokhtari, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Institut National des Télécommunications (INT) & INSERM (U.483)
Telecommunication Network and Services Department (RST)
9, rue Charles Fourier
91011 Evry Cedex
Tel: +33-1-60-76-47-55
Fax: +33-1-60-76-42-91
Email: Mounir.Mokhtari@int-evry.fr
ICORR home page: http://www.rehabrobotics.org and

International Scientific Committee

- Agnès Roby-Brami, INSERM, Paris, France (chair)
- Zenn Bien, KAIST, Taejon, Korea
- Y. Burnod, INSERM, Paris, France
- Raja Chatila, LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France
- Paolo Dario, SSSA, PISA, Italy
- Håkan Eftring, CERTEC, Lund University, Sweden
- William Harwin, University of Reading, UK
- Tariq Rahman, duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, USA
- Machiel Van der Loos, Veteran Affairs, Palo Alto, USA

Local Organizing Committee

Chantal Ammi (chair)
Institut National des Télécommunications (INT)
Business Administration Department
Tel: +33-1-60-76-47-32
Fax: +33-1-60-76-43-83
Email: Chantal.Ammi@int-evry.fr

Call for Papers

At the beginning of the third millenium, Paris and Evry are proud to extend
their hospitality to the international scientific community in the field of
assistive technology. For the first time in France and after the sixth
conference hosted by Stanford University in USA, the biannual International
Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR) will be held on April 25-27,
2001, at the Institut National des Télécommunications, Evry.
The ICORR'2001 theme is “Integration of Assistive Technology in the
Age”. The goal is to close the gap between high technology and
accessibility for
people having lost their independence due to the loss of physical and/or
cognitive capabilities. Robots and mechatronic devices bring the
opportunity to
improve the autonomy of disabled people and facilitate their social and
professional integration by assisting them to perform daily living tasks.

Technical topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

        - Communication and learning applications in SCI and CP
        - Interface and Internet-based designs
- Issues in human-machine interaction
- Personal robotics
        - Hardware and control
- Evaluation methods
- Clinical experience
- Orthotics and Prosthetics
- Robotics for older adults
- Service robotics
- Movement physiology and motor control


Authors should submit a camera-ready manuscript electronically in Microsoft
WORD, WordPerfect, Rich Text Format (RTF) or Adobe FRAME format (PDF). The
recommended length of papers is 6 pages; poster summaries and hardware
descriptions may be
substantially shorter.

Use paper of A4 size, with the following typing area: length: 25 cm (or 10''),
and width: 15.6 cm (or 6'' 1/8). The recommend typefont is Times. As a second
choice, use Garamond. Only for tables and figures (illustrations) may you use
Helvetica, Univers or other sans-serif fonts. Use Roman as default type and
keep italics and/or bold for special text parts.
        Recommended typefont sizes:
a.      For the title: 24 pts.
b.      For the main text (including headings): 12 pts.
c.      For abstract, footnotes, references, figures and tables: 10 pts.
        Settings for the line spacing are: 2 pts. in cases (b) and (c), 4 pts.
in case (a).

Paper Submission

Manuscripts should be submitted as an attachment to an email message sent to:

Language of the Conference

The language of the conference and of the Proceedings is English. No
simultaneous translation will be provided during the conference.

Important Dates

- Deadline for submission of papers     15 november, 2000
- Notification of acceptance and recommendations for final version      15
January, 2001
- Deadline for the camera-ready Proceedings paper submission    10 February,
- Opening of the ICORR'2001 Conference  25 April, 2001


There will be a large exhibit hall at the conference where companies and
laboratories are encouraged to show their prototypes and commercially
technological assistive aids. Part of the exhibit hall will be dedicated to
poster sessions. For authors bringing hardware,
there are two options: submit a separate hardware description (and only
the hardware), or submit a presentation-type research manuscript (in order to
present the research in a scientific session and the hardware in a
demonstration session).

Developing Countries Fellowship

Travel assistance and a waiver of the registration fees will be granted to
selected applications from developing countries. To encourage participants to
bring their rehabilitation robot prototypes and products to ICORR'2001,
shipping fellowships will be also available. More details will be provided in
the conference home page.

Local Arrangements

The INT is located in Evry, 30 km south of Paris in an area where many
high-tech companies are concentrated. The campus is well served by public
transportation, linking it to Paris.

INT offers many high quality facilities and services on campus. Numerous
laboratories provide state-of-the-art equipment to support teaching and
research activities. A "VisioCentre" provides facilities for multimedia
videoconferencing and tele-education, and the audio-visual service will offer
an on-campus television network and all facilities to ICORR'2001 conference
participants (INT web site: http://www.int-evry.fr).

The timing of  ICORR'2001 will allow participants to spend the weekend in the
Paris area and enjoy many attractive places to relax after the conference

Ministère de l'Economie, des Finances et de l'Industrie
Secrétariat d'Etat à l'Industrie
Direction générale de l'Industrie, des Technologies de l'Information et de la
Service des Technologies et de la Société de l'Information
Sous Direction des Programmes et de la Prospective
le BERVIL - 12 rue Villiot  - 75572 PARIS CEDEX 12
Téléphone : 01 53 44 94 25 - Télécopie 01 53 44 98 51