Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts

The International Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology (i-CREATe) is the 2nd largest rehabilitation engineering convention in the world. It has been an influential platform for academic and information exchange hosted by CREATe Asia.

iCREATe2019 will offer a range of opportunities to engage and interact with presenters, delegates and stakeholders, to increase and strengthen networks, and to improve the practice of assistive technology through connecting research, policy and practice.

The theme of iCREATe2019 is “Assistive Technology for Everyone, Everywhere”.

iCREATe2019 will comprise both an academic conference, and the global student innovation challenge (gSIC).


The Organising Committee for iCREATe2019 welcomes submissions for the following themes and presentation types:

Presentation themes

  • Assistive Technology for Living

  • Assistive Technology for Rehabilitation

  • Assistive Technology for Low-resourced and remote areas

Presentation types

  • Workshop (90 minutes)

  • Oral presentation (15 minutes)

  • Poster presentation

We welcome abstracts from researchers, educators, practitioners, policy makers, students, consumer advocates and other experts.

WORKSHOPS (90 minutes)

Workshops will be scheduled for 90 minutes. Please include in your abstract submission the following information:

  • Introduction and background
  • Purpose / aim(s)
  • Overview of activities to be conducted
  • Expected learning outcomes


15 minutes plus 5 minutes discussion / presenter changeover in a concurrent session


Posters will be displayed for the duration of the conference, and there will be an allocated time for the presenting author to be available for queries.


Please note: ONLY abstracts submitted online via the iCREATe presentation portal on this website will be considered for presentation at the conference. 

You will be required to enter the following information:

  • presenting author(s) name and affiliations. This person will be the main contact for all correspondence
  • presenting author(s) biography
  • presentation title (this should be short, informative and a maximum of 10 words)
  • author details (including names and affiliations of all co-authors)
  • abstract content. The body of the abstract should be no more than 300 words (including references). Sub-headings may be included if desired. Use standard abbreviations only, and ensure that you spell out the name in full when first mentioned, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses. Abbreviations may be used in the presentation title, provided the name in full is outlined in the body of the abstract.

It is a condition of acceptance that all presenters (including co-presenters) must register and pay to attend iCREATe2019. All presenters must complete their registration by 30 June 2019.

Presenters must be available to present on any of the conference days, as assigned by the Scientific Committee.

All abstracts must be received by 31 May 2019. Please ensure that you do not leave any abstracts in DRAFT form. Abstracts in DRAFT form will not be seen by the Scientific Committee, and will not be considered for presentation at iCREATe2019.

The main presenting author must be the one to submit the abstract. The contact details provided in the submission profile should be those of the main presenting author as this will be the primary contact for all communications relating to abstract submissions.

In the case of workshops, the facilitator is responsible for coordinating and submitting all items relating to the proposed session. This person will receive all correspondence relating to the submission, and, if accepted, this is the name that will appear in the conference program as the facilitator.

Should you accept the invitation to present, you may be required to provide a high-resolution headshot/profile picture of yourself which looks professional, and features you in front of a plain, preferably white background.

Notification to authors will commence from 31 May 2019

It is the responsibility of the presenting author to ensure that the abstract is submitted correctly and received by the deadline.

Abstracts will be considered for all presentation types, and may be accepted as a different format than the type preferred in your original submission.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Conference Secretariat via email to 

Opportunity for publication:

Authors should be aware that iCREATe has an arrangement with the journal: Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology to publish the highest rated submitted papers.

This is determined by ratings provided during the review process, and the Chairs of the Scientific and Editorial Committee iCREATe 2019 make the final recommendation.

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