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Design of Ambient Assisted Living Environments (2008)




Kurzbeschreibung der Veranstaltung:

Aims and objectives:

Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) aims at extending the time elderly people or people with disabilities can live in their own homes by assisting them in carrying out activities of daily living by the use of suitable AAL products and services. AAL environments denote homes equipped with a set of advanced electronics, sensors and automated or "smart" devices specifically designed for care delivery, remote monitoring, early detection of problems or emergency cases and promotion of residential safety and quality of life.

Underlying technical systems and services are expected to be user-centered rather than institution-centered as they are designed to address the needs of individuals, their families and caregivers rather than these of health care facilities. The aim of this HCI International 2009 session is to study the state-of-the-art of Ambient Asssited Living Environments by inviting researchers and practitioners in the field of AAL to report on completed or on-going studies and implementations.

Invitation to submit a paper:

Conference topics related to this session include but are not limited to:

  • Adaptive and augmented interaction
  • Alternative I/O techniques
  • Ambient intelligence
  • Context–awareness
  • Design for All best practice
  • Economics of universal access
  • Interaction techniques, platforms and metaphors
  • Multi–sensory interfaces
  • Personalization
  • Privacy issues in sensor-augmented environments
  • Smart artifacts and smart environments
  • User and context modeling and monitoring

Authors interested of submitting a paper to the session are kindly asked to answer the following questions within their abstracts:

  • Which application areas are addressed by the AAL system (e.g. activity monitoring, health status monitoring, home delivery services, home automation and control, risk reduction, accident prevention, emergency detection etc)?
  • How does the design approach and the outcomes reflect the rights and wishes of residents regarding autonomy, independence and self-determination?
  • How does the AAL environment reflect the diversity of users (e.g. individuals who need support, other family members, neighbours, carers, medical doctors etc.)?
  • What are the outcomes of AAL environment assessments with regard to effectiveness, efficiency and acceptance?

If you are interested in submitting a paper to this session, please contact Harald Weber ( latest until October 20, 2008.

Further information about the main conference:


San Diego, USA