REHAB 2022 Workshop



Teruel, Spain
September 08-09, 2022

Universidad de Zaragoza

C/ Atarazana, 4


The 6TH edition of the International Workshop on ICTS for Improving Patients Rehabilitation (Rehab 2022) will take place in Teruel (Aragón, Spain), at the campus of the University of Zaragoza, from September 8th to 9th, 2022, together with conference on Human-Computer Interaction (Interacción 2022) and the organization of the AffectiveLab and EduQTech research groups of the University of Zaragoza. The workshop has been organized in face-to-face mode.

The main objective of Rehab 2022 is to bring together researchers, students and professionals focused on technological systems and health, both from academia and industry, in order to promote the presentation of innovative proposals, exchange of ideas and discussion. Rehab 2022 takes a multi-disciplinary approach to the Virtual Rehabilitation discipline, so that it seeks to attract those working in computer science, but also in other disciplines.

This year, Rehab Workshop will be held within the XXII edition of the International Human-Computer Conference (Interaction 2022), which has its own call for contributions. All the information about Interaction 2022 can be found at Interaction 2022

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 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:


  • 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
  • Children with disabilities

keynote speaker

Anthony L. Brooks (aka Tony)

School of Media Technology
University of Aalborg, Esbjerg

Anthony L. Brooks

From being born into a family with disabled members, an early engineering degree and subsequent early uptake of ICT and sensor technologies across disciplines, Brooks has been avant-garde in pioneering the exploration and subsequent uptake of digital technologies towards advancing (re)habilitation. His four decades of research in the field has led to national and international awards; multi-million Euro projects; seven patents; approximately forty plenary keynotes; approximately 250 publications including eleven books; an emergent optimization model for patient intervention and treatment design. Brooks is active as an ‘expert’ under various organization including the European Commission, the Alliance for Innovation, and EUREKA (S+T+ART). He is Danish country representative at UNESCO’s IFIP (International Federation for Information Processing) and has been invited speaker at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City speaking on technology potentials within disability. He is on numerous academic boards and committees and he has examined numerous PhD viva in different countries. Showcases of his work include numerous Olympics and Paralympics including parallel scientific symposium and exhibitions – also international MoMAs, festivals, etc.

Around the turn of the century Brooks’ research was responsible for an industry start-up, patents, and commercial product. The product was later subject of independent research studies by senior physiotherapists stating that the “feed-back training group showed a marked improvement that was up to 400% in the training specific performance /concluding/ Clinical Rehabilitation Impact.”*

Brooks’ body of ongoing work goes under the “SoundScapes” name with his associated concepts of ArtAbilitation ©, GameAbilitation ©, and AquAbilitation ©. He is always open for project collaboration proposals. He is currently employed at Aalborg University in Denmark.

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.

A Wiki for Calls for Papers.


All accepted submissions would be published in the ACM Digital Library, and Extended into Springer Chapter books to be indexed by dblp, Scopus and Science Direct and submitted to Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index-Science (ISI Web of Science).

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 Extension: May 15th May 30th, 2016

Author Notification: June 8th June 20th, 2016

Camera-Ready Deadline: June 29th, 2022

Workshop Date: Sept 08th-09th, 2022


Category Rehab

Early Fee

(by July 1th)
Regular Fee

(after July 1th)
Regular Fee

(In the workshop)
Speaker 300 € 400 € 450 €
Non-Speaker and students 250 € 325 € 350 €
Additional Paper 150 € 200 € 200 €

Early Fee

(by July 1th)
Regular Fee

(after July 1th)
Regular Fee

(In the workshop)
Speaker 500 € 650 € 725 €
Non-Speaker and students 500 € 625 € 675 €

Workshop Program Committee

Willem-Paul Brinkman.
Delft University of Technology

Mariano Luis Alcañiz.
Instituto Interuniversitario de Investigación en Bioingeniería

Beatriz Rey.
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia

Christos Bouras.
University of Patras

Imre Cikajlo.
Univerzitetni rehabilitacijski inštitut Republike Slovenije

Roberto Lloréns.
Instituto Interuniversitario de Investigación en Bioingeniería

José Antonio Gil.
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia

Mónica Cameirão.
University of Madeira

Sergi Bermudez.
University of Madeira

Emily Keshner.
Temple University

Hermenegildo Gil.
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia

Kjartan Halvorsen.
Uppsala University

Thalmann Daniel.
University of Paul Sabatier

Rosa Maria E. Moreira.
Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro

Georgina Cárdenas-López.
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Evelyne Klinger.
French National Research Agency

Ben Challis.
Cardiff School of Creative & Cultural Industries

Patricia Mesa Gresa.
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia

Hermenegildo Gil Gómez.
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia

José Antonio Lozano Quilis.
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia


Organizers and Sponsors


Habib M. Fardoun, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

César A. Collazos, University of Cauca, Popayán- Colombia
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Sergio Albiol Pérez, Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Aragón (IIS). University of Zaragoza.
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Organization Committee:

Sergio Albiol, University of Zaragoza, Teruel- Spain

Jesús Gallardo, University of Zaragoza, Teruel- Spain

Raquel Lacuesta, University of Zaragoza, Teruel- Spain

Silvia Hernández, University of Zaragoza, Teruel- Spain