Third International Workshop on Gerontechnology
University of Malaga 22 September
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collocated with the CEDI Conference


In most parts of the world, over the past 50 years, socio-economic development has been accompanied by large falls in fertility and equal increases in life expectancy. This phenomenon has led to a rapidly aging population around the world.

Increasing life expectancy presents many opportunities to individuals as well as the communities they live in. Older people can contribute to society in many different ways. However, the scope of these opportunities and the contributions will depend heavily on the health of these elder. In most developed countries, elders live their last years of life in relative good health. Although it is also true that many of the elderly suffer or are at risk of suffering cognitive and physical difficulties.

In the coming years, ensuring that the elders can enjoy the best possible health conditions will be one of the biggest social challenges. Addressing this challenge will require knowledge over the elderly life, the management of this knowledge, the provision of concrete and swift responses to their problems, etc.

Technology can be leveraged for assuring an improved quality of life for the elders.


In the Third International Workshop on Gerontechnology we welcome papers around the following themes:

  • Use of technology to improve functional ability and promote healthy aging.
  • Health interventions to support caregivers of elderly people.
  • The effectiveness of public health initiatives and clinical interventions for prevent, reverse or mitigate decreases in physical and mental abilities.
  • Solutions for active aging, social integration and self-care.
  • Monitoring and management of chronic and non-chronic diseases in ambient assisted living.
  • Learning, Training and Coaching systems to promote healthy life in ambient assisted living environments.
  • Smart homes and sensor networks for ambient assisted living.
  • Context-Awareness in ambient assisted living environments.
  • Use of context and location information in user interfaces.
  • Elderly nutrition
  • Health, wellness and disease monitoring.
  • Knowledge management for health: context, cognition, behavior and user modeling.
  • Health ecosystems: frameworks, models and methodologies.
  • Smarts technologies and algorithms for Health.


Smart Cities
Cloud Computing
Big Data
Semantic Technologies


Workshop Papers Submission
June 2, 2020
Paper Acceptance Notifications
July 2, 2020
Camera Ready
July 31, 2020
Workshop September 22, 2020


José García-Alonso

University of Extremadura, Spain.

César Fonseca

University of Évora, Portugal.


Carlos Canal

University of Málaga, Spain.



    We are in the process of negotiation with Springer to publish all accepted works (full and short papers) in a Springer volume as last years (this volume still undetermined). Submitted papers must be formatted in accordance to the information for Springer authors. More info here.

    At least one author of each accepted submission must register and present the work during the corresponding session.

    The following types of submissions are accepted:

  • Full research papers with a maximum length of 12 pages, including references and appendices.
  • Short papers and position papers with a maximum length of 6 pages, including references and appendices.
  • Abstracts with a maximum length of 300 words.

  • To send articles, please you the following URL:

    Authors should consult Springer's authors' guidelines and use their proceedings templates, either for LaTeX or for Word, for the preparation of their papers. Springer encourages authors to include their ORCIDs in their papers. In addition, the corresponding author of each paper, acting on behalf of all of the authors of that paper, must complete and sign a Consent-to-Publish form, through which the copyright for their paper is transferred to Springer.


    The workshop will be held in Málaga (Spain) on 22 September 2020. Registration for this event is free. One of the authors should complete the registration. The form is located here.

    Important information: at least one author of each accepted paper must register at the workshop and present his/her work during the sessions.


    22 September

    The workshop will be held on September 22 in University of Málaga (Málaga), collocated with the CEDI Conference. Specifically, at the E.T.S.I Informática (red marker on the map). The room reserved for the workshop is the Aula 2.0.2B. This room has a capacity of 60 mobile tables, plus a cannon. It is already updated in the map of classrooms with the name GERT.

    5,6 October

    Another edition of this workshop will be held on 5,6 October in University of Évora (Portugal). Specifically, at the Escola Superior de Enfermagem São João de Deus. More information in this link:


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