together researchers, clinicians, funders and policy makers to share
and discuss trends in healthcare and technology. Because of the international
nature of CYBER17 and the expanded focus of its theme, we recognize the
importance of extending our invitation to professionals around the world
interested and dedicated to enhancing public awareness of how technology
can overcome obstacles and increase access to top quality healthcare
for all citizens. CYBER17’s focus areas include:
of Technologies as Tools
CYBER17 will continue its examination of the exciting applications
of advanced technologies being used in training, therapy, rehabilitation,
and education for the improvement of the quality and availability
of healthcare for people around the globe.
of New Technologies
CYBER17 will further its investigation into how new technologies
are influencing behavior and society through the use of positive
technology, healthy ageing and well-being.
||The Imprint of Social Networking
CYBER17 will embrace, as it did in 2011, the exploration of social
networking tools on individual behavior and societal relations.
||The Introduction of New Technologies
and New Terms
CYBER17 will study the psychological aspects of new areas influenced
by technology such as cyberfashion, cyberadvertising and cyberstalking.
Encouraged topics include but are not limited to:
Abstract and Presentation Types
|• Virtual environments
• Advanced Interaction Training
• Telehealth & Telepresence
• Brain Computer Interfaces
• Cognitive Rehabilitation & Therapy
• Wearable computing
• Non-invasive physiological monitoring devices
• Positive Technology
|• Social Networking in Healthcare
• Information Technologies
• Social implications of Facebook, Twitter, etc.
• Mobile healthcare
• Health Applications
• Healthy Ageing
• Games for Health
• Serious Games
• Apps for Kids
You can submit an abstract to one of the following three “types” of communications:
The difference between an oral presentation and a symposium is that independent
oral presentations will be regrouped together by the Organizing Committee
according to keywords provided by the authors, while a symposium consists
of a group of four or five oral presentations selected and submitted
together by one symposium chair.
Submission of Abstracts and Papers
If you would like to present a poster, an oral presentation or a symposium
at CYBER17, please submit an abstract for the Scientific Committee to
review based off of the guidelines below. Workshops submissions are
by invitation only.
Review Procedure: Each submission is peer-reviewed
and will be selected based on scientific merit. Abstracts should clearly
outline results from scientific studies. All presentations must contain
original and scientifically valid information. Reports on completed
research are clearly favored over descriptions of planned research.
Commercial promotion and funding requests are not appropriate. The Scientific
Committee will blindly review all abstracts and may invite author(s)
to make a poster presentation at the conference even if they requested
an oral presentation. The oral/poster/reject decision is at the discretion
of the Scientific Committee.
Abstract and Full Paper Publication:
||Required structure: Title, Author/s,
Affiliation/s, Short Abstracts (250 words), Keywords, Introduction/Problem,
Method/Tools, Results, Conclusion. You must adhere to the document
format requirements of IOS Press.
||Novelty/Discussion: Please cover what
makes this research different from prior work by yourself or by others.
Please focus on the most unique aspect of your research, instead of
|| References: Optional but appreciated.
Please use ONLY the IOS Press standard bibliographic format (see instructions
|| File formats: Acceptable formats are
Word 97, Word 2000, or Word XP format (.doc). No .docx files, please.
||The conference is in English and all
abstracts will need to be in English. Please check spelling and grammar
as your abstract will be printed in the conference syllabus.
|| Please visit http://bit.ly/xnGghP
to download the instructions. Abstracts that do not meet the required
criteria will be sent back to the author to be re-formatted.
||Oral presenters are required to submit
a short abstract (250 words).
|| Oral presenters are required to submit
a 2-page extended abstract. The short abstract must be included in
the 2-page extended abstract so it can be published in a regular issue
of the Journal of CyberTherapy & Rehabilitation (JCR), indexed
in PsycINFO, Gale, EBSCO, Cabell and SCOPUS and is currently under
review with Medline. Once accepted, the 2-page extended abstracts
may be published in an IOS Press book as a part of its Studies in
Health Technology and Informatics series, which is indexed in MEDLINE.
||Oral presenters are required to submit a full paper up to 5 pages
in length. Authors of accepted oral submissions may be invited to
submit a 5-page paper to be included in the book. In addition, for
those who present their abstract in person, their full paper will
be published in the Annual Review of CyberTherapy and Telemedicine,
indexed in PsycINFO.
When you are ready to submit your extended abstract, please visit the
“On-Line Abstract Submission” page. More information will be asked during
submission of your abstract, such as name of the author, affiliation
and if your study is completed. After submitting your abstract, please
review the instructions for presenters by visiting the “instructions
for presenters” page on the website.
Each submission is peer-reviewed and will be selected based on scientific
merit. Abstracts should clearly outline results from scientific studies.
All presentations must contain original and scientifically valid information.
Reports on completed research are clearly favored over descriptions of
planned research. Commercial promotion and funding requests are not appropriate.
The Scientific Committee will blindly review all abstracts and may invite
author(s) to make a poster presentation at the conference even if they
requested an oral presentation. The oral/poster/reject decision is at
the discretion of the Committee.