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)


ViBRANT - Workshop on Video-Based Respectful Assistive Novel Technologies

27 June 2023 - Wales, UK

The scope of the ViBRANT workshop includes (but is not limited to) the following areas and topics:

  • video-based technology for health monitoring
  • fair and privacy-aware systems
  • integration of engineering issues in the design process of video-based AAL
  • legal requirements and privacy issues for data collection and processing in care
  • user acceptance criteria for video-based AAL
  • GDPR requirements for video-based AAL solutions
  • best practices of interdisciplinary collaborations between legal, technical, social, health sciences

Important dates

  • Submission deadline: 29.05.2023 09.06.2023 
  • Notification of acceptance: 09.06.2023 12.06.2023 
  • Camera-ready submission and registration to the workshop deadline: 12.06.2023 15.06.2023
  • Planned workshop day: 27.06.2023 (half-day)

More information available at the call for papers.