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Proceedings of the International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health

April 21-22, 2016, in Rome, Italy

ISBN: 978-989-758-180-9

Conference Link: http://www.ict4ageingwell.org/

Foreword: This book contains the proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health (ICT4AWE 2016) which was organized and sponsored by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC) and held in cooperation with IsfTeH - the International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth, ECHAlliance - European Connected Health Alliance, EUGMS - European Union Geriatric Medicine Society, AAL Program - Active and Assistive Living (AAL) programme and IMIA - International Medical Informatics Association. ICT4AWE aims to be an annual 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. This conference brought together researchers and practitioners interested in methodologies and applications related to the Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health fields. It had five main topic areas, covering different aspects, including Ambient Assisted Living, Telemedicine and E-Health, Monitoring, Accessibility and User Interfaces, Robotics and Devices for Independent Living and HCI for Ageing Populations. We believe these proceedings demonstrate new and innovative solutions, and highlight technical problems in each field that are challenging and worthwhile. ICT4AWE 2016 received 39 paper submissions from 22 countries in all continents, of which 21% were accepted as full papers. The high quality of the papers received imposed difficult choices in the review process. To evaluate each submission, a double blind paper review was performed by the Program Committee, whose members are highly qualified independent researchers in the ICT4AWE 2016 topic areas. The high quality of the ICT4AWE 2016 programme was enhanced by three keynote lectures, delivered by experts in their fields, including (alphabetically): Ana Fred (Instituto de Telecomunicações / IST, Portugal), Hubert Österle (Institute of Information Management (IWI), University of St. Gallen, Switzerland) and Margaret Ross (Southampton Solent University, United Kingdom). The meeting was also complemented with a Doctoral Consortium on “Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health” chaired by Markus Helfert, Dublin City University, Ireland. All presented papers will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Index) and Scopus, as well as being made available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library. Furthermore, a short list of presented papers will be selected and their authors will be invited to submit an extended version of their papers to be included in a forthcoming book of ICT4AWE Selected Papers to be published in CCIS Series by Springer Verlag during 2016. The best contributions to the conference and the best student submissions were distinguished with awards based on the best combined marks of paper reviewing, as assessed by the Program Committee, and the quality of the presentation at the conference venue. Building an interesting and successful program for the conference required the dedicated effort of many people. We would like to express our thanks to all participants. First of all, to the authors, whose quality work is the essence of this Conference. We would also like to express our gratitude to all members of the Program Committee and auxiliary reviewers, who helped us with their expertise and valuable time. Furthermore, we thank the invited speakers for their invaluable contribution and for taking the time to synthesize and prepare their talks. Finally, we gratefully acknowledge the professional support of the INSTICC team for all organizational processes. (More)


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