Wednesday the 15th of September


Track F
Track Chairs: Saied Tazari, Fraunhofer IGD/Ad van Berlo, Smart Homes, The Netherlands/ PeterWintlev-Jensen, Head of Sector,European Commission


To investigate the role of standards and platforms in coping withthe challenge of interoperability in AAL as well as theobstacles to their wider adoption by technologyproviders


Technology,Platforms Standards, Interoperability


F1: Technical standards for AAL:
Achivements andobstacles


In the spirit of the main question in Track F, the presentations inthis session introduce different standardization efforts related toAAL. They will provide an overview of the specific fields ofactivity and the important achievements to date while addressingany obstacles encountered on the way of wider adoption inRTD.

Concludingdiscussions planned inSession F5.


Chair:Michael Stru?bin, Continua HealthAlliance

Luca Odetti.pdf, ALLIANCE, Fratronic:The AAL StandardizationScene

Thomas Norgall.pdf, Vice FraunhoferAAL Alliance: Interoperabiltiy Standards for AAL andPersonal HealthApplications – the Role of CEN TC251 /WGIV

Rick Cnossen.pdf, President and Chairman of the Board ofDirectors, Continua Health Alliance

Robert Stegwee.pdf, Prof.dr., HL7International: Standardsthat make interoperability a reality in healthcare

Stefan Ohlsson.pdf, IBM Nordic: Open HealthTools


Thursday the 16th of September


F2: Major AAL platform projects: achievements andobstacles


The presentations deal with the question of how the AAL JointProgramme can use and transfer experience fromthe major FP platform projects. Hence, the presentationsnot only give anoverview of the exploitable results from those projects butalso discuss howthe effective transfer of results could work and which barriersthe projects see in this Each ofthe invited EU-IST-FP projects (HYDRA, I2Home, MPOWER, NetCarity, OASIS, PERSONA, SOPRANO) will have a presentation. Concludingdiscussion planned in sessionF5.


Chair: Sergio Guillen, Dr., ITACA,@Universidad Politécnica deValencia

Reiner Wichert, Dr. Ing., Fraunhofer AALAlliance: Why has the AALcommunity not yet arrived to viable businessmodels

Atta Badii.pdf, Prof., University of Reading & MarioHoffmann, Head of Department,

Fraunhofer Institute (SIT, Munich & Darmstadt): Hydra Middleware Platformfor

Secure Semantic Interoperability of Sensor Networks to support AAL,Smart Energy, Security and MobilityManagement

Jan Alexandersson, DFKI GmbH: i2home

Petr Kremen, Czech Technical University inPrague: NetCarity


F3: Major AAL platform projects: achievements andobstacles


Continuationof session F2


Chair: Sergio Guillen, Dr., ITACA,@Universidad Politécnica deValencia

Sten Hanke.pdf, AIT – Austrian Institute of Technology:MPOWER – challenges and op­portunities

Pilar Sala Soriano, ITACA: Open Architecture for Accessible Services Integration andStandardisation: The OASIS project approach

Juan Pablo Lazaro.pdf, TSB: PERSONA: ambient intelligence distributed platform for the deliveryof AAL Services

Elena Avatangelou, EXODUS S.A.:SOPRANO


F4: UniversAAL – Consolidation, OpenSource, & Community Building


As shown in the sessions F2 and F3, the production of softwareinfrastructures supporting AAL has been the core topic of a numberof EU projects. The legacy of these projects should not be allowedto die after the end of the projects; rather, their furthermaturation should be promoted and supported. With the goal toachieve this, universAAL, an FP7project started in February 2010, is applying different pro­cessesand tools: A consolidation process of existing architecturaldesigns in order to converge to a common reference architecture; anopen source reference imple­mentation of a consolidated platformbased on such reference architecture; and a consensus buildingprocess to be carried forward by a large community composed ofrepresentatives of AAL stakeholders. In this session, these toolsand processes will be introduced briefly. Concludingdiscussions planned inSession F5..



Chair: Reiner Wichert, Dr. Ing., Fraunhofer AALAlliance

Joe Gorman.pdf, SINTEF ICT: universAAL – The project

Saied Tazari, Fraunhofer IGD: Consolidation: The technical approach in universAAL

Francesco Furfari, Dr., ISTI-CNR: The AAL Open Association

Stefano Chessa Dr.,ISTI-CNR: The EvAAL project – Evaluating AALSystems Through Competitive Benchmarking


Friday the 17th of September


F5: Concluding Discussions


The idea is to use this session to further discuss the issuesaddressed in the previous four sessions (the chairs of thissession, as the moderators of the discussions, are responsible togather them all): Discuss to which extent the

universAAL approach could be promising for coping with the challengesaddressed in F1 to F3; which advices can be given to universAAL on its way towards its goals; whichcomplementary arrangements could be added to the agenda ofEU-IST-FP and AAL-JP?


Chairs: Ad van Berlo, Smart Homes, TheNetherlands & Joe Gorman, SINTEF ICT


Niels Boye, AAL Joint Programme CMU

Sergio Guillen, Dr., ITACA,@Universidad Politécnica deValencia

Gaby Lenhart, Senior Research Officer,ESTI

Reiner Wichert, Dr. Ing., Fraunhofer AALAlliance

Mario Romao, Continua HealthAlliance

Peter Wintlev-Jensen, Head of Sector,European Commission