WORKSHOP SCOPE

EMPOWER 2019 - 1st Workshop on ICT for the Empowerment of Older Adults draws on the intersection of two major societal trends in industrialized countries: population ageing and technologically-mediated and hyperconnected daily lives. As such, this workshop aims to provide an opportunity for exchanging research and perspectives on the role of ICTs (Information & Communication Technologies) for empowering older adults with an emphasis on evidence-based approaches, methodological issues, design, practices, and visions for the future. By bringing together researchers, academics, students, designers and industry professionals, the workshop intends to be a forum to explore trends and inform advances in the field. 

 

TOPICS OF INTEREST

(The topics proposed are not intended as restrictive)

ICT for the promotion of intra- and inter-generational relationships

ICT for active ageing and ageing well

ICT for education in later life

ICT for combating ageism

Studies, systems and applications on/for older adults

Systems Usability and Personalized Interfaces

Digital Content Accessibility

Emerging technologies (e.g., IoT, robots, AI, etc.) for older adults

Inclusive Design and ICT design for/with older adults 

Policy trends regarding older adults and ICTs

 

Paper Submission and Format Guidelines

We invite unpublished work resulting from original research, including empirical accounts, methodological advances, conceptual or theoretical approaches, and state-of-art reviews. All papers must be original and not submitted elsewhere. Submissions will be double-blind reviewed on a rolling basis to ensure a rapid decision. Therefore, authors should exclude names and affiliations during the reviewing phase and avoid references in the text that can identify them. Submissions can be of Full Papers (finished or consolidated R&D works, limited to 6 pages) or Short Papers (Ongoing works with relevant preliminary results, open to discussion, limited to 4 pages). Papers must be written in one of the official conference languages (English, Spanish or Portuguese) and must follow the conference format guidelines, available at:

http://www.cisti.eu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=26&Itemid=127&lang=enThe 

Although submissions shall be done using PDF file format, camera ready versions of the accepted papers must be delivered in MS Word format also. Papers must be submitted through EasyChair, choosing the appropriate Workshop: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cisti2019workshops.

 

Publication

Regardless of the type of submission, the Programme Committee and Organizing Committee may suggest papers to be accepted as full-paper (6 pages), short-paper (4 pages) or posters (2 pages). Accepted full papers and short papers will be published in the conference proceedings in specific Workshop chapters. Proceedings will be submitted for indexation in EI, IEEE XPlore, INSPEC, ISI, SCOPUS and Google Scholar. Poster papers will be sent for indexation in EBSCO and EI. Detailed and up-to-date information can be found at CISTI 2019 website: http://www.cisti.eu/index.php?lang=en.

 

Workshop Organizing Committee

Ana Carla Amaro

Universidade de Aveiro, Departamento de Comunicação e Arte
Campus de Santiago, 3810-193, Aveiro, Portugal
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Barbara Barbosa Neves

The University of Melbourne, School of Social and Political Sciences 

Parkville, 3010 Victoria, Australia

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Lídia Oliveira Silva

Universidade de Aveiro, Departamento de Comunicação e Arte
Campus de Santiago, 3810-193, Aveiro, Portugal
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Masood Masoodian
Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture
Espoo, Finland
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Paula Alexandra Silva

Universidade de Aveiro
Campus de Santiago, 3810-193, Aveiro, Portugal
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Provisional Program Committee (to be extended)

Adriano Pasqualotti, Universidade de Passo Fundo, Passo Fundo – Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil

Ana Melro, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

António José Osório, Universidade do Minho, Portugal

Carlo Fabian, University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland

Cosmin Munteanu, Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology, University of Toronto, Director Technologies for Aging Gracefully Lab, University of Toronto, Mississauga

Fausto Amaro, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Portugal

Leah Burns, Aalto University, Finland

Lia Araújo, Instituto Politécnico de Viseu, Portugal

Liliana Sousa, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Loredana Ivan, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Communication Department, Bucharest, Romania

Maria Ekström, Laurea Universities of Applied Sciences, Helsinki, Finland

Maria Raquel Patrício, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Portugal

Philipp Jordan, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hawaii

Rita Santos, Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão de Águeda, Portugal

Rui Rodrigues, Instituto Politécnico do Porto, Portugal

Telmo Silva, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

Thomas Rist, University of Applied Sciences Augsburg, Germany

 

Workshop Important Dates:

Paper submission: February 24, 2019

Notification of acceptance: March 26, 2019

Camera Ready papers and Registration: April 1, 2019