• AAL Forum 2017

  • 2-4 October, 2017
  • Coimbra, Portugal
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CALL FOR POSTERS

The poster session at the AAL Forum 2017 will provide an opportunity to present your latest results, ongoing research projects and innovative work in progress. Posters give authors and participants the chance to connect with each other and to engage in discussions about their work. They are also a fantastic way to present complex research concepts in a more accessible and easily digestible format.

The poster session will be structured so that contributions are grouped into four main topics. These thematic areas derive from the AAL Forum’s overarching themes, one to four, explained below:

Theme 1: AAL’S CONTRIBUTION TO THE EUROPEAN STRATEGY ON ACTIVE AGEING

This theme aims to present how the main European Initiatives (e.g. EIT Health, EIP-AHA, AAL Association) are implementing action incentives related to Active Assisted Living, and how they are aligning their strategies to leverage Europe’s competitiveness in that domain.

Theme 2: DEPLOYMENT OF AAL SOLUTIONS: INNOVATIVE FINANCIAL MODELS

This theme aims to present two complementary perspectives that are influencing the incorporation of AAL Solutions: the first is how Governments perceive the importance of AAL Solutions and subsequently how they are embedding these in the national health and social care systems (macro approach); and on the other hand, how the regional authorities, municipalities and service providers (micro approach), perceive the value of AAL Solutions and subsequently, how these are introduced in daily operations.

Posters in this theme can include topics such as: Good practices of Pre-Commercial Procurements (PCP) and Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions (PPI); Shared savings model; PPPs as an innovative financial models; Large companies interested in broadening their scope; Risk investment (nonprofit and for-profit ventures); Time banks; Regulatory aspects and others related with innovative financial models to deploy AAL Solutions.

Theme 3: INCREASING THE ADOPTION OF AAL SOLUTIONS

This theme aims to understand ways to achieve the adoption of AAL Solutions by focusing on the identification of the gap between user needs and AAL Solutions. It is important that AAL projects follow and understand the processes and activities that add value to the product and services, in order to meet the customers needs and expectations. The proposed workshop are expected to explore every step of this journey, looking for common reasons of rejection and adoption.

Posters in this theme could include topics such as: Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs – which needs are AAL solutions addressing; Biodesign – How to identify user needs (primary, secondary and tertiary end-users); Basic requirements of primary, secondary and tertiary end-users ( e.g. Digital literacy, ethical aspects or Interoperability); The perceived value and price elasticity of AAL Solutions.

Theme 4: ENHANCING IMPACT OF AAL PROJECTS

This theme aims to learn from the previous experience of successful cases, answering the question, “If our project started today, what we would do differently?”. It will also address relevant inherent indicators to increase the impact of future AAL Solutions, taking into consideration good practice procedures from past experiences and AAL projects.

Sessions in this theme could include topics such as: Improving technical and exploitation approaches to meet user expectations in AAL (How define better pilots for AAL projects; Evaluation methodologies; Indicators; How to define the number of users to involve in the pilot ; Relevant outputs to prove the value of the new solution comparing with the current approaches); Requirements for data protection in different countries and markets; good practices, experiences and methodologies.

If you are interested in publishing your contributions at the AAL Forum 2017 proceedings, you are invited to apply your poster rational until 15th August 2017. The result of your application will be sent by email. In this reply e-mail, you will also receive the guidelines to submit your final poster.

Also note that the publication of your contribution at the AAL Forum 2017 is conditioned by the actual presentation of your contribution in the poster session during the event.

Please note that for poster presentations you need to register on the AAL Forum 2017 website until 1st of September at: http://www.aalforum.eu/registration/

We really appreciate you can providing us with this information in due time.

By accepting this deadline you will be giving us the opportunity to ensure a complete schedule is ready and settled for the Forum in time.