We are pleased to announce the 1st Dem@Care Summer School on Ambient Assisted Living (DemAAL 2013) 16-20 September 2013, Chania, Crete, Greece.

The DemAAL summer school is primarily intended for postgraduate (PhD or MSc) students, postdocs and young researchers investigating clinical and technical aspects related to Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) technologies for remote health management, ageing well and independent living. Leading researchers from academia and industry will cover theoretical and practical aspects pertinent to pervasive and ubiquitous computing technologies for Ambient Intelligence (AmI) applications, while special focus will be given on the role and opportunities of such technologies for dementia management.

Lecture material will be augmented with hands-on practical sessions. Participants will be provided with electronic versions of all programme lectures and all necessary tools and environments for the hands-on sessions. PC access with all tools pre-installed will be available on site as well. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to present their work and obtain feedback during a dedicated poster session intended to further facilitate interactions and the exchange of ideas.


– Dementia and ICT for staging, enablement, and support
– Wearable and pervasive computing
– Sensor networks
– Sensor correlation and fusion
– Context modelling
– Activity monitoring and recognition
– Semantic Complex Event Processing
– Contextual reasoning in AmI
– Assistive technologies for cognitive support and wellbeing
– Video & voice-based analytics for symptomatic assessment of dementia


– Assist. Prof. Panagiotis Bamidis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
– Prof. Jenny Benoit-Pineau (University of Bordeaux 1, France)
– Prof. Claudio Bettini (University of Milan, Italy)
– Dr. Antonis Bikakis (University College London, UK)
– Dr.  Francois Bremond (INRIA Sophia Antipolis, France)
– Dr. Ceyhun Burak Akgül (Vistek Isra Vision)
– Prof. Cem Ersoy (Boğaziçi University, Turkey)
– Dr. Kate Irving-Lupton (Dublin City University, Ireland)
– Dr. Laura Klaming (Philips Research, The Netherlands)
– Prof. Chris Nugent (University of Ulster, UK)
– Assoc. Prof. Mounir Mokhtari (CNRS/Institut Mines-Téléxom, France)
– Prof. Adrian Paschke (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany)
– Dr. Daniel Rogen (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
– Prof. Stefan Sävenstedt (Luleå University of Technology, Sweden)
– Prof. Alan Smeaton (Dublin City University, Ireland)
– Dr. Alex Sorin (IBM Research Haifa, Israel)
– Prof. Kåre Synnes (Luleå University of Technology, Sweden)
– Prof. Magda Tsolaki (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)


– Ceyhun Burak Akgül (Vistek Isra Vision)
– Stamatia Dasiopoulou (Centre for Research and Technology Hellas)
– Kate Irving-Lupton (Dublin City University)
– Athina Kokonozi (Centre for Research and Technology Hellas)
– Yiannis Kompatsiaris (Centre for Research and Technology Hellas)
– Erik Schuijers (Philips Research)


The application procedure can be found  at http://mklab.iti.gr/demaal2013/registration.
The deadline for applications is May 30th, 2013. After notification of acceptance to the Summer School (June 12th, 2013), registration will open and should be completed by June 26th, 2013.
The summer school fee, including accommodation, meals and social events is 450 €.


The summer school will be held in Chania, Crete, at the Conference Center of MAICh. For more information about Chania, transportation and accommodation please visit http://mklab.iti.gr/demaal2013/venue.