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Important Dates

- Paper submission: June 15th (extended), 2015

- Notification of acceptance: August 15th, 2015

- Camera-ready version: September 15th, 2015

- Conference dates: December 1-4, 2015

Topics of Interest


Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks

- Middleware for wireless sensor networks.

- Networked sensing and control.

- Sensor fusion, tracking and positioning.

- Embedded software for sensor networks.

- Environmental sensing applications.

- Body sensor networks.

- Vehicular ad-Hoc networks.

- Network protocols for smart environments.

Human Interaction in Ambient Intelligence

- Human-centric interfaces for AmI environments (multi-modal, touch computing, NFC, 2D codes).

- Context and location-aware frameworks and Sensing.

- Virtual and augmented reality.

- Smart-object based interaction, persuasive computing and tangible interfaces.

- Ubiquitous and ambient displays.

- Detection and support for collaboration, user intentions and activity recognition, analysis of psychological user states.

- Digital TV-based interfaces

ICT instrumentation and Middleware support for Smart Environments and Objects

- Mobile ad hoc networks and Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs).

- RFID and 2-D codes for real-world labelling.

- Smart sensors and wearable computing.

- Custom made Internet-connected objects.

- Semantic middleware infrastructure (Semantic Web, OSGi, DPWS, home automation standards).

- Mining techniques to mobile and sensor data.

- Contextualized analysis of social and information networks.

Adding intelligence for Environment Adaptation

- Knowledge representation and management for user and environment modelling and understanding (Ontologies, semantic Web, logic, expert systems multi-agents).

- Autonomic computing, responsive and proactive systems and dynamic reconfiguration.

- Ontologies for user and environment modelling and understanding.

- Learning, reasoning and adaptation techniques over context models.

- Collaborative smart objects.

- Open data applied to smart environments.

Key application domains for Ambient Intelligence

- Social robotics.

- Intelligent transport systems (ITS).

- Context aware apps based on Open and Crowd sourced data.


AAL Solutions

- AAL solutions to reconcile increase demand with limited resources.

- AAL solutions for supporting formal and informal carers.

- AAL solutions for prevention and self-management.

- AAL solutions to support the shift towards better care at home and in the community.

- AAL solutions to facilitate personalised and effective health interventions.

Technological perspective (Included but not limited to)

- Big data.

- Internet of things.

- Smart cities.

- Wearable technologies.

- Sensor networks.

- Multimodal interfaces.

- Health monitoring.

- Mobile computing.

- Context and behavior awareness.

- Knowledge management.

Human perspective (Included but not limited to)

- Dependence.

- Chronic diseases.

- Quality of life.

- Active ageing.

- Social integration.

- Self-care.

- Entertainment.

- Behavior Change.

- Training/ Educating Careers.

Business perspective (Included but not limited to)

- Standards and interoperability.

- Potential AAL markets.

- Exploitation strategies.

- Real experiences.

- Business-Academia Synergies.

Security and Privacy Issues in AAL

- Security, privacy and trustworthiness in AAL communications and smart environments.

- Freedom and privacy in AAL.

Key application domains for Ambient Assisted Living

Other related topics

- Platforms for the delivery of AAL.

- Ambient Intelligence for AAL.

- Context-Awareness in Assistive Environments.

- Persuasive Computing.

- Activity modelling and recognition.

- Behaviour Analysis.

- Middleware Architectures for AAL.

- Interoperability and standards.

- Security and data management.

- Sensing and Monitoring solutions within AAL.


Infrastructure of AmIHealth environments

- Modelling and simulation of smart environments for Health services.

- Novel networks architectures suitable for AmIHealth environments.

- Body-worn and Environmental sensor networks architectures.

Technologies for implementing AmIHealth environments

- Vital Signs Sensors Communications (ECG, EMG, Blood Oxygen, Blood Pressure, etc...)

- Individual Daily Sensors (Accelerometer, Microphone, Gyroscope, Camera, Locations, etc...)

- Robotics and agent integration in AmIHealth environments.

- Virtual reality and augmented reality paradigms used in AmIHealth environments.

- Cloud computing and innovative data models in support of e-Health services.

- Big data analytics in AmIHealth environments’ context.

Frameworks related with AmIHealth environments

- m-Health related frameworks.

- Ubiquitous and pervasive e-Health frameworks.

Applied Algorithms in e-Health systems

- Machine learning, pattern recognition, prediction, inference algorithms.

- Clinical decision support systems.

- Scheduling, resource planning and optimization algorithms.

- Health data visualization.

- Biosignal processing.

Interactions within the AmIHealth environments

- Clinical user interfaces.

- Health usability.

- Collaborative medicine systems.

- e-Learning tools and AmIHealth environments focused on healthcare education.

- Affective computing in AmIHealth environments.

- Cognitive informatics in healthcare.

- Awareness technics for AmIHealth environments.

Applications and Case Studies of AmIHealth environments

- Individual perspective evaluation: (formal/informal) caregiver, patient or disabled person.

- Hospital perspective evaluation: hospital management, nursing care protocols, pharmacy management, clinical information systems.

- Business models for AmIHealth environments.

- Public Health.

Metrics (protocols, procedures and techniques) for Health environments

- Evaluation, Verifications and Reliability.

- Quality of Service and Energy Efficiency.

- Security and Privacy.

Other Related Topics

- Collaborative medicine systems.

- New tools in Healthcare education.

- e-Learning environments for health.

- Electronic prescriptions.

- IoT for health.

Paper Submission

UCAmI-IWAAL-AmIHEALTH invites high quality contributions describing significant, original and unpublished results for submission in the following categories:

Long papers: Intended to allow presentation of academic research results of high quality. Submissions must contain an original contribution and may not have already been published in another forum, nor be subject to review for other conferences or publications. Contributions should include unpublished results of research, case studies or experiences that provide new evidence about the research or application regarding to the main topics. Articles accepted in this category will be published in the proceedings of the event. Long papers must not exceed 12 pages (including figures and appendices).

Short papers: Intended to allow presentation of ongoing studies with partial (however, significant) results. Submissions must contain an original contribution and may not have already been published in another forum, nor be subject to review for other conferences or publications. Articles accepted in this category will be published in the proceedings of the event. Short papers must not exceed 6 pages (including figures and appendices).

Doctoral Consortium: PhD students are invited to present the topics and progress of their research, in order to obtain feedback from a panel of experts. Papers for doctoral consortium must not exceed 8 pages (including figures and appendices).

Posters. Posters will be peer-reviewed by members of the Posters Committee based on originality, significance, quality, and clarity. Posters authors are not required to transfer copyright. Accepted poster papers will be allocated 2 pages in the conference proceedings. In addition to the 3-page submission, accepted poster authors will be asked to generate a poster and possible demonstration to be displayed in a dedicated poster area and presented during a poster session at the conference (see call for posters).

All submissions should be made by the EasyChair platform and must follow the LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) Formatting Guidelines. Please ensure that your papers are formatted correctly and are within the specified page limits. Author information and templates are available in Information for LNCS Authors web, or downloading the templates here for Latex and Word. All papers should be written in English.

Submission Procedure

All paper types must be submitted through the EasyChair system: