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3rd IEEE International Workshop on Internet of Things for Active and Assisted Living (IoTAAL)
In conjunction with IEEE Global IoT Summit 2017, Geneva, Switzerland - 6-9 June 2017.

Increased life expectancy and decreased birth rates are challenging developed countries worldwide, with a rapidly growing elderly population, and a declining workforce. These two contextual phenomena are generating new needs, as ageing increases the probability of developing physical and cognitive impairments, requiring new and more effective ways to provide support and care. 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: this will put a dramatic pressure on public welfare systems, and new ways of assistance and care delivery have to be designed.

The Internet of Things may provide significant enhancement to the quality of life for the elderly and, in general, people in need, bringing new algorithms, architectures and platforms into Active and Assisted Living (AAL), to develop new and innovative approaches. A peculiar aspect of IoT relies in enabling the collection of massive amounts of data, generated from physical and virtual sensors, things, smart objects and users. As such, IoT is totally functional to AAL, with the pervasive collection of environmental and personal data related to the monitored subject, and their processing, aimed at generating information to be used in different types of applications, from behavioral analysis, to gesture and action recognition, to fall prevention and detection, to human-machine interaction, just to mention a few.

This workshop aims at investigating the close relationship between IoT and AAL, in a data-oriented perspective, and at different layers: from the technologies enabling sensor data collection, to the communication architectures needed to support data transfer, to the reasoning techniques applied to data, in order to generate the information upon which AAL services and functionalities are built.
Among the topics of interest, a non-exhaustive list includes:
- use of emerging networking, sensing and tracking technologies for AAL
- IoT enabled signal acquisition, analysis, and processing for activity identification and recognition in AAL
- low power communication technologies
- green IoT and sustainable solutions for AAL
- cloud and mobile cloud architectures supporting AAL through IoT
- privacy-preserving data processing techniques
- big data, analytics, and signal processing for AAL enabled by an IoT approach
- machine learning to enable AAL services (behavioral analysis, gesture and action recognition, fall prevention and detection, intake monitoring, anomalous patterns detection, sleep monitoring, etc...)
- datasets to enable benchmarking of machine learning algorithms for AAL applications
- new design paradigms in human-machine interaction for AAL
- smart and sustainable IoT solutions for AAL
- implementation of Social IoT for AAL
- sensor webs and AAL
- semantic web of things for AAL
- distributed sensing and alarming technologies for AAL
- smart interfaces for AAL
- user-adapted interaction with AAL smart objects
- models of context and context awareness
- IoT applications, systems, and testbeds for AAL
- IoT for AAL devices and accessibility
- Future directions in IoT for AAL

Paper submission deadline: February 15, 2017
Acceptance/rejection announcement: March 31, 2017
Final workshop papers due: April 30, 2017

We encourage the submission of original contributions investigating and studying IoT and AAL:
- Full research papers (max 6 pp. in PDF)
- Short papers (3 pp. in PDF) for position papers and research-in-progress papers
Standard IEEE Transactions templates for Microsoft Word or LaTeX formats found at:

Workshop co-chairs:
- Susanna Spinsante (UniversitÓ Politecnica delle Marche - ITALY)
- Ilknur Celik (Middle East Technical University, Northern Cyprus Campus - TURKEY)
- Ilaria Torre (University of Genoa - ITALY)

Technical program co-chairs:
- Ennio Gambi (UniversitÓ Politecnica delle Marche - ITALY)
- Lambros Lambrinos (Cyprus University of Technology - CYPRUS)
- Ciprian Dobre (University Politehnica of Bucharest - ROMANIA)

Publicity co-chairs:
- Enea Cippitelli (UniversitÓ Politecnica delle Marche - ITALY)
- Laura Montanini (UniversitÓ Politecnica delle Marche - ITALY)

TPC members (list to be completed):
- Claudio Enrico Palazzi (UniversitÓ degli Studi di Padova - ITALY)
- Ahmed Abdelgawad (Central Michigan University - USA)
- Nuno Garcia (University of Beira Interior - PORTUGAL)
- Andrea Barbaresi (Telecom Italia SpA - Italy)
- Dirk Ahlers (NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim - NORWAY)
- Emanuele Principi (UniversitÓ Politecnica delle Marche - ITALY)
- An Braeken (Vrije Universiteit Brussel - BELGIUM)
- Emmanuel Conchon (University of Toulouse - FRANCE)
- Stefano Squartini  (UniversitÓ Politecnica delle Marche - ITALY)
- Constandinos Mavromoustakis (University of Nicosia - CYPRUS)
- Albena Mihovska (Aalborg Universitet - DENMARK)
- Laura Montanini (UniversitÓ Politecnica delle Marche - ITALY)
- Ariel Stulman (Jerusalem College of Technology - ISRAEL)
- Katarzyna Wac (University of Geneva - SWITZERLAND)
- Lucio Ciabattoni (UniversitÓ Politecnica delle Marche - ITALY)
- Paolo Sernani (UniversitÓ Politecnica delle Marche - ITALY)
- Thomas Plagemann (University of Oslo - NORWAY)
- Aldo Franco Dragoni (UniversitÓ Politecnica delle Marche - ITALY)
- Thomas Zinner (University of Wurzburg - GERMANY)

The workshop is supported by endorsement from the following entities:
- IEEE IoT Initiative
- IEEE Italy Section Consumer Electronics Society Chapter
- IEEE Signal Processing Society - SIG on IoT

For more information please visit the workshop website at

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