First International Workshop on Gerontechnology
Cáceres 14, December
Évora 17, December
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In most parts of the world, over the past 50 years, socio-economic development has been accompanied by large falls in fertility and equal increases in life expectancy. This phenomenon has led to a rapidly aging population around the world.

Increasing life expectancy presents many opportunities to individuals as well as the communities they live in. Older people can contribute to society in many different ways. However, the scope of these opportunities and the contributions will depend heavily on the health of these elder. In most developed countries, elders live their last years of life in relative good health. Although it is also true that many of the elderly suffer or are at risk of suffering cognitive and physical difficulties.

In the coming years, ensuring that the elders can enjoy the best possible health conditions will be one of the biggest social challenges. Addressing this challenge will require knowledge over the elderly life, the management of this knowledge, the provision of concrete and swift responses to their problems, etc.

Technology can be leveraged for assuring an improved quality of life for the elders.


In the First International Workshop on Gerontechnology we welcome papers around the following themes:

  • Use of technology to improve functional ability and promote healthy aging.
  • Health interventions to support caregivers of elderly people.
  • The effectiveness of public health initiatives and clinical interventions for prevent, reverse or mitigate decreases in physical and mental abilities.
  • Solutions for active aging, social integration and self-care.
  • Monitoring and management of chronic and non-chronic diseases in ambient assisted living.
  • Learning, Training and Coaching systems to promote healthy life in ambient assisted living environments.
  • Smart homes and sensor networks for ambient assisted living.
  • Context-Awareness in ambient assisted living environments.
  • Use of context and location information in user interfaces.
  • Elderly nutrition
  • Health, wellness and disease monitoring.
  • Knowledge management for health: context, cognition, behavior and user modeling.
  • Health ecosystems: frameworks, models and methodologies.
  • Smarts technologies and algorithms for Health.

To send articles, please you the following URL:


Smart Cities
Cloud Computing
Big Data
Semantic Technologies


Workshop Papers Submission
October 15, 2018
October 22, 2018
Paper Acceptance Notifications
November 22, 2018
November 27, 2018
Camera Ready
December 3, 2018
December 7, 2018
Workshop December 14-17, 2018


José García-Alonso

University of Extremadura, Spain.

César Fonseca

University of Évora, Portugal.



On the following link you can freely download the workshop proceedings (only available for a limited time):


    All the accepted papers will be published in a post-proceedings Springer CCIS volume. Submitted papers must be formatted in accordance to the information for Springer CCIS authors. More info here

    At least one author of each accepted submission must register and present the work during the corresponding session.

    The following types of submissions are accepted:

  • Full research papers with a maximum length of 12 pages, including references and appendices.
  • Short papers and position papers with a maximum length of 6 pages, including references and appendices.

  • To send articles, please you the following URL:

    Authors should consult Springer's authors' guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form, through which the copyright for their paper is transferred to Springer.

    Authors of selected papers from FIRST INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON GERONTECHNOLOGY will be invited to submit an extended and improved version to special issue in journal Exploring the Role of ICTs in Healthy Aging (IGI-global).


    Day 14

    The workshop will be held on December 14 in University of Extremadura (Cáceres). Specifically, at the Polytechnic School (point A on the map). The room reserved for the workshop is the degree room.


    Lunch will be held at the Hotel Don Manuel Atiram, located at point B which you can see on the map below.

    How to get to Hotel Don Manuel?

    *Please, if anyone has a food problem or restriction write to

    Day 17

    The workshop will be held on December 17 in University of Évora (Portugal). Specifically, at the Escola Superior de Enfermagem São João de Deus


    The workshop will be held in Cáceres (Spain) and Évora (Portugal) on 14 and 17 December 2018. Registration for this event is free. One of the authors should complete the registration form for the workshop before november 30th. The form is located here.

    Copyright form. To be completed by authors of accepted papers: The Consent to Publish form filled out with your paper information. You can download the form from here. Once the form its filled, please send it to including the ID of your paper as the email subject.

    Important information: at least one author of each accepted paper must register at the workshop and present his/her work during the sessions.


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