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Press Release
Athens, 24 Μay 2011
 

4th International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA-2011)
Heraklio, Crete,
May 25-27, 2011

 

 

 

The 4th International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA-2011) is organized in Heraklio, Crete, May 25-27, 2011, by the University of Texas at Arlington, USA, with the support of the Institute of Informatics & Telecommunications, of NCSR "Demokritos" and other organizations (http://www.petrae.org/).

The PETRA Conference brings together different types of technology to address an important social and healthcare issue: as the world's population ages, there is growing interest in solutions for the in- home care of the elderly as well as for the care of people with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other disabilities or traumas.

PETRA (which means "stone" in Greek) reflects the needs of the domestic environment, or "Oikos" as it was known in ancient Greece, but from a technological perspective. People's living environments are particularly important in an increasingly crowded and complex world where the need for inclusiveness and connectivity with the rest of the world is a key issue. PETRA addresses the fact that as people grow older, they will increasingly rely on technology to be able to stay in their homes.

PETRA-2011 is an international event attracting delegates from Europe, USA and other countries. The conference program includes invited talks by scientists with international recognition, sessions and workshops in various sub-areas of assistive environments.

For more information on the conference program, visit http://www.petrae.org/docs/Petra11_program.pdf
 
 

For further information:

Ζoi Floratou
Public Relations & Press Office
Τel. +30-210-6503002, email: florzo1@central.demokritos.gr