Call For Papers

ICOST 2017

15th International Conference on Smart Homes, Assistive Technology and Health Telematics

IoT for Enhanced Quality of Life and Smart Living.

29th - 31st August 2017

Paris, France

This year we are celebrating the 15th anniversary of ICOST which succeeded in bringing together a community from different continents over a decade and half and raised the awareness of frail and dependant people's quality of life in our societies.

After fourteen very successful conferences held in France (2003), Singapore (2004), Canada (2005), Northern Ireland (2006), Japan (2007), USA (2008), France (2009), Korea (2010), Canada (2011), Italy (2012), Singapore (2013), USA (2014), Switzerland (2015) and China (2016), the 15th International Conference on Smart homes, Assistive Technologies and Health Telematics will be hosted in Paris, from 29th to 31st August 2017.

ICOST provides a premier venue for the presentation and discussion of research in the design, development, deployment and evaluation of Smart Urban Environments, Assistive Technologies, Chronic Disease Management, Coaching and Health Telematics systems. ICOST brings together stakeholders from clinical, academic and industrial perspectives along with end users and family caregivers to explore how to utilize technologies to foster independent living and offer an enhanced quality of life. ICOST 2017 invites participants to present and discuss their experience in design, development, deployment and evaluation of assistive and telehealth systems, as well as ethical and policy issues. The conference features a dynamic program incorporating a range of technical, clinical and industrial related keynote speakers, oral and poster presentations along with demonstrations and technical exhibits.

We look forward to welcoming you to ICOST2017 in Paris!


  • 15 March 2017 21 April 2017: Full papers submission

  • 29 May 2017: Acceptance Notification

  • 15 June 2017: Camera-Ready Papers

  • 15 June 2017: Registration


In regards to HORIZON 2020, each year, ICOST has a specific theme. The theme chosen for 2017 will focus on Urban Living Environment and inclusion of frail people in our societies. ICOST 2017 is especially interested in receiving submissions, focused on ubiquitous IoT technologies for Enhanced Wellbeing and Health. Topics will include but are not limited to:

  • Ageing-Well for Future Smart Cities

  • Translational medicine for Ageing and Wellbeing

  • Intelligent Environments: Smart Homes, Smart Urban Spaces and new Assistive Living Space Concepts in the Smart City

  • Technology design in the Smart City

  • Public healthand urban Data Collection and Processing

  • Participatory Telehealth in the Smart City

  • Coaching and Serious Gaming for e-Health

  • E-Health and Therapeutic Education

  • Human-Machine Interface / Ambient Intelligence

  • Modeling of Physical and Conceptual Information in Intelligent Environments

  • Cognitive technologies across the lifespan and functional abilities

  • Human Factors, Ethics and Usability for Persons with Cognitive Impairments, including seniors and persons with disabilities of all ages

  • Tele-Assistance and Tele-Rehabilitation

  • Persuasive and Supportive e-Health

  • E-Health and Chronic Diseases Management

  • Protective systems/devices against common and emerging infectious diseases among elders.

  • Personal Robotics and Smart Wheelchairs

  • Context Awareness / Autonomous Computing

  • Home Networks / Residential Gateways

  • Wearable Sensors / Integrated Micro/Nano Systems / Home Health Monitoring

  • Social / Privacy / Security Issues

  • Middleware Support for Smart Home and Health Telematic Services

  • Health Technology Assessment and Impact Analysis

  • Policy and Guidelines for Health 2.0

  • Service Model best practices

ICOST 2017 invites participants to present and discuss their experiences in the design, development, deployment and evaluation of technologies that demonstrate significant contributions in the areas of smart homes, health telematics, chronic disease management and assistive technologies focused on indoor living spaces (e.g., homes, nursing homes and assistive living facilities) as well as the outdoors (e.g., urban smart spaces or the entire smart city). ICOST 2017 will provide a dynamic program which will incorporate a range of technical, clinical and industrial related international keynote speeches, panels, and oral and poster presentations along with demonstrations and technical exhibits.

Proposals for special sessions or plenary panels addressing any of the following specific topics are especially welcome:

  • Studies detailing large-scale service deployment and impact evaluation

  • The application of cost-effective and readily available ‘everyday’ technologies to support elders and others with cognitive disabilities at home, school, work or play

  • Health economic evaluation of technology based solutions

  • Challenges for truly ‘smart living environments and inclusive communities

  • Technology solutions to inspire policy makers


There will be a combination of presentations including scientific papers, posters, exhibits and technology demonstrations. Prospective authors are invited, in the first instance, to submit papers for oral presentation in any of the areas of interest for this conference as well as proposals for Special Sessions. The submission for evaluation should be in the form of a 12 pages paper written in English. If authors are interested to provide a short demonstration in conjunction with paper presentations, they should append a section in their papers with heading: ‘demonstration description’ detailing the scenario to be demonstrated.

Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings to be published by Springer. Submitted papers shall not exceed 12 pages and must follow the guidelines found on the conference website

Submission: Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF or RTF/DOC format at the following address:

                  LNCS      LNCS


For information related to this Call for Papers please contact the ICOST 2017 Program Chairs at: