IWAAL - International Workshop of Ambient Assisted Living
University of Salamanca, Spain
(10-12th June, 2009)
The Proceedings of IWAAL - International Workshop of Ambient Assisted Living are now available:
Distributed Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics, Soft Computing and Ambient Assisted Living .
Series: LNCS, Springer Verlag , Vol. 5518
Omatu, S.; Rocha, M.P.; Bravo, J.; Fernández-Riverola, F.; Corchado, E.; Bustillo, A.; Corchado, J.M. (Eds.)
2009, LII, 1304 p., Softcover ISBN: 978-3-642-02480-1
AAL aims to prolongate the time people can live in a decent way in their own home by increasing their autonomy and self-confidence, the discharge of monotonously everyday activities, to monitor and care for the elderly or ill person, to enhance the security and to save resources.
European Overview Report
IWAAL promotes the collaboration between researches in this area concentrating efforts and detecting quality of life, safety and health problems of elderly people at home. For that, Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have to be applied to accomplish peopleís independence in this environment. Also, others contexts like hospital or day centres have to be considered. Finally, proposals for supporting families and caregivers activities are very important for this workshop.
This important event will be held in Salamanca, Spain, organized by the Biomedicine, Intelligent System and Educational Technology Research Group (http://bisite.usal.es/) of the University of Salamanca and the MAmI Research Group (http://mami.uclm.es) of the University of Castilla-La Mancha.
The workshop will be organized into the 10 th International Work-Conference on Artificial Neural Networks (IWANN2009).
All papers accepted will be published in a special volume of IWANN in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS Springer-Verlag)
. IWANN is included in the ranking of the best conferences established by the Computer Science Conference Ranking
based on the "Estimated Impact of Conference (EIC)", concretely in position 55
among 620 considered (in the Artificial Intelligence field). Therefore the papers will be indexed by CiteSeer.IST, and by the organization Computing Research and Education Association (CORE).