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Call for Papers

ICT4AWE is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication

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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.

CONFERENCE AREAS

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:

1. AGING WELL – SOCIAL AND HUMAN SCIENCES PERSPECTIVE
2. AMBIENT INTELLIGENCE AND INDEPENDENT LIVING
3. TELEMEDICINE AND E-HEALTH


AREA 1: AGING WELL – SOCIAL AND HUMAN SCIENCES PERSPECTIVE


  • 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

AREA 2: AMBIENT INTELLIGENCE AND INDEPENDENT LIVING


  • 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

AREA 3: TELEMEDICINE AND E-HEALTH


  • 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

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

ICT4AWE 2020 will have several invited keynote speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas. Their names are not yet confirmed.

PAPER SUBMISSION

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.

PUBLICATIONS

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.

IMPORTANT DATES

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

Workshops
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

Tutorials
Tutorial Proposal: March 24, 2020

Demos
Demo Proposal: March 24, 2020

Panels
Panel Proposal: March 24, 2020

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

SECRETARIAT

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

VENUE

Available soon.

CONFERENCE CHAIR

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

PROGRAM CHAIR

Martina ZiefleRWTH-Aachen University, Germany

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Damon Berry, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
Jane Bringolf, Centre for Universal Design Australia Ltd, Australia
Yao Chang, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan
Deborah Fels, Ryerson University, Canada
Evdokimos Konstantinidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Medical School, Lab of Medical Physics, Greece
Jeffrey Soar, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Marilyn Tremaine, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, United States

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