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**** TCCD Submission deadline extended to February 10, 2009 ****

2009 International Workshop on Technologies to Counter Cognitive Decline

In conjunction with 3rd International Conference on Pervasive Computing
Technologies for Healthcare (Pervasive Health '09)

March 31, 2009, London, UK


*** Workshop description ***

Cognitive impairment due to ageing and age-related diseases, such as
dementias, is increasing in incidence rates, rendering affected people
unable to navigate their daily life in an independent manner. Current trends
point towards increased prevalence of dementias, linked to the increasing
median age of general population.

People that exhibit cognitive impairment symptoms require presence of a
carer, to help with performing daily activities. Given the current trends,
more and more people will seek continuous support. Providing continuous
support is a costly process. Demographic trends will further exacerbate the
costs and exert growing strain in healthcare institutions. In response,
various institutions are seeking solutions that can mitigate this problem,
by enabling patients and the elderly to lead an independent life at home,
thus postponing the need to move to a care facility.

Technologies that can be deployed at home, ranging from simple, low-cost
sensors, up to smart robots and interfaces, have the potential to provide
the sought after solutions. Such solutions will allow these patients and the
elderly to continue living independently of constant care and in turn
addresses the challenges faced by healthcare institutions.

The TCCD 2009 workshop seeks to bring together ongoing research work in the
field of assisted living, with emphasis on technologies designed for
assisting individuals with cognitive decline in carrying out daily
activities, thus enabling them to lead an independent life, for as long as

All accepted submissions will be published in IEEE Xplore Digital Library.


*** Topic Areas ***

TCCD Workshop solicits technical papers describing research results from the
areas of interest including, but not limited to:

- Sensor solutions for activity monitoring

- Video analysis to detect patient behaviour

- Algorithms for ADL/IADL inference

- Memory aids (e.g. reminders)

- Intelligent/Persuasive Interfaces

- Assistive robotic solutions

- Acceptance and usability studies

- Cognitive prosthetics


*** Format and Submission Guidelines ***

TCCD 2009 encourages submissions from researchers, practitioners and
students from academia as well as industry. Submissions should ideally
provide a survey of existing research work, present ongoing research or
provide results and experiences based on implementation and evaluation of
assistive technologies. Submission of a paper should be regarded as an
undertaking that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors
will register for the conference and present the work.

Submissions should not exceed ** 4 pages **, including figures and
references, using IEEE two column format. All submissions will be
peer-reviewed by an international program committee and published in IEEE
Xplore Digital Library. Papers must be submitted through ASSYST(Former
Cocus) submission system by selecting 'TCCD' from the conference list.

*** Important Dates ****

Paper Submission Deadline:  February 10, 2009 (extended)

Notification of Acceptance: February 20, 2009

Camera Ready Deadline: February 27, 2009

Workshop Date: March 31, 2009


*** Contact ***

Dr. Venet Osmani
Multimedia, Interaction and Smart Environments Group
Via alla Cascata, 56/D - 38100 Povo, Trento

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