Call for contributions

Digitalisation and quality of life for elderly –
Smarter Lives meets uDay in Bolzano

The trend towards digitalisation is also affecting the world of senior citizens. Although there are still fears of contact but more and more use digital technology to increase their quality of life. Digital innovations are used to prevent aging-related health problems, mitigate illness-related side effects (such as poor sleep) or relieve caregivers (for example, dementia). The conference picks up on the megatrends of digitalisation and demographic change and shows possible entanglements.

If you would like to participate with a contribution, please submit a German or English abstract (max 500 words) by 30 November 2018. The following contribution types are possible:

  • Lectures (10 minutes plus 5 minutes of discussion) will be presented by the contributors on set dates.
  • For posters (DIN A0) 2 minutes of pitch presentation at the beginning of the conference as well as 1: 1 information talks with interested conference participants are planned throughout the day.
  • Information stands (6 to 9 square meters) can be set up in the conference rooms and should be supervised all day.

All contributions will be published in a conference booklet at Pabst Science Publisher. After the acceptance of your contribution, you have two months (Deadline extension until 22.02.2019) to prepare it for the proceedings: lectures (size 8 to maximum 12 pages as per template), posters and information stands (scope 4-6 pages according to the template) in English Language.

Important dates:

  • Contribution application: extended deadline November 30, 2018 via the submission platform easy chair.
  • Feedback: by 15 December 2018 by eMail
  • Preparation: Deadline extension until 22 February 2019 and final submission via easy chair.
  • Conference: on May 28, 2019 at the EURAC Bolzano
  • Templates for the abstracts and papers can be downloaded here: Templates
  • If questions occur do not hesitate to contact us: smarter-lives(6a3rKF[DhUq4Bxa)

We are looking forward to your contribution!

Best regards,

on behalf of the SMARTER LIVES meets uDay 2019 organizing committee
A.Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Kurt Promberger, University Innsbruck, Austria, EURAC research Italy
Dr. Felix Piazolo, University Innsbruck, Austria
Prof. (FH) Univ.-Doz. Mag. Dr. habil. Guido Kempter, FH Vorarlberg, Austria

Important Dates

Abstract submission (max 500 words via E-Mail to smarter-lives(6a3rKF[DhUq4Bxa)

Submission Platform

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

Following formats are accepted for the final submissions:

lectures ( 8 to maximum 12 pages)
posters and information stands (4-6 pages according)
in English Language.

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