Call For Particiaption

2nd Summer School on Smart Homes and Health Telematics

23rd - 31st August 2017

Paris, France


Smart living (e.g., cities, home, vehicle) can be considered as an augmented environment capable of utilizing embedded computers, information appliances, micro/nano systems and multi-modal sensors, in which computational intelligence is ubiquitous to provide contextual, proactive and personalized services to people. Current advances in such enabling technologies make it possible to build real Smart living and hence provide the opportunity for novel applications and services to be delivered for improving the quality of life and health of people in their home and outside. In the near future, elderly and people with disabilities will avail of smart assistive technology to assist with carrying out daily living activities, to socialize, to enjoy entertainment and leisure activities all whilst maintaining good health and wellbeing. These Smart livings are complemented through the role of health telematics. Health telematics approaches utilize advanced networks and telecommunication technologies to provide healthcare remotely. Combined with IoT Ubiquitous technologies in Smart Environments, health telematics can radically transform the way health-related services (diagnosis, therapy and assistance) are conceived and delivered.


ICOST Summer School will provide participants with a unique, high-quality and intensive period of study. It is ideally suited for students currently pursuing, or intending to pursue, research in Smart Homes, Smart Urban Spaces, health telematics and other assistive technologies.

The focus of the ICOST 2017 summer school is as follows:

  • Provide a multidisciplinary experience in a multidisciplinary team environment integrating clinical, social, technological, ergonomic and market perspectives to solve a health aging issue.

  • Integrate the multiple domains involved in the provision of assistive solutions with new technology.

  • Solve a health aging issue through the use of assistive technology thanks to a multidisciplinary approach.


  • 15 March 2017: Deadline for Application

  • 15 May 2017: Acceptance Notification

  • 2 June 2017: Participation Confirmation

  • 15 June 2017: Registration


Researchers and students formally registered in a Master and/or Doctoral program from disciplines including computer science, electrical/electronic engineering, rehabilitation, nursing, amongst others can submit an application. Early stage carer investigators in these areas are strongly encouraged to apply. Summer School participants are encouraged to contact the ICOST 2017 Secretariat for questions about the necessary background knowledge and skills. Following a careful evaluation of all the applications received, around 30 students will be accepted to take part in the ICOST summer school. The selection will be made on the basis of a) priority for students and b) first in, first serve principle.

IT & health professionals who are in the field of smart homes, health telematics, and other assistive technologies will find that ICOST summer school provides relevant knowledge and exposure to modern techniques. In addition, they will benefit from direct interaction with key researchers in the field. For academics, ICOST summer school is an excellent opportunity to help getting started in multidisciplinary research on novel topics related to smart homes, health telematics, and other assistive technologies.


ICOST Summer School offers an overview of basic and advanced topics in theories, technologies, systems, tools, applications, work in progress and experiences related to the theoretical and practical advancements that have significant contributions in smart homes, health telematics and other assistive technologies.

The ICOST summer school will run for eight days. The program structure reinforces the links with the ICOST Conference, where participants will be engaged for eight days in a school process. The four first days are dedicated to specific lectures on aging needs, assistive technology, IoT, Urban Living Environment, Human Machine Interaction, design and market perspectives. The following two and half days will be dedicated to the ICOST conference presentations. At the end, all the activities are consolidated to produce a final team project.

The innovative creativity method will be used to help participants integrate multiple domains and solve a health aging issue by assistive technology. All along the summer school eight days the students are brought together in multidisciplinary teams coached by a coordinator in order to raise an aging issue and to solve it according to a multidisciplinary approach. Finally, at the end of the summer school (day eight) the students will present their solution to the selected health aging issue in the associated ICOST 2017 hackathon.

ICOST Preliminary Program

Please follow this link to download the summer school preliminary program.


Students are encouraged to submit papers to the ICOST student session. Summer school Registration for ICOST author students is free (Included in the paper registration).


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