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Special Issue "Selected Papers from the 17th International Conference on Smart Living and Public Health (ICOST 2019)"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 February 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Mounir Mokhtari

Professor at Institut Mines-Télécom, Paris, France. Director of CNRS IPAL Lab, Singapore
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Interests: human–machine interaction; ambient assisted living; rehabilitation robotics; health telematics
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Bessam Abdulrazak

Professor, University of Sherbrooke. Researcher at the Research Center on Aging. Director of the Research Center on Intelligent Habitats; Director of AmI-Lab. Canada
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Interests: ambient intelligence; IoT; pervasive computing; assistive technology
Guest Editor
Dr. Hamdi Aloulou

Associate Professor, University of Monastir, Tunisia Senior Scientist Digital Research Centre of Sfax, Tunisia Research Associate Institut Mines-Telecom, Paris, France
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Interests: ambient intelligence; Internet of Things; e-health; pervasive computing
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Jose Pagan

New York University and the New York Academy of Medicine, USA
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Interests: applied economics; health economics; population health; public health policy
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Maria Fernanda Cabrera

University Politecnica of Madrid, Spain
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Interests: Emergency medicine; ambient intelligence; accessibility; e-inclusion; human computer interaction

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The 17th International Conference on Smart Living and Public Health (ICOST 2019) will be held from 14–16 October 2019 (http://www.icost-society.org/). The ICOST 2019 edition will be hosted by New York University (NYU) and the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM), in New York City, USA. Our theme for this year will be “How does AI impact urban living and public health?”

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. The conference features a dynamic program incorporating a range of technical, clinical, and industry keynote speakers, and oral and poster presentations along with demonstrations and technical exhibits.

Authors of selected high-qualified papers from the conference will be invited to submit extended versions of their original papers (50% extensions of the contents of the conference paper) and contributions under the following conference topics:

  • Public health and urban data collection and processing
  • Policy and guidelines for Public Health 2.0 and quality of life in smart cities
  • Health in all policies (HiAP)
  • Health technology assessment and impact analysis
  • Artificial intelligence for participatory and personalized health
  • Deep learning for health and wellbeing
  • Big data analytics
  • Human–machine interfaces
  • 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 disease management
  • Assistive technology for ageing and frail people
  • E-health and therapeutic education
  • Coaching and urban gaming for e-health
  • Virtual personal assistants 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 smart 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

Prof. Dr. Mounir Mokhtari
Prof. Dr. Bessam Abdulrazak
Dr. Hamdi Aloulou
Prof. Dr. Jose Pagan
Prof. Dr. Maria Fernanda Cabrera
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Public Health
  • E-health
  • Assistive Technologies
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Internet of Things

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