Call For Papers and Demos

ICOST 2023

20th International Conference On Smart Living and Public Health

Digital Health Transformation and Smart Ageing in place with & to disability

7th - 8th July 2023

Wonju, Republic of Korea

Submitted papers will be blindly peer reviewed by members of the Program Committee
Accepted papers will be published in Open Access by Springer

This year we are organizing the 20th 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 nineteen successful conferences held in France (2003), Singapore (2004), Canada(2005), Northern Ireland (2006), Japan (2007), Singapore (2008), France (2009), Korea (2010), Canada (2011), Italy (2012), Singapore (2013), USA (2014), Switzerland (2015), China (2016), France (2017), Singapore (2018), USA (2019), Tunisia (2020), and France (2022), ICOST 2023 edition will be hosted in Wonju, Republic of Korea, on the 7th and 8th July 2023. Our theme for this year will be "Digital Health Transformation and Smart Ageing in place with & to disability"

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. Submitted papers will be blind reviewed by an international committee bringing together a multidisciplinary experts' renown worldwide in different field of research (Engineering, clinical, public health, humanities and social sciences, etc.). Accepted papers will be published by Springer as Open Access. Selected papers will be invited to submit extended version to be published in Special Issues of Sensors-MDPI Open-Access Journal (Impact Factor 3.576) and Frontiers in Digital Health Journal. The conference features a dynamic program incorporating a range of technical, clinical, and industrial related keynote speakers, plenary oral sessions, along with prototypes demonstrations and technical exhibits. ICOST brings together stakeholders from clinical, PHOs (Public Health Organizations), academics, NGOs, policy makers, and industrial perspectives to explore how to utilize technologies to foster future health management and prevention, independent living, offering an enhanced quality of life. ICOST 2023 invites all participants to share and discuss their experiences and lessons learned.


  • 10th April 2023: Full Paper Submission

  • 20th May 2023: Full Paper Acceptance Notification

  • 1st April 2023: Demonstration proposals submission

  • 30th May 2023: Paper Camera-ready

  • 15th June 2023: Registration

  • 7th - 8th July 2023: Conference


ICOST 2023 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 has a specific theme each year. The theme for ICOST 2023 edition is "Digital Health Transformation and Smart Ageing in place with & to disability." ICOST 2023 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 2023 topics include, but are not limited to:

Public Health Policy and Clinical studies

  • Public health and urban Data Collection and Processing

  • Policy and Guidelines for Public Health and Quality of Life in Smart City

  • Urban design for wellbeing and e-health

  • Design and Future Urban Cities for wellbeing

  • Health in All Policies (HiAP)

  • Electronic Health Records and Standards

  • E-Health and Chronic Diseases Management

  • Health Technology Assessment and Impact Analysis

  • Healthcare Systems Use and Evaluation

  • Human Factors, Ethics and Usability of Healthcare Systems

Emerging Technologies Applied for Healthcare

  • Artificial Intelligence for Participatory and Personalized Health

  • Deep learning for health and wellbeing

  • Big Data analytics for public health

  • Internet of Things (IoT) for smart living and e-Health

  • Blockchain applied for healthcare

  • Decision Support Systems for Healthcare

  • Data protection / Privacy / Security Issues

Sports, Mobility, and Exercise management

  • Sports data-driven systems

  • Smart rehabilitation and exercise systems

  • Health management exercise systems

  • Physical activity support systems

  • Ageing mobility enhancement

Systems and Platforms for Healthcare

  • Healthcare Preventive and Predictive Systems

  • Protective systems/devices against common and emerging infectious diseases.

  • Pervasive Health Systems and Services

  • Smart Homes / Home Networks / Residential Gateways

  • Context Awareness / Autonomous Computing

  • Wearable Sensors / Integrated Micro/Nano Systems

  • Tele-Assistance and Tele-Rehabilitation

  • Assistive Technology for ageing and frail people

  • Participatory Telehealth systems

  • Trusted systems and verification for health and wellness

Robotic Solutions for Healthcare

  • Collaborative Robotics (Cobots)

  • Medical and Healthcare Robotics

  • Diagnosis and Therapy Robotics

  • Rehabilitation Robotics

  • Assistance Robots

  • Disability Robots

  • Surgical Robots

  • Personal Robotics and smart Wheelchairs

Human Computer Interaction

  • Human-Machine Interfaces

  • Coaching and Urban Gaming for e-Health

  • Virtual Personal Assistant for e-Health

  • Behavior Modeling and Change

  • Supportive Mobile e-Health


Proposals for special sessions or plenary panels addressing any of the following specific topics are especially welcome:

  • Studies detailing with large-scale service deployment and impact evaluation

  • The application of cost-effective and readily available 'everyday' technologies to support people with chronic conditions and others with cognitive disabilities at home, school, work or play

  • Health economic evaluation of technology based solutions

  • Challenges for smart living environments and inclusive communities

  • Societal impact and policy formulation

  • Technology solutions to inspire policy makers


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:

ICOST conference is also ranked by the COmputing Research and Education (CORE) Conference portal:

Selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version to a dedicated ICOST'2023 special issue in Sensors Journal (Impact Factor 3.576) and Frontiers in Digital Health Journal.

Special fees will be applied for accepted papers submitted from universities and academic institutions from Economically Developing Countries.


There will be a combination of presentations including scientific papers, case studies, research and projects 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 papers 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. Submitted papers must follow the guidelines found on the conference website

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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 2023 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:

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.

The organization committee will review the proposals and select a limited number of demos. 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.