Affect and Behaviour Related Assistance in Support for the Elderly

Affect and Behaviour Related Assistance in Support for the Elderly

23-25 June 2009, Samos, Greece

Workshop in the framework of the 3rd International Conference on Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments – PETRA

Workshop Theme

The second workshop of this kind will continue the interesting debate of ideas and solutions for supporting elderly people in their daily environment with technologies respecting and taking into account cognitive, emotional, and behavioural aspects of the person.
The need for inclusiveness and independent self-managed life in the home environment requires novel techniques for detecting situations in which assistance or attention is needed, as well as for the assistance itself. Technologically, it requires specific interaction methods, suitable presentation of information, adequate sensing techniques and appropriately communicative and assistive devices.
This workshop wants to provide a platform for researchers and product developers alike to exchange and propose new ideas, discuss novel technologies and approaches, and not least to show latest developments and project results.

Call for Papers

We particularly solicit contributions on the following subjects:


Submissions should be in ACM style format and will be accepted as either full paper (8 pages) or short paper (4 pages). For Latex and MS Word templates please go to
Submissions are to be done through the workshop’s submissions page.
For any questions please contact the workshop chairs.

Important Dates

Paper Submission Deadline: March 1, 2010 (extended)
Paper Acceptance Notification: March 10, 2010
Camera Ready Paper Deadline: April 15, 2010

Proceedings Information

Accepted papers will be presented at the workshop and published in the Proceedings of the PETRA 2010 Conference. ACM will be the publisher of these proceedings, which will be a volume in the ACM International Conference Proceedings Series in the ACM Digital Library. Extended versions of selected papers will be invited for a special issue of Springer’s Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces.

Workshop Chairs

Christian Peter, Fraunhofer IGD Rostock, Germany,
Gerald Bieber, Fraunhofer IGD Rostock, Germany
Kostas Karpouzis, ICCS/NTUA Athens, Greece,