24 September 2014, Wuerzburg, Germany

In Conjunction with the 6th International Conference on Mobile Networks and Management (MONAMI 2014)

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline:
    June 29, 2014
  • Notification of acceptance:
    July 29, 2014
  • Author Registration:
    August 12, 2014
  • Final Manuscript:
    August 12, 2014
  • Workshop Date:
    September 24th, 2014

Overview [top]

The first edition of the First International Workshop on Enhanced Living EnvironMENTs, ELEMENT-2014, 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]

Formats: PDF, PPT.

You are welcome to send this 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

Periklis Chatzimisios
Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki, Greece

Thomas Plagemann
University of Oslo, Norway

Steering Committee

Marilia Curado, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Katarzyna Wac, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Kiril Belov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria
Emilio Corchado, Salamanca University, Spain
Ciprian Dobre, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania

Program Commmittee


Local Organizers

Thomas Zinner
University of Wuerzburg, Germany

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 25th). Participants will give short talks, show their products, and discuss research challenges and prospects for cooperation.

Submission Guidelines [top]

The conference proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in the LNICST series.

Authors are invited to submit research and application papers following the SPRINGER Manuscripts style. Papers should be submitted through EAI 'Confy' system at Confy, and have to comply with the SPRINGER format (see Author's kit section).

We solicit the submission of academic workshop papers (14 pages) representing original, previously unpublished work. Submitted papers will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition. Papers should be prepared as the .pdf files and submitted electronically to the MONAMI 2014 online submission system (The workshop title should be selected). Submission of the paper implies that should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors must REGISTER and present the paper at the workshop.

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

A Best Paper Award will be given for the best paper(s) at the workshop.

Selected papers may be invited in a Special Issue, dedicated to the event (more info will soon be available).

Contact [top]

Nuno Garcia
University of Beira Inteiror, Portugal,
ngarcia {at} ubi {dot} pt

Periklis Chatzimisios
Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki, Greece,,
peris {at} it {dot} teithe {dot} gr

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