Call For Papers for the WGICT 2015. 1st Workshop on Gerontechnology

 feb, 02 - 2015   Cursos y Eventos

Call For Papers for the

WGICT 2015

1st Workshop on Gerontechnology

ICT in the improvement of the quality of life of the elderly

Held in conjunction with the 10th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (CISTI 2015)

17th-20th June, 2015 – Aveiro – Portugal

We are pleased to invite the academic and business communities to submit their papers to CISTI’2015 (10th Iberian Conference on Information Systems and Technologies) Workshop on Gerontechnology: Information and Communication Technologies for the Improvement of the Quality of Life of the Elderly, to be held in Águeda, Aveiro, Portugal, between the 17th and the 20th of June 2015.

Gerontechnology combines gerontology and technology in order to promote a sustained ageing society. This multidisciplinary workshop intends to explore the ways in which information and communication technologies can promote the well-being of the elderly population, through the customization and dematerialization of the medical and health processes.

We aim to publish the most recent developments on Information Systems that support gerontechnology, by focusing not only in the technological aspects, but also on psychosocial issues, health and safety, design for inclusion and social presence.

Authors are encouraged to submit original scientific contributions, such as state-of-art reviews and new research perspectives, groundbreaking ideas and/or architectures, solutions and/or applications for real problems, empirical and/or evaluation works, case studies, etc., in conformity with the workshop’s theme.




  • Gerontechnology
  • Mobile-Health (MHealth)
  • eTherapy
  • TeleMedicine and TeleHealthcare
  • Wearable Communication Devices
  • Rehabilitation Technologies
  • Assistive Technologies and Devices
  • Bioinformatics
  • Data mining in Healthcare and Biomedicine
  • Sports Activities Optimization
  • Personalizing Health
  • Citizen-centered Care
  • Smart Communities
  • Ambient Assisted Living




We invite prospective authors to submit their contributions, not yet published, reporting on either work under development or concluded projects about theoretical aspects or practical applications related to the topics of the workshop. Contributions can be submitted in one of two formats:

  •  Full papers – original and relevant research results related to any of the topics of the conference, with a maximum of 6 pages.
  •  Short papers – project reports, research in progress, with no more than 4 pages.

Papers submitted for the Scientific Committee’s evaluation will be submitted to a blind review process, and must not include any information leading to the authors’ identification. Therefore, the authors’ names, affiliations and bibliographic references should not be included in the early version. This information should only be included in the final version.

Papers will be presented and discussed in time slots of 20 (full papers) or 10 minutes (short papers).

Papers can be written in Portuguese, Spanish or English. Submissions should follow the guidelines of the main conference, namely the types of papers (full or short) and formatting rules (

All papers should be submitted using the EasyChair system, available in the following link:




To ensure that the contribution (full paper or short paper) is published in the Proceedings, at least one of the authors must be fully registered by the 11th of April, and the paper must comply with the suggested layout and page-limit. Additionally, all recommended modifications must be addressed by the authors before they submit the final version.

Full papers will be published in both book and CD formats, with an ISBN. Short papers will be published in CD only, with an ISBN.

Published full papers will be sent to EBSCO, EI, IEEE XPlore, INSPEC, ISI and SCOPUS. Published short papers will be sent to EBSCO, EI, IEEE XPlore, INSPEC e SCOPUS.




  • Paper submission: February 28, 2015
  •  Notification of acceptance: March 28, 2015
  •  Camera Ready papers and Registration: April 11, 2015
  •  CISTI 2015 Conference: June 17-20, 2015




António Pereira – Instituto Politécnico de Leiria (Portugal)

Fernando José Mateus da Silva – Instituto Politécnico de Leiria (Portugal)

José Ribeiro – Instituto Politécnico de Leiria (Portugal)

Florentino Fdez-Riverola – University of Vigo (Spain)

Antonio Fernández-Caballero – University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain)





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