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ITAAL 2020 : International Workshop on Innovative Technologies and Applications for Assisted Living


When Aug 9, 2020 - Aug 12, 2020
Where Leuven, Belgium
Submission Deadline Mar 19, 2020
Notification Due May 17, 2020
Final Version Due Jun 15, 2020
Categories    ehealth   healthcare   ambient intelligence   intelligent systems

Call For Papers

Assisted living (AL) is the use of information and communication technologies 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. AL is strongly related to other concepts such as electronic health (e-health), mobile health (m-health), and smart health (s-health). AL aims to provide assistive solutions for people with a wide range of physical, age-related, and cognitive challenges. AL uses sensing technology embedded in objects, or in the environment or worn on the person to promote health and enhance well-being, or to help maintain an independent life at home and other context-aware environments. The data gathered by sensors is analysed to detect activity and infer knowledge about the physical, cognitive, or affective state of the person, recognising and classifying patterns, detecting trends and unusual or anomalous behaviour, and healthy habits fostering. Designing effective, usable, and intelligent interfaces for AL systems requires understanding and supporting user cognitive and affective processes as well as the expression and perception of these processes in multiple modalities. The combination of computational intelligence methods with advanced software engineering technologies is crucial for handling a big amount of health-related data and making AL systems work efficiently while ensuring security and privacy of collected data.

List of Topics
​The scope of this Workshop encompasses, but is not restricted to, the following topics:
- Mobile Health Care and Medical Applications
- Mobile Applications User Interface and Design for smart health
- Innovative Platforms and Applications for Assisted Living
- Home Automation and Monitoring Applications for Assisted Living
- Indoor positioning and navigation for visually impaired people
- Smart wearable activity tracking sensors
- Human behaviour analysis and activity recognition
- Context-awareness and human-environment interaction
- Affective and social computing for assisted living
- Multimodal user interfaces and agents for assisted living systems
- Internet-of-things and wireless sensor networks for assisted living
- Advances in distributed systems and computing techniques for assisted living
- Computational intelligence for e-health, m-health, and smart health
- Intelligent user-centric infrastructure for assisted living systems
- Intelligent solutions for early diagnostics and medical decisions support
- Virtual Reality for supporting healthy lifestyle
- Games and smartphone applications for healthcare gamification

The workshop will be held in conjunction with the 15th International Conference on Future Networks and Communications, FNC 2020, on August 9-12, 2020, in Leuven, Belgium.

Submission Guidelines
The submitted paper must be formatted according to the guidelines of Procedia Computer Science. See
The number of pages for workshop papers is limited to 6 pages, including all figures, tables and references.
Authors are requested to submit their papers electronically using the online conference management system in PDF format before the deadline.

All papers accepted for workshops will be included in the FNC-2020 conference proceedings, which will be published Elsevier Science in the open-access Procedia Computer Science series (on-line). At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register and attend the conference to present the work. Selected papers from the Workshop will be invited to submit extended versions to Information Technology and Control (indexed in Web of Science, Impact factor 0.707) (publication fee will be waived).

Technical Program Committee
Robertas Damasevicius, Silesian University of Technology (chair)
Piotr Artiemjew, University of Warmia and Mazury
Marcin Woźniak, Silesian University of Technology
Rafal Scherer, Czestochowa University of Technology
Olga Kurasova, Vilnius University
Rytis Maskeliunas, Kaunas University of Technology
Leon Kosmider, Virginia Commonwealth University
Seifedine Kadry, Beirut Arab University
Victor H.C. de Albuquerque, University of Fortaleza

All questions about Workshop submissions should be emailed to

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