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is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication


The International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health aims to be a meeting point for those that study age and health-related quality of life and apply information and communication technologies for helping people stay healthier, more independent and active at work or in their community. ICT4AWE facilitates the exchange of information and dissemination of best practices, innovation and technical improvements in the fields of age and health care, education, psychology, social coordination and ambient assisted living. From e-Health to intelligent systems, and ICT devices, the conference is a vibrant discussion and collaboration platform for all those that work in research and development and in companies involved in promoting the quality of life and well-being of people, by providing room for research and industrial presentations, demos and project descriptions.


Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:



  • Aging Population – the Facts, Statistics, the Future
  • Sociocultural Dimension of Aging Population
  • Economic dimension of Aging Population
  • Psychological Dimension of Aging Population
  • Political Dimension of Aging Population
  • Human Communication and Behavioural Studies of Senior Citizens
  • Studies of People with Disabilities
  • Studies of People with Medical Conditions
  • Self-Fulfilment and Social Participation
  • Dignity and Equal Opportunities of Senior Citizens
  • Autonomy and Active Ageing
  • Social Exclusion
  • Health Geography, Cultural Issues
  • Management of Health Services
  • Health and Healthcare Economics


  • Acceptance of Ambient Technology
  • Ambient Technology for Daily Living
  • Ambient Technology for Health, Emergency and Care
  • Case Studies for Independent Living
  • Internet of Things and Smart Devices for Independent Living
  • Mobile Systems for Independent Living
  • Remote Monitoring
  • Web and Mobile Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Healthcare Robotics
  • Wearable Technologies
  • Smart Environments and Housing
  • Privacy and Ethical Issues
  • Software and Applications for Independent Living
  • Game-Based Approaches towards Health Awareness
  • Inclusive Design
  • Systems Usability


  • Electronic Health Records
  • Health Information Systems
  • Management of Telemedicine
  • Systems to Encourage Healthy Lifestyles
  • Mobile Health Monitoring
  • Case Studies in eHealth
  • Business Models for Telemedicine and eHealth
  • Diagnostic Support
  • Open Data and Health Information
  • Emergency and Alerts Handling
  • Home Care Monitoring Systems
  • Mobile Collaboration Technologies
  • eHealth and Education
  • Interoperability and System Integration
  • Security and Privacy in eHealth
  • Data and Real-Time Analytics
  • Medical Data Science Technologies
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Tele-Rehabilitation
  • Biotechnology and Biostatistics
  • Imaging Science
  • Neural Sensory Systems and Rehabilitation
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Clinical Informatics
  • Personalised Medicine


Eling D. de BruinETH Zürich, Switzerland and Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Bo XieThe University of Texas at Austin, United States
Alex MihailidisUniversity of Toronto, Canada
Sunil AgrawalColumbia University, United States


Authors can submit their work in the form of a complete paper or an abstract, but please note that accepted abstracts are presented but not published in the proceedings of the conference. Complete papers can be submitted as a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas.

Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

When submitting a complete paper please note that only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.


All accepted complete papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on digital support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by SCOPUS, Google Scholar, The DBLP Computer Science Bibliography, Semantic Scholar, Engineering Index (EI) and Web of Science / Conference Proceedings Citation Index.


Conference Date: 24 - 26 April, 2021

Paper Submission: December 21, 2020 (expired)
Authors Notification:
February 5, 2021 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
February 22, 2021 (expired)

Paper Submission: January 26, 2021 (expired)
Authors Notification:
February 24, 2021 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
March 9, 2021 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: December 18, 2020 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: December 18, 2020 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: March 15, 2021 (expired)

Demo Proposal: March 15, 2021 (expired)

Panel Proposal: March 15, 2021 (expired)

Abstract Submission: March 2, 2021 (expired)
Authors Notification: March 15, 2021 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: March 23, 2021 (expired)


ICT4AWE Secretariat
Address: Avenida de S. Francisco Xavier, Lote 7 Cv. C
             2900-616 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +351 265 520 186
e-mail: ict4ageingwell.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.ict4ageingwell.org


Leszek MaciaszekWroclaw University of Economics, Poland and Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia


Maurice MulvennaUlster University, United Kingdom
Martina ZiefleRWTH-Aachen University, Germany


Mehdi Adda, Université du Québec à Rimouski, Canada
Sandra Baldassarri, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Karsten Berns, Robotics Research Lab, Germany
Laurent Billonnet, Ensil-Ensci - Université De Limoges, France
Philipp Brauner, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Jane Bringolf, Centre for Universal Design Australia Ltd, Australia
Renato Bulcão-Neto, Federal University of Goiás, Brazil
Yao Chang, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Mario Ciampi, National Research Council of Italy, Italy
Georg Duftschmid, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Stefano Federici, University of Perugia, Italy
Paula Forbes, University of Abertay, United Kingdom
David Fuschi, BRIDGING Consulting Ltd., United Kingdom
Javier Gomez, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Jaakko Hakulinen, Tampere University, Finland
Roberto Hornero, University of Valladolid, Spain
Eila Järvenpää, Aalto University, Finland
Annica Kristoffersson, Mälardalen University, Sweden
Antonio Lanatà, University of Florence, Italy
Mikel Larrea, Universidad del País Vasco, Spain
Heikki Lyytinen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Maurice Mars, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Elvis Mazzoni, University of Bologna, Italy
Kathleen McCoy, University of Delaware, United States
René Meier, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Raul Montoliu, Universidad Jaume I, Spain
Amit Nanavati, IBM Research, India
Dympna O'sullivan, TU Dublin, Ireland
Marko Perisa, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, Croatia
Marco Porta, Università degli Studi di Pavia, Italy
Ulrich Reimer, Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Andreas Schrader, Universität zu Lübeck, Germany
Sami Shaban, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Jitae Shin, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea, Republic of
Oh-Soon Shin, Soongsil University, Korea, Republic of
Josep Silva, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Telmo Silva, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Åsa Smedberg, Stockholm University, Sweden
Susanna Spinsante, Università Politecnica Delle Marche, Italy
Taro Sugihara, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Asta Thoroddsen, University Of Iceland, Iceland
Bert-Jan van Beijnum, University of Twente, Netherlands
Andrea Vitaletti, Sapienza, University of Rome, Italy
Meng Wong, Education National Institute of Singapore, Singapore
George Xylomenos, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
Xiaomu Zhou, Northeastern University, United States
Evi Zouganeli, OsloMet - Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway

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