[ecoop-info] Call for Papers - 9th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics

Dr. Usman Tariq noreply at usmantariq.org
Sat Jan 29 09:49:17 CET 2011


                         C A L L  F O R  P A P E R S  

       9th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics

        Toward useful services for elderly and people with disabilities

                                  ICOST 2011
                                20-22 June 2011
                                Montreal, Canada

       ***** The first ICOST summer school is jointly organized *****
                    ***** from June 16 to 22, 2011. *****

                 ***   IMPORTANT DATES   ****

February 2, 2011: Full papers submission
March 1, 2011:    Acceptance Notification
March 22, 2011:   Camera-Ready Papers and Registration

                 ***   SCOPE AND AIMS   ****

   A Smart Environments can be considered as an augmented environment capable of utilizing embedded computers, information appliances, micro/nano systems and multi-modal sensors, in which computational intelligence is ubiquitous to provide contextual, proactive and personalized services to people. Nowadays networks, microprocessors, memory chips, smart sensors and actuators are faster, cheaper and smaller. They are becoming pervasive in the physical environment. Current advances in such enabling technologies make it possible to build real Smart Environments and hence provide the opportunity for novel applications and services to be delivered for improving the quality of life and health of people in their home and outside. A Smart Environments allows people to perform tasks efficiently by offering unprecedented levels of access to information and assistance. In the near future, elderly and people with disabilities will avail of smart assistive technology to assist with carrying out daily living activities, to socialize, to enjoy entertainment & leisure activities all whilst maintaining good health and wellbeing. These Smart Environments are complemented through the role of health telematics. Health telematics approaches utilize advanced networks and telecommunication technologies to provide healthcare remotely. Combined with Ubiquitous technologies in Smart Environments, health telematics can radically transform the way health-related services (diagnosis, therapy and assistance) are conceived and delivered. 

   The goal of the ICOST 2011 conference is to provide an international forum for scientists, engineers, managers in academia, industry and government, as well as domain experts in health sciences, rehabilitation and gerontology to address recent research results in the field. ICOST 2011 invites participants to present and discuss their ideas, theories, technologies, systems, tools, applications, work in progress and experiences on theoretical and practical advancements that have significant contributions in Smart Environments, Health Telematics and other Assistive Technologies.

                 ***   TOPICS OF INTEREST   *** 

   ICOST 2011 is accepting original research papers. Topics of interest included, but are not limited to:

**  Smart Home & Village:
     -  Intelligent Environments with emphasis on Smart Homes.
     -  Human-Machine Interface and Ambient Intelligence.
     -  Context Awareness/Autonomous Computing.
     -  Modeling of User, Physical and Conceptual Information in Intelligent Environments.
     -  Activity recognition in smart Environments.
     -  Digital Life Scenario & Life Style Engineering.
     -  Platforms, Middleware and Software Architectures for Intelligent Environments
     -  Sensing and actuating systems.
     -  Home Networks and Residential Gateways.
     -  User Acceptance & Evaluation of Smart Environments.
     -  User Interface and Universal Design.
     -  Universal Design for Smart Environments & Village.
     -  Privacy and Security Issues in Smart environments & Villages.
     -  Applications and services in Ambient Systems for smart Environments (homes, hospitals, schools & classrooms, etc.).

**  Health Telematics & Healthcare Technology:
     -  Personal Medical Data Collection and Processing (Health Vaults).
     -  Home Health Monitoring and Intervention.
     -  Tele-Assistance and Tele-Rehabilitation
     -  Middleware Support for Smart Environments and Health Telematic Services
     -  Real World Deployments and Experimentations in Smart Houses, Hospitals & Living Communities.
     -  User Perspectives on Health Telematics.
     -  Technology for Holistic Health and Independence.
     -  U-Health for Smart Global Village.
     -  Wireless body area network (WBAN) & Integrated Micro/Nano Systems 

** Wellbeing, Aging Friendly & Enabling Technology: 
     -  Devices, Systems and Algorithms for Vision, Hearing, Cognitive and Communication Impairments.
     -  Assistive and Rehabilative Robotics. 
     -  Smart Wheelchairs.
     -  User Perspectives on Smart Environment Technologies.
     -  Assistive Technology to Improve Quality of Life and health for seniors and their Caregivers.
     -  Gerontechnology, Social Science and Health Care.
     -  Universal Design Technology for Active Aging.
     -  Philosophy & Foundation for Age-Friendly Care.
     -  Enabling Homes for Next Generation.

**  Medical Health Telematics & Healthcare Technology: 
     -  Multi-Agent-Based U-Healthcare & Monitoring for Patient Care Management.
     -  U-Healthcare for Medical & Clinical Information Management.
     -  U-Healthcare for ICU & Emergency Patient Care.
     -  U-Healthcare for Point-Of-Care & Management System.

                 ***   PUBLICATION   ***

   ICOST 2011 Proceedings will be published by Springer (Pending Contract).  
   Distinguished extended papers may have the opportunity to be published in the following forums:    

* Gerontology (SCIE).
* International Journal of Control Automation and Systems (SCIE).
* Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development (SSCI).
* Telemedicine and E-Health (SCIE).
 Others are still pending approval.

                 ***   SUBMISSION GUIDELINES   ***

   Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF or RTF/DOC format at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icost2011 
   Submitted papers must not substantially overlap with papers that have been published or that are simultaneously submitted to a journal or a conference with proceedings. Submitted papers will be blindly peer reviewed by at least three members of the international program committee and carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition. 
Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings to be published by Springer.
   The submitted papers should not exceed 8 pages and must follow the guidelines (http://www.icost2011.org/).

                 ***   Best Paper/Student Awards *** 
The Best Paper Award (s) is presented to the individual(s) judged by ICOST committees to have written the best paper appearing in the conference proceedings. Awards will also be given to a paper (s) written by students; in that case the award will be called OBest Student Paper AwardO. In addition, the authors will be invited to publish an extended version of the paper in one of the associated Journals.

                 ***   Summer school *** 

For the first time a summer school is jointly organised with the ICOST conference. 
The ICOST 2011 summer school program features technical workshops and lectures linked to ICOST topics: 
1) Robotic programming, 
2) sensor network programming, 
3) Activity recognition approaches, 
4) Platforms, Middleware and Software Architectures for Intelligent Environments, 
5) Human machine interaction design, 
6) User/aging perspective, 
7) User modelling and 
8) assistive technology Integration process and deployment learned lessons, among others.  

                 ***   CONTACT   ***

ICSOT2011 secretary 
Icost2011 [AT] Usherbrooke.ca



Dr. Usman Tariq
Office # FR-26
Department of Information Systems,
College of Computer and Information Sciences,
Al-Imam Mohammed Ibn Saud Islamic University,
P.O. Box 5701, Riyadh, 11432,
Saudi Arabia
e-Mail:  info at usmantariq.org

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