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CFP: Special S. in Challenges in ubiquitous personal healthcare and AAL. Deadline: Sept. 4th.

SPECIAL SESSION in Challenges in ubiquitous personal healthcare and ambient assisted living:
from technology to successful user-centric applications

24 November 2009 - 27 November 2009

Special Session in ISABEL 2009 - International Symposium on Applied Sciences in Biomedical and Communication Technologies.
November 24-27, 2009. Bratislava, Slovak Republic.

Submission deadline: September 21, 2009.

Ambient Intelligence is about scenarios where sensors, actuators,communication systems, logic infrastructures and interfaces are non-invasively integrated in daily life environments. Thanks to these technologies, we will be able to use highly adaptive and context-sensitive applications, which will be aware of our situation and needs to perform adequately. When applying this concept to healthcare and assisted living, an exciting number of possibilities and challenges appear. This special session aims at exploring some open issues that will make possible the next generation of personal healthcare systems. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

-Ambient Home Care Systems
-Advances in biomedical wearable sensors. Wireless sensor networks and technologies for remote monitoring.
-Fusion strategies for personal health systems
-Data modeling for context-aware health applications
-Augmented objects for ambient assisted living
-Advanced applications for medical practitioners
-Cloud healthcare services
-Reality mining for healthcare (e.g. the use of mobile technologies to support epidemiological studies)
-Context-aware applications for prevention and wellbeing.
-Mobile health applications.
-Accessibility issues for future remote healthcare systems.
-Context-aware applications for patients with special needs (e.g. mental disabilities or physically challenged)
-Ubiquitous coaching strategies to promote behavioral modifications in order to get a healthy lifestyle (e.g. in nutrition issues).
-Experimental results and analysis on the user experience on tele-healthcare and u-healthcare services.

All accepted submissions will be published in the ISABEL Conference Proceedings, on line indexed by IEEE Xplore. Selected authors will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to be considered for publication in the ISABEL Conference Special Issues.

More information is available at

Submission Instructions
• Submissions will follow the Symposium standard review process.
• Authors are encouraged to submit full papers with maximum 6-pages length in IEEE format. Submission details can be found under ‘Submission’ section on the ISABEL web site.
• The deadline for paper submissions in Easy Chair
( is September 4,


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