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ICT4AWE 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:



  • Ambient Intelligence
  • Case Studies for AAL
  • Cognitive Stimulation
  • Internet of Things for AAL
  • Acceptance of Ambient Technology
  • Privacy Issues in AAL Technology
  • Ageing and Smart Working Environments 
  • Ageing and Mental Health at Work
  • Smart Environments and Housing
  • Ubiquitous Computing
  • Multi-Modal Interaction
  • Mobile Systems for AAL
  • Agent-Based Interfaces
  • Knowledge Systems and Ontologies
  • Context Awareness and Adaptation
  • Collaboration Systems for AAL


  • Mobile Sensing
  • Computer Vision
  • Self-Fulfillment and Social Participation
  • Flexible Occupation and Volunteering
  • Service eMarketplaces
  • Ethics in Robotic Assistance
  • Smart Devices
  • Autonomy and Active Ageing
  • Robots for Eldercare
  • Software Development
  • Robot Companions
  • Walking Assistive Devices
  • Service and Social Robotics
  • Healthcare Robotics


  • Remote Monitoring
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality
  • Inclusive Design
  • Intelligent Companions
  • Training Cognitive Abilities
  • Web and Mobile Interaction
  • Game-Based Approaches towards Health Awareness
  • Systems Usability
  • Mobile Health Monitoring
  • Personalized Interfaces
  • Speech and Tactile Interfaces
  • Assistive Technology and Adaptive Systems
  • Web Content Accessibility
  • Wearable Technologies
  • Motion Detection


  • Electronic Health Records
  • Management of Telemedicine
  • Systems to Encourage Healthy Lifestyles
  • 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 Analytics and Health
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Tele-Rehabilitation


Nick GuldemondErasmus School of Health Policy & Management, Netherlands
Liz Mestheneos50+Hellas and Past-President Age Platform, Greece
Miriam Vollenbroek-HuttenUniversity of Twente, Netherlands


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.

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.

Authors can submit their work in the form of 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. 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 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 Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.


Conference Date: 2 - 4 May, 2019

Paper Submission: January 4, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification:
February 7, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
February 21, 2019 (expired)

Paper Submission: January 31, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification:
February 28, 2019 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
March 14, 2019 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: December 26, 2018 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: December 26, 2018 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: March 20, 2019

Demo Proposal: March 20, 2019

Panel Proposal: March 20, 2019

European Project Spaces
Paper Submission: March 15, 2019 (expired)
Authors Notification: March 25, 2019
Camera Ready and Registration: July 25, 2019


ICT4AWE Secretariat
Address: Avenida de São Francisco Xavier Lote 7L Cave
             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/


The conference will be held at the Voutes Campus at the University of Crete, Crete, Greece.
The Voutes Campus is about 10km from Heraklion town centre, in the area of Vassiliki Vouton. All the Departments of the School of Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, Applied Mathematics, Computer Sciences, and Mathematics) are now housed in new buildings on the Voutes Campus, as well as the School of Medicine and the adjoining University General Hospital.


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


Martina ZiefleRWTH-Aachen University, Germany


Bessam Abdulrazak, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
Mehdi Adda, Université du Québec à Rimouski, Canada
Nina Antoniotti, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, United States
Carmelo Ardito, Università degli Studi di Bari, Italy
Theodoros Arvanitis, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Narcis Avellana, Sensing & Control, Spain
Panagiotis Bamidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece & Leeds Institute of Medical Education, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Giacinto Barresi, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
Anupam Basu, National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, India
Juan-Manuel Belda-Lois, Instituto de Biomecánica de Valência, Spain
Helmi Ben Hmida, Fraunhofer IGD Computer Graphics, Germany
Karsten Berns, Robotics Research Lab, Germany
Damon Berry, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
Laurent Billonnet, Ensil-Ensci - Université De Limoges, France
Patrick Boissy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Université de Sherbrooke and Research Centre on Aging, Canada
Dario Bonino, PHPower s.r.l., Italy
Philipp Brauner, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Jane Bringolf, Centre for Universal Design Australia Ltd, Australia
Giselle C. Ricur, Instituto Zaldivar, Argentina
Noel Carroll, NUI Galway, Ireland
Yao Chang, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan
Fang-Chung Chen, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Taiwan
Mario Ciampi, National Research Council of Italy, Italy
Emiliano Díez, University of Salamanca - INICO, Spain
Choukri Djellali, University of Quebec at Rimouski, Canada
Georg Duftschmid, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Amir El Hassani, Nanomedicine Lab, Imagery & Therapeutics, France
Ramin Fallahzadeh, Stanford University, United States
Stefano Federici, University of Perugia, Italy
Deborah Fels, Ryerson University, Canada
David Fuschi, BRIDGING Consulting Ltd., United Kingdom
Alastar Gale, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Ennio Gambi, Università Politecnica Delle Marche, Italy
Mark Gaynor, Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice, United States
Wojciech Glinkowski, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland
Javier Gomez, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Florian Grond, McGill University, Canada
Dirk Grunwald, University of Colorado Boulder, United States
Nick Guldemond, Erasmus University, Netherlands
Jaakko Hakulinen, Tampere University, Finland
Andreas Heinig, Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems, Germany
Tarja-Riitta Heponiemi, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland
Alina Huldtgren, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
David Isern, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Eila Jarvenpaa, Aalto University, Finland
Petr Ježek, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Takahiro Kawamura, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan
Jeongeun Kim, Seoul National University, Korea, Republic of
Peter Kokol, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Stathis Konstantinidis, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Evdokimos Konstantinidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Medical School, Lab of Medical Physics, Greece
Andrej Kos, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Mikel Larrea, Universidad del País Vasco, Spain
Natasha Layton, Swinburne University, Australia
Barbara Leporini, ISTI - CNR, Italy
Ahmad Lotfi, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom
Jin Luo, London South Bank University, United Kingdom
Heikki Lyytinen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Hagen Malberg, TU Dresden, Germany
Andrea Mangiatordi, University of Milano Bicocca, Italy
Giuseppe Mangioni, Università degli Studi di Catania, Italy
Maurice Mars, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Cezary Mazurek, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center, Poland
Elvis Mazzoni, University of Bologna, Italy
Hamid Mcheick, University of Quebec at Chicoutimi, Canada
René Meier, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Ronald merrell, virginia commonwealth universtiy, United States
Eric Monacelli, Université de Versailles Saint Quentin en Yvelines, France
Iosif Mporas, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Maurice Mulvenna, Ulster University, United Kingdom
Amit Nanavati, IBM Research, India
Lina Nilsson, Linnaeus University, Sweden
Yvonne O'Connor, University College Cork, Ireland
Charles Owen, Michigan State University, United States
Helen Pain, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Marko Perisa, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, Croatia
Marcelo Pimenta, UFRGS, Brazil
Ronald Poropatich, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Marco Porta, Università degli Studi di Pavia, Italy
Muttukrishnan Rajarajan, City University London, United Kingdom
Amon Rapp, University of Torino, Italy
Ulrich Reimer, University of Applied Sciences St. Gallen, Switzerland
Philippe Roose, LIUPPA/IUT de Bayonne/UPPA, France
Corina Sas, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Sreela Sasi, Gannon University, United States
Marcia Scherer, Institute for Matching Person & Technology, United States
Andreas Schrader, Universität zu Lübeck, Germany
Antonio Sgorbissa, University of Genova, Italy
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
Luca Spalazzi, Università Politecnica Delle Marche, Italy
Ton Spil, University of Twente, Netherlands
Susanna Spinsante, Università Politecnica Delle Marche, Italy
Taro Sugihara, Okayama University, Japan
Reima Suomi, University of Turku, Finland
Andrew Targowski, Western Michigan University, United States
Yin-Leng Theng, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Bert-Jan van Beijnum, University of Twente, Netherlands
Elena Villalba, Technical University of Madrid, Spain
Andrea Vitaletti, Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Italy
Doug Vogel, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Miroslav Vrankic, Professor of Electrical Engineering University of Rijeka, Croatia
Robert Woitsch, Boc Asset Management, Austria
Meng Wong, Education National Institute of Singapore, Singapore
George Xylomenos, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
Sungroh Yoon, Seoul National University, Korea, Republic of
Evi Zouganeli, OsloMet - Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway

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