Joint visuAAL-GoodBrother Conference on trustworthy video- and audio-based assistive technologies

18-20 June 2024 - Alicante, Spain

Active and Assisted Living (AAL) technologies and services are a possible solution to address the  crucial challenges regarding health and social care resulting from demographic changes and current economic conditions. AAL systems aim to improve quality of life and support independent and healthy living of older and frail people. Cameras and microphones have been been applied to diverse AAL solutions, supporting active and healthy ageing, e.g. activity recognition, gait analysis, fall detection and prevention, rehabilitation, social communication, personal assistants, promotion of healthy lifestyles, physiological monitoring, and support to caregivers.

However, cameras and microphones are often perceived as the most intrusive technologies from the viewpoint of the privacy of the monitored individuals. This is due to the richness of the information that this technologies convey and the intimate setting where they may be deployed in. Therefore, solutions able to ensure privacy preservation by context and design as well as to ensure high legal and ethical standards are in high demand.

This conference aims to give forum for contributions presenting and discussing audio-, image- and video-based applications for active assisted living as well as initiatives proposing ethical and privacy-aware solutions.

This conference is organised by the GoodBrother COST Action (CA19121) on Privacy-Aware Audio- and Video-Based Applications for Active and Assisted Living and the visuAAL Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network on Privacy-Aware and Acceptable Video-Based Technologies and Services for Active and Assisted Living. The aim of these projects is to bridge the knowledge gap between users’ requirements and the appropriate and secure use of audio- and video-based AAL technologies to deliver effective and supportive care to older adults managing their health and wellbeing. They seek to increase awareness and understanding of the context-specific ethical, legal, privacy and societal issues necessary to implement visual system across hospital, home and community settings, in a manner that protects and reassures users; outputs will stimulate the development of a new research perspective for constructively addressing privacy-aware video-based working solutions for assisted living.


We seek contributions that include, but are not limited to:

  • Audio- and video-based assistive technologies:
    • Lifelogging and self-monitoring
    • Human activity and behaviour recognition
    • Personal and daily-life assistance
    • Gesture recognition
    • Fall detection and prevention
    • Remote monitoring of vital signs
    • Emotional state recognition
    • Food intake monitoring
    • Mobility assessment and frailty recognition
    • Cognitive and motor rehabilitation
  • User acceptance
  • Awareness and understanding of context-specific ethical, legal, privacy and societal issues
  • Privacy-aware technologies
  • GDPR requirements of AAL solutions
  • Responsible research for older people
  • Fair systems
  • Best practices for interdisciplinary collaborations between law, IT, care and/or sociology

Important dates

  • Paper Submission Deadline: April 10, 2024
  • Notification of acceptance: April 26, 2024
  • Camera ready: May 15, 2024
  • Conference: 18-20 June, 2024
    • 18 June: Presentations by researchers in the visuAAL project
    • 19-20 June: Presentations by authors of accepted papers

More information

Joint visuAAL-GoodBrother Conference on trustworthy video- and audio-based assistive technologies


1st UA Workshop on Technologies for Older and Frail People

7 June 2023 - Alicante, Spain

visuAAL, as part of the organisation of the 1st UA Workshop on Technologies for Older and Frail People on 7th of June at the University of Alicante (UA), will host a workshop with users, aiming at gathering users' views about the use of cameras for remote monitoring of older adults, providing support to caregivers. It will be conducted by researchers from the visuAAL project, including Tamara Mujirishvili and Kooshan Hashemifard, who will explore the opinions of older users to the latest developments of the visuAAL project.

The event, organised by visuAAL and the Research Group on Intelligent Environments for Active and Healthy Aging (AmI4AHA), led by visuAAL’s coordinator, Prof Francisco Florez, aims to bring together and showcase research conducted at UA in this field. It also seeks to foster collaboration and multidisciplinary work among UA researchers involved in technologies for older adults and people with disabilities, enriching the research with diverse perspectives.

The workshop will feature prominent experts from the University of Alicante in various disciplines related to technology for older adults. The main objective is to generate synergies and promote scientific advancements in this increasingly relevant field. Confirmed speakers include experts in the digital divide, data protection, person-centred care, applied psychology for health, biomedical engineering, health, and physical activity research, metaverse, bio-inspired engineering and health informatics, as well as representatives from the visuAAL project and the AmI4AHA research group, among others.

For visuAAL, this workshop represents a significant opportunity to lead part of the event and contribute to the advancement of research in technologies for the well-being of older and frail individuals. Their participation reinforces their commitment to serving society by leveraging their knowledge and expertise.

Agenda of the event (in Spanish)