8 September 2016, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

In Conjunction with 2016 IEEE 12th International Conference on Intelligent Computer Communication and Processing (ICCP 2016)

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline:
    May 20, 2016
  • Notification of acceptance:
    July 1, 2016
  • Author Registration:
    July 25, 2016
  • Final Manuscript:
    July 25, 2016
  • Date of Event:
    September 8, 2016

Overview [top]

The third edition of the International Workshop on Enhanced Living EnvironMENTs, ELEMENT-2016, collocated as Special Session with 2016 IEEE 12th International Conference on Intelligent Computer Communication and Processing (ICCP 2016), is dedicated to the dissemination and evaluation of original contributions to the architectures, techniques, protocols, components, orchestration, choreography and development related to the ELE area. Investigations, discussions and exchange of experiences from different stakeholders’ perspective on AAL technologies are welcome. The event is organized in the framework of the ICT COST Action IC1303 Algorithms, Architectures and Platforms for Enhanced Living Environments (AAPELE).

Scope [top]

The increase in medical expenses due to societal issues like demographic ageing, puts strong pressure on the sustainability of health and social care systems, on labour participation, and on quality of life for older people or for persons with disabilities. Enhanced Living Environments (ELE) encompass all ICT technological achievements supporting true Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) environments. ELE promotes the provision of infrastructures and services for the independent or more autonomous living, via the seamless integration of info-communication technologies within homes and residences, thus increasing their quality of life and autonomy maintaining one’s home the preferable living environment for as long as possible, therefore not causing disruption in the web of social and family interactions.

Different ELE technologies are today being developed, aiming to construct safe environments around assisted peoples and help them maintain independent living. Most efforts towards the realisation of ambient assisted living systems are based on developing pervasive devices and use Ambient Intelligence to integrate these devices together to construct a safety environment. The missing interaction of multiple stakeholders needing to collaborate for ELE environments supporting a multitude of AAL services, as well as barriers to innovation in the markets concerned, the governments, and health and care sector, these innovations do not yet take place at a relevant scale.

Many fundamental issues in ELE remain open. Most of the current efforts still do not fully express the power of human being, and the importance of social connections and societal activities is less noticed. And effective ELE solutions requires appropriate ICT algorithms, architectures and platforms, having in view the advance of science in this area and the development of new and innovative connected solutions (particularly in the area of pervasive and mobile systems). The ELEMENT workshop aim to provide a platform for the dissemination of recent research efforts that explicitly aim at addressing these challenges, and supports the presentation of advanced solutions in the context of Enhanced Living Environments.

Call for Papers [top]

You are welcome to send the CFP to your friends and colleagues working in the field.

Workshop Topics [top]

The focus of this workshop is on new architectures, methods, techniques, protocols, components and tools related to the Ambient Assisted Living Systems. These may include, but are not limited to the following topics:

Organizing Comitee [top]

Workshop Co-Chairs

Nuno Garcia
University of Beira Inteiror, Portugal

Rossitza Goleva
Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria

Ivan Ganchev
University of Limerick, Ireland

Constandinos X. Mavromoustakis
University of Nicosia, Cyprus

Rodica Potolea
Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Ciprian Dobre
University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania

Local Organizers

Rodica Potolea
Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Important Dates [top]

The workshop will be followed by a half-day industry day event, organized in the framework of the AAPELE COST Action (on September 9, 2016). Participants will give short talks, show their products, and discuss research challenges and prospects for cooperation.

Submission Guidelines [top]

Authors are invited to submit papers written in English. All submissions will be reviewed based on originality, significance, quality and clarity.

Papers should not exceed 8 pages and should comply with IEEE formatting (A4 paper size 210x297mm / 8.27"x11.69", two-column). The paper templates can be downloaded here or directly from the IEEE site. The organizers reserve the right to reject submissions that exceed 8 pages or do not make a reasonable attempt to adhere to the proceedings format.

Accepted papers will be given guidelines in preparing and submitting the final manuscript(s) together with the notification of acceptance.