AI* Workshop Program

AI* Workshop Program

22nd November 2018

11:00 - 11:15Welcome and Introduction
11:15 - 11:45Invited Talk - Active Ageing and Neural Decay Prevention: new Roles for Enactive Artificial Intelligence
Stefania Bandini

Abstract. The main aim of the talk is to present innovative roles of Enactive Artificial Intelligence for neural decay prevention in the active ageing framework. After a brief introduction to the problem of neural decay prevention through benchmark examples, the enactive artificial intelligence approach will be illustrated. Then, the case of new innovative enaction-based technologies producing binaural sounds will be showed as example of music therapy for neural stimulation to prevent decay. Finally, some production of synthetic music based on complex discrete systems will be presented.

Stefania Bandini

Stefania Bandini - PhD in Computer Science, Full Professor of Computer Science at the University of Milano-Bicocca (ITALY). Fellow at The University of Tokyo - RCAST, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (JAPAN). Director of the CSAI - Complex Systems & Artificial Intelligence Research Center and Director of the PhD School in Computer Science at the Department of Computer Science, Systems and Communication (University of Milano-Bicocca). International Delegate of the Rector for Japan. Delegate for Internationalization at the PhD School of the University of Milano-Bicocca. Main research interests: Artificial Intelligence, Discrete Dynamical Systems, Crowd Simulation, AI-based technologies for the Ageing Society.

From 2009 she extended her research activity in the field of the impact of ICT on the Ageing Society as co-funder of the SWAS (Series of Workshop on the Ageing Society – Tokyo) initiative and as principal Investigator of the following international and national projects: ALIAS (High Education in the Ageing Society, 2010-2015); LONGEVICITY (Social Inclusion of the Elderly through Walkability, 2018-2020) funded by Fondazione CARIPLO; coordinator of the Research Unit of the national projects: ABILITY (Telerehabilitation. Research Unit Regione Lombardia, Progetto di Ricerca Industriale e Sviluppo Sperimentale nel Settore delle Smart Cities and Communities, Regione Lombardia, Milano, Italy). She chaired several International Summer Schools in the field: “Ageing Society and Technology: Systems, Theories, Practices” (Ascoli Piceno Sept 2010); “Modeling and simulation of complex systems: the case of crowds and pedestrians dynamics and issues on elder people behaviors”, (Lake Como School of Advanced Studies, Como, Sept 2013); "The Complexity of the Ageing Society: Research and Technological Challenges" (Lake Como School of Advanced Studies, Como, Sept 2015); "Advances in Collective Intelligence: Crowds, Big-data and Community Resilience", Como (ITALY), Sept 2017. She is co-founder and Chair of the Working Group "Artificial Intelligence for an Aging Society" of the Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence, chairing the annual Workshop from 2010.

11:45 - 12:45Invited Talk - BioRobotics research topics for healthy living and active ageing
Filippo Cavallo

Abstract. Nowadays ICT and robotic technologies are experimenting an increasing number of opportunities to be exploited in several scenarios of daily living. Particularly, the integration of Robotics, Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence is an interesting approach that enables the possibility to design and develop new frontiers in personalized and precision medicine, cognitive frailty and cooperative robotics. In this context, this talk aims to present the main results in the development of BioRobotics solutions aiming to face bioengineering challenges in 1) objective assessment in Parkinson disease, 2) objective neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation in Mild Cognitive Impairment, and 3) physical and cognitive stimulation and rehabilitation in cognitive frailty. The development of wearable sensors for fine biomechanical analysis of movement, combined with artificial intelligence techniques is, for example, at the base of creating a framework to objectively quantify the UPDRS scores in Parkinson and identify challenging opportunities in early diagnosis and therapy control. Similarly, the use of these technologies is also increasing in MCI neuropsychological assessment, for example in the development of tools able to combine physical exercise and traditional cognitive test. Finally, social robotics highlights another fundamental scientific problem in cognitive human robot interaction, aiming to develop cognitive models for robots and understanding human mental models of robots. In this context, perception capabilities of robots could be achieved through emotion and gesture recognition, combined with supervised or unsupervised approaches. Interestingly, social robotics plays an important role, not only for pure human robot interaction, but also for bioengineering applications, as demonstrated by the fact that a substantial part of research work in this area deals with treatment of children with ASD or elderly with mild cognitive impairments.

Filippo Cavallo

Filippo Cavallo, MScEE, PhD in BioEngineering, is assistant professor at the BioRobotics Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy, and head and scientific responsible of the Assistive Robotics Lab. His research objectives are to promote and evaluate novel service robotics for active and healthy ageing, to identify and validate disruptive healthcare paradigms for neurodegenerative and chronic diseases and to optimize the management of working life for improving efficiency, security and QoL of workers in industrial settings. The main scientific and technological challenges concern social robotics, human robot interaction, wearable sensors, Internet of Things and artificial intelligence for robot companion and healthcare applications. He participated in various National and European projects, is currently principal investigator of the DAPHNE Project about Parkinson disease and scientific responsible for SSSA of ACCRA, Capsula, Corsa, Domo4Lab, IN4Wood Projects and is author of various papers on conferences and ISI journals.
Finally, from February 04, 2016, he is Founder and Chief Scientific and Operation Officer of the Spin-Off Company Co-Robotics srl (, working on the design and production of robotic and ICT solutions.


Lunch Break
16:30 - 17:00Towards Flexible Assistive Robots Using Artificial Intelligence
Amedeo Cesta, Gabriella Cortellessa, Andrea Orlandini, and Alessandro Umbrico
17:00 - 17:30Dynamic Decision Support System for Personalised Coaching to Support Active Ageing
Silvia Orte, Paula Subías, Laura Fernández, Alfonso Mastropietro, Simone Porcelli, Giovanna Rizzo, Noemí Boqué, Sabrina Guye, Christina Röcke, Giuseppe Andreoni, Antonino Crivello, and Filippo Palumbo

23rd November 2018

09:30 - 10:00Self-Management of Complex Chronic Patients: Needs and A Proposal
Eloisa Vargiu, Juan Manuel Fernández, Mauricio Gonzales-Gonzales, Juan Manuel Morales-Garzón, Kitiara Prunera-Moreda, and Felip Miralles
10:00 - 10:30Patient Engagement: Theoretical and Heuristic Approaches for Supporting the Clinical Practice
Italo Zoppis, Riccardo Dondi, Sara Manzoni, and Giancarlo Mauri
10:30 - 11:00Elderly Walkability Index through GIS: Towards Advanced AI-based Simulation Models
Andrea Gorrini and Stefania Bandini
Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:00Walkability Assessment for the Elderly Through Simulations: The LONGEVICITY Project
Stefania Bandini, Luca Crociani, Andrea Gorrini, Katsuhiro Nishinari, and Giuseppe Vizzari
12:00 - 12:30ExPLoRAA: An Intelligent Tutoring System for Active Ageing in (Flexible) Time and Space
Amedeo Cesta, Gabriella Cortellessa, Riccardo De Benedictis, and Francesca Fracasso