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SL 2018 : SMARTER LIVES 2018


When Feb 20, 2018 - Feb 20, 2018
Where Innsbruck
Submission Deadline Jan 11, 2018
Notification Due Jan 20, 2018
Final Version Due Mar 12, 2018

Call For Papers

Conference Theme:
The Department of Strategic Management, Marketing and Tourism at the University of Innsbruck would like to invite you to submit your contribution to actively participate at the SMARTER LIVES 2018 – AAL Practice forum, which is held on February 20th 2018 in the University of Innsbruck, Austria.

This call for papers aims to contribute to the scientific discussion about the topic “Active and Assisted Living” (AAL). The invitation is directed to institutions with theoretical as well as practical background, in the field of smart technologies for an ageing society and Active and Assisted Living.

Submission Guidelines:
We would like to inform you that the Call for Papers is already open and kindly invite you to contribute. The official deadline for submissions is January 11th 2018. The submission has to be in English to be publishable in the proceedings.

The folowing paper categories are welcome:
Full papers (long paper max. 15 pages)
Short paper (max. 8 pages)
Posters (A0 format)
Abstracts (max. 3 pages)

List of Topics:
Research and Development approaches in AAL
Context-awareness and human-environment interaction
Design Science research
Research methods in AAL solution development
Usability (software, hardware, services)
User centred design
User integration in AAL

New insights from R&D initiatives
AAL-ready smart homes and smart services
Application areas of AAL – present and future
Influence of AAL solutions on quality of life of older adults
Insights and evaluation results of AAL practice tests and test regions
Intelligent user-centric infrastructure for AAL
Piloting and testing of AAL solutions

Future research fields in AAL
Assistive robotics
Augmented reality in the context of AAL
Big data in the context of AAL
Human-computer interaction within AAL
Social robotics

Surrounding and circumstances of AAL Initiatives
Business perspective of AAL
Cost-benefit analysis of AAL
Key application domains for AAL from an economical point of view
Key application domains for AAL from a political point of view
Key application domains for AAL from a societal point of view
Quality and certification of health IT
Well-being and social interaction
Work environment and AAL

Further topics related to AAL
Ethical, legal and economic aspects of AAL
Fall prevention, detection and intervention
Home Monitoring and Homecare
Indoor and outdoor mobility
Innovative AAL mobile services and applications
Knowledge-based systems and knowledge management
Legal and ethical issues
Location based Services in the context of AAL
Mental health
Navigation systems (indoors, outdoors)
Networks and integration platforms
Norms and standards for AAL
Physical health
Prevention and management of chronic conditions
Reasoning systems in the context of AAL
Safety solutions for older adults
Smart sensors
Social innovation and AAL
Support to activities of daily living (ADL)
Tele-care and tele-health

Organizeing committee:
A.Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Kurt Promberger, University Innsbruck, Austria
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Felix Piazolo, Andrássy University Budapest, Hungary
Dr. Stephan Schlögl, MCI Management Center Innsbruck, Austria

Submitted papers will receive a notification of the Peer-Review of the SMARTER LIVES program committee. The notification date is 10th of January 2018.
Four selected papers will get the possibility to present their work during one of the four the main tracks of the event SMARTER LIVES. All other papers will be invited to an alternative presentation of their work (poster or abstract-pitch).
Long and Short Papers which were accepted by the Peer-Review of the SMARTER LIVES program committee will be published in post proceedings, published by Pabst Science Publishers.

The conference will be held in 6020 Innsbruck Austria, University of Innsbruck, SOWI Campus, Universitätsstraße 15.
The exhibition space will be in the Foyer of the SOWI Campus.
The Research and practice presentations will be held in the rooms of the SOWI Campus in the ground floor.

All questions about submissions should be emailed to

Related Resources

IEEE ESAS 2018   Special Issue of Expert Systems: The Journal of Knowledge Engineering based on the e-Health and Staying Smarter