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E-coaching for Active and Healthy Aging - CAHA 2018

22 - 23 March, 2018 - Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

In conjunction with the 4th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - ICT4AWE 2018


Evdokimos Konstantinidis
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Medical School, Lab of Medical Physics
Brief Bio
Evdokimos I. Konstantinidis received the Diploma in electronic engineering from the Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, in 2004, the M.Sc. degree in medical informatics in 2008 from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and the Ph.D in medical informatics in 2008 from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. His current research interests lie predominately in the area of Medical Informatics, particularly with respect to people with special needs and especially elderly. Recent research interests focus on intervention for elderly in the field of exergaming. He has authored more than 30 publications in various international peer-reviewed journals and conferences.
Panagiotis D. Bamidis
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece & Leeds Institute of Medical Education, University of Leeds
United Kingdom
Brief Bio
Panagiotis Bamidis is currently Assoc. Prof. in the Lab of Medical Physics, Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He has founded and has been leading four research groups, namely, in Medical Education Informatics, in Assistive Technologies and Silver Science, in Applied and Affective Neuroscience, and in Health Services Research. In the last 7 years, he has been the co-ordinator of five large European projects (;;,, as well as the principal investigator for a number of national and international funded projects. His publication record consists of more than 90 international refereed journal papers, and over 330 international peer reviewed conference papers, as well as several book chapters / edited conference proceedings volumes and over some 1200 citations (h-index>20). In addition, he has been acting as a referee in more than 30 journals, and as Guest Editor in some 25 journal special issues. He is a member of the Editorial Board in 5 journals and Associate Editor in the prestigious series of JMIR journals. He is the President of the Hellenic Biomedical Technology Society (ELEBIT), a member of the Administration Boards of the Greek Federation of Alzheimer’s Associations and Related Disorders, the Greek AeroSpace & Space Medicine Research Association, a member of the Life Sciences Division of the International Academy of Astronautics and past member of the Innovation Zone of Thessaloniki, Greece. He is/has been the Chairman/Organiser of nine international conferences (iSHIMR2001, iSHIMR2005, MEDICON2010, GASMA2010, SAN2011, MEI2012, ???2015, SAN2016, CBMS2017) and several national Biomedical Technology conferences. He is the Conference Producer of the Medical Education Informatics Conference and associated Spring/Summer School Series in Internet Sharing Technologies and Open Data. He is a visiting scientist at Karolinska Institute, Sweden. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Open Knowledge Foundation and a founding member of Chapter Greece. In 2009, he was awarded the Prize of the AUTH Research Committee for the Best Track Record in funded research projects among AUTH young academic staff. In 2015, he was awarded the title of the Honorary Professor of Karaganda State Medical University, Kazakhstan, as well as the Pospelov Medal for his contributions to Medical Education development by the same University. His research interests are within technology enhanced learning in Medical Education (web2.0, semantic web and open linked data, serious games, virtual patients, PBL and scenario based learning, learning analytics), Affective and Applied Neuroscience, Affective and Physiological Computing, multimodal interaction and HCI, Health Information Management, Bio-medical Informatics with emphasis on neurophysiological sensing, signal analysis, and imaging of human emotions. He is also actively researching Assistive Technologies for Active and Healthy Ageing, as well as, special education/developmental disorders, and silvergaming/exergaming/silver-science and the associated use of semantic technologies and IoT. Since 2012 he has established LLM Care ecosystem (, the business exploitation of the LLM project, which is a candidate reference site of the EIP-on-AHA. In 2013 he established the Active and Healthy Ageing Living Lab in Thessaloniki (ThessAHALL; which in 2016 became an adherent member of the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL). 


The scope of the workshop is to bring together the latest advances, experiences, findings, running projects and developments related to the emerged e-coaching approaches including but not limited to seniors' behavior smart sensing towards supporting and empowering them for adopt healthier lifestyles and improving health.

Topics of Interest
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Emerging technologies for tangible and emotional User Interface
  • e-coaching applications for personalised advice, guidance and follow-up for key age related issues
  • Emotional, behavioural, contextual and indoor activity recognition
  • e-coaching applications to address physical and cognitive exercise promotion
  • Guidance and follow-up user profile building for risk avoidance, preventive measures and nutrition
  • Guidance and follow-up for lifestyle and social participation


Paper Submission: January 22, 2018 (expired)
Authors Notification: January 25, 2018 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: February 2, 2018 (expired)


Available soon.


Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the workshop program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library (
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).


ICT4AWE Workshops - CAHA 2018