ICOST2009 Preliminary Program

The ICOST2009 Final Program can be downloaded here

ICOST2009, with theme "Ambient assistive health and wellness management in the heart of the city", will focus its attention on usability of assistive services in daily open space. In combination with presentations, posters, exhibits and technology demonstrations, end-users will be invited to attend and also participate in several panel sessions to express their own views regarding newly developed technologies and meet highly qualified experts coming from different countries and different background (research, industry, users representatives, etc.)

To this purpose ICOST2009 program will be a one track session divided into 5 session types:

  • Keynote speech, in the main conference room: Two keynotes speech are planned. Each speaker should have 45 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion;
  • Oral sessions, in the main conference room: Presenters will have 20 minutes for presentation including 5 minutes for discussion. Presenters are encouraged to bring their laptop computers for their oral presentations. A dedicated PC will be also available;
  • Poster sessions, in the main lobby of the convention center: Presenters will have 10 minutes to present their poster to the audience. Presenters are encouraged to bring their prototypes or laptop computer demo. Posters will be set up on 1.7 x 0.93 m boards in the main lobby close to the conference room and hardware demonstration areas;
  • Demo sessions, in the demo room near main conference room: Exhibition of prototypes and commercially available systems will be also demonstrated. It is highly recommended to involve one or more users with disabilities during the demonstration. Users from Europe will be invited to demonstrate by themselves the systems and discuss with the participants. Authors will have 20 minutes for demonstration and discussion;
  • Panel/Discussion sessions, in the main conference room: worlwide distinguished guests will be invited to share their expertise and interact with the audience.

ICOST2009 Preliminary Program

1st July 2009 2nd July 2009 3rd July 2009
Keynote Speech #2
Oral session #5
Ambient intelligence modeling and Privacy issues
Towards a Task Supporting System with CBR Approach in Smart Home
Hongbo ni, Xingshe Zhou, Daqing Zhang, Kejian Miao and Yaqi Fu  
Appliance Recognition from Electric Current Signals for Information-Energy Integrated Network in Home Environments
Takekazu Kato, Hyun Sang Cho, Dongwook Lee, Tetsuo Toyomura and Tatsuya Yamazaki  
WIVA: WSN Monitoring Framework based on 3D Visualization and Augmented Reality in Mobile Devices
Bonhyun Koo, Hyohyun Choi and Taeshik Shon  
Environment Objects: A Novel Approach for Modeling Privacy in Pervasive Computing
Ryan Babbitt, Hen-I Yang, Johnny Wong and Carl K. Chang  
Privacy-Aware Web Services in Smart Homes
Zakaria Maamar, Qusay Mahmoud, Nabil Sahli and Khouloud Boukadi
Poster Session #3
Service continuity and context awareness
Towards a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) for tele-rehabilitation
Imad Mougharbel, Nada Miskawi and Adelle Abdallah
IP Multimedia Subsystem Technology for Ambient Assisted Living
Pedro Antonio Moreno, Mª Elena Hernando, Antoine de Poorter, Ruth Pallares and Enrique J. Gomez
Enhancing OSGi: Semantic add-ins for Service Oriented Collaborative Environments
Pablo Cabezas, Raúl Barrena, Jon Legarda and Diego López de Ipiña  
Using Web Services for Medication Management in a Smart Home Environment
José M. Reyes Álamo, Johnny Wong, Ryan Babbitt, Hen-I Yang and Carl Chang
Keynote Speech #1
Oral session #3
Service continuity and context awareness
An Ontology-based Actuator Discovery and Invocation Framework in Home Care Systems
Feng Wang and Kenneth J. Turner  
Towards an Affective Aware Home
Kuderna-Iulian Benta, Marcel Cremene and Valeriu Todica  
Global System for Localization and Guidance of Dependant People: Indoor and Outdoor Technologies Integration
César Benavente-Peces, Maria Puente, Alfonso Domínguez-García, Manuel Lugilde-Rodríguez, Enrique de la Serna, David Miguel and Ander García  
An architecture to combine Context Awareness and Body Sensor Networks for health care applications
Alessia Salmeri, Carlo Alberto Licciardi, Luca Lamorte, Massimo Valla, Roberta Giannantonio and Marco Sgroi
Poster Session #6
Human behavior and activities monitoring
A Predictive Analysis of the Night-Day Activities Level of older patient in a Health Smart Home
Tareq Hadidi and Norbert Noury  
Spatiotemporal Data Acquisition Modalities for Smart Home Inhabitant Movement Behavioural Analysis
Michael Poland, Daniel Gueldenring, Chris Nugent, Hui Wang and Liming Chen  
Towards Improved Information Quality: The Integration of Body Area Network Data within Electronic Health Records
John O'Donoghue, John Herbert, Philip O'Reilly and David Sammon  
Distributed Dynamic Self-Adaptation of Data Management in Telemedicine Applications
Françoise André, Maria-Teresa Segarra and Mohamed Zouari
Oral session #6
Human behavior and activities monitoring
Concept and Design of a Video Monitoring System for Activity Recognition and Fall Detection
Bernd Schulze, Martin Floeck and Lothar Litz  
Design and Trial Deployment of a Practical Sleep Activity Pattern Monitoring System
Jit Biswas, Maniyeri Jayachandran, Louis Shue, Kavitha Gopalakrishnan and Philip Yap  
A Rotating Roll-Call-based Adaptive Failure Detection and Recovery Protocol for Smart Home Environments
Ya-Wen Jong, Chun-Feng Liao, Li-Chen Fu and Ching-Yao Wang
Fall Detection and Alert for Ageing-at-home of Elderly
Xinguo Yu, Xiao Wang, Panachit Kittipanya-Ngam, How Lung Eng and Loong-Fah Cheong  
ADL Monitoring System Using FSR Arrays and Optional 3-Axis Accelerometer
Minho Kim, Jaewon Jang, Sa-kwang Song, Ho-Youl Jung, Seon-Hee Park and Soo-Jun Park
Round table
Which societal and economical impact?
Poster Session #4
Service continuity and context awareness
Service Reconfiguration in the DANAH Assistive System
Saïd Lankri, Pascal Berruet and Jean-Luc Philippe  
Model-Driven Development Approach for Providing Smart Home Services
Selo Sulistyo and Andreas prinz  
LET_ME: An Electronic Device to Help Elderly People with Their Home Medications
Giada Maggenti
Close of conference
Poster Session #1
Cognitive assistance and chronic disease management
Efficient Incremental Plan Recognition method for Cognitive Assistance
Hamdi Aloulou, Mohamed Ali Feki, Clifton Phua and Jit Biswas  
Home based Self-Management of Chronic Diseases
William Burns, Chris Nugent, Paul McCullagh, Huiri Zheng, Norman Black, Pete Wright and Gail Mountain
Poster Session #5
Human-Machine interaction and assistive robotics
Preferences of Healthcare Staff in the Way of Interacting with Robots Depending on their Prior Knowledge of ICTs: Findings from Iward Project
Unai Díaz, Iker Laskibar, Saurin Badiyani, Hardik Raja, Cristina Buiza, Vinesh Raja  
Research and Development Pathway of Rehabilitative and Assistive Robots at National Rehabilitation Center in Korea
Won-Kyung Song, Wonwoo Song, Kwang-Ok An and Jongbae Kim  
Oral session #1
Cognitive assistance and chronic disease management
Computer-Based Assessment of Bradykinesia, Akinesia and Rigidity in Parkinson’s Disease
Laura Cunningham, Chris Nugent, George Moore, Dewar Finlay and David Craig  
An Assistive Computerized System for Children with Intellectual and Learning Disabilities
Jihad M. ALJa'am, Samir ElSeoud, Arthur Edwards, M. Garcia Ruiz, Ali Jaoua  
Design Challenges for Mobile Assistive Technologies Applied to People with Cognitive Impairments
Andrée-Anne Boisvert, Luc Paquette, Hélène Pigot and Sylvain Giroux  
Mapping user needs to Smartphone services for persons with chronic disease
Nicola Amstrong, Chris Nugent, George Moore and Dewar Finlay  
Trial Results of a Novel Cardiac Rhythm Management System using Smart Phones and wireless ECG Sensors
Peter Leijdekkers, Valerie Gay and Edward Barin
Oral session #4
User modeling and Human-Machine interaction
Multimodal Laser-Vision Approach for the Deictic Control of a Smart Wheelchair
Frederic Leishman, Odile Horn and Guy Bourhis  
Pervasive informatics and persistent actimetric information in health smart homes
Yannick Fouquet, Nicolas Vuillerme and Jacques Demongeot  
Interactive Calendar to Help Maintain Social Interactions for Elderly People and People with Mild Cognitive Impairments
Céline Descheneaux and Hélène Pigot  
Situation-theoric Analysis of Human Intentions in a Smart Home Environment
Katsunori Oyama, Jeyoun Dong, Kai-Shin Lu, Hsin-yi Jiang, Hua Ming and Carl K. Chang  
Multi-Purpose Ambient Display System supporting Various Media Objects
Chan-Yong Park and Soo-Jun Park
Free Afternoon
Poster Session #2
Ambient living systems design
SOPRANO- An Ambient Assisted Living System for Supporting Older People at Home
Andrew Sixsmith, Sonja Mueller, Felicitas Lull, Michael Klein, Ilse Bierhoff, Sarah Delaney and Robert Savage  
An Agent-based Healthcare Support System in Ubiquitous Computing Environments
Hideyuki Takahashi, Satoru Izumi, Takuo Suganuma, Tetsuo Kinoshita and Norio Shiratori  
A ubiquitous computing environment to support the mobility of users with special needs
Yannick Rainville and Philippe Mabilleau  
Evaluation Metrics for eHealth Services and Applications within Smart Houses Context
Dimosthenis Georgiadis, Panagiotis Germanakos, Panayiotis Andreou and George Samaras  
Design and Implementation of Mobile Self-Care System using Voice and Facial Images
Tae-Hoon Lee, Hyeong-Joon Kwon, Dong-Ju Kim and Kwang-Seok Hong
Demonstration Session
See Demos Page
Oral session #2
Ambient living situation
Participatory Medicine: Leveraging Social Networks in Telehealth Solutions
Mark Weitzel, Andy Smith, Duckki Lee, Scott de Deugd and Sumi Helal  
A Case Study of an Ambient Living and Wellness Management Health Care Model in Australia
J. Soar, A. Livingstone and S.Y. Wang
Market Potential for Ambient Assisted Living Technology: The Case of Canada
Robert Savage, Yongjie Yon, Michael Campo, Ashleigh Wilson, Ravin Kahlon and Andrew Sixsmith
How to meet users requirements?
Gala Dinner