8-10 November, 2021

Larnaca, Cyprus

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, IHAW 2021 will be held online. The Organizers would like to thank you for your commitment and support and reassure that they are dedicated in offering the best possible online experience to attendees.


ICT for Health, Accessibility and Wellbeing (IC-IHAW 2021) is the first of the series of International Conferences on « ICT for Societal Challenges ». It is a showcase for high quality oral and poster presentations and demonstrations sessions.

This conference aims to be a platform for multi and interdisciplinary research at the interplay between Information and Communication Technologies, Biomedical, Neuro-cognitive, and Experimental research.

This research includes the design, experimental evaluation and standardization of new ICT in-silico scalable systems for new and future inclusive and sustainable technologies that benefit all: healthy people, people with disabilities or other impairments, people having chronic diseases, etc. User-centered design and innovation, new intuitive ways of human-computer interaction, and user acceptance are the topics of particular interest.

Latest News

22 Sep, ’21: Registration is now open

05 Jul, ’21: Call for Late Submissions with firm deadline July 30, 2021

24 May, ’21: Submission deadline has been extended (new deadline – 07 July, 2021)

16 Mar, ’21: The authors of the best papers accepted will be invited to submit extended versions for a
special issue in Springer’s SN Computer Science.

04 Dec, ’20: Important Dates added, Call for Papers and Guidelines updated

26 Aug, ’20: The venue has been added

25 Aug, ’20: The program committee has been announced

10 Aug, ’20: Website is online

A selection of the best accepted papers of IHAW 2021, chosen by a dedicated committee, will be invited to submit an extended version of the IHAW paper to the SN Computer Science journal published by Springer. The selection of the papers to invite will be based on the review scores and arguments and the potential for extension.

Important Dates

Main Conference

8-10 November, 2021


Main Submission Deadline:
June 7, 2021 (AoE)
July 7, 2021 (AoE)

Late Submissions Deadline:
July 30, 2021 (AoE)

Camera-Ready by:
September 6, 2021
September 30, 2021


Notifications will be sent by:
August 23, 2021 September 20, 2021


Author Registration by:
September 6, 2021
September 30, 2021

Early Registration until:
October 29, 2021

Late Registration from:
October 30, 2021

Organizers and Sponsors




Larnaca is an area of outstanding natural beauty, endowed with numerous attractions, waterfronts and scenic vistas, complemented by some of the island’s most outstanding beaches. Larnaca is home to the island’s largest airport, Larnaca International Airport.


The Larnaca Salt Lake is a distinctive landmark, consisting of a network of four salt lakes of different sizes and located just off the road leading to the airport. It is considered one of the most important wetlands of Cyprus and has been declared a special protected area and is a prominent domain for wild birds; home to 85 species of water birds and a primary migratory passage through Cyprus. It is visited by flocks of pink flamingos that reside there from November until the end of March, a breath-taking sight to see.


Cyprus [in Greek: Κύπρος – Kipros], officially the Republic of Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean, with a rich, turbulent history stretching back to antiquity. A story past 10,000 years long has seen civilizations come and go, from Alexander the Great to Queen Cleopatra of Egypt, who stake their claim here.

The island of beauty

Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of beauty and love was born here. According to Greek mythology, Aphrodite was born  from the “aphros” (‘sea foam’); Aphrodite arose (hence her name, meaning ‘foam-arisen’) and floated ashore on a scallop shell. This iconic representation of Aphrodite as a mature “Venus rising from the sea” (Venus Anadyomene) was made famous in a much-admired painting by Apelles, now lost, but described in the Natural History of Pliny the Elder. The theme persisted in art through the middle ages with universally recognised works of art like “The birth of Venus” by Botticelli.