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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 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 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 (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.


Conference Date: 28 - 29 April, 2017

Paper Submission: November 28, 2016
Authors Notification:
January 30, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration:
February 13, 2017

Paper Submission: January 17, 2017
Authors Notification:
February 20, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration:
March 6, 2017

Workshop Proposal: January 10, 2017
Paper Submission: January 24, 2017
Authors Notification: February 9, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration: February 23, 2017

Doctoral Consortium
Paper Submission: February 24, 2017
Authors Notification: March 10, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration: March 22, 2017

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: January 26, 2017

Tutorial Proposal: March 2, 2017

Demo Proposal: March 2, 2017

Panel Proposal: March 2, 2017

Open Communications
Paper Submission: February 24, 2017
Authors Notification: March 10, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration: March 22, 2017


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
Marco Antonio Gutierrez, Heart Institute, University of Sao Paulo Medical School, Brazil
Kenji Araki, Hokkaido University, Japan, Japan
Carmelo Ardito, Università degli Studi di Bari, Italy
Rosa Arriaga, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
Angel Barriga, IMSE-CNM-CSIC, Spain
Riccardo Bellazzi, Universita di Pavia, Italy
Karsten Berns, Robotics Research Lab, Germany
Dario Bonino, Istituto Superiore Mario Boella, Italy
Ronald C. Merrell, Virginia Commonwealth University, United States
Noel Carroll, ARCH - Applied Research for Connected Health Technology Centre, Ireland
Hakima Chaouchi, Institute TELECOM SudParis, France
Fang-Chung Chen, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Taiwan
Malcolm Clarke, Brunel University, United Kingdom
Edward D. Lemaire, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Canada
Jacques Demongeot, Faculty of Medicine of Grenoble, France
Kathleen F. McCoy, University of Delaware, United States
Paul Fergus, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom
Joseph Finkelstein, Johns Hopkins University, United States
Ana Fred, Instituto de Telecomunicações / IST, Portugal
David Fuschi, BRIDGING Consulting Ltd., 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
Kathrin Gerling, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom
Nick Guldemond, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Netherlands
Jaakko Hakulinen, University of Tampere, Finland
Jinjuan Heidi Feng, Towson University (Baltimore Hebrew University), United States
Andreas Heinig, Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems, Germany
Alina Huldtgren, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Deborah I. Fels, Ryerson University, Canada
Takahiro Kawamura, Toshiba Corp., Japan
Larry Kerschberg, George Mason University, United States
Peter Kokol, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Shin’ichi Konomi, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Karol Kozak, Fraunhofer IWS, Germany
Mikel Larrea, Universidad del País Vasco, Spain
Barbara Leporini, ISTI - CNR, Italy
Amy Loutfi, Örebro University, Sweden
Maria Luisa Damiani, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Hagen Malberg, TU Dresden, Germany
Piero Malcovati, University of Pavia, Italy
Giuseppe Mangioni, Università degli Studi di Catania, Italy
Cezary Mazurek, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center, Poland
Hamid Mcheick, University of Quebec at Chicoutimi, Canada
René Meier, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Christian Micheloni, University of Udine, Italy
Hiroshi Mineno, Shizuoka University, Japan
Iosif Mporas, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Elena Mugellini, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Switzerland
Theodoros N. Arvanitis, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Anthony F. Norcio, UMBC (University of Maryland Baltimore County), United States
Hubert Österle, Institute of Information Management (IWI), University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Helen Pain, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Marcelo Pimenta, UFRGS, Brazil
Marco Porta, Università degli Studi di Pavia, Italy
Muttukrishnan Rajarajan, City University London, United Kingdom
Ulrich Reimer, University of Applied Sciences St. Gallen, Switzerland
Gabriel Robins, University of Virginia, United States
Philippe Roose, LIUPPA/IUT de Bayonne/UPPA, France
Charles Safran, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, United States
Corina Sas, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Sreela Sasi, Gannon University, United States
Jitae Shin, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea, Republic of
Josep Silva, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Jacob Slonim, Dalhousie University, Israel
Jeffrey Soar, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Sarun Sumriddetchkajorn, National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Thailand
Joseph Tan, McMaster University, United States
Yin-Leng Theng, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Robert Woitsch, Boc Asset Management, Austria
George Xylomenos, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece

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