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2nd IEEE International Workshop on Internet of Things for Ambient Assisted Living (IoTAAL)
In conjunction with IEEE PIMRC 2016, Valencia, Spain - Sept 4, 2016.

Developed countries worldwide are facing a rapidly growing elderly population and a declining workforce, as a result of increased life expectancy and decreased birth rates. According to the United Nations, the elderly, defined as people over the age of 60, will make up 37% of the European population by 2050, from 20% in 2000. With ageing, probability increases of developing physical and cognitive impairments, requiring new and more effective ways to provide support and care. IoT technology may provide significant enhancement to quality of life for the elderly and, in general, people in need. Effective solutions for Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) require appropriate ICT algorithms, architectures and platforms, that cannot leave out of consideration the development of new and innovative approaches, particularly in the area of pervasive and mobile systems. The personal communication between elderly people, their environment, and relevant groups of care givers is an important aspect in AAL; such a need for a pervasive connectivity may leverage the IoT capabilities, to connect humans to smart objects, and put smart objects at the service of users’ needs. At the same time, the realm of Active and Assisted Living may provide a way to capitalize the vast amount of research and knowledge developed up to know in the manifold aspects and facets of IoT. This workshop aims at investigating the close relationship among IoT and AAL, to identify effective approaches towards an increased Quality of Life for the current and future ageing populations. Among the different technical issues that have to be considered when designing IoT solutions for AAL, some of them emerge as critical, i.e.: low power communication technologies and energy-saving design at different layers, and in a cross-layer approach; security and privacy issues, both at the single node/object level, and in a system/platform perspective; big data, analytics, and signal processing for AAL enabled by an IoT approach; cloud and mobile cloud architectures supporting AAL through IoT. IoTAAL will bring researchers from the IoT field and the AAL field together, to foster a better common understanding, to exchange visions and latest research results addressing IoT specialization for AAL, to discuss promising new technologies and to highlight open research challenges.

IoTAAL will bring researchers from the IoT field and the AAL field together to foster a better common understanding by exchanging visions and latest research results in IoT specialization for AAL, and to discuss promising new technologies as well as open research challenges in this field.
The topics of interest may include, but are not limited to:
- Low-power communications in IoT for AAL
- Security, privacy, and trustworthiness management in IoT for AAL
- Information processing for AAL communications
- Interoperability among IoT and AAL platforms
- Cloud and Mobile Cloud for AAL
- Algorithms and techniques for IoT enabled AAL data analytics
- Big data management in AAL
- IoT communications for AAL and Enhanced Living Environments
- Mobile solutions for AAL
- IoT enabled signal acquisition, analysis, and processing for activity identification and recognition in AAL
- Smart Ad Hoc Networks and Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) for AAL
- Distributed sensing and alarming technologies for AAL
- IoT devices (smart objects) and cyber-physical systems for AAL
- E-healthcare, telemedicine and tele-monitoring through IoT in AAL systems
- AAL networks and systems architectures
- IoT applications, systems, and testbeds for AAL
- Standardization activities of IoT for AAL
- Future directions in IoT for AAL

Paper submission deadline: April 29, 2016
Acceptance/rejection announcement: June 10, 2016
Final workshop papers due: July 1, 2016

All submissions should be written in English with a maximum paper length of six (6) printed pages (10-point font) including figures without incurring additional page charges (maximum 1 additional page with over length page charge if accepted).
Standard IEEE Transactions templates for Microsoft Word or LaTeX formats found at:

Submissions are managed through EDAS:

Workshop co-chairs:
- Rongshan Yu (Institute for Infocomm Research, SINGAPORE – Chair of the IEEE Signal Processing Society SIG on IoT)
- Susanna Spinsante (Università Politecnica delle Marche – ITALY)
- Nuno Garcia (University of Beira Interior, PORTUGAL – Chair of COST ACTION IC1303 "Architectures, Algorithms and Platforms for Enhanced Living Environments")

Technical program co-chairs:
- Lambros Lambrinos (Cyprus University of Technology – CYPRUS)
- An Braeken (Vrije Universiteit Brussel – BELGIUM)
- Torsten Braun (University of Bern – SWITZERLAND)
- Ciprian Dobre (University Politehnica of Bucharest – ROMANIA)

Publicity co-chairs:
- Enea Cippitelli, Laura Montanini (Università Politecnica delle Marche – ITALY)

For more information please visit the workshop website at

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