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ETALL 2016 : Special Track: Emergent Technologies for Ambient Assisted Living (ETAAL)


When Dec 1, 2016 - Dec 3, 2016
Where UTAD, Vila Real, Porugal
Submission Deadline Jun 20, 2016
Notification Due Jul 8, 2016
Final Version Due Jul 29, 2016

Call For Papers

Special Track: Emergent Technologies for Ambient Assisted Living (ETAAL)

DSAI'2016 - Software Development and Technologies for Enhancing Accessibility and Fighting Info-exclusion
December 1-3, 2016 - UTAD, Vila Real, Portugal
Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) is seeking to create innovative technical aids to accommodate the needs of the rapidly evolving aging workforce as well as the needs of the growing number of citizens requiring health assistance and health care on a regular basis. To this end, AAL seamlessly integrates information and communication technologies to support the daily routine activities of elderly and people in need of care assistance, while maintaining their independent, safe, and private lifestyles within homes, residences, and open spaces.

Several AAL solutions are currently available. These solutions are increasingly relying on the use of emergent technologies which are capable of intelligently delivering personalized services to large number of individuals anytime, anywhere. In this regards, Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs), Internet of Things (IoT), Cyber-Physical Systems (CPSs), Big Data, and Cloud computing are examples of recent technologies which are being used independently or jointly to leverage the quality, security, and pervasiveness of services. However, because of several constraints, including mobility, heterogeneity of ubiquitous devices, users’ requirements, and dynamic contexts, innovative algorithms, standards, architectures, and platforms are still needed to allow for an efficient collection and secure reporting of real-time data about health conditions of elderly and people in need of assistance as well as to allow for the storage, processing, visualization, and interaction with the services provided. These innovative solutions are expected to opening possibilities for new forms of communication between people and pervasive devices, between healthcare providers and healthcare consumers, as well as between these devices themselves. They are also expected to opening new approaches for generating, delivering
and interacting with aid services.

The special track on Emergent Technologies for Ambient Assisted Living (ETAAL) will provide a leading edge, scholarly and professional forum for researchers, engineers, experts, and students alike to share their state-of-the art research and developmental works related to the integration of cutting-edge technologies for Assistant Ambient Living services.
Authors are requested to submit papers reporting original research and development results, case-studies, surveys, and applications addressing the topics of ETAAL, which include but are not limited to:

- Smart Environments and Housing
- Smart AAL
- Intelligent Healthcare Services
- Mobile Systems for AAL
- Agent-based AAL
- Collaboration Systems for AAL
- Wireless Body Networks
- Intelligent Electronic Health Records
- Internet of Things for AAL
- Cloud Computing-based AAL
- Cyber-Physical Systems for AAL
- Internet of Things for AAL
- Security, Privacy, and Trust in AAL
- Big Data and Open Data for AAL
- Emergent technologies for Data Analytics
- IoT, CPS, and Cloud-Based AAL Decision Support Systems
- Emergent Technologies for Remote AAL Monitoring
- Emergent Technologies and Accessibility
- Emergent Communication Technologies for AAL
- Emergent AAL standards
- Emergent AAL architectures
- Emergent AAL infrastructures
- Ambient Computing and Modeling
- Ambient Context Modeling and Reasoning
- Context Awareness
- Smart devices for Eldercare
- Autonomy and Active Ageing
- Social Networking and AAL
- Emergent Technologies for Computer Vision
- Service production and Delivery for AAL
- AAL and gamefication
- Multi-modal Interaction
- Case Studies for AAL
- Personalized AAL

Important Dates:
Submission Deadline: June 20, 2016
Author Notification: July 8, 2016
Camera Ready: July 29, 2016

Submission Instructions:
Accepted papers must be of maximum 8 pages. Authors are requested to adhere to the ACM SIG Proceedings
Templates in preparing the camera ready version of their contribution. The review comments included in
the acceptance notification must be taken into account.

Papers must be submitted via email to the Track Chairs (Nafaa Jabeur ( and Ahmed NAIT SIDI MOH ( In the subject line of the email, please mention “ETAAL: Title of your paper“. Authors are requested to submit their papers in PDF format only before the deadline (see Important Dates).

DSAI 2016 proceedings will be published in the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series (ISBN: 978-1-4503-4748-8). Accepted papers will be archived in the ACM Digital Library.
The conference proceedings will be submitted for indexing to Scopus and Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI Web of Science).

Best papers authors will be invited to submit an extension to a Special Issue of the Universal Access in the Information Society international journal indexed by Thomson Reuters JCR

Track Chairs
- Nafaâ Jabeur, German University of Technology, Sultanate of Oman (
- Ahmed Nait Sidi Moh, University of Picardie Jules Verne, France (

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