This year we are organizing the 17th 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.
After sixteen 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), France (2017) and Singapore (2018), we have decided to open the conference to public health experts and tackle emerging challenges related to AI technologies for health and wellbeing. ICOST now stands for International Conference On Smart living and Public Health and our theme for this year will be “How does AI impact urban living and public health?” ICOST 2019 edition will be hosted by New York University (NYU) and the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM), in New York City, USA, from 14th to 16th October 2019.
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. ICOST 2019 invites participants to present and discuss their experiences and lessons-learned.
We look forward to welcoming you to ICOST2019 in New York City!
In regards to HORIZON 2020 and HORIZON EUROPE framework programmes priorities, ICOST has a specific theme each year. The theme for 2019 will be "How does AI impact urban living, translational medicine and public health?" ICOST 2019 is especially interested in receiving submissions focused on technologies, humanities and social sciences, clinical, and public health for an Enhanced Wellbeing and Health for all nations.
ICOST 2019 topics include, but are not limited to:
ICOST 2019 invites participants to present and discuss their experiences in the understanding, design, development, test-beds deployment, and evaluation of technologies that demonstrate significant contributions in the areas of smart environments, public health policies, chronic disease management, and assistive technologies focused on indoor living spaces (e.g., homes, nursing homes and assistive living facilities) as well as the outdoors (e.g., urban smart spaces or the entire smart city). ICOST 2019 will provide a dynamic program which will incorporate a range of technical, clinical and industrial related international keynote speeches, panels, and oral and poster presentations along with demonstrations and technical exhibits.
Proposals for special sessions or plenary panels addressing any of the following specific topics are especially welcome:
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 8 to 12 pages paper written in English.
Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings to be published by Springer in Open Access. No registration extra fees will be applied for Open Access publication.
Accepted papers should be submitted with up to 8 pages. Up to 4 extra pages are accepted, however they will be charged 30€/page.
Accepted papers must follow the guidelines found on the conference website http://www.icost-society.org/authorinstructions.html.
Submission: Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF or RTF/DOC format at the following address: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icost2019
Volumes published as part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series are indexed by the EI Engineering Index (Compendex and Inspec databases), Scopus and ISI Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science (CPCI-S), included in ISI Web of Science.
Source can be found here: http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-1068921-0
ICOST conference is also ranked by the COmputing Research and Eduction (CORE) Conference portal
Researchers and industry experts 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 2019 invites interested researchers and industry experts 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: email@example.com.
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 number of demos to be showcased during the conference. 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.
For information related to this Call for Papers please contact the ICOST 2019 Program Chairs at: firstname.lastname@example.org