Special Issue "The PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA)"

A special issue of Technologies (ISSN 2227-7080). This special issue belongs to the section "Assistive Technologies".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Fillia Makedon

Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington, TX, USA
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Interests: Human Computer Interaction (HCI); pervasive computing; machine learning; computational multimedia; cognitive computing
Guest Editor
Dr. Vangelis Metsis

Department of Computer Science, Texas State University, 601 University Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666-4684, USA
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Interests: computer vision; machine learning; data mining; assistive technologies

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue "the PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA)" focuses on computational and engineering approaches to improve the quality of life and enhance human performance in a wide range of settings, in the workplace, at home, in public spaces, urban environments, and others. PETRA brings together very different types of technologies to also address important social and healthcare issues for sensitive populations, such as the elderly, persons suffering from chronic conditions, such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Cerebral Palsy, and other disabilities or traumas.

The Special Issue will mainly gather contributions from PETRA 2018 conference (http://petrae.org/), which will be held in Corfu, Greece, at the Corfu Holiday Palace Hotel from 26-29 June 2018. However, we also welcome regular papers in the areas of Human–Computer Interactions, healthcare and assisted living.

The relevant Special Issue can be found here:


Prof. Dr. Fillia Makedon
Dr. Vangelis Metsis
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Technologies is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

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Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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