Keynote Title: Today and Tomorrow - Can ICT Assist Learning and Living?
Keynote Lecturer: Margaret Ross
Presented on: 21/04/2016, Rome, Italy
Abstract: The presentation will consider the current and future possible developments in education, health and living from the perspectives of students, the elderly, educational establishments, organisations and governments. Various legal and ethical issues will be also considered. The changes in September 2014 to the English school curriculum relating to ICT, the introduction of Higher Apprenticeships and the need to address employers' requirements, together with the introduction of MOOCs, possibly affecting universities, will be discussed. The combination of these could lead to new developments in e-learning, including in developing countries. Some current and potential future medical developments, together with their ethical issues, will be addressed, including the Internet of Things, embedded chips and robotics. The methods to change the views of those working directly and indirectly with the elderly will be considered. These include the use of “ageing suits” to make those more aware of what it is like to be elderly. These are used by medical and care workers, and designers of clothes, goods and furniture, suitable for the disabled and the elderly. The experiences involving these and other aging equipment at Southampton Solent University will be discussed.
Conference Website: csedu.org/ and ict4ageingwell.org/
Presented at the following Conference: CSEDU, 8th International Conference on Computer Supported Education; ICT4AWE, 2nd International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health
Keynote Title: Senior Homo Digitalis
Keynote Lecturer: Hubert Österle
Presented on: 22/04/2016, Rome, Italy
Abstract: Ageing of the society is a huge challenge for the highly developed countries. Against many political promises they don´t have the resources to maintain the living standard that they are used to. Therefore many countries invest a considerable amount of money in the development of all kinds of ICT applications for independent living, esp. of senior citizens. But AAL (ambient assisted living) has not shown the expected results so far. On the other hand the ICT industry provides us with more and more digital helpers, from chat-services via service marketplaces to self driving cars. Many of these new possibilities could enhance the life of older people as well as of young people. ICT enables an unbelievable offering of new services and products. What of all that does really improve the quality of life of elderly? What are the basic desires of older people? What will their technical and most of all their social environment look like? A discipline of life engineering could be the answer of this sort of new questions. People, esp. older people, have to organize their life in an increasingly technical and complex world.
Presented at the following Conference: ICT4AWE, 2nd International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health
Conference Website: ict4ageingwell.org/
The European Project Space on Research and Applications of Information and Communication Systems chaired by Prof. Carlos Cerqueira, from Instituto Pedro Nunes - Associação para a Inovação e Desenvolvimento em Ciência e Tecnologia was held in Lisbon, Portugal on May 21st.
The present panelists that have related their experiences working in the context of different European projects were:
- Paulo Ferrão, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal and Director of the MIT-Portugal Program, Portugal
- António Cunha, Instituto Pedro Nunes - Laboratory of Automatics and Systems, Portugal
- Silvia Caneva, WIP - Renewable Energies, Germany
Keynote Title: Cloud Computing and Big Data Can Improve the Quality of Our Life
Keynote Lecturer: Victor Chang
Presented on: 21/05/2015, Lisbon, Portugal
Abstract: The rise of Cloud Computing and Big Data has played influential roles in the evolution of IT services and has made significant contributions to different disciplines. For example, there are ten services that cannot be achieved without the combined effort from Cloud Computing and Big Data techniques: They are Storage as a Service, Health Informatics as a Service, Financial Software as a Service, Business Intelligence as a Service, Education as a Service, Big Data Processing as a Service, Integration as a Service, Security as a Service, Social Network as a Service and Data Visualization as a Service (Weather Science) respectively, in which the keynote speaker will summarize the motivation, methods, results and contributions in each service. He will explain how the unique services can improve the quality of our life by understanding the complex biological and physiological science and ensuring the best approaches of treatments and actions can be adopted. These include development projects and successful deliveries in brain segmentation and learning, proteins and body defense mechanisms, tumor studies and DNA sequencing. Research and enterprise contributions to other disciplines are available which include Business Intelligence as a Service to provide accurate and up-to-date tracking of risk and prices with regard to the investment, as well as contributions for weather data visualization and forecasting to inform the general public about the consequences of the extreme weather.
Presented at the following Conferences: WEBIST, 11th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies; CLOSER, 5th International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science; ICT4AgeingWell, International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health.
Keynote Title: Developing User-centric AAL Systems
Keynote Lecturer: Juan Carlos Augusto
Presented on: 22/05/2015, Lisbon, Portugal
Abstract: More than a decade of enthusiastic development in the area of Ambient Assisted Living systems have produced a good number of systems, have thought us many lessons, has shown that there are any fascinating applications which can improve the quality of life of citizens and that there are great market opportunities linked to innovation in this area. However, market uptake is slow and not many of the system have been adopted or the results have not been as optimistic as first imagined. This keynote will examine some of the issues surrounding the development of this systems and focus on methodologies and tools which can help our community to develop systems which are more fit for purpose.