International Workshop on Monitoring and EviDEnce-based protocols, applications and platforms for active living and Aging

MEDEA 2023 - International Workshop on Monitoring and EviDEnce based protocols, applications and platforms for active living and Aging

Held in conjunction with CSCS24 2023: The 24th International Conference on Control Systems and Computer Science, 24-26 MAY 2023, Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania


Call for Papers

Likely contributors and targeted audience

Its nature and the anticipated papers to be submitted are interdisciplinary, cross-layer nature makes AAL and related topics an ideal theme for bringing together people working on different topics that are all addressed by the main conference, including networking, security, Internet of Things and applications. The MEDEA workshop aims to maintain an outstanding reputation and it targets to be very successful in motivating many authors to submit their top quality work to the workshop. MEDEA aims to develop a wider community of prospective authors, TPC members and reviewers all over the world.

Three types of contributors and targeted audience can be identified:

First, due to MEDEA’s obvious link with systems (designed in support for monitoring aspects), we expect to have several contributions from people in the systems community. More specifically, all researchers who focus on IoT-related management aspects. This target audience is thus a subset of the CSCS community. The second potential group of contributors are researchers in the field of IoT applications who are particularly working on solutions related to the AAL context. The third and final group of contributors are researchers from the vINCI project and the SHELD-ON COST action. In this regard, we also hope to receive contributions from the multi-disciplinary teams working on the AAL topic as long as there is a clear application to the management theme.

Workshop Topics

1. Technologies ranging from smart sensors to future communication approaches and distributed platforms to support effective AAL systems

  • Processing devices
  • Smart data manipulation
  • Distributed architectures supporting a multitude of heterogeneous sensor devices
  • Communication patterns between involved entities, e.g., sensors and actuators

2. Design, planning and operational issues of AAL systems and architectures

  • Design phase:
    • Platform considerations
    • Protocol considerations
  • Planning phase:
    • Capacity planning
    • Use-cases and daily life activites
    • Application modeling
  • Operational phase:
    • Platform and service monitoring
    • Optimization techniques considering application quality, energy efficiency and resilience

3. Internet of Things and Internet of Everything related technologies enabling AAL

  • Interoperability between devices
  • Integrated management of IoT devices
  • Social information understanding/enhancing social interaction among peers/mobile social networks
  • IoT/IoE architectures
  • Emerging trends of context awareness in the IoT and IoE

4. Applications and use-cases in the AAL domain

  • Stakeholders analysis and profiling
  • Pilot evaluation of proof of concept implementations
  • User interaction and user design aspects

5. Security and privacy related considerations in the AAL domain 

  • Device security
  • Cloud security
  • Data access privacy

Paper submission

Paper submissions must present original, research or experiences. Late-breaking advances and work-in-progress reports from ongoing research are also encouraged. Only original papers that have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere can be submitted. Each submission must be written in English, accompanied by a 75 to 200 word abstract and a list of up to 5 key words. There is a length limitation of 6 pages for full papers and 2 pages for short papers (including title, abstract, figures, tables, and references). Submissions must be in IEEE 2-column style. Papers exceeding these limits, multiple submissions, and self-plagiarized papers will be rejected without further review.

Workshop format

MEDEA 2023 targets to accept 8-9 full papers, which will be grouped in sessions of 2-3 papers. Each paper will have a presentation slot of 20 minutes, plus 10 minutes for questions. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. There is a length limitation of 6 pages (including title, abstract, all figures, tables, and references) for regular conference workshop papers (IEEE double column format). We will also consider organizing a short paper or a poster session to stimulate discussions.

Workshop dates

  • Conference Submission Deadline: February 19, 2023
  • Workshops Submission Deadline: February 26, 2023
  • Doctoral Symposium Submission Deadline: March 5, 2023
  • Notification of acceptance: March 14, 2023
  • Final version of papers due: April 7, 2023
  • Workshop date: May 24-26, 2023


Accepted papers will be given guidelines in preparing and submitting the final manuscript(s) together with the notification of acceptance. All accepted papers will be published by IEEE Conference Publishing Services and will be indexed in IEEE Digital Xplore Digital Library. CSCS24 Proceedings will be submitted to Web of Science indexing. CSCS24 (previous edition) papers are indexed by Thomson Reuters Web of Science.

Authors of accepted papers, or at least one of them, are requested to register and present their work at the conference, otherwise their papers will be removed from the digital library after the conference.

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