A-HEALTH aims at bringing together leading researchers from both academia and industry to present and discuss applications of agent-based systems for Ambient Assisted Living, telemedicine and e-Health.

Within the last few years these topics has attracted huge attention due to the demographic changes of our societies. The number of elders will double over the next 30-40 years in Europe, and currently the workforce is four times larger than the retired, which will change to 2:1 in 2050. Thus healthcare expenses are exploding.

Thus, new technological solutions must be introduced for disease management, organize health information, provide care, handle daily tasks for elders and people with other disabilities. Such systems should increase self-sustainability, mobility, quality-of-life, infrastructures, etc. of patients and assisted persons. Systems are often integrated into the immediate personal environment of the assisted person, and the systems should adapt to the user rather than aiming for general solutions. So individual preferences and needs are crucial for the success, and there is a need for technologies that can acts independently on behalf of their user or support the user during daily activities and disease management. Agents are a natural approach both in concept, methodology, and implementation tools for such systems, due to the focus of individuality and the need of systems that autonomously can act intelligent in various settings.


E-Health, Ambient Assisted Living, Multi-Agent System, Smart-home systems, Sensor networks


Specific topics for this workshop include, but are not limited to; agents and agent technologies applied in the following domains (application areas) targeting elders and disabled:

  • Ambient assisted living
  • Assistive technologies
  • Telemedicine
  • e-Health
  • Infrastructures for Health (EHRs, PMRs)
  • Independent living
  • Pervasive/ubiquitous computing
  • Mobile computing
  • Home monitoring systems
  • Social inclusion / social networks
  • Smart-home systems
  • Sensor networks
  • Locations based services
  • Telemedicine
  • Robotics

Agents and agent technologies include, but are not limited to:

  • Architectures
  • Methodologies
  • Agent platforms
  • Interaction mechanisms
  • Ontologies
  • Deliberative models
  • Learning
  • Trust and privacy
  • Perception principles


Organizing Committee

  • Kasper Hallenborg - University of Southern Denmark (Denmark)
  • Sylvain Giroux (Chair) - Université de Sherbrooke (Canada)

Program Committee

  • Kasper Hallenborg (Chair) - University of Southern Denmark (Denmark)
  • Sylvain Giroux (Chair) - Université de Sherbrooke (Canada)
  • Juan M. Corchado - University of Salamanca (Spain)
  • Javier Bajo - Technical University of Madrid (Spain)
  • Juan F. De Paz - University of Salamanca (Spain)
  • Sara Rodríguez - University of Salamanca (Spain)
  • Valerie Camps - University Paul Sabatier of Toulouse (France)
  • Cristian I. Pinzón - Technical University of Panama (Panama)
  • Sigeru Omatu - Osaka Institute of Technology (Japan)
  • Paulo Novais - University of Minho (Portugal)
  • Luis F. Castillo - University of Caldas (Colombia)
  • Florentino Fernandez - University of Vigo (Spain)
  • Belén Pérez Lancho - University of Salamanca (Spain)
  • Jesús García Herrero - University Carlos III of Madrid (Spain)
  • Helena Lindgren - University of Umea (Sweden)
  • Goretti Marreiros - Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto (Portugal)
  • Gaetano Carmelo La Delfa - University of Catania (Italy)
  • Tiancheng Li - Northwestern Polytechnical University (China)


Kasper Hallenborg

Sylvain Giroux