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ICOST 2016 : International Conference on Smart Homes, Assistive Technologies, Robotics and Health Telematics
Submission Date:
2016-01-18 Extended
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Conference Date:
Wuhan, China
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Call For Papers

Each year, ICOST focuses on a specific theme. The theme for 2016 will be Inclusive Smart Cities and Digital Health – cities that will use technologies to enable the societal inclusion and empowerment of older individuals and individuals with special needs. ICOST 2016 is especially interested in receiving submissions, focused on advancing technologies or knowledge for improving quality of life of dependent people, the aging population, and people with chronic diseases. Topics will include but are not limited to:

    E-Health for future smart cities
    Intelligent environments: smart homes, smart urban spaces and new assistive living space concepts in the smart city
    Medical big data collection, processing and analysis
    Participatory telehealth in the smart city
    Coaching and serious gaming for e-Health
    E-Health and therapeutic education
    Human-machine interface / ambient Intelligence
    Modeling of physical and conceptual Information in intelligent environments
    Cognitive technologies across the lifespan and functional abilities
    Human factors, ethics and usability for persons with cognitive impairments, including seniors and persons with disabilities of all ages
    Tele-assistance and Tele-rehabilitation
    Persuasive and eupportive e-Health
    E-Health and chronic disease management
    Protective systems/devices against common and emerging infectious diseases for the elders.
    Personal robotics and smart wheelchairs
    Context awareness / autonomous computing
    Home networks and residential gateways
    Wearable sensors and continuous health monitoring
    Social, privacy and security issues
    Middleware support for smart homes and health telematic services
    E-Health technology assessment and impact analysis
    E-Health service models and best practices

In addition to the above mentioned topics, proposals for special sessions or plenary panels addressing any of the following specific topics are welcome and encouraged:

    Studies detailing large-scale service deployment and outcome/impact assessment and evaluation
    The application of cost-effective and readily available 'everyday' technologies to support elders and others with cognitive disabilities at home, school, work or play
    Health economic and affordability evaluation of technology based solutions
    Challenges facing 'smart living environments and inclusive communities'
    Technology solutions that inspire policy makers


Submission is open for technical papers, posters, and technology demonstrations. Prospective authors are invited, in the first instance to submit papers for technical session presentation in any of the areas of interest. Submitted papers shall be written in English and shall not exceed 12 pages following the authors' guidelines provided at

Authors interested in submitting a technology demonstration in conjunction with their paper presentation should append a one page section in their papers with heading: 'Demonstration Description' providing a summary of the demo and any related demo requirements (Internet, power, etc.)

Submission: Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF or RTF/DOC format at the following address:

Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings to be published by Springer.

Best papers will be nominated for publication in a special issue of IEEE Computer and IEEE Transaction on Services Computing

Proposals for Special Sessions and for Industrial Exhibits should be submitted to the ICOST Program Chairs at
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