Call for Contributions / Papers

This call for papers for the next SMARTER LIVES on the 20th of February 2018 aims to contribute to the scietific discussion about the topic “Active and Assisted Living” (AAL). The invitation is directed to institutions with theoretical as well as practical background, in the field of smart technologies for an ageing society and Active and Assisted Living.

The languages of the event SMARTER LIVES are English and German. The contributions can only be submitted in English. The program committee accepts posters, Abstracts (max. 3 pages), Short Papers (max. 8 pages) and long papers (max 15 pages).

Call for Contributions:
All posters and abstract contributions receive the possibility to present their work (poster or abstract-pitch) in the course of the event SMARTER LIVES on the 20th of February 2018 in Innsbruck.  The contributions will be published after the event in a digital conference transcript on the Website

Call for Papers:
The submission of long papers (max. 15 pages) and short papers (max 8 pages) is open until the 15th of December 2017.
Please find the list of topics for the call for papers below. The list is not exclusive and contributions dealing with related topics are desirable.

Important facts:

  • Submitted papers will receive a feedback of the Peer-Review of the SMARTER LIVES program committee.
  • Four selected papers will get the possibility to present their work during one of the four the main tracks of the event SMARTER LIVES. All other papers will be invited to an alternative presentation of their work (poster or abstract-pitch).
  • Papers which were accepted by the Peer-Review of the SMARTER LIVES program committee will be published in post proceedings, published by Pabst Science Publishers.
  • Templates for the abstracts and papers can be downloaded here: Templates
  • If questions occur do not hesitate to contact us: smarter-lives(6a3rKF[DhUq4Bxa)

Important Dates

Submission Deadline15.12.2017
SMARTER LIVES 20.02.2018
Camera ready paper12.03.2018

Submission Platform

The submissions are organised on the Platform “Easy chair”. Please create an account to submit your paper:

Following formats are accepted for the Peer-Review:
Short Paper: max. 8 pages
Long Paper: max. 15 pages

list of topics

Research and Development approaches in AAL

  • Context-awareness and human-environment interaction
  • Design Science research
  • Research methods in AAL solution development
  • Usability (software, hardware, services)
  • User centred design
  • User integration in AAL

New insights from R&D initiatives

  • AAL-ready smart homes and smart services
  • Application areas of AAL – present and future
  • Influence of AAL solutions on quality of life of older adults
  • Insights and evaluation results of AAL practice tests and test regions
  • Intelligent user-centric infrastructure for AAL
  • Interoperability
  • Piloting and testing of AAL solutions

Future research fields in AAL

  • Assistive robotics
  • Augmented reality in the context of AAL
  • Big data in the context of AAL
  • Human-computer interaction within AAL
  • Social robotics

Surrounding and circumstances of AAL Initiatives

  • Business perspective of AAL
  • Cost-benefit analysis of AAL
  • Key application domains for AAL from an economical point of view
  • Key application domains for AAL from a political point of view
  • Key application domains for AAL from a societal point of view
  • Quality and certification of health IT
  • Well-being and social interaction
  • Work environment and AAL

Further topics related to AAL

  • Ethical, legal and economic aspects of AAL
  • Fall prevention, detection and intervention
  • Home Monitoring and Homecare
  • Indoor and outdoor mobility
  • Innovative AAL mobile services and applications
  • Knowledge-based systems and knowledge management
  • Legal and ethical issues
  • Location based Services in the context of AAL
  • Mental health
  • Navigation systems (indoors, outdoors)
  • Networks and integration platforms
  • Norms and standards for AAL
  • Physical health
  • Prevention and management of chronic conditions
  • Reasoning systems in the context of AAL
  • Safety solutions for older adults
  • Smart sensors
  • Social innovation and AAL
  • Support to activities of daily living (ADL)
  • Tele-care and tele-health