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ISG 2024 : 14th ISG World Conference - International Society for Gerontechnology


When Sep 2, 2024 - Sep 4, 2024
Where Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences
Submission Deadline Apr 8, 2024
Categories    architecture, mobility, ai   robotics, dementia, technology   sustainability & crises   ethics & dei

Call For Papers

14th ISG World Conference of Gerontechnology
2 - 4 September 2024, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences

Sustainability and Crises – Challenges and Innovation for Gerontechnology

The convergence of multiple crises such as the challenges posed by climate change, conflicts and war in many parts of the world, including the Covid-19 pandemic, is reshaping our daily lives. Addressing these issues demands innovative and interdisciplinary approaches. While gerontechnology and assistive technologies have traditionally focused on solutions for demographic changes, the current complex crises have significant implications for the future of gerontechnological solutions and demand broader perspectives.

Contemporary technological progress, encompassing sensor-based systems, artificial intelligence (AI), mixed reality (MR), and robotic platforms, comes with resource-intensive requirements, relying on rare earths and substantial energy consumption. Climate change further underscores the need for rethinking building designs and materials to ensure comfortable living conditions amid rising temperatures and climate-related disasters.

Against this backdrop, the conference aims to delve into crucial inquiries. It seeks to understand the implications of these changes for gerontechnology and explore how we can and should design future gerontechnology, buildings, and neighborhoods. The discussions will touch upon the evolving meaning of quality of life for vulnerable and elderly populations during times of crisis and strategies to achieve it.

Call for Abstracts – Deadline: 08 April 2024
The International Society for Gerontechnology (ISG) and Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences invite you to submit your abstracts for
14. ISG World Conference, 2 - 4 September 2024, Frankfurt am Main
"Sustainability and Crises – Challenges and Innovation for Gerontechnology"

All accepted abstracts will be published in a special issue of the ISG peer-reviewed journal Gerontechnology.

The published abstracts are grouped into twelve broad categories or domains of human activity that technologies aim to enhance.

-Sustainability and Crisis
-Crises and Preparedness
-Application Fields and Innovative Technologies for an Aging Society: i.e. Artificial ---Intelligence, Robots, Sensors, Augmented and Virtual Reality
-Healthy Inclusive Environments and Healing Architecture
-Dementia and Technology
-Ethics & DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion)
-Housing and daily living
-Mobility and transport
-Health and Self Esteem
-Work, leisure and social participation
-Governance, social policy and communication
-Others not covered by the listed categories (at the end)

An abstract receipt confirmation will be issued automatically after submission.

Review results will be ongoing – on first come, first served basis.

*Instructions, templates and samples are available for download at:

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