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Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health

May 20-22, 2015, in Lisbon, Portugal

ISBN: 978-989-758-102-1

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

Foreword: This book contains the proceedings of the International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health (ICT4AgeingWell 2015) which was organized and sponsored by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC) and held in cooperation with the International Society for Telemedicine & eHealth - ISfTeH, European Health Telematics Association - EHTEL and AAL Programme. ICT4AgeingWell 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. ICT4AgeingWell 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. ICT4AgeingWell 2015 received 45 paper submissions from 28 countries in all continents, of which 27% 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 ICT4AgeingWel 2015 topic areas. The high quality of the ICT4AgeingWell 2015 programme was enhanced by four keynote lectures, delivered by experts in their fields, including (alphabetically): Juan Carlos Augusto (School of Science and Technology, Middlesex University, United Kingdom), Thomas Hermann (CITEC - Center of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology, Bielefeld University, Germany), Victor Chang (Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom) and William Molloy (Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine, UCC, Ireland). The meeting was also complemented with a Doctoral Consortium on “Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health” chaired by Ana Fred, Instituto de Telecomunicações / IST, Portugal. 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 ICT4AgeingWell Selected Papers to be published in CCIS Series by Springer Verlag during 2015. 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, as assessed by session chairs at the conference venue. The conference was complemented with two special sessions, one focusing on Digital Games, named Special Session on How Can Digital Games Help Older Adults? - AGEWELL 2015, chaired by David Kaufman, Simon Fraser University, Canada and the other one focusing on Social Motivations and Social Benefits of ICT named Special Session on Social Motivations and Social Benefits of ICT - SocialICT 2015, chaired by Paula Trigueiros, University of Minho, Portugal. Building an interesting and successful program for the conference required the dedicated effort of many people. We would like to express our thanks, first of all, to all authors including those whose papers were not included in the program. 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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