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*CFP - 2nd Special Session on Smart Things for Active and Assisted Living
(ST4AAL) – Pisa (IT), 29-30 November 2017Motivation and rationale*

Rapidly growing elderly population and declining workforce in developed
countries, due to increased life expectancy and decreased birth rates,
bring new challenges, as, with ageing, the probability of people developing
physical and cognitive impairments increases. A strong need for new and
more effective technologies and services to provide support and care, and
to prolong independent living with acceptable Quality of Life, emerges. At
the same time, new and emerging technologies may provide the tools to face
the aforementioned challenges, like personalized care, quantified self, and
lifelogging, based on the pervasive use of wearable devices. As in the
first edition in 2016, this Special Session will focus on Smart Things for
Active and Assisted Living, a domain that embraces both physical (wearable
devices, smart objects of daily living) and virtual things (monitoring
applications running on mobile devices, smart environments), designed
according to a user-centred approach, for which several technological
issues have to be tackled, such as sensing and communications capabilities,
power supply, data security and reliability, but also other issues such as
usability , acceptability, and willingness-to-use.

The Special Session will welcome contributions from researchers and experts
in the aforementioned areas, but also from professionals and practitioners,
to provide an up-to-date view of the current research in the domain of
Smart Things for AAL, availability of such Smart Things in the market, and
future perspectives of this rapidly growing field.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Wearable Sensors and Smart Devices for AAL
Smart Homes and Living Environments
Sensing and Communications in Smart Things for AAL
Smartphone Apps as Smart Things for AAL
Lifelogging: technologies, experiences, users’ acceptability
Signal Processing and Analysis
Multimedia Processing in Smart Things for AAL
Machine Learning for Signal Processing
Intelligent Data Processing and Predictive Algorithms
Security, Safety and Privacy – proof Smart Things for AAL
Case studies of deployed Smart Things for AAL
User interfaces for Smart Things for AAL, usability and acceptability
Market perspectives for Smart Things for AAL
User-centred design of Smart Things for AAL
Impact assessment of Smart Things for AAL
Deployment of Smart Things for AAL

*Paper Submission and Publication*

Authors are encouraged to submit high quality, original work.
- All accepted session papers will be indexed in *ACM Digital Library*;
- Best papers will be considered for publications in Special Issues of *MONET
*and *Multimedia Tools and Applications* Journals, endorsed bySpringer.
- Instructions for paper preparation and submission: click HERE

*Important dates*

– Full Paper Submission deadline:   *Extended to 31 July 2017*
– Notification deadline:                     4 September 2017
– Camera-ready deadline:                15 September 2017

*Special Session Organizers*

Susanna Spinsante – Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione,
Università Politecnica delle Marche (Ancona, IT)
Nuno Pombo – University of Beira Interior (Covilha, PORTUGAL)

*Technical Program Committee*

*TPC Co-Chairs:*
Laura Montanini – Universita’ Politecnica delle Marche (ITALY)
Ciprian Dobre – Polytechnic University of Bucarest (ROMANIA)

*TPC Members (TBC):*
Lorena Rossi (INRCA – ITALY)
Christ Nugent (University of Ulster -UK)
John Gialelis (University of Patras – GREECE)
An Braeken (Vrije Universiteit Brussel – BELGIUM)
Ian Cleland (Ulster University – UK)
Jordi Mongay Batalla (National Institute of Telecommunications, Warsaw –
Constandinos X. Mavromoustakis (University of Nicosia – CYPRUS)
Elena Apostol (University Politehnica of Bucharest – ROMANIA)
Antonio Del Campo (Universita’ Politecnica delle Marche – ITALY)
Roberta Bevilacqua (INRCA – Italy)
Massimo Zancanaro (FBK – Italy)
Francesco Fioranelli (University of Glasgow – UK)
Ennio Gambi (Universita’ Politecnica delle Marche – ITALY)
Nuno Garcia (University of Beira Interior – PORTUGAL)
Paolo Ciampolini (Università di Parma – Italy)
Henk Herman Nap (Vilans – The Netherlands)
Manola Ricciuti (Universita’ Politecnica delle Marche – ITALY)
Oresti Banos (University of Twente – NETHERLANDS)
Macarena Espinilla (University of Jaen – SPAIN)
Josef Hallberg (Lulea Technical University – SWEDEN)
Luis Castro (ITSON – MEXICO)
Paolo Olivetti (INRCA – IT)
Francisco Florez-Revuelta (University of Alicante – SPAIN)

This Special Session is endorsed by COST Action IC1303 AAPELE

Check the website:

Laura Montanini, PhD
PostDoc in Telecomunicazioni
Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione (DII)
Università Politecnica delle Marche
Via Brecce Bianche 12, 60131 Ancona - IT

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