Scientific Scope

A Personal Assistant (PA) can be considered as a tool which can contributes to improve independent living, healthcare, etc…but, many times, poor and rudimentary traditional PA approaches devotes low attention to key issues such as suggesting changes in people behaviours (individual and collective) or to support the prevention of health and welfare of each person, which often are inhibiting factors of the activities on people.

The aim of this workshop is to present solutions and/or applications for real problems  using Personal Assistant (PA) that allows, with Artificial intelligence techniques, to support individual and collective behaviours to make disease prevention, improve nutrition, assist independent living for example cooking, simple home-made exercises, memory exercises, stimulating the senses (vision, Audition) and useful information, security, polymedication, prevention of falls and fractures, sexuality, among others to the user.

Also, PA can make some recommendations to prevent of diseases considered a scourge of our society, as for example stroke, heart attacks, diabetes and depressive states will be made.


User modelling

Independent living


Prevention of health and welfare

Individual and collective behaviours


Ambient intelligence

 Human-machine interaction

Mobile systems and ubiquitous computing

Cognitive and Adaptive Systems

Decision-making systems for health services improvement

Intelligent sensors and sensing applications

Mobility intelligence and semantic applications

Case studies and trials solutions

Important Dates

  • Deadline for paper submission: February 25, 2018
  • Notification of paper acceptance: March 26, 2018
  • Deadline for final versions and conference registration: April 1, 2018
  • Deadline for Workshop final papers delivery to CISTI organizers: April 8, 2018
  • Conference dates: June 13-16, 2018

Paper Submission and Format Guidelines

We invite authors to submit unpublished work resulted from research that present original scientific result, methodological aspects, concepts and approaches. Submitted work must not be not under revision elsewhere. The submissions will be double-blind reviewed on a rolling basis to ensure a rapid decision. Therefore, authors should not include on submissions names and affiliations during the reviewing phase and avoid references in the text that can possibly identify authors. Submissions must be of Full Paper (up to 6 pages). Papers must be written in one of the official conference languages (English, Spanish or Portuguese) and must follow the conference format guidelines. Format guidelines: . Although submissions shall be done using PDF file format, camera ready versions of the accepted papers must be delivered in MS Word format also. Submissions must be done using EasyChair: chosing the appropriate Workshop.


Regardless of the type of submission, Programme Committee and Organizing Committee may suggest papers to be accepted as full-paper (6 pages), short-paper (4 pages) or poster (2 pages). Workshops full papers will be published in the conference proceedings in specific Workshop chapters. Proceedings will be submitted for indexation by ISI Thomson, SCOPUS, INSPEC and Google Scholar. Detailed and up-to-date information may be found at CISTI 2018 website. Published full and short papers will be sent to EI, IEEE XPlore, INSPEC, ISI, SCOPUS and Google Scholar. Poster papers and company papers will be sent to EBSCO and EI. Authors of accepted papers must register for the workshop to have papers published in the proceedings.

Workshop Organizing Committee

Ana Almeida - DEI- ISEP-IPP

Constantino Martins - DEI- ISEP-IPP

Goreti Marreiros - DEI- ISEP-IPP

Lino Figueiredo - DEE- ISEP-IPP

Luiz Faria - DEI- ISEP-IPP

Provisional Program Committee (to be extended)

Alberto Freitas – FMUP - Universidade do Porto (Portugal)

Filipe Santos – ISEP, Polytechnic of Porto (Portugal)

Inês Dutra – FCUP - Universidade do Porto (Portugal)

João Ferreira - SCTE -  Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (Portugal)

Leonilde Reis – ESCE, Polytechnic of Setúbal (Portugal)

Maria José Angélico – ISCAP, Polytechnic of Porto (Portugal)

María N. Moreno García – University of Salamanca (Espanha)

Paulo Novais – Universidade do Minho (Portugal)

Paulo Oliveira – ISEP, Polytechnic of Porto (Portugal)

Peter Mikulecky - University of Hradec Kralove – (Czech Republic)

Ricardo Silveira – Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (Brasil)

Sara Rodriguez – University of Salamanca (Espanha)