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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
  • eHealth and Education
  • Interoperability and System Integration
  • Security and Privacy in eHealth
  • Data Analytics and Health
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Tele-Rehabilitation
  • Management of Telemedicine
  • Systems to Encourage Healthy Lifestyles
  • Case Studies in eHealth
  • Business Models for Telemedicine and eHealth
  • 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 eMarketplaces


Patty KostkovaUniversity College London, United Kingdom
Giuseppe ContiNively, Italy


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).
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.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by .


Conference Date: 22 - 23 March, 2018

Paper Submission: November 8, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification:
December 19, 2017 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
January 8, 2018 (expired)

Paper Submission: December 6, 2017 (expired)
Authors Notification:
January 11, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
January 24, 2018 (expired)

Workshop Proposal: November 3, 2017 (expired)

Special Sessions
Special Session Proposal: November 3, 2017 (expired)
Paper Submission: January 17, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification: January 25, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: February 2, 2018 (expired)

Tutorial Proposal: January 30, 2018 (expired)

Demo Proposal: January 30, 2018 (expired)

Panel Proposal: January 30, 2018 (expired)

European Project Spaces
Paper Submission: January 30, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification: February 2, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: June 18, 2018 (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
e-mail: ict4ageingwell.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.ict4ageingwell.org/


The beautiful Funchal town is situated on the wonderful Madeira Island, and is the archipelago capital, nowadays the major touristic, cultural, artistic and politic center in the archipelago. Filled with history, cosmopolite, culture and a wonderful life, Funchal has much to see and admire, starting on the lovely historical nucleus of São Pedro, Santa Maria or Sé, that invite for pleasant walks.


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


Panagiotis BamidisAristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece & Leeds Institute of Medical Education, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Martina ZiefleRWTH-Aachen University, Germany


Bessam Abdulrazak, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
Mehdi Adda, Université du Québec à Rimouski, Canada
Emmanuel Andres, Hopital Civil Strasbourg, France
Nina Antoniotti, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, United States
Kenji Araki, Hokkaido University, Japan
Carmelo Ardito, Università degli Studi di Bari, Italy
Theodoros Arvanitis, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Christopher Baber, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Giacinto Barresi, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy
Angel Barriga, IMSE-CNM-CSIC, Spain
Rashid Bashshur, Michigan Medicine, United States
Juan-Manuel Belda-Lois, Instituto de Biomecánica de Valência, Spain
Helmi Ben Hmida, Fraunhofer IGD Computer Graphics, Germany
Karsten Berns, Robotics Research Lab, Germany
Laurent Billonnet, Ensil-Ensci - Université De Limoges, France
Dario Bonino, PHPower s.r.l., Italy
Philipp Brauner, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Jane Bringolf, Centre for Universal Design Australia Ltd, Australia
Eric Campo, LAAS CNRS, France
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
Ana Correia de Barros, Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS, Portugal
Jacques Demongeot, Faculty of Medicine of Grenoble, France
Barbara Dickey, Harvard University, United States
Choukri Djellali, University of Quebec at Rimouski, Canada
Georg Duftschmid, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Amir El Hassani, Nanomedicine Lab, Imagery & Therapeutics, France
Ammar Elhassan, Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University PMU, Saudi Arabia
Stefano Federici, University of Perugia, Italy
Daniel Fitton, University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom
Ana Fred, Instituto de Telecomunicações and University of Lisbon, Portugal
David Fuschi, BRIDGING Consulting Ltd., United Kingdom
Alastar Gale, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Ennio Gambi, Università Politecnica Delle Marche, Italy
Wojciech Glinkowski, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland
Javier Gomez, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Florian Grond, McGill University, Canada
Jaakko Hakulinen, Tampere University, Finland
H.J. Hermens, Roessingh Research and Development, Netherlands
Shivayogi Hiremath, Temple University, United States
Doan Hoang, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Roberto Hornero, University of Valladolid, Spain
Alina Huldtgren, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
M. Huq, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), Malaysia
Eila Järvenpää, Aalto University, Finland
Petr Ježek, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Takahiro Kawamura, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan
Jennifer Kent-Walsh, University of Central Florida, United States
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
Andrej Kos, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Lenka Lhotska, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
Christine Lisetti, Florida International University, United States
Ahmad Lotfi, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom
Amy Loutfi, Örebro University, Sweden
Jin Luo, University of west London, United Kingdom
Hagen Malberg, TU Dresden, Germany
Andrea Mangiatordi, University of Milano Bicocca, Italy
Giuseppe Mangioni, Università degli Studi di Catania, Italy
Heimar Marin, Universidade Federal de São Paulo - Unifesp, Brazil
Maurice Mars, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Sinziana Mazilu, Wearable Computing Laboratory ETH Zürich, Switzerland
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
Ronald Merrell, Virginia Commonwealth Universtiy, United States
Ronald Merrell, Virginia Commonwealth University, United States
Christian Micheloni, University of Udine, Italy
Iosif Mporas, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Maurice Mulvenna, Ulster University, United Kingdom
Iain Murray, Curtin University, Australia
Amit Nanavati, IBM Research, India
Anthony Norcio, UMBC (University of Maryland Baltimore County), United States
Charles Owen, Michigan State University, 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
Sathiyaprakash Ramdoss, New Mexico State University, United States
Amon Rapp, University of Torino, Italy
Ulrich Reimer, Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Angela Riccio, IRCCS Fondazione Santa Lucia, Italy
Philippe Roose, LIUPPA/IUT de Bayonne/UPPA, France
Zafer Sahinoglu, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, United States
Corina Sas, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
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
Josep Silva, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Åsa Smedberg, Stockholm University, Sweden
Nathalie Souf, Université Paul Sabatier, France
Luca Spalazzi, Università Politecnica Delle Marche, Italy
Ton Spil, University of Twente, Netherlands
Susanna Spinsante, Università Politecnica Delle Marche, Italy
Taro Sugihara, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Reima Suomi, University of Turku, Finland
Eva Szekely, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Babak Taati, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Canada
Andrew Targowski, Western Michigan University, United States
Wade Trappe, Rutgers University, WINLAB, United States
Carolyn Turvey, University of Iowa, United States
Wallace Ugulino, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Italy
Bert-Jan van Beijnum, University of Twente, Netherlands
Andrea Vitaletti, Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Italy
Doug Vogel, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
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
Meng Wong, Education National Institute of Singapore, Singapore
George Xylomenos, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
Evi Zouganeli, OsloMet - Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway

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