Special Session on Collaborative Environments and Technologies for the Elderly and People with Disabilities

(CEPD 2016)

Call for Papers and Participation

As part of

The 2016 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems

(CTS 2016) or

In Cooperation with ACM, IEEE, and IFIP

Paper Submission Deadline: July 25, 2016 - Extended

Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters


This track solicits works related to the design, development, analysis and evaluation of technologies and systems that will support senior citizens and people with various types of disabilities. It also includes human behavior analysis solutions that clearly advance the field and chart the future of behavior-sensing for the elderly and people with disabilities along with their own issues and challenges. This track is multidisciplinary in nature and welcomes contributions from all fields and expertise. The diversity of human behavior, the richness of multi-modal data that arise from its analysis, and the multitude of applications that demand rapid progress in these areas should make this track of interest to a wide range of participants and contributors from academia, industry, civic organizations and government agencies.

The CEPD Special Session topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

    • Activity and action recognition

    • User centric computing and concepts

    • Affective computing for the elderly and people with disabilities

    • Context Awareness and Analysis

    • Behavior and Participatory Sensing and Analysis

    • Social Networks for the Elderly and People with Disability

    • Intelligent Personal Assistants

    • Robots for Assisted Living and Support

    • Cognitive and Physical Health Monitoring and Analysis

    • Data Analytics and Reality Mining

    • Emergency and Management Systems

    • Collaborative spaces for people with disabilities

    • Crowdsourcing for older adults and people with special abilities

    • People with Disabilities and Computer Technology

    • Assistive Systems and technologies for Mobility Impairments, Blindness, Low Vision, Hearing or Speech Impairments, and Specific Learning Disabilities

    • Interfaces and multi-modality for the elderly and people with disability

    • Interactive Intelligent Systems and Platforms

    • Technologies for communication, connectedness with people and social activities

    • Learning environments for older adults and people with special abilities

    • Solutions to promote physical and cognitive activities

  • Personalization of Technologies and Devices

  • Systems for accessibility and mobility

    • Evaluation and Benchmarking Studies


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to Collaborative Environments and Technologies for the Elderly and People with Disabilities. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submissions could be for full papers, short papers, poster papers, or posters (please specify). For Regular papers, please submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript, not to exceed 8 double-column formatted pages per template, and include up to 6 keywords and an abstract of no more than 400 words. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and all authors email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author(s) although all authors are equally responsible for the manuscript. Short papers (up to 4 pages), poster papers and posters (please refer to for posters submission details) will also be considered. Please specify the type of submission you have. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments.

Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript to the track's EasyChair paper submission site at Acknowledgement will be sent within 48 hours of submission. If the submission is for a poster paper or short paper, indicate that as well on the manuscript and in the submission form's Notes field.

Only PDF files will be accepted, uploaded to the submission link above. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, significance, technical clarity and presentation, and references. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. At least one of the authors of each accepted paper will have to register and attend the CTS 2016 conference to present the paper at the track session.


Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the CTS 2016 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed in all major indexing services accordingly.

If you have any questions about paper submission or the track, please contact the organizers.


Paper Submission Deadline: ------------------------- July 25, 2016 - Extended

Acceptance Notification: ----------------------------- August 15, 2016

Camera Ready Papers and Registration Due: ----- September 02, 2016

Conference Dates: ----------------------------------- October 31 - November 04, 2016


Marcos Baez

University of Trento, Italy

Phone: +39 366 775 6891


Radosław Nielek

Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology, Poland

Phone: +48 22 58 44 500

Fax: +48


Massimo Zancanaro

Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy

Phone: +39

Fax: +39


International Program Committee*:

All submitted papers will be rigorously reviewed by the track technical program committee members following similar criteria used in CTS 2016 and will be published as part of the CTS 2016 Proceedings.

  • Katarzyna Abramczuk, University of Warsaw, Poland

  • Fabio Casati, University of Trento, Italy

  • Luca Cernuzzi, Universidad Catolica de Asuncion, Paraguay

  • Florian Daniel, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

  • Daniele Didino, Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia

  • Jesus Favela, CICESE, Mexico

  • Nelly Fernandez, VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Kaori Fujinami, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan

  • Juan José Jara Laconich, University of Trento, Italy

  • Hassan A. Karimi, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

  • Tsvika Kuflik, University of Haifa, Israel

  • Krzysztof Marasek, Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology, Poland

  • Elisa Ricci, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy

  • Jolien Vos, University of Lincoln, U.K.

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: or contact one of the Conference's organizers or Co-Chairs.

October 31 - November 04, 2016

The Florida Hotel and Conference Center

Orlando, Florida, USA