Thursday, October 23, 2014

Call for Papers: ICOST 2015 - 13th International Conference on Smart Homes, Assistive Technology and Health Telematics: Advances in Cognitive Technologies

Call for Papers: ICOST 2015 - 13th International Conference on Smart Homes, Assistive Technology and Health Telematics: Advances in Cognitive Technologies


10 - 12 June 2015 Geneva, Switzerland


After twelve very successful conferences held in France (2003), Singapore (2004), Canada (2005), Northern Ireland (2006), Japan (2007), USA (2008), France (2009), Korea (2010), Canada (2011), Italy (2012), Singapore (2013), and USA (2014) the 13th International Conference on Smart homes, Assistive Technologies, Robotics and Health Telematics will be hosted in Geneva, from 10 to 12 June 2015.


ICOST provides a premier venue for the presentation and discussion of research in the design, development, deployment and evaluation of Smart Environments, Assistive Technologies, Robotics and Health Telematics systems. ICOST brings together stakeholders from clinical, academic and industrial perspectives along with end users and family caregivers to explore how to utilize technologies to foster independent living and offer an enhanced quality of life. ICOST 2015 invites participants to present and discuss their experience in design, development, deployment and evaluation of assistive and telehealth systems, as well as ethical and policy issues. The conference features a dynamic program incorporating a range of technical, clinical and industrial related keynote speakers, oral and poster presentations along with demonstrations and technical exhibits.


We look forward to welcoming you to ICOST2015 in Geneva!


IMPORTANT DATES


15 January 2015: Full papers submission


15 February 2015: Acceptance Notification


15 March 2015: Camera-Ready Papers and Registration


SCOPE AND AIMS


Each year, ICOST has a specific theme. The theme for 2015 will focus on Inclusive smart cities and e-health – cities that will use technologies to enable the societal inclusion and empowerment of individuals with special needs. ICOST 2015 is especially interested in receiving submissions, focused on advancing technologies for improving quality of life of dependent people and people with chronic diseases.


Topics will include but are not limited to:


e-Health for Future Smart Cities


Intelligent Environments: Smart Homes, Smart Urban Spaces and new Assistive Living Space Concepts in the Smart City


Medical Data Collection and Processing


Participatory Telehealth in the Smart City


Coaching and Serious Gaming for e-Health


E-Health and Therapeutic Education


Human-Machine Interface / Ambient Intelligence


Modeling of Physical and Conceptual Information in Intelligent Environments


Cognitive technologies across the lifespan and functional abilities


Human Factors, Ethics and Usability for Persons with Cognitive Impairments, including seniors and persons with disabilities of all ages


Tele-Assistance and Tele-Rehabilitation


Persuasive and Supportive e-Health


E-Health and Chronic Diseases Management


Protective systems/devices against common and emerging infectious diseases among elders.


Personal Robotics and Smart Wheelchairs


Context Awareness / Autonomous Computing


Home Networks / Residential Gateways


Wearable Sensors / Integrated Micro/Nano Systems / Home Health Monitoring


Social / Privacy / Security Issues


Middleware Support for Smart Home and Health Telematic Services


Health Technology Assessment and Impact Analysis


Policy and Guidelines for Health 2.0


Service Model best practices


ICOST 2015 invites participants to present and discuss their experiences in the design, development, deployment and evaluation of technologies that demonstrate significant contributions in the areas of smart homes, health telematics, chronic disease management and assistive technologies focused on indoor living spaces (e.g., homes, nursing homes and assistive living facilities) as well as the outdoors (e.g., urban smart spaces or the entire smart city). ICOST 2015 will provide a dynamic program which will incorporate a range of technical, clinical and industrial related international keynote speeches, panels, and oral and poster presentations along with demonstrations and technical exhibits.


Proposals for special sessions or plenary panels addressing any of the following specific topics are especially welcome:


Studies detailing large-scale service deployment and impact evaluation


The application of cost-effective and readily available ‘everyday’ technologies to support elders and others with cognitive disabilities at home, school, work or play


Health economic evaluation of technology based solutions


Challenges for truly ‘smart living environments and inclusive communities


Technology solutions to inspire policy makers


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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

ICT Water Management Session - ICT Proposers' Day Florence 9/10/2014

Read 7 presentations from ICT Info Days held in Florence 9/10/2014 related to H2020 2014-2015 Call on ICT Water Management.



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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

ICT-enabled public sector innovation @ICT Proposers Day (October 2014)

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Monday, October 20, 2014

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Videos ICT Proposers' Day: eHealth and ageing

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