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ICOST 2017 : International Conference on Smart Homes, Assistive Technologies, Robotics and Health Telematics
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2017-04-21 Extended
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Paris, France
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This year we are celebrating the 15th anniversary of ICOST which succeeded in bringing together a community from different continents over a decade and half and raised the awareness of frail and dependant people's quality of life in our societies.

After fourteen very successful conferences held in France (2003), Singapore (2004), Canada (2005), Northern Ireland (2006), Japan (2007), USA (2008), France (2009), Korea (2010), Canada (2011), Italy (2012), Singapore (2013), USA (2014), Switzerland (2015) and China (2016), the 15th International Conference on Smart homes, Assistive Technologies and Health Telematics will be hosted in Paris, from 29th to 31st August 2017.

ICOST provides a premier venue for the presentation and discussion of research in the design, development, deployment and evaluation of Smart Urban Environments, Assistive Technologies, Chronic Disease Management, Coaching and Health Telematics systems. ICOST brings together stakeholders from clinical, academic and industrial perspectives along with end users and family caregivers to explore how to utilize technologies to foster independent living and offer an enhanced quality of life. ICOST 2017 invites participants to present and discuss their experience in design, development, deployment and evaluation of assistive and telehealth systems, as well as ethical and policy issues. The conference features a dynamic program incorporating a range of technical, clinical and industrial related keynote speakers, oral and poster presentations along with demonstrations and technical exhibits.


In regards to HORIZON 2020, each year, ICOST has a specific theme. The theme chosen for 2017 will focus on Urban Living Environment and inclusion of frail people in our societies. ICOST 2017 is especially interested in receiving submissions, focused on ubiquitous IoT technologies for Enhanced Wellbeing and Health. Topics will include but are not limited to:

    Ageing-Well for Future Smart Cities
    Translational medicine for Ageing and Wellbeing
    Intelligent Environments: Smart Homes, Smart Urban Spaces and new Assistive Living Space Concepts in the Smart City
    Technology design in the Smart City
    Public healthand urban Data Collection and Processing
    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 Supportive e-Health
    E-Health and Chronic Diseases Management
    Protective systems/devices against common and emerging infectious diseases among elders.
    Personal Robotics and Smart Wheelchairs
    Context Awareness / Autonomous Computing
    Home Networks / Residential Gateways
    Wearable Sensors / Integrated Micro/Nano Systems / Home Health Monitoring
    Social / Privacy / Security Issues
    Middleware Support for Smart Home and Health Telematic Services
    Health Technology Assessment and Impact Analysis
    Policy and Guidelines for Health 2.0
    Service Model best practices

ICOST 2017 invites participants to present and discuss their experiences in the design, development, deployment and evaluation of technologies that demonstrate significant contributions in the areas of smart homes, health telematics, chronic disease management and assistive technologies focused on indoor living spaces (e.g., homes, nursing homes and assistive living facilities) as well as the outdoors (e.g., urban smart spaces or the entire smart city). ICOST 2017 will provide a dynamic program which will incorporate a range of technical, clinical and industrial related international keynote speeches, panels, and oral and poster presentations along with demonstrations and technical exhibits.

Proposals for special sessions or plenary panels addressing any of the following specific topics are especially welcome:

    Studies detailing large-scale service deployment and impact 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 evaluation of technology based solutions
    Challenges for truly ‘smart living environments and inclusive communities
    Technology solutions to inspire policy makers


There will be a combination of presentations including scientific papers, posters, exhibits and technology demonstrations. Prospective authors are invited, in the first instance, to submit papers for oral presentation in any of the areas of interest for this conference as well as proposals for Special Sessions. The submission for evaluation should be in the form of a 12 pages paper written in English. If authors are interested to provide a short demonstration in conjunction with paper presentations, they should append a section in their papers with heading: ‘demonstration description’ detailing the scenario to be demonstrated.

Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings to be published by Springer. Submitted papers shall not exceed 12 pages and must follow the guidelines found on the conference website

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