Welcome to AI*AAL.it 2018

Welcome to AI*AAL.it 2018

Fourth Italian Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Ambient Assisted Living

Trento, Italy, November 20th – 23th, 2018 – Co-located with AI*IA 2018

Increased life expectancy is an achievement of the modern society in OECD Countries (and recently in developing countries) thanks to the technological progress in health, living places and quality of food. The aggregate consequence of the prolongation of the life-time span is the growth of an ageing society, testified by several demographic studies. The study of the consequences of an ageing society on the future of social living had recently been considered by large world institutions (UN, EU), which addressed and designed programs for social and technological development taking in account the impact of the ageing society in the future of the world.

Within this framework, hot-topics have been identified, such as “prolonging independent living”, “aging well” or “social inclusion”. Several initiatives all over the world took care of these aspects focusing on the problem of developing a new generation of innovative technologies to face an ageing society and its growing needs. One of the most consolidated programs is known as Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) Joint Programme promoted by the European Commission, together with the topic “active and healthy aging” also supported by the H2020 research area that recently also launched a call on Adaptive smart working and living environments supporting active and healthy ageing.

In this scenario, Artificial Intelligence (AI) methods and techniques have and will have a pivotal role, due to the advanced goals of the discipline and its inner cross-disciplinary attitude, in order to deliver innovative and impacting results and related technologies. Facing the problems of an ageing society requires a cross-disciplinary approach, too. The development of new AI-based solutions to support and help older adults to cope with the changes of aging and cognitive decline represents one of the most advanced ICT areas in the AI field. Robotics, Assistive Technology for Cognition, Sensor-based Monitoring Systems, Compensation Systems, Road Security, Continuous Learning and Navigation Supports for in-and-outdoor Systems are the fields where AI may challenge its solutions and contribute to innovative technological changes.


Workshop Organizers

Stefania Bandini

Gabriella Cortellessa

Andrea Gorrini

Filippo Palumbo


History

This workshop is the seventh event organized by the AI and Ageing Society working group.
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