From August 23rd to August 26th 2017 the IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence (WI) takes place in Leipzig, Germany.
In the context of this conference we are (co)organizing a special session on „Information Technologies for Enhanced Urban Participation of Seniors“.
The rapid development of information technologies pushes forwards almost all facets of our lives. High number of various data with a different levels of complexity such as Big Data, Small Data and traces can be acquired and collected from multiple sources starting from small mobile devices and ending up to the internet. Sufficient analysis of this data could enormously contribute to the extraction of highly relevant personalized information. Thus bioparameters, locations, the usage of devices, the consumer behavior and the social live of each one individual can be analyzed, monitored and supported. This knowledge can be utilized in an outstanding manner to enhance the participation of seniors at the urban life and to impact decisively the creation of new solutions to the aging society problems.
One possibility to achieve such solutions is built on the human-technique-interaction with individual or connected in networks smart urban objects, which can have an additional web information interface. Another possibility to support seniors could be the development of devices and software, which improve the safety in the urban room and make their lives more independent in that way.
All this solutions require innovative concepts integrating knowledge from different disciplines e.g. Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, Social Science, Elderly Care and Health. Furthermore, new classes of smart devices reliably functioning outside in the urban space should be developed and organized in networks. Human-centered computing algorithms, systems and activities allowing an adaptation to the age-related personal characteristics and disabilities need to be elaborated. Finally, corresponding IT-infrastructures operating in the entire urban room should be established.
For the special session we invite contributions (regular or short papers) in the areas of Data Science, Human-Centric Computing, as well as Network Science related to solutions for seniors within urban regions/private homes. The deadline for submissions is May 1st 2017.