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Ambient Assisted Living Technologies based on Internet of Things

First Proposer – Kostas Giokas
National Technical University of Athens

Biographical Sketch
Kostas Giokas is a senior research scientist with the Biomedical Engineering Laboratory, Institute of Communication & Computer Systems at the Na-tional Technical University of Athens. His research interests include health informatics (clinical trial design), Ambient Assisting Living Technologies and Computational Epigenetics, amongst others. He has been involved in more than 20 European and National research projects in the field of health in-formatics and has published 38 scientific papers and 6 book chapters. He is currently the leader of the Applied Informatics in m-Health (AiM) research group.

Second Proposer – Dimitris Koutsouris
National Technical University of Athens

Biographical Sketch
Prof. Dimitris Koutsouris is currently the Head of the Biomedical Engineering Laboratory. He has published over 150 research articles, more than 300 conference communications and 48 chapters. He supervised more than 40 PhD theses and more than 150 undergraduate & post graduate disserta-tions. His work has received more than 2.500 citations. Prof. Koutsouris has been the former President elect of the Hellenic Society of Biomedical Technology, HL7 Hellas and member of the IFMBE (International Federation Medical & Biological Engineering). He was the main Organizer of 4 Global conferences and member of the Organizing Committee in over 20 international Conferences. In addition, he was recently appointed the position of Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the E-Health Forum 2014 which was organized under the auspices of the Greek EU Presidency in coopera-tion with the European Commission. Within ICCS he has participated in more than 80 EU projects and coordinated 10 of them.

Technologies for Active Ageing & Wellbeing

Internet of things, Ambient Assisted Living, wireless sensors, context awareness

Objective and Motivation
As computing power is dropping in price and new sensors are being developed the world of Internet of Things is ever growing in an unprecedented pace. Sensors are getting smaller in size and are being incorporated in all sorts of everyday objects measuring several parameters, producing heaps of data while at the same time create opportunities for data-centric businesses to spawn.
The Ambient Assisted Living domain offers the perfect setup for IoT-based technologies since it touches on the very important social issue of the age-ing population while offering the ability to really test telecare services for home-based setups.
We are seeking original, high quality, high impact research papers on all topics that fall in the combination of AAL and IoT. Papers will be selected on the basis of novelty, technical merit, presentation and impact.

Scope and Interests (not exhaustive, not limiting)

Mobile and Cloud Computing in pervasive healthcare
IoT Analytics
Interface and Control Systems
AAL Environments for chronic disease management
Usability and Acceptability
Context Aware Technologies
Wearable technologies for health and wellness monitoring
Security, privacy and trust
Navigation systems (indoors, outdoors) and location based services
Networking for/and embedded systems
Technologies to support AAL
Interactive Services

Paper Submission
The submissions should contain original, high quality, not submitted or published elsewhere work. Papers should be submitted electronically (through Medicon 2016 web site) in PDF format and should conform to IFMBE Proceedings template (single-spaced, double-column, 10-point font size, 4 to 6 pages).

Paper Presentation
Each accepted paper should be presented by one of the authors and accompanied by at least one full registration fee payment, to guarantee publication in the proceedings. One full registration fee can cover up to 2 papers only. All accepted papers will be included in the IFMBE proceedings of Medicon 2016 that will be published by Springer.

Academic Inquiries
Prof. Constantinos S. Pattichis -
I. Chrysanthou, Cyprus (Workshops & Special Sessions) -

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