Special Session on Active Assisted Living (AAL)

Do you do research or commercial work in the active and healthy ageing area and you want to participate in the discussion driving the future of healthy ageing?

Do you have a funded project in the AAL programme and would like to present the results of the project?

Then the Special Session on AAL is the perfect opportunity for you to be involved in an ecosystem that promotes active and healthy ageing.  This special session at the IHAW 2021 conference aims to bring together the community of healthy ageing to present their results and to discuss the existing opportunities in health technology and reflect on the future of ageing well in the digital world. You will be presented with the opportunity to meet and discuss with several stakeholders from universities, industry, regional and national authorities, private companies working with older adults and many more. You can use the opportunity to showcase the best practices and find solutions to challenges through presentations, discussions, workshops and networking.

The Special Session on AAL is the ideal meeting place for presenting the results from cutting-edge, funded AAL projects, as well as independent research or commercial work in the active and healthy ageing area, performed from:

  • Universities and research institutions
  • End-user organisations and companies working with older adults
  • Industry professionals involved in the technology sector with an interest in active and healthy ageing
  • Health care and social care providers
  • Individuals and organisations implicated in the AAL funded projects

The goal of this Special Session is to engage researchers and all relevant stakeholders of the healthy ageing value chain into networking and discussions to present their experiences and provide answers and solutions to problems and issues faced by older adults. This community is of great importance since it drives and aims to achieve better conditions and a healthier and improved society for the future of older adults. The proactive involvement of the community in conceptualising, designing and developing cost-effective systems that offer services to serve our ageing society, as well as the presentation of the solutions and discussion and exchange of ideas in this special session aims to drive and cultivate innovative thinkers, creative people and change makers in the area of active and healthy ageing.

Submission: Please follow the submission guidelines and important dates of the general Call for Papers of IHAW 2021, stating below the abstract in your paper: “Submitted to Special Session on Active Assisted Living (AAL). Accepted papers will be published by Springer.

Special Session Chair: Achilleas Achilleos, Frederick University, Cyprus