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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: 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

Workshop Proposal: January 17, 2017 (expired)
Paper Submission: February 24, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification: March 1, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration: March 13, 2017

Doctoral Consortium
Authors Notification: March 10, 2017
Camera Ready and Registration: March 22, 2017

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

Tutorial Proposal: March 6, 2017

Demo Proposal: March 6, 2017

Panel Proposal: March 6, 2017

Open Communications
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


Ton A.M. Spil, University of Twente, Netherlands
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, Gatech University, United States
Angel Barriga, IMSE-CNM-CSIC, Spain
Riccardo Bellazzi, Universita di Pavia, Italy
Helmi Ben Hmida, Fraunhofer IGD Computer Graphics, Germany
Karsten Berns, Robotics Research Lab, Germany
Dario Bonino, Istituto Superiore Mario Boella, Italy
Cesar Caceres, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain
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
Ana Correia de Barros, CRPG | Gaia Vocational Rehabilitation Centre, Portugal
Stuart Cunningham, Glyndwr University, United Kingdom
Edward D. Lemaire, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Canada
Jacques Demongeot, Faculty of Medicine of Grenoble, France
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
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
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
Kathrin Gerling, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom
Wojciech Glinkowski, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland
Javier Gomez, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Nick Guldemond, Erasmus University, Netherlands
amir hajjam el hassani, Nanomedicine Lab, Imagery & Therapeutics, France
Jaakko Hakulinen, University of Tampere, Finland
Jinjuan Heidi Feng, Towson University (Baltimore Hebrew University), United States
Andreas Heinig, Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems, Germany
Hermie Hermens, Roessingh Research and Development, Netherlands
Roberto Hornero, University of Valladolid, Spain
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
Larry Kerschberg, George Mason University, United States
Jeongeun Kim, Seoul National University, Korea, Republic of
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
Natasha Layton, La Trobe University, Australia
Barbara Leporini, ISTI - CNR, Italy
Lenka Lhotska, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Der-Ming Liou, National Yang Ming University, Taiwan
Amy Loutfi, Örebro University, Sweden
Maria Luisa Damiani, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Jin Luo, London South Bank University, United Kingdom
Heikki Lyytinen, Dr, Finland
Hagen Malberg, TU Dresden, Germany
Piero Malcovati, University of Pavia, Italy
Giuseppe Mangioni, Università degli Studi di Catania, Italy
Fernando Martin-Sanchez, Weill Cornell Medicine, United States
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
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
Maurice Mulvenna, Ulster University, United Kingdom
Theodoros N. Arvanitis, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Hsueh-Cheng 'Nick' Wang, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, Taiwan
Anthony F. Norcio, UMBC (University of Maryland Baltimore County), 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
Zainab Pirani, MHSaboo Siddik College of Engineering, India
Marco Porta, Università degli Studi di Pavia, Italy
Bernd Radig, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany
Muttukrishnan Rajarajan, City University London, United Kingdom
Amon Rapp, University of Torino, Italy
Ulrich Reimer, University of Applied Sciences St. Gallen, Switzerland
Gabriel Robins, University of Virginia, United States
Philippe Roose, LIUPPA/IUT de Bayonne/UPPA, France
Pertti Saariluoma, Jyväskylä University, Finland
Charles Safran, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, United States
Corina Sas, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Sreela Sasi, Gannon University, United States
Andreas Schrader, Universität zu Lübeck, Germany
Naveen Sharma, Central Michigan University, United States
Jitae Shin, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea, Republic of
Ben Shirley, University of Salford, United Kingdom
Urmila Shrawankar, RTM Nagpur Univ Nagpur, GHRCE, India
Josep Silva, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Jacob Slonim, Dalhousie University, Israel
Jeffrey Soar, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Taro Sugihara, Okayama University, Japan
Sarun Sumriddetchkajorn, National Electronics and Computer Technology Center, Thailand
Babak Taati, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Canada
Joseph Tan, McMaster University, United States
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
Elena Villalba, Technical University of Madrid, Spain
Miroslav Vrankic, Professor of Electrical Engineering University of Rijeka, Croatia
Prasad Wimalaratne, University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka
Robert Woitsch, Boc Asset Management, Austria
George Xylomenos, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece

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