Call: The International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health (ICT4AWE)

Call for Papers

The International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health (ICT4AWE)
Heraklion, Crete – Greece
May 2-4, 2019

ICT4AWE is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication

Paper Submission: December 10, 2018


The International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health aims to be a meeting point for those that study age- and health-related quality of life and apply information and communication technologies for helping people stay healthier, more independent and active at work or in their community. ICT4AWE facilitates the exchange of information and dissemination of best practices, innovation and technical improvements in the fields of age and health care, education, psychology, social coordination and ambient assisted living. From e-Health to intelligent systems, and ICT devices, the conference is a vibrant discussion and collaboration platform for all those that work in research and development and in companies involved in promoting the quality of life and well-being of people, by providing room for research and 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
  • Case Studies for AAL
  • Cognitive Stimulation
  • Internet of Things for AAL
  • Acceptance of Ambient Technology
  • Privacy Issues in AAL Technology
  • Ageing and Smart Working Environments
  • Ageing and Mental Health at Work
  • 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


  • Mobile Sensing
  • Computer Vision
  • Self-fulfillment and Social Participation
  • Flexible Occupation and Volunteering
  • Service e-Marketplaces
  • Ethics in Robotic Assistance
  • Smart Devices
  • Autonomy and Active Ageing
  • Robots for Eldercare
  • Software Development
  • Robot Companions
  • Walking Assistive Devices
  • Service and Social Robotics
  • Healthcare Robotics


  • Remote Monitoring
  • Virtual and Augmented Reality
  • Inclusive Design
  • Intelligent Companions
  • Training Cognitive Abilities
  • Web and Mobile Interaction
  • Game-based Approaches Towards Health Awareness
  • Systems Usability
  • Mobile Health Monitoring
  • Personalized Interfaces
  • Speech and Tactile Interfaces
  • Assistive Technology and Adaptive Systems
  • Web Content Accessibility
  • Wearable Technologies
  • Motion Detection


  • Electronic Health Records
  • 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
  • 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


Nick Guldemond, Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management, Netherlands
Liz Mestheneos, 50+Hellas and Hellenic Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Greece


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 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

The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.


Conference Date: 2 – 4 May, 2019
Paper Submission: December 10, 2018
Authors Notification: February 7, 2019
Camera Ready and Registration: February 21, 2019

Position Papers:

Paper Submission: January 24, 2019
Authors Notification: February 28, 2019
Camera Ready and Registration: March 14, 2019


Workshop Proposal: December 26, 2018

Doctoral Consortium:

Paper Submission: March 7, 2019
Authors Notification: March 20, 2019
Camera Ready and Registration: March 28, 2019

Special Sessions:

Special Session Proposal: December 26, 2018
Paper Submission: February 28, 2019
Authors Notification: March 15, 2019
Camera Ready and Registration: March 25, 2019


Tutorial Proposal: March 20, 2019


Demo Proposal: March 20, 2019


Panel Proposal: March 20, 2019

Open Communications:

Paper Submission: March 7, 2019
Authors Notification: March 20, 2019
Camera Ready and Registration: March 28, 2019

European Project Spaces:

Paper Submission: March 15, 2019
Authors Notification: March 25, 2019
Camera Ready and Registration: July 25, 2019


ICT4AWE Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
2910-595 Setúbal – Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 184
Fax: +351 265 520 186


Available soon.


Leszek Maciaszek, Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland and Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia


Martina Ziefle, RWTH-Aachen University, Germany


Ton A.M. Spil, University of Twente, Netherlands
Bessam Abdulrazak, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
Mehdi Adda, Université du Québec à Rimouski, Canada
Carmelo Ardito, Università degli Studi di Bari, Italy
Narcis Avellana, Sensing & Control, Spain
Panagiotis D. Bamidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece & Leeds Institute of Medical Education, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Helmi Ben Hmida, Fraunhofer IGD Computer Graphics, Germany
Laurent Billonnet, Ensil-Ensci – Université De Limoges, France
Philipp Brauner, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Jane Bringolf, Centre for Universal Design Australia Ltd, Australia
Noel Carroll, NUI Galway, Ireland
Mario Ciampi, National Research Council of Italy, Italy
Emiliano Díez, University of Salamanca – INICO, Spain
Choukri Djellali, University of Quebec at Rimouski, Canada
Meng Ee Wong, Education National Institute of Singapore, Singapore
Stefano Federici, University of Perugia, Italy
David Luigi Fuschi, BRIDGING Consulting Ltd., United Kingdom
Wojciech Glinkowski, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland
Javier Gomez, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
Amir Hajjam El Hassani, Nanomedicine Lab, Imagery & Therapeutics, France
Jaakko Hakulinen, University of Tampere, Finland
Andreas Heinig, Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems, Germany
Tarja-Riitta Heponiemi, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland
Deborah I. Fels, Ryerson University, Canada
David Isern, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Eila Jarvenpaa, Aalto University, Finland
Yao Jen Chang, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan
Petr Ježek, University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic
Takahiro Kawamura, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan
Jeongeun Kim, Seoul National University, Korea, Republic of
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
Rashid L. Bashshur, Michigan Medicine, United States
Mikel Larrea, Universidad del País Vasco, Spain
Natasha Layton, La Trobe University, Australia
Jin Luo, London South Bank University, United Kingdom
Andrea Mangiatordi, University of Milano Bicocca, Italy
Giuseppe Mangioni, Università degli Studi di Catania, Italy
Maurice Mars, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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
Iosif Mporas, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Maurice Mulvenna, Ulster University, United Kingdom
Theodoros N. Arvanitis, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Lina Nilsson, Linnaeus University, Sweden
Helen Pain, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Marko Perisa, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, Croatia
Marco Porta, Università degli Studi di Pavia, Italy
Ulrich Reimer, University of Applied Sciences St. Gallen, Switzerland
Philippe Roose, LIUPPA/IUT de Bayonne/UPPA, France
Sreela Sasi, Gannon University, United States
Andreas Schrader, Universität zu Lübeck, Germany
Jitae Shin, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea, Republic of
Telmo Silva, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Josep Silva, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Åsa Smedberg, Stockholm University, Sweden
Andrew Targowski, Western Michigan University, United States
Yin-Leng Theng, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
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
Robert Woitsch, Boc Asset Management, Austria
George Xylomenos, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
Evi Zouganeli, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Norway

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