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AIxAS 2021 : Second Italian Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for an Ageing Society


When Nov 30, 2021 - Nov 30, 2021
Where Online
Abstract Registration Due Oct 1, 2021
Submission Deadline Oct 8, 2021
Notification Due Nov 8, 2021
Final Version Due Nov 22, 2021
Categories    artificial intelligence   ageing society   active ageing   active assisted living

Call For Papers

Second Italian Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for an Ageing Society (AIxAS 2021)
Anywhere, November 30th, 2021 – Co-located with AI*IA 2021

Increased life expectancy is an achievement of modern society in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, OECD Countries (and recently in developing Countries) thanks to the technological progress in health, living places and quality of food. The aggregate consequence of the prolongation of the life span is the growth of an ageing society, testified by several demographic studies. The study of the consequences of an ageing society on the future of social living had recently been considered by large world institutions (UN, EU), which addressed and designed programs for social and technological development taking into account the impact of the ageing society in the future of the world.

Within this framework, topics such as “prolonging independent living”, “ageing well”, or “social inclusion” are increasingly becoming more and more relevant. Several initiatives all over the world took care of these aspects focusing on the problem of developing a new generation of innovative technologies to face an ageing society and its growing needs. One of the most consolidated programs is known as “active and healthy ageing”, supported by the H2020 research area that recently also launched a call on adaptive smart working and living environments supporting active and healthy ageing.

In this scenario, Artificial Intelligence (AI) methods and techniques have and will have a pivotal role, due to the advanced goals of the discipline and its inner cross-disciplinary attitude, in order to deliver innovative and impacting results and related technologies. Facing the problems of an ageing society requires a cross-disciplinary approach, too. The development of new AI-based solutions to support and help older adults to cope with the changes of ageing and cognitive decline represents one of the most advanced ICT areas in the AI field. Robotics, Assistive Technology for Cognition, Sensor-based Monitoring Systems, Compensation Systems, Road Security, Continuous Learning and Navigation Supports for in-and-outdoor Systems are the fields where AI may challenge its solutions and contribute to innovative technological changes.

The workshop calls for contributions from experts in Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Science and from crossing disciplines involved in the development of AI-based researches and technologies for the ageing society in (but not only) the following areas:

• Activity monitoring systems (indoor and outdoor)
• Object and Activity recognition
• Human-environment and human-robot interaction
• Novel sensors and actuators
• Smart environments (indoor and outdoor)
• Ambient Assisted Living (AAL)
• Personalization of AI Services for older adults
• Intelligent and Cognition-based User Interaction
• Advanced Data Analysis Techniques and Information Fusion
• Ageing, mobility and transportation
• Ethical issues in AI domains for Ageing Society
• AI techniques applied to AAL scenarios

This workshop is the ninth event organized by the AI and Ageing Society working group.

Previous workshop:
2020 – Online (co-located with AIxIA’20)
2019 – Rende (CS), Italy (co-located with AIxIA '19)
2018 – Trento, Italy (co-located with AIxIA '18)
2017 – Bari, Italy (co-located with AIxIA '17)
2016 – Genova, Italy (co-located with AIxIA '16)
2014 – Pisa, Italy (co-located with AIxIA '14)
2013 – Torino, Italy (co-located with AIxIA '13)
2011 – Palermo, Italy (co-located with AIxIA '11)
2010 – Brescia, Italy (co-located with AIxIA '10)

We welcome two categories of paper submission: Short papers (5-9 pages), Regular papers (above 10 pages). Papers should be formatted according to the CEUR-ART style and they should not exceed 16 pages in the case of regular papers.

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Submissions will be managed via Easychair at the following link, selecting the track: Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Ageing Society.

NEW Abstract submission EXTENDED deadline: October 1st, 2021
NEW Paper submission EXTENDED deadline: October 8th, 2021
Notification of acceptance: November 8th, 2021
Camera-ready submission: November 22nd, 2021
Workshop day: November 30th, 2021

All submitted papers will be published in the AI*IA CEUR-WS Subseries.
Authors of selected papers, accepted to the workshops, will be invited to submit a revised and extended version of their work to appear in a volume of the Springer’s Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence series (LNCS/LNAI).
Following the tradition of the last editions, a selection of the best papers, accepted for the presentation at the workshops, will be invited to submit an extended version for publication on “Intelligenza Artificiale”, the International Journal of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence, edited by IOS Press and indexed by Thomson Reuters’, “Emerging Sources Citation Index”, and Scopus by Elsevier.

The conference will be fully virtual.
More details will be provided to the authors.

Filippo Palumbo (ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy)
Francesca Gasparini (MMSP-DiSCO, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy)
Francesca Fracasso (ISTC-CNR, Roma, Italy)

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