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ICAA 2017 : The 5th International Conference on Ageless Aging


When Jul 6, 2017 - Jul 9, 2017
Where Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Submission Deadline May 15, 2017
Notification Due May 31, 2017
Final Version Due Jun 6, 2017
Categories    cognition and person-centric c   ai and data analytics   aging-in-place   serious games

Call For Papers

The rapid aging of population worldwide has brought unprecedented social economic challenges to the society. Apart from physical, cognitive and emotional difficulties faced by senior citizens, two new types of challenges – social challenges and sustainable economic development challenges – are becoming more pronounced. Research and technology that will enable the elderly to lead an active, independent and dignified lifestyle are urgently needed.

The 5th International Conference on Ageless Aging (ICAA’17) will act as a forum to discuss advances in the state-of-the-art in research and practice to help the elderly enjoy an active and independent lifestyle. Authors from both academia and industry are invited to share their experience, vision, ideas and research about ageless aging. Both theoretical and practical contributions are welcome.

ICAA’17 welcomes submissions reporting research that advances ageless aging, broadly conceived. The conference scope includes multi-disciplinary areas, including (but not limited to) topics such as AI and data analytics, cognition and person-centric care, future nursing home, life-long learning, aging-in-place, serious games, productive aging, aging studies and test-bedding.

ICAA’17 will be jointly organized with two other conferences: the 2017 International Conference on Agents (ICA’17) and the 2017 International Conference on Crowd Science and Engineering (ICCSE’17). The topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

AI and Data Analytics
• Virtual Companions
• Agent Emotion Modeling
• Human-agent Interaction Design
• Persuasion Technology
• Elderly User Behavior Analysis and Modeling
• Human Factors
• Agent-based Personalized Rehabilitation
• Intention Based Recommendation
• Context Aware Optimization
• Personalized Service Discovery and Matching

Cognition and Person-Centric Care
• Cognitive Functioning
• Models of Care
• Preventive Intervention
• Rehabilitation
• Cognitive Decline Prevention
• Dementia
• Parkinson
• Stroke

Aging Study and Test-bedding
• Crowdsourcing
• Human computer interaction
• Phenomenography
• Participatory design and co-design approaches
• Culture awareness
• Innovative technologies for test-bedding
• Sustainability Future Nursing Home
• Assistive technologies to reduce manpower
• Data analytics for nursing home studies
• Provision of companion and support to the residents
• Innovations to improve the well-being of the staff
• Sustainable and affordable care models
• Designs to improve the living environment
• Other factors involved in future-ready nursing homes

Life-long Learning
• Measuring learning success
• Motivational and affective aspects
• Learning analytics
• Educational datamining
• Human computer interaction
• Adaptation and personalization

• Unobtrusive sensing
• Data-driven storytelling
• Cognitive analytics
• Fall detection and prevention
• Location tracking
• Social signal processing
• Auto indoor navigation
• Explained computing
• Internet-of-things Serious Games
• Motor and cognitive function analysis
• Predictive analytics
• Game data analytics
• Cognitive training and exercise
• Personalized rehabilitation
• Gerontology disease prevention

Productive Aging
• Intergenerational communication
• Incentive mechanisms
• Recommendation systems
• Crowdsourcing
• Behavior analytics
• Productivity

Industry Application
The emphasis of this track is on technical advances that address aging relevant problems and applications that stretch or present challenges to existing aging technologies.

The emphasis of this track is on visionary ideas, long-term challenges, and new research opportunities. This track will serve as an incubator for innovative approaches, provocative ideas, and to propose challenges and opportunities for the field in the near future.

ICAA’17 solicits original work submitted as a regular paper, limited to 6-8 pages, in IEEE format. Accepted papers will appear in the ICAA’17 proceedings. The authors of a selected number of top quality papers will be invited to extend their papers for further review and possible publication in special issues of reputable journals. Papers have to be submitted via the EasyChair submission page:

Awards will be conferred at the conference to the authors of (1) the best research paper, (2) the best student paper, and (3) the best blue-sky paper.

Concerning author instructions, conference registration, suggestions for the program and other inquiries, write to the ICAA’17 Program Committee at

Organizing Committee
Advisory Committees
• Thomas W. Calvert – Simon Fraser University, Canada
• Rabab Ward – The University of British Columbia, Canada
• Victor Lesser – University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
• Qiang Yang – Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
• Yueting Chai – Tsinghua University, China
• Xiaoming Li – Peking University, China
• Ah Hwee Tan – Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

General Chairs
• Cyril Leung – University of British Columbia, Canada
• Chunyan Miao – Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
• Chin Jing Jih – Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore

Programme Committee Chairs
• Jane Z. Wang – University of British Columbia, Canada
• Qingming Huang – University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
• Yonggang Wen – Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
• Jie Zheng – Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Demo/Post/Workshop/Industry Chairs
• Zhiqi Shen – Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
• Jun Lin – Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
• Wen Ji – Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
• Zhongke Wu – Beijing Normal University, China
• Yongqing Zheng – Shandong University, China
• Simon Fauvel – University of British Columbia, Canada

Publicity Committee
• Qiong Wu – Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
• Liang Zou – The University of British Columbia, Canada
• Minting Huang – Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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