Joint visuAAL-GoodBrother Conference on trustworthy video- and audio-based assistive technologies Call for Papers

Joint visuAAL-GoodBrother Conference on trustworthy video- and audio-based assistive technologies

18-20 June 2024, Alicante, Spain

Paper submission deadline: 10 April 2024

Active and Assisted Living (AAL) technologies and services are a
possible solution to address the crucial challenges regarding health
and social care resulting from demographic changes and current
economic conditions. AAL systems aim to improve quality of life and
support independent and healthy living of older and frail
people. Cameras and microphones have been applied to diverse AAL
solutions, supporting active and healthy ageing, e.g. activity
recognition, gait analysis, fall detection and prevention,
rehabilitation, social communication, personal assistants, promotion
of healthy lifestyles, physiological monitoring, and support to

However, cameras and microphones are often perceived as the most
intrusive technologies from the viewpoint of the privacy of the
monitored individuals. This is due to the richness of the information
that these technologies convey and the intimate setting where they may
be deployed in. Therefore, solutions able to ensure privacy
preservation by context and design as well as to ensure high legal and
ethical standards are in high demand.

This conference aims to give forum for contributions presenting and
discussing audio-, image- and video-based applications for active
assisted living as well as initiatives proposing ethical and
privacy-aware solutions.

This conference is organised by the GoodBrother COST Action (CA19121)
on Privacy-Aware Audio- and Video-Based Applications for Active and
Assisted Living and the visuAAL Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative
Training Network on Privacy-Aware and Acceptable Video-Based
Technologies and Services for Active and Assisted Living. The aim of
these projects is to bridge the knowledge gap between users’
requirements and the appropriate and secure use of audio- and
video-based AAL technologies to deliver effective and supportive care
to older adults managing their health and wellbeing. They seek to
increase awareness and understanding of the context-specific ethical,
legal, privacy and societal issues necessary to implement visual
system across hospital, home, and community settings, in a manner that
protects and reassures users; outputs will stimulate the development
of a new research perspective for constructively addressing
privacy-aware video-based working solutions for assisted living.


We seek contributions that include, but are not limited to:

    Video- and audio-based assistive technologies:
        Lifelogging and self-monitoring
        Human activity and behaviour recognition
        Personal and daily-life assistance
        Remote monitoring of vital signs
        Gesture recognition
        Fall detection and prevention
        Emotional state recognition
        Food intake monitoring
        Mobility assessment and frailty recognition
        Cognitive and motor rehabilitation•
    User acceptance
    Awareness and understanding of context-specific ethical, 
         legal, privacy and societal issues
    Privacy-aware technologies
    GDPR requirements of AAL solutions
    Responsible research for older people
    Fair systems
    Best practices for interdisciplinary collaborations between law, 
           IT, care and/or sociology

Submission guidelines

Information for authors is available at the conference website. 

Important dates
    Paper Submission Deadline: April 10, 2024
    Notification of acceptance: April 26, 2024
    Camera ready: May 15, 2024
    Conference: 18-20 June, 2024
        18 June: Presentations by researchers in the visuAAL project
        19-20 June: Presentations by authors of accepted papers