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15th International Conference On Smart homes and health Telematics

12 Sep 2017

This year we are celebrating the 15th anniversary of ICOST which succeeded in bringing together a community from different continents over a decade and half and raised the awareness of frail and dependant people's quality of lifein our societies.

After fourteen 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), USA (2014), Switzerland (2015) and China (2016), the 15th International Conference on Smart homes, Assistive Technologies and Health Telematics will be hosted in Paris, from 29th to 31st August 2017.

Program: http://www.icostconference.org/program.html


Panel Discussion: Bridging the gap between R&D, Innovation and Market

ICOST provides a premier venue for the presentation and discussion of research in the design, development, deployment and evaluation of Smart Urban Environments, Assistive Technologies, Chronic Disease Management, Coaching 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 2017 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.


Demo Session: City4Age Project


Demo Session: City4Age Project


Panel Discussion: Future of digital health in Artificial Intelligence (AI) era

 

State Visit by President of the French Republic

12 Sep 2017

The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) and the Embassy of France jointly organized the Singapore-France Innovation Forum on 27th March, officially opened by French President Hollande and Deputy Prime Minister Tharman.

French President François Hollande,French Ambassador Marc Abensour

and Ministers met with 4 french companies and institutions that have set up R&D units in Singapore.

We met H.R President François Hollande and showcased him our activities and the SILVER Programme.

Other related articles:
Prime Minister's Office: "Joint Declaration on Innovation between France and Singapore" http://www.pmo.gov.sg/newsroom/joint-declaration-innovation-between-france-and-singapore
Embassy of France in Singapore: "A look back on Singapore-France Innovation Forum" https://sg.ambafrance.org/First-edition-of-Singapore-France-Innovation-Forum
 

Dr Christophe Jouffrais awarded CHI 2020 Best Paper & Honourable Mention

20 Jul 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Christophe Jouffrais who was awarded CHI 2020 Best Paper & Honourable Mention!

In the paper titled "Robots for Inclusive Play: Co-designing an Educational Game With Visually Impaired and sighted Children,” (CHI’20 Best Paper), Dr. Jouffrais and his co-authors aim to make school education more inclusive for visually impaired children. In this paper, they presented their design and evaluation of a robot-based educational game that allows both visually impaired children and sighted children to play and learn together in mainstream schools.

In the paper "Review of Quantitative Empirical Evaluations of Technology for People with Visual Impairments,” (CHI’20 Honourable Mention), Dr. Jouffrais and his co-authors address the challenges faced by HCI researchers when designing quantitative empirical evaluation for visually impaired people. The paper presents an analysis of past research, a unified terminology, and a set of guidelines to address identified open issues, to help future research on this topic.

Please find below the details for the Best Paper and Honourable Mention :

Best Paper Award

Oussama Metatla, Sandra Bardot, Clare Cullen, Marcos Serrano, and Christophe Jouffrais. 2020. Robots for Inclusive Play: Co-designing an Educational Game With Visually Impaired and sighted Children. In Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 1–13. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3313831.3376270

Honourable Mention

Emeline Brulé, Brianna J. Tomlinson, Oussama Metatla, Christophe Jouffrais, and Marcos Serrano. 2020. Review of Quantitative Empirical Evaluations of Technology for People with Visual Impairments. In Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, 1–14. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1145/3313831.3376749

Source: CHI2020

IPAL Internship proposals

20 Apr 2020

Please find new IPAL Internship proposals here : Open Positions

IPAL Internship proposals

20 Apr 2020

Please find new IPAL Internship proposals here : Open Positions

Inauguration of CNRS@Create & 80th anniversary of the CNRS

4 Jul 2019

ICOST 2018 in Singapore 10-12 July

31 Jan 2018


 

This year we are organizing the 16th 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.

ICOST provides a premier venue for the presentation and discussion of research in the design, development, deployment and evaluation of Smart Urban Environments, Assistive Technologies, Chronic Disease Management, Coaching 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 2018 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 ICOST2018 in Singapore!

 

ICOST History and Performance:

 

 

After fifteen 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), USA (2014), Switzerland (2015), China (2016) and France (2017), the 16th International Conference on Smart homes, Assistive Technologies and Health Telematics will be hosted in Singapore, from 10th to 12th July 2018.

 

Call For Papers and Demos

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.

Milestones:


 

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 http://www.icostconference.org/authorinstructions.html.

Submission: Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF or RTF/DOC format at the following address: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icost2018

Opportunity: Selected best papers will be nominated for publication in a special issue of MDPI's Open Access "Sensors Journal", Impact Factor 2.677 (2016).

 

                  LNCS      LNCS

 

Submission of demonstration proposals

Researches and industrial 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 2018 invites interested researchers and industrial 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: icost2018@easychair.org.

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 limited number of demos due to the available space constraint. 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.

 

Contact

For information related to this Call for Papers please contact the ICOST 2018 Program Chairs at: icost2018@easychair.org

 

15th International Conference On Smart homes and health Telematics

13 Sep 2017

This year we are celebrating the 15th anniversary of ICOST which succeeded in bringing together a community from different continents over a decade and half and raised the awareness of frail and dependant people's quality of life

in our societies.

After fourteen 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), USA (2014), Switzerland (2015) and China (2016), the 15th International Conference on Smart homes, Assistive Technologies and Health Telematics will be hosted in Paris, from 29th to 31st August 2017.

Program: http://www.icostconference.org/program.html

Panel Discussion: Bridging the gap between R&D, Innovation and Market

ICOST provides a premier venue for the presentation and discussion of research in the design, development, deployment and evaluation of Smart Urban Environments, Assistive Technologies, Chronic Disease Management, Coaching 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 2017 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.

Demo Session: City4Age Project

Demo Session: City4Age Project

Panel Discussion: Future of digital health in Artificial Intelligence (AI) era

 

President of the French Republic met IPAL during State Visit

13 Sep 2017

The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) and the Embassy of France jointly organized the Singapore-France Innovation Forum on 27th March, officially opened by French President Hollande and Deputy Prime Minister Tharman.

French President François Hollande,

French Ambassador Marc Abensour and Ministers met with 4 french companies and institutions that have set up R&D units in Singapore.

We met H.R President François Hollande and showcased him our activities and the SILVER Programme.

Other related articles:
Prime Minister's Office: "Joint Declaration on Innovation between France and Singapore" http://www.pmo.gov.sg/newsroom/joint-declaration-innovation-between-france-and-singapore
Embassy of France in Singapore: "A look back on Singapore-France Innovation Forum" https://sg.ambafrance.org/First-edition-of-Singapore-France-Innovation-Forum
 

"Smart Health and Big Data", discover PULSE Project

21 Jun 2017

PULSE (Participatory Urban Living for Sustainable Environments)™ is a new international project funded by the European Commission (Horizon 2020) to undertake research and innovation in cities in Europe, the United States and Asia.  The project began at the close 2016 and will continue for three years.

PULSE will leverage diverse data sources and big data analytics to transform public health from a reactive to a predictive system, and from a system focused on surveillance to an inclusive and collaborative system supporting health equity.

Working within five global cities, PULSE will harvest open city data, and data from health systems, urban and remote sensors, personal devices and social media to enable evidence-driven and timely management of public health events and processes.

The clinical focus of the project will be respiratory diseases (asthma) and metabolic disease (type 2 diabetes) in adult population.

The project will develop risk stratifications models based on modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors in each urban location, taking account of biological.

Visit the website: https://www.pulseproject.info
 

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