Ambient and Assisted Living / Active Assisted Living – (AAL) applications and services rely on the use of Information and Communications Technologies’ (ICT) achievements supporting true assisted living environments. Such enhanced environments promote the provision of infrastructures and services for the independent or more autonomous living, via seamless integration of ICT within homes and residences and medical procedures. For this to become reality, we need advances in developments associated with the Internet of Things, towards designing services designed to better help and support people, or as a general term, to better live their life and interact with their environment. A multitude of heterogeneous applications, involving different stakeholders, have to communicate via a common network environment. Hence, infrastructures have to become pervasive, with an increasing number of distributed devices that will need to communicate between themselves, as well as with centralized services. Moreover, in the context of mobility, temporary colocation of devices will be exploited to build dynamic networks, without a prerequisite infrastructure, or to complement existing communication infrastructures with ad-hoc ones. The current networking infrastructures, however, are mostly based on the Internet, and were not designed to support the varying requirements for the dynamic interaction processes between human beings, sensors and systems (e.g. machine-to-machine communication styles).
MEDEA is a venue for practitioners in the field to present results on management approaches, applications and technologies to satisfy these requirements and thus enable a widespread usage of AAL systems. It covers different aspect related to the planning and the operation of AAL monitoring platforms and the corresponding applications and services.
Most importantly the MEDEA workshop aims to demonstrate the implementations and well as different scenarios of the Internet of Things and the Internet of Everything related technologies towards allowing efficient interoperability between devices while integrated management can be differentiated by the use-case scenarios for IoT devices’ manipulation. In this context, topics will cover modeling, analysis and efficient management of information in IoT/IoE applications and architectures. It will address the major new technological developments in the field and will reflect current research trends, as well as industry needs. It will comprise of a good balance between theoretical and practical issues, covering case studies, experience and evaluation reports and best practices in utilizing IoT/IoE applications for AAL. It will also provide technical/scientific information about various aspects of IoT/IoE applications for AAL technologies, ranging from basic concepts to novel research material, including future directions. The latter includes the social information understanding as well as platform-oriented integration towards enhancing social interaction among peers/mobile social networks. To this end IoT/IoE architectures can be proposed and presented as well as novel and emerging trends of context awareness in the IoT and IoE using cloud-oriented systems.
Call for Papers
You are invited to submit a paper containing original work for Medea 2021 Workshop. We would like to especially encourage submissions from young scientists (postdocs, Ph.D. students, master students supervised by a senior researcher and involved in research projects).