All around the world, the increasing size of the senior population combined with small population growth brings a decline in the number of people of working age who support the costs of the system, and a lack of resources to treat patients and to provide quality care. Mobile robotics is one alternative to address these issues, and is or has been addressed in large scale initiatives all around the world, such as ENRICHME (ENabling Robot and assisted living environment for Independent Care and Health Monitoring of the Elderly), RAMCIP (Robotic Assistant for MCI Patients at home) and MARIO (Managing Active and healthy aging with use of caRing servIce robots, Ireland), all three funded by the European Union H2020 Program, 2015-2018, and VIGIL-Robot, funded by AGE-WELL Network of Centres of Excellence in Canada Program). The goals of the workshop are to learn about such interdisciplinary initiatives and others, what are the lessons learned, and reflect upon what is required to make these robots move out of the labs into real applications. Issues regarding user-centered design in a socially and economically responsible fashion are also going to be addressed.
We encourage researchers to submit their work to be presented at the workshop. Contributions may address but are not limited to the following topics :
Interested authors can submit extended abstracts (2 pages) or papers (4 to 6 pages) to be presented in brief spotlight talks (2-3 min) or oral presentations (12-15 min). The manuscripts should use the IEEE two-column format available on their website in conference mode.
All submissions will be peer-reviewed and selection will be based on their originality, technical quality and clarity, and their relevance to the topic of the workshop.
The submission deadline is March, 15th 2019.
To submit your paper, please go to our EasyChair site.