Call For Papers

ICOST 2015 - 13th International Conference on Smart Homes, Assistive Technology and Health Telematics: Advances in Cognitive Technologies.

10 - 12 June 2015
Geneva, Switzerland

After twelve 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), and USA (2014) the 13th International Conference on Smart homes, Assistive Technologies, Robotics and Health Telematics will be hosted in Geneva, from 10 to 12 June 2015.

ICOST provides a premier venue for the presentation and discussion of research in the design, development, deployment and evaluation of Smart Environments, Assistive Technologies, Robotics 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 2015 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 ICOST2015 in Geneva!


  • 15 February 2015: Full papers submission

  • 13 March 2015: Acceptance Notification

  • 27 March 2015: Camera-Ready Papers and Registration


Each year, ICOST has a specific theme. The theme for 2015 will focus on Inclusive smart cities and e-health – cities that will use technologies to enable the societal inclusion and empowerment of individuals with special needs. ICOST 2015 is especially interested in receiving submissions, focused on advancing technologies for improving quality of life of dependent people and people with chronic diseases. Topics will include but are not limited to:

  • e-Health for Future Smart Cities

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

  • Medical 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 2015 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 2015 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:

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For information related to this Call for Papers please contact the ICOST 2015 Program Chairs at: