Call for Papers: ICOST 2015 - 13th International Conference on Smart Homes, Assistive Technology and Health Telematics: Advances in Cognitive Technologies
10 - 12 June 2015 Geneva, Switzerland
After twelve very successful conferences held in France (2003), Singapore (2004), Canada (2005), Northern Ireland (2006), Japan (2007), USA (2008), France (2009), Korea (2010), Canada (2011), Italy (2012), Singapore (2013), and USA (2014) the 13th International Conference on Smart homes, Assistive Technologies, Robotics and Health Telematics will be hosted in Geneva, from 10 to 12 June 2015.
ICOST provides a premier venue for the presentation and discussion of research in the design, development, deployment and evaluation of Smart Environments, Assistive Technologies, Robotics and Health Telematics systems. ICOST brings together stakeholders from clinical, academic and industrial perspectives along with end users and family caregivers to explore how to utilize technologies to foster independent living and offer an enhanced quality of life. ICOST 2015 invites participants to present and discuss their experience in design, development, deployment and evaluation of assistive and telehealth systems, as well as ethical and policy issues. The conference features a dynamic program incorporating a range of technical, clinical and industrial related keynote speakers, oral and poster presentations along with demonstrations and technical exhibits.
We look forward to welcoming you to ICOST2015 in Geneva!
15 January 2015: Full papers submission
15 February 2015: Acceptance Notification
15 March 2015: Camera-Ready Papers and Registration
SCOPE AND AIMS
Each year, ICOST has a specific theme. The theme for 2015 will focus on Inclusive smart cities and e-health – cities that will use technologies to enable the societal inclusion and empowerment of individuals with special needs. ICOST 2015 is especially interested in receiving submissions, focused on advancing technologies for improving quality of life of dependent people and people with chronic diseases.
Topics will include but are not limited to:
e-Health for Future Smart Cities
Intelligent Environments: Smart Homes, Smart Urban Spaces and new Assistive Living Space Concepts in the Smart City
Medical Data Collection and Processing
Participatory Telehealth in the Smart City
Coaching and Serious Gaming for e-Health
E-Health and Therapeutic Education
Human-Machine Interface / Ambient Intelligence
Modeling of Physical and Conceptual Information in Intelligent Environments
Cognitive technologies across the lifespan and functional abilities
Human Factors, Ethics and Usability for Persons with Cognitive Impairments, including seniors and persons with disabilities of all ages
Tele-Assistance and Tele-Rehabilitation
Persuasive and Supportive e-Health
E-Health and Chronic Diseases Management
Protective systems/devices against common and emerging infectious diseases among elders.
Personal Robotics and Smart Wheelchairs
Context Awareness / Autonomous Computing
Home Networks / Residential Gateways
Wearable Sensors / Integrated Micro/Nano Systems / Home Health Monitoring
Social / Privacy / Security Issues
Middleware Support for Smart Home and Health Telematic Services
Health Technology Assessment and Impact Analysis
Policy and Guidelines for Health 2.0
Service Model best practices
ICOST 2015 invites participants to present and discuss their experiences in the design, development, deployment and evaluation of technologies that demonstrate significant contributions in the areas of smart homes, health telematics, chronic disease management and assistive technologies focused on indoor living spaces (e.g., homes, nursing homes and assistive living facilities) as well as the outdoors (e.g., urban smart spaces or the entire smart city). ICOST 2015 will provide a dynamic program which will incorporate a range of technical, clinical and industrial related international keynote speeches, panels, and oral and poster presentations along with demonstrations and technical exhibits.
Proposals for special sessions or plenary panels addressing any of the following specific topics are especially welcome:
Studies detailing large-scale service deployment and impact evaluation
The application of cost-effective and readily available ‘everyday’ technologies to support elders and others with cognitive disabilities at home, school, work or play
Health economic evaluation of technology based solutions
Challenges for truly ‘smart living environments and inclusive communities
Technology solutions to inspire policy makers