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AADI 2016 : The 1st International Workshop on Active Ageing and Digital Inclusion


When Oct 26, 2016 - Oct 29, 2016
Where Spaienza Univerist, Rome, Italy
Submission Deadline Aug 15, 2016
Notification Due Sep 10, 2016
Final Version Due Sep 30, 2016
Categories    active ageing   ageing technologies   digital inclusion   education technology

Call For Papers

The 1st International Workshop on Active Ageing and Digital Inclusion (AADI 2016)

Oct 26-29, 2016

Spaienza Univeristy, Rome, Italy

Organized by:
The Education University of Hong Kong,
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University,
and Caritas Institute of Higher Education

Information technologies such as social media and networks, big data, wearable and mobile computing, deep learning enhanced AI, and VR/AR techniques have improved our life from various aspects. However, older people may be easily excluded from the digital society as technologies seem challenging and complicated for them. With the rapidly increasing number of elder people, active ageing and digital inclusion becomes a critical issue for many countries. In this context, the first international AADI workshop 2016 will be held in conjunction with the International Symposium on Emerging Technologies for Education (SETE 2016) in Rome, Italy during Oct 26-29, 2016. The aim of this workshop is to provide a forum for researchers, social scientists, computer scientists and policymakers to share experiences and research findings to facilitate digital inclusion for elder people, explore potential educational strategies, social policies, domain-specific technologies and applications, and create opportunities for future research collaborations.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Educational technologies for active ageing and digital inclusion (AADI)
Hardware and embedded devices for AADI
Internet of things for AADI
Mobile and ubiquitous computing for AADI
User and context modeling for AADI
Tangible and affective computing for AADI
Intelligent tutoring systems for AADI
Artificial intelligence for AADI
Social computing for AADI
Designs, models and frameworks for AADI
Robotics for AADI
Policies, social issues and reviews for AADI

Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings to be published as a volume of Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science series (EI compendex).

Submissions must not exceed 10 pages in LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) format, excluding references (up to 2 extra pages). We encourage authors to cite related work comprehensively, and when citing conference papers please also consider to cite their extended journal versions if applicable.

All submissions must be in PDF format. Authors should avoid the use of non-English fonts to avoid problems with printing and viewing the submissions. All accepted papers MUST follow strictly the instructions for LNCS Authors. Springer's LNCS site offers style files and information.

There are two tracks for the workshop:

1. Regular Papers: 8 -10 pages

2. Short Papers: 4 - 6 pages

Submissions must not have been published previously and must not be under review for publication while being considered for AADI. This applies also to papers with significantly overlapping contributions. Authors are advised to interpret these limitations strictly and to contact the PC chairs in case of doubt.

AADI submissions are reviewed following the single blind review process, meaning, you need not hide authors' names and affiliations.

Each accepted paper must be accompanied by at least one full registration regardless of the status of the registering author, and an author must present the paper at the conference. Otherwise, the paper will be removed from the proceedings and LNCS digital library.

The submission site is:

If you have any problem, please contact the chair via

Workshop Organizers (PC Chairs):

Di Zou, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong,

Haoran Xie, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong,

Xue Bai, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong,

Fu Lee Wang, Caritas Institute of Higher Education, Hong Kong,

Tentative PC Member(s) of the Workshop:

Yi Cai, South China University of Technology, China

Xiaohui Tao, University of Southern Queensland, Australia

Tianyong Hao, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China

Raymond Wong, University of New South Wales, Australia

Ran Wang, Shenzhen University, China

Yanghui Rao, Sun Yat-Sen University, China

Tak-Lam Wong, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Wenji Ma, Columbia University, USA

Dan Wang, Caritas Institute of Higher Education, Hong Kong

Ke Li, Birmingham University, UK

Zhengguo Yang, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Xudong Mao, Alibaba, China


June 10, 2016: Submission system is open
August 15, 2016: Submission due (Extended!)
September 10, 2016: Notification of acceptance (Extended!)
September 30, 2016: All camera-ready due and Registration due (Extended!)
Oct 26-29, 2016: Conference in Rome

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