• Post-doc position open at the University of Rouen

    The position if offered by the LITIS Laboratory, which works since several years on cognitive models of mobility and associated ICT wearable embedded technologies. Several flagship projects are related to the design, realization and evaluation of new systems for cognitive mobility or for data presentation for spatial knowledge acquisition of Visually Impaired People.
    The post-doctoral researcher will participate in the design and realization of hardware and software components for visuo-tactile spatial-knowledge acquisition. It is thus required an interest and a solid background in perception, localization, spatial data representation and new communication technologies for autonomous and cognitive mobility.
    The prospective candidates must have a background in one or several following research fields : Computer engineering ; Computer vision, image processing, (Bayesian) perception, scene understanding, estimation ; Robotics (SLAM, visual odometry, localization with/without GPS with/without tactile and/or cognitive interest points;  path planning, etc.) ; GNSS ; Digital electronics ; Basic mechatronics ; Virtual reality ; Multisensory data fusion. 
    At least an engineering degree in CSCE (or related fields) is required.
    It is also asked to have good programming skills (C/C++, Python, Linux, MatLab, Simulink…), project management aptitude, data bases technologies knowledge, a previous experience in human-machine interface design, good communication and cooperation skills (the post-doc will work within a team of senior researchers, PhD and Master students ), an open-mind to non-engineering disciplines and reasonable English skills (written and spoken).  
    To apply, send your curriculum vitae, a publication record, a motivation letter, a link for publication upload and 2/3 referee letters to: Edwige.Pissaloux@univ-rouen.fr, Katerine.Romeo@univ-rouen.fr, Stephane.Mousset@univ-rouen.fr

  • 2017 IASSIDD 4th Asia-Pacific Regional Congress – Bangkok, Thailand - 13th to 16th november 2017

    The International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is a non-governmental organization member of the World Health Organization. It encourages research and information exchange to improve the health and quality of life of persons with disabilities and their families and assists governments and professionals in developing policies and procedures based on scientific research. In november 2017, it will held its fourth conference on the theme of inclusion and sustainable development, bringing together researchers, professionals and people with disabilities.

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    Presentation video

  • 3rd International Conference ITASD - Valencia, Spain - 30 june to 2 july 2017

    The International Conference on Innovative Technologies for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ITASD) returnsf for a 3rd edition. The conference aims to bring together researchers with both individuals and families affected by autism, practitioners and organisations.

    This edition is open to projects on a wide range of topics, always stressing the practical and functional aspects. As the name of the event suggests, it is important to highlight the innovative use of technology, accepting any technology (emerging or established) provided that its use is clearly innovative. So, the nature or level of sophistication of the technology is not a barrier to projects being accepted for ITASD. 

    ITASD 2017 will admit projects that have validated their different tools with people with autism. Successes are to expected, but also studies that have proven that something doesn’t work, as this knowledge is also highly valuable. It will also admit projects that, although not directly empirical themselves, concentrate on the analysis and summary of empirical studies relating to technology and autism (systematic reviews, meta-analysis studies, books on technologies and autism, training programs or workshops).

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  • 6th world congress on ADHD, From Child to Adult Disorder – Vancouver, Canada – 20 to 23 april 2017

    Organized by the World Federation of ADHD (Attentation deficit hyperactivyt disorder), this congress is the largest meeting concerning ADHD and its issues. The aim of the congress is to share and exchange experiences and knowledge about the best strategies for diagnosing and taking care of individuals affected by ADHD. The Scientific Programme Committee and the Local Organizing Committee of the World Federation of ADHD developed a wide range of topics that will appeal to clinicians, researchers and academics, thus stimulating the exchange of knowledge.

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  • FIRAH 2017 Calls for projects

    AP FIRAH Annual call for project : access to education, mobility, access to health services, ageing in people with disabilities, acces to employment, support for caregivers. Autism and new technologies

    Necessary documents for the annual Call for Projects:
    Presentation of the Call for Projects
    Form for the letter of intention

    Necessary documents for the Autism and New Technologies Call for Projects:
    Presentation of the Call for Projects
    Form for the letter of intention

    Calendar of the Calls for Projects:
    Closing date for letters of intent - 24 March 2017 at midnight (French time)
    Project leaders informed of pre-selected letters of intent - 3 July 2017
    Closing date for completed applications - 29 September 2017 at midnight (French time)
    Project leaders informed of selected applications - 6 December 2017

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