Korean QoLT Center to host 4th International Symposium on QoLT-Quality of Life Technology Center - Carnegie Mellon University

Monday, July 2, 2012

Korean QoLT Center to host 4th International Symposium on QoLT

The Korea QoLT Center - based at Seoul National University - announced it will host the Fourth International Symposium on Quality of Life Technology  (isQOLT) in Korea on October 31, 2012.

Originally organized by The Quality of Life Technology Center, a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, isQoLT is an international forum focused on technology to support people by improving their ability to live independently.  Quality of life concerns continue to increase globally as the world's societies age and the prevlance of disabilities increases.  Key opinion leders gather at isQoLT to discuss recent concepts and results and engage in open discussion. The symposium also showcases emerging technologies, their motivations and applications around the world.

The 2012 isQoLT theme is Assistive Technology and Universal Design in Higher Education.  Topics to be covered in depth are subjects related to: 1) education and society, 2) perception, awareness, cognition, and 3) mobility and manipulation.  The Symposium is accepting submissions for paper presentations and posters through the now extended deadline of August 13, 2012.  (See the Call for Papers section.)

QoLT leaders Rory Cooper and Dan Siewiorek have been invited to speak at the 2012 isQoLT on "The Robotic Research of U.S. QoLT Center " and "Virtual Coach and Human System Interface " respectively. Additional featured guests invited to keynote include: Chieko Asakawa, IBM Fellow, Japan, will deliver a keynote speech on "Social Accessibility"; Sang Mook Lee, Seoul National University on "Universal Design in Higher Education, GILP"; DoYoung Chun, SoGang University on "Development of Exoskelloton Rehabilitation Robot in Korea QoLT Center "; and  Eun Hye Park, EWHA Women's University on "Development of Korean style Alternative & Augmented Communication Sysyem."  At the time of this writing, speaker commitments are still being finalized.

The 2012 isQoLT will also be part of the 4th International Symposium on Rehabilitation Research (ISORR) and the Incheon International Conferences on Disability. isQoLT participants will be welcomed at the adjoining conferences.

Visit the 2012 isQoLT Conference Website for additional information.