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TechAAL 2015 - 2015 IET International Conference on Technologies for Active and Assisted Living



VenueKingston upon Thames, London, UK - United Kingdom UK - United Kingdom



Topics/Call fo Papers

Active and assisted living (AAL) makes “use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in a person's daily living and working environment to enable them to stay active longer, remain socially connected and live independently into old age” ( Research efforts in AAL have increased rapidly to support independent living, as the social and economic impact of aging population has become a more concrete problem in our European society. The impact of the European demographic change is widely recognised making critical the need to address the problem both from a societal and economic standpoint. In the light of this, research into aging, age-related conditions and into supporting an aging population has become a priority for many governments around the world.
AAL aims to provide assistive solutions for people affected by a wide range of physical and cognitive challenges, in particular elderly persons. AAL applies the paradigm of the Internet of Things where sensing technology is embedded in objects, or in the environment or worn on the person to promote health and enhance wellbeing, or to help maintain an independent life at home. Captured sensor data are analysed to detect activity and infer knowledge about the physical or cognitive status of a monitored person; recognising and classifying patterns, detecting trends, and unusual or anomalous behaviour.
AAL systems should be intelligent, able to learn and adapt to a wide variety of needs and requirements in real-time, synchronised with the specific need and designed and implemented to pre-empt, whenever possible, accidents and incidents that might occur in an assisted environment.
Nowadays, this is a very relevant area for research and innovation. Therefore, this event will serve as an important channel to present the latest advances in this area. Being a multidisciplinary area, the event would attract researchers and professionals with different expertise: technological, health, care and social sciences, business.
Full papers are invited on all aspects of active and assistive living from academia, industry and others to be selected for oral presentations through a peer reviewed system. Papers should be submitted online here.
Topics of interest include but not limited to:
Smart homes
Intelligent sensors
Interaction with the smart home (wearable, gesture recognition, affective computing)
Data fusion
Computer vision for AAL
Reasoning systems
Networks and integration platform
Assistive and social robotics
Tele-care and tele-health
Fall prevention, detection and intervention
Gait analysis
Prevention and management of chronic conditions
Support to activities of daily living (ADL)
Mental health and cognitive stimulation
Indoor and outdoor mobility
Well-being, social interaction and isolation
AAL at work
Associated issues:
Usability and accessibility
Privacy and ethical issues
Paper submission timetable
04 September 2015 - Submission of full papers
01 October 2015 - Notification of acceptance
16 October 2015 - Submission of camera-ready papers

Last modified: 2015-06-07 16:00:06