Call For Papers and Demos

ICOST 2019

17th International Conference On Smart Living and Public Health

How does AI impact urban living and public health?

14th – 16th October 2019

New York City, USA

As this year conference's accepted papers will be published in Open Access, the Organizing Community has decided to launch a late papers submission call
Submitted papers will be blindly peer reviewed by members of the Program Committee
Accepted papers will be published in Open Access by Springer

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.

We look forward to welcoming you to ICOST2019 in New York City!


  • 2 August 2019: Late papers submission

  • 3rd June 2019 5th July 2019: Full papers submission

  • 17th June 2019: Demonstration proposals submission

  • 18th August 2019: Papers acceptance notification

  • 18th August 2019: Demonstrations acceptance notification

  • 26th August 2019: Camera-ready papers

  • 27th August 2019: Registration


In regards to HORIZON 2020 and HORIZON EUROPE framework programmes priorities, ICOST has a specific theme each year. The theme for 2019 will be "How does AI impact urban living, translational medicine and public health?" ICOST 2019 is especially interested in receiving submissions focused on technologies, humanities and social sciences, clinical, and public health for an Enhanced Wellbeing and Health for all nations.

ICOST 2019 topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Public health and urban Data Collection and Processing

  • Policy and Guidelines for Public Health 2.0 and Quality of Life in Smart City

  • Health in All Policies (HiAP)

  • Health Technology Assessment and Impact Analysis

  • Artificial Intelligent for Participatory and Personalized Health

  • Deep learning for health and wellbeing

  • Big Data analytics

  • Human-Machine Interface

  • Social acceptance / Privacy / Data protection / Security Issues

  • Smart Urban Spaces and new Assistive Living Space Concepts in the Smart City

  • Urban design for wellbeing and e-health

  • Participatory Telehealth systems

  • Design and Future Urban Cities for wellbeing

  • Preventive medicine

  • Predictive medicine

  • Translational medicine for Wellbeing

  • E-Health and Chronic Diseases Management

  • Assistive Technology for ageing and dependent people

  • E-Health and Therapeutic Education

  • Coaching and Urban Gaming for e-Health

  • Virtual personal assistant for e-Health

  • Internet of Things (IoT) for smart living and e-Health

  • Persuasive and Supportive Mobile e-Health

  • Personal Robotics and Smart Wheelchairs

  • Collaborative robotics (Cobots)

  • Trusted systems and verification for health and wellness

  • Human Factors, Ethics and Usability for Persons with Cognitive Impairments

  • Modeling of Physical and Conceptual Information in Intelligent Environments

  • Cognitive technologies across the lifespan and functional abilities

  • Tele-Assistance and Tele-Rehabilitation

  • Protective systems/devices against common and emerging infectious diseases.

  • Smart Homes / Home Networks / Residential Gateways

  • Middleware Support for Smart Home and Health Telematic Services

  • Wearable Sensors / Integrated Micro/Nano Systems / Home Health Monitoring

  • Context Awareness / Autonomous Computing

ICOST 2019 invites participants to present and discuss their experiences in the understanding, design, development, test-beds deployment, and evaluation of technologies that demonstrate significant contributions in the areas of smart environments, public health policies, 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 2019 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 with large-scale service deployment and impact evaluation

  • The application of cost-effective and readily available ‘everyday’ technologies to support people with chronic conditions and others with cognitive disabilities at home, school, work or play

  • Health economic evaluation of technology based solutions

  • Challenges for smart living environments and inclusive communities

  • Societal impact and policy formulation

  • 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 8 to 12 pages paper written in English.

Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings to be published by Springer in Open Access. No registration extra fees will be applied for Open Access publication.

Accepted papers should be submitted with up to 12 pages.

Accepted papers 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:

                  LNCS      LNCS


Volumes published as part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series are indexed by the EI Engineering Index (Compendex and Inspec databases), Scopus and ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science (CPCI-S), included in ISI Web of Science.

Source can be found here:

ICOST conference is also ranked by the COmputing Research and Eduction (CORE) Conference portal


Researchers and industry experts with significant contributions in the areas of smart cities, urban design, smart homes, health telematics, chronic disease management and assistive technologies are encouraged to participate and present research prototypes or innovative systems to ICOST participants. ICOST 2019 invites interested researchers and industry experts to send a description of the system that will be demonstrated and a short presentation of the research teams/industrial involved in the demo. The description should be limited to one page and should be submitted to:

Authors interested to provide a short demonstration in conjunction with paper presentations should append a section in their papers with heading: ‘demonstration description’ detailing the scenario to be demonstrated.

Organization committee will review the proposals and select a number of demos to be showcased during the conference. ICOST will provide free space for nominated demos pending that presenters are registered as regular participants to the conference. Demos’ presenters will be responsible for bringing and setting up any computer equipment needed for the demo.


For information related to this Call for Papers please contact the ICOST 2019 Program Chairs at: