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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:



  • 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 Working Environment
  • 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
  • Service Systems and eMarketplaces
  • 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


Raian AliBournemouth University, United Kingdom


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: 3 - 5 May, 2020

Paper Submission: December 13, 2019
Authors Notification:
February 12, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration:
February 27, 2020

Paper Submission: January 29, 2020
Authors Notification:
March 5, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration:
March 18, 2020

Workshop Proposal: December 22, 2019

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: March 11, 2020
Authors Notification: March 24, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration: April 1, 2020

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: December 22, 2019

Tutorial Proposal: March 24, 2020

Demo Proposal: March 24, 2020

Panel Proposal: March 24, 2020

Open Communications
Paper Submission: March 11, 2020
Authors Notification: March 24, 2020
Camera Ready and Registration: April 1, 2020


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


Available soon.


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


Nick GuldemondErasmus University, Netherlands
Martina ZiefleRWTH-Aachen University, Germany


Emmanuel Andres, Hopital Civil Strasbourg, France
Theodoros Arvanitis, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Sandra Baldassarri, University of Zaragoza, Spain
Giacinto Barresi, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
Karsten Berns, Robotics Research Lab, Germany
Damon Berry, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
Laurent Billonnet, Ensil-Ensci - Université De Limoges, France
Philipp Brauner, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Jane Bringolf, Centre for Universal Design Australia Ltd, Australia
Noel Carroll, NUI Galway, Ireland
Yao Chang, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan, Republic of China
Hakima Chaouchi, Institute TELECOM SudParis, France
Mario Ciampi, National Research Council of Italy, Italy
Malcolm Clarke, Ondokuz Mayis University, United Kingdom
Stuart Cunningham, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
Choukri Djellali, University of Quebec at Rimouski, Canada
Georg Duftschmid, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Stefano Federici, University of Perugia, Italy
Deborah Fels, Ryerson University, Canada
Ana Fred, Instituto de Telecomunicações and Instituto Superior Técnico - Lisbon University, Portugal
Alastar Gale, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Ennio Gambi, Università Politecnica Delle Marche, Italy
Nuno Garcia, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
Mark Gaynor, Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice, United States
Wojciech Glinkowski, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland
Janis Gogan, Bentley University, United States
Javier Gomez, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Jaakko Hakulinen, Tampere University, Finland
Tarja-Riitta Heponiemi, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland
Roberto Hornero, University of Valladolid, Spain
David Isern, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Eila Jarvenpaa, Aalto University, Finland
Petr Ježek, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
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
Antonio Lanatà, University of Pisa, Italy
Mikel Larrea, Universidad del País Vasco, Spain
Barbara Leporini, ISTI - CNR, Italy
Christine Lisetti, Florida International University, United States
Amy Loutfi, Örebro University, Sweden
Jin Luo, London South Bank University, United Kingdom
Heikki Lyytinen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Benoit Macq, UCLouvain, Belgium
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
Kathleen McCoy, University of Delaware, United States
René Meier, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Iosif Mporas, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Amit Nanavati, IBM Research, India
Yvonne O'Connor, University College Cork, Ireland
Marko Perisa, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, Croatia
Zainab Pirani, MHSaboo Siddik College of Engineering, India
Marco Porta, Università degli Studi di Pavia, Italy
Amon Rapp, University of Torino, Italy
Ulrich Reimer, University of Applied Sciences St. Gallen, Switzerland
Paolo Remagnino, Digital Imaging Research Centre, United Kingdom
Pertti Saariluoma, Jyväskylä University, Finland
Sreela Sasi, Gannon University, United States
Andreas Schrader, Universität zu Lübeck, Germany
Jitae Shin, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea, Republic of
Oh-Soon Shin, Soongsil University, Korea, Republic of
Telmo Silva, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Josep Silva, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Åsa Smedberg, Stockholm University, Sweden
Jeffrey Soar, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Susanna Spinsante, Università Politecnica Delle Marche, Italy
Kostas Stathis, Royal Holloway University of London, United Kingdom
Taro Sugihara, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Victoria Torres, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Marilyn Tremaine, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States
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
Meng Wong, Education National Institute of Singapore, Singapore
George Xylomenos, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
Satoshi Yamane, Kanazawa University, Japan
Evi Zouganeli, OsloMet - Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway

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