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Universidade Portucalense


The First International Workshop on

Tele-Care and Collaborative Virtual Communities in Elderly Care TELECARE-2004

April 13, 2004 – Porto, Portugal

  First Announcement and Call for Papers 


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In conjunction with the Sixth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - ICEIS 2004 (http://www.iceis.org/)  

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Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
New University of Lisbon / Uninova
Quinta da Torre - 2829 Monte Caparica

Workshop Background and Goals

The growing numbers of elderly population impose an urgent need to develop new approaches to care provision. The convergence of a number of technologies such as multi-agent systems, federated information management, safe communications, hypermedia interfaces, rich sensorial environments, increased intelligence of home appliances, and collaborative virtual environments, represents an important enabling factor for the design and development of virtual elderly support community environments.
The workshop intends to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners, care providers, care workers, service developers, decision makers, and social policy makers on approaches, methods, techniques, guidelines, and tools related to tele-monitoring and tele-assistance supporting the independent living of elderly.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to

Papers may address one or more of the listed topics, although the areas of interest for the workshop are not limited to the followings authors can submit papers on other related topics, provided they fit in the general theme of the workshop.

- Virtual communities and virtual organizations for elderly assistance
- Multi-agent approaches supporting tele-services
- Mobile and pervasive computing in elderly assistance
- Specialized user interfaces for elderly
- Remote monitoring and supervision
- Security and privacy for tele-services
- Distributed information management for tele-assistance
- Development of value-added tele-services
- Specialized devices and home appliances controlled by computers
- Tele-assistance infrastructures development
- Creating trust and socio-organizational issues related to tele-assistance

Format of the Workshop

The workshop will comprise a number of invited talks, prototype demonstrations, and oral presentations of previously submitted papers that go through a double peer review process. The proceedings of the workshop will be published in form of a book. The best papers will be considered for possible inclusion in a special issue of the Journal of Networking and Virtual Organizations.

Submission of Papers

Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in the areas listed above and other related areas. Only full papers in English will be accepted, and the length of the paper should not exceed 10 pages (5000 words). Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex format) are available at the ICEIS web site. Postscript/RTF versions of the manuscript should be submitted through the ICEIS web-based paper submission procedure.

Important Dates

Full paper submission: January 15, 2004
Author notification: February 15, 2004
Camera-ready paper submission: March 1, 2004

Workshop Chairman

Luis M. Camarinha-Matos, New University of Lisbon, Portugal

Workshop Program Committee

Hamideh Afsarmanesh, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Maria Teresa Arredondo, Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain
Eoin Banahan, RoundRose Associates, UK
Tim Bolt, Global Information and Telecommunication Institute, Japan
Francis Castanie, National Polytechnics Institute of Toulouse, France
António del Cura, SKILL, Spain
Alessandro D'Atri, LUISS, Italy
Vladimir Marik, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Simon Price, Price Partnership, UK
Alberto Sanna, HSR, Italy
Alfredo Sanz, University of Zaragoza, Spain


IST TeleCARE project

Conference Location

The workshop will be held at the Universidade Portucalense in Porto, Portugal. 

Registration Information

To attend the workshop you need to register at http://www.iceis.org


ICEIS 2004 Secretariat - The First International Workshop on Tele-Care and Collaborative Virtual Communities in Elderly Care
Universidade Portucalense
Departamento de Informática
Rua Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida, 541-619
4200 - 072 Porto - Portugal
Tel: +351 22 557 2512
Fax: +351 22 557 2015 

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