PRIMORIS      Contacts      FAQs      INSTICC Portal

Call for Papers

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 and apply information and communication technologies for improving the quality of life of the elderly and for helping people stay healthy, independent and active at work or in their community along their whole life. ICT4AWE facilitates the exchange of information and dissemination of best practices, innovation and technical improvements in the fields of age-related health care, education, social coordination and ambient assisted living. From e-Health to intelligent systems, and ICT devices, this will be a point of interest for all those that work in research and development and in companies involved in promoting the well-being of aged people, by providing room for 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
  • 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
  • Case Studies for AAL
  • Vital Signs and Wireless Body Networks
  • Cognitive Stimulation
  • Internet of Things for AAL


  • Electronic Health Records
  • Home Care Monitoring Systems
  • Mobile Collaboration Technologies
  • e-Health and Education
  • Interoperability and System Integration
  • Security and Privacy in e-Health
  • Data Analytics and Health
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Tele-Rehabilitation
  • Management of Telemedicine
  • Systems to Encourage Healthy Lifestyles
  • Case Studies in e-Health
  • Business Models for Telemedicine and e-Health
  • Diagnostic Support
  • Open Data and Health Information
  • Emergency and Alerts Handling


  • Remote Monitoring
  • Systems Usability
  • Mobile Health Monitoring
  • Personalized Interfaces
  • Speech and Tactile Interfaces
  • Assistive Technology and Adaptive Systems
  • Web Content Accessibility
  • Pervasive Technologies
  • Wearable Technologies
  • Motion Detection
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality
  • Inclusive Design
  • Intelligent Companions
  • Socially Dependable Systems
  • Training Cognitive Abilities
  • Web and Mobile Interaction


  • Sensor Networks
  • Mobile Sensing
  • Smart Devices
  • Autonomy and Active Ageing
  • Robots for Eldercare
  • Signal Processing
  • Software Development
  • Robot Companions
  • Walking Assistive Devices
  • Service and Social Robotics
  • Healthcare Robotics
  • Interacting Robots at Home
  • Computer Vision
  • Self-fulfillment and Social Participation
  • Flexible Occupation and Volunteering
  • Service e-Marketplaces


Panagiotis D. BamidisAristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Reima SuomiUniversity of Turku, Finland


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 CD-ROM support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library .
It is planned to publish a short list of revised and  extended versions of presented papers with Springer in a CCIS Series book (final approval pending).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.


Conference Date: 28 - 29 April, 2017

Paper Submission: December 19, 2016 (expired)
Authors Notification:
February 14, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
February 27, 2017 (expired)

Paper Submission: January 31, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification:
February 27, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
March 13, 2017 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: January 17, 2017 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: February 2, 2017 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: March 6, 2017 (expired)

Demo Proposal: March 6, 2017 (expired)

Panel Proposal: March 6, 2017 (expired)


ICT4AWE Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +351 265 520 186


Overlooking the Douro River, Porto is one of the most ancient European cities, It was born and developed from the northern bank of this river during the Middle Ages. One of the most significant aspects of Porto and its historical centre is its landscape, combining harmony with the urban structure and presenting a frame of rare beauty. The city was classified as World Heritage by UNESCO in 1996. When discovering Porto, you will find many surprises. Besides its welcoming and conservative environment, Porto is also contemporary and artistic. This is shown not only in the streets, architecture, monuments and museums but also in the terraces, restaurants and leisure and shopping areas.


Leszek MaciaszekWroclaw University of Economics, Poland and Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
William MolloyCentre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine, UCC, Ireland


Carsten RöckerOstfestfalen-Lippe UAS and Fraunhofer IOSB-INA, Germany
John O'DonoghueImperial College London, United Kingdom
Martina ZiefleRWTH-Aachen University, Germany


Mehdi Adda, Université du Québec à Rimouski, Canada
Amit Anil Nanavati, IBM Research, India
Kenji Araki, Hokkaido University, Japan, Japan
Carmelo Ardito, Università degli Studi di Bari, Italy
Angel Barriga, IMSE-CNM-CSIC, Spain
Helmi Ben Hmida, Fraunhofer IGD Computer Graphics, Germany
Dario Bonino, Istituto Superiore Mario Boella, Italy
Noel Carroll, ARCH - Applied Research for Connected Health Technology Centre, Ireland
Malcolm Clarke, Brunel University, United Kingdom
Ana Correia de Barros, CRPG | Gaia Vocational Rehabilitation Centre, Portugal
Stuart Cunningham, Glyndwr University, United Kingdom
Choukri Djellali, University of Quebec at Rimouski, Canada
Georg Duftschmid, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Kathleen F. McCoy, University of Delaware, United States
Stefano Federici, University of Perugia, Italy
David Fuschi, BRIDGING Consulting Ltd., United Kingdom
Alastar Gale, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Ennio Gambi, Università Politecnica Delle Marche, Italy
Todor Ganchev, Technical University of Varna, Bulgaria
Aura Ganz, University of Massachusetts, United States
Mark Gaynor, Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice, United States
Javier Gomez, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
amir hajjam el hassani, Nanomedicine Lab, Imagery & Therapeutics, France
Jaakko Hakulinen, University of Tampere, Finland
Andreas Heinig, Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems, Germany
Alina Huldtgren, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Deborah I. Fels, Ryerson University, Canada
Yao Jen Chang, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan
Takahiro Kawamura, Toshiba Corp., Japan
Jeongeun Kim, Seoul National University, Korea, Republic of
Peter Kokol, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Shin’ichi Konomi, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Mikel Larrea, Universidad del País Vasco, Spain
Natasha Layton, La Trobe University, Australia
Der-Ming Liou, National Yang Ming University, Taiwan
Jin Luo, London South Bank University, United Kingdom
Heikki Lyytinen, Dr, Finland
Hagen Malberg, TU Dresden, Germany
Piero Malcovati, University of Pavia, Italy
Cezary Mazurek, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center, Poland
Elvis Mazzoni, University of Bologna, Italy
René Meier, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Christian Micheloni, University of Udine, Italy
Hiroshi Mineno, Shizuoka University, Japan
Maurice Mulvenna, Ulster University, United Kingdom
Hsueh-Cheng 'Nick' Wang, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Taiwan
Anthony F. Norcio, UMBC (University of Maryland Baltimore County), United States
Marko Perisa, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, Croatia
Marcelo Pimenta, UFRGS, Brazil
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
Philippe Roose, LIUPPA/IUT de Bayonne/UPPA, France
Sreela Sasi, Gannon University, United States
Andreas Schrader, Universität zu Lübeck, Germany
Jitae Shin, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea, Republic of
Josep Silva, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Jeffrey Soar, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Taro Sugihara, Okayama University, Japan
Babak Taati, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Canada
Yin-Leng Theng, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Carolyn Turvey, University of Iowa, United States
Bert-Jan van Beijnum, University of Twente, Netherlands
Elena Villalba, Technical University of Madrid, Spain
Miroslav Vrankic, Professor of Electrical Engineering University of Rijeka, Croatia
George Xylomenos, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece

(list not yet complete)