ICOST: International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics



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Event When Where Deadline
ICOST 2016 14th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics
May 25, 2016 - May 27, 2016 Wuhan, China Feb 15, 2016 (Jan 18, 2016)
ICOST 2015 13th Internation Conference On Smart homes and health Telematics: Inclusive Smart Cities and e-Health - Extended deadline
Jun 10, 2015 - Jun 12, 2015 Geneva, Switzerland Feb 15, 2015
ICOST 2014 International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics
Jun 25, 2014 - Jun 27, 2014 Denver, Colorado, USA Mar 21, 2014
ICOST 2013 International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics
Jun 19, 2013 - Jun 21, 2013 Singapore Jan 25, 2013
ICOST 2011 9th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics
Jun 20, 2011 - Jun 22, 2011 Montreal, Canada Jan 22, 2011
ICOST 2009 The 7th International Conference On Smart homes and health Telematics
Jul 1, 2009 - Jul 3, 2009 Paris, France Jan 24, 2009
ICOST 2008 6th International Conference On Smart homes and health Telematics
Jun 28, 2008 - Jul 2, 2008 IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY, USA Apr 28, 2008

Present CFP : 2016

ICOST 2016 - 14th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics
Theme: Inclusive Smart Cities and Digital Health

25 - 27 May 2016
Wuhan, China

Email: info@icostconference.org

After thirteen 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), USA (2014) and Switzerland (2015), the 14th International Conference on Smart homes and Health telematics will be organized in China and hosted by Huazhong University of Science and Technology, located in the beautiful and historical city of Wuhan.
ICOST is a premier venue for the presentation and dissemination of research in the design, development, real-world deployment and evaluation of Smart Environments, Assistive Technologies, Robotics and Health Telematics systems. ICOST takes a holistic approach by bringing together stakeholders from academic (computing and engineering), clinical, and industrial perspectives along with end users, family caregivers, and providers to explore how to utilize technologies properly to foster independent living and improve quality of life. ICOST 2016 invites participants to present and share their experience in designing, developing, deploying and evaluating assistive and telehealth systems. Ethical, governmental and professional practice issues are also equally important to ICOST and submissions in these areas are encouraged. The conference features a dynamic program incorporating a range of technical, clinical and industrial keynote speeches, oral and poster presentations along with technical demonstrations and an industrial exhibit.

We look forward to receiving your contributions and welcoming you in Wuhan, China!


- 18 January 2016: Abstract due
- 15 February 2016: Full papers submission
- 29 February 2016: Acceptance Notification
- 14 March 2016: Camera-Ready Papers and Registration


Each year, ICOST focuses on a specific theme. The theme for 2016 will be Inclusive Smart Cities and Digital Health – cities that will use technologies to enable the societal inclusion and empowerment of older individuals and individuals with special needs. ICOST 2016 is especially interested in receiving submissions, focused on advancing technologies or knowledge for improving quality of life of dependent
people, the aging population, 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 big data collection, processing and analysis
- 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 eupportive e-Health
- E-Health and chronic disease management
- Protective systems/devices against common and emerging infectious diseases for the elders.
- Personal robotics and smart wheelchairs
- Context awareness / autonomous computing
- Home networks and residential gateways
- Wearable sensors and continuous health monitoring
- Social, privacy and security issues
- Middleware support for smart homes and health telematic services
- E-Health technology assessment and impact analysis
- E-Health service models and best practices

In addition to the above mentioned topics, proposals for special sessions or plenary panels addressing any of the following specific topics are welcome and encouraged:
- Studies detailing large-scale service deployment and outcome/impact assessment and 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 and affordability evaluation of technology based solutions
- Challenges facing ‘smart living environments and inclusive communities
- Technology solutions that inspire policy makers.


Submission is open for technical papers, posters, and technology demonstrations. Prospective authors are invited, in the first instance to submit papers for technical session presentation in any of the areas of interest. Submitted papers shall be written in English and shall not exceed 12 pages following the authors’ guidelines provided at http://www.icostconference.org/authorinstruction.html.

Authors interested in submitting a technology demonstration in conjunction with their paper presentation should append a one page section in their papers with heading: ‘Demonstration Description’ providing a summary of the demo and any related demo requirements (Internet, power, etc.)

Submission: Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF or RTF/DOC format at the following address: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icost2016.

Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings to be published by Springer.

Best papers will be nominated for publication in a special issue of IEEE Computer and IEEE Transaction on Services Computing

Proposals for Special Sessions and for Industrial Exhibits should be submitted to the ICOST Program Chairs at info@icostconference.org


For any additional information related to this Call for Papers, please contact the ICOST 2016 Program Chairs at: info@icostconference.org

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