Vicomtech and Universidad de Castilla – La Mancha are thrilled to co-chair an invited session at the KES 2021 conference set to take place in Szczecin, Poland from the 8th to the 10th of September 2021. The session will focus Supportive Innovative Systems for the Smart, Healthy and Active Ageing at Home and in Local Community Environments (SSHLC) and a call for paper is open.

The world’s population is ageing at a fast pace and healthy ageing is becoming a top political priority globally. In line with the recently launched United Nations proposal ‘Decade for Healthy Ageing’ (2020–2030) endorsed by the World Health Organization, urgent action is needed from society in order to tackle the core demands of the population of older people. These demands include the promotion of living long and healthy lives, fostering social connectedness and participation in one’s community, preventing chronic conditions, collecting and sharing healthy-ageing data, integrating and closely coordinating health care services, and providing long-term care services in a cost-effective and sustainable manner.

In this scope, due to the future lack of carers and to the need of ensuring the sustainability of healthcare systems, there exists a great need for developing innovative support systems specifically for older adults that foster healthy and active ageing at home as well as in their local communities. Recent advances in several technical domains such as artificial intelligence, big data architectures, IoT, cybersecurity, and others are paving the way to mass adoption of personalized and user-centred monitoring or supportive interventions aiming to allow older adults to live independently as well as remain physically active and socially engaged for extended periods of time.

Call for Papers: The chairs are eager to review papers related to innovative technological advances which address the demands posed above. For more information regarding the Invited Session, please visit

If you have any questions regarding event details, please feel free to contact Kristin Rebescher at