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CYBER18 brings together researchers, clinicians, funders and policy makers to share and discuss trends in healthcare and technology. Because of the international nature of CYBER18 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. CYBER18’s focus areas include:

1. The Impact of Technologies as Tools
CYBER18 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.
2. The Influence of New Technologies
CYBER18 will further its investigation into how new technologies are influencing behavior and society through the use of positive technology, healthy ageing and well-being.
3. The Imprint of Social Networking
CYBER18 will embrace, as it did in 2012, the exploration of how social networking tools are changing individual behavior, interpersonal relationships, and society.
4. The Introduction of New Technologies and New Terms
CYBER18 will study the psychological aspects of new areas influenced by technology such as cyberfashion, cyberadvertising and cyberstalking.

Encouraged Topics
Encouraged topics include but are not limited to:
• Virtual environments
• Advanced Interaction Training
• Videogames
• Telehealth & Telepresence
• Video-conferencing
• Robotics
• 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.
• Neurorehabilitation
• Mobile healthcare
• Cyberbullying
• Health Applications
• Healthy Ageing
• Games for Health
• Serious Games
• Apps for Kids

Abstract and Presentation Types
You can submit an abstract to one of the following four types of communications:
• Poster
• Oral
• Symposium
• Student Symposium

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 CYBER18, 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 Preparation:
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 broad implications.
References: Optional but appreciated. Please use ONLY the IOS Press standard bibliographic format (see instructions and below).
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.

Abstract and Full Paper Publication:
Oral presenters are required to submit a short abstract (250 words).
Oral presenters are also required to submit a 2-page extended abstract.
Both abstracts are to be in submitted as one document.

Online Submission:

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.

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 Committee.


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