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Technologies for Assistive care and Lifestyle Improvement (TechALI)

Chair

Susanna Spinsante, PhD – Assistant Researcher, Department of Information Engineering, Marche Polytechnic University (Ancona, IT) – s.spinsante@staff.univpm.it

Co-Chairs

Prof. Ciprian Dobre, PhD – National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics (ICI Bucharest, ROMANIA) – ciprian.dobre@ici.ro
Prof. Constandinos X. Mavromoustakis – Department of Computer Science, University of Nicosia (CYPRUS) – mavromoustakis.c@unic.ac.cy

Scope

As the amount of aging population continues to grow, both in Europe and in the world, so does the demand for care and care facilities. This Special Session aims to tackle the use of ICT-enabled technologies to create assistive and enhanced living environments for older adults, in order to improve and sustain their quality of life, well-being and health. Thanks to the technology advancements, senior citizens will be more and more assisted through smart care systems, applications and services, including both wearable and ambient sensors and devices, to enjoy safe and independent activities. Additionally, the possibility to improve lifestyle in order to prevent incoming chronic conditions is also enabled by the smart use of ICT in living environments.

This Special Session will focus on technologies for assistive care and lifestyle improvement, a domain that embraces both physical (wearable devices, smart objects of daily living) and virtual things (monitoring applications running on mobile devices, smart environments), designed according to requirements related to sensing and communications capabilities, power supply, reliability, but also usability , acceptability, and willingness-to-use. The Special Session will welcome contributions from researchers and experts in the aforementioned areas, but also from professionals and practitioners, to provide an up-to-date view of the current research in the domain, and future perspectives.

Topics

Authors are solicited to submit original, previously unpublished papers in the following, but not limited to, topic areas:

● Wearable Sensors and Smart Devices for AAL
● Measuring lifestyle improvements through smart technologies
● Smart Homes and Living Environments Sensing and Communications solutions
● Smart technologies supporting quality of life, well-being and health
● Smartphone Apps as assistive technologies
● IoT-based eco-systems to deliver non-intrusive monitoring and care support for older adults
● Lifelogging technologies for lifestyle improvement
● Intelligent Data Processing and Predictive Algorithms
● Case studies of assistive care technologies
● Market perspectives for assistive technologies
● User-centred design of assistive care technologies
● Impact assessment of technologies for assistive care and lifestyle improvement

Publication

Accepted papers will be included in the Conference Proceedings. Proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in leading indexing services, Ei Compendex, ISI Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

Authors of selected best accepted and presented papers of the whole conference will be invited to submit an extended version to:

Paper submission

Papers should be submitted through EAI ‘Confy‘ system, and have to comply with the Springer format (see Author’s kit section).

Important dates:

Full Paper Submission deadline: 5 September 2018
Notification deadline: 1 October 2018
Camera-ready deadline: 1 November 2018
Conference: 28-30 November 2018

The proposed Special Session will benefit from the endorsement and support from AAL Project “vINCI” (Clinically-validated INtegrated Support for Assistive Care and Lifestyle Improvement: the Human Link), selected for funding by the European AAL JP within the 2017 Call for Project Proposals.

We will be grateful to you for advertising this special session, for contributing and for inviting your colleagues and/or research students to submit their work. We hope to meet you in Bologna in November.

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