This year we are organizing the 17th ICOST conference which succeeded in bringing together a community from different continents over more than a decade and half and raised the awareness of frail and dependant people's quality of life in our societies.
After sixteen 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), China (2016), France (2017) and Singapore (2018), we have decided to open the conference to public health experts and tackle emerging challenges related to AI technologies for health and wellbeing. ICOST now stands for International Conference On Smart living and Public Health and our theme for this year will be “How does AI impact urban living and public health?” ICOST 2019 edition will be hosted by New York University (NYU) and the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM), in New York City, USA, from 14th to 16th October 2019.
ICOST provides a premier venue for the presentation and discussion of research in the design, development, deployment and evaluation of Artificial intelligence for health, Smart Urban Environments, Assistive Technologies, Chronic Disease Management, Coaching and Health Telematics systems. This year, ICOST aims at understanding and assessing how research impacts Public Health policies in facing emerging social and economic challenges. ICOST brings together stakeholders from clinical, PHOs (Public Health Organizations), academics and industrial perspectives along with end users and family caregivers to explore how to utilize technologies to foster health prevention, independent living, and offer an enhanced quality of life. ICOST 2019 invites participants to present and discuss their experiences and lessons-learned.
Specific uses cases will be presented, such as PULSE European funded project aiming at accelerating the Big Data vision by designing a system to exploit Big Data Value (BDV) in the public health sector. PULSE (Participatory Urban Living for Sustainable Environments) is involving several major cities as test beds: Barcelona (Spain), New York City (USA), Paris (France), Birmingham (UK), Singapore, Keelung (Taiwan) and Pavia (Italy)
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 ICOST2019 in New York City!