GoodBrother Workshop on Privacy aware and acceptable solutions for AAL (PrivAw)


One major concern in any development for AAL lies in the claim for responsible research and the consideration of ethical, legal and social implications of technology development. At a time in which technology developments - fostered by the huge and tremendously fast evolving innovations through modern information and communication technologies – enter private spheres and come into close contact with individual, private, and intimate activities, it is a mandatory claim that any technology development should be carefully developed and balanced within societal, cultural and individual values, and norms. This workshop aims at collecting and discussing AAL solutions, projects and research.


The aim of PrivAw is to bridge the knowledge gap between users’ requirements and the appropriate and secure use of AAL technologies to deliver effective and supportive care to older adults managing their health and wellbeing. PrivAw will seek to increase awareness and understanding of the context-specific ethical, legal, privacy and societal issues necessary to implement AAL systems across hospital, home and community settings, in a manner that protects and reassures users; outputs will stimulate the development of a new research perspective for constructively addressing privacy-aware AAL solutions for assisted living.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to

  • Privacy aware technologies
  • Responsible Research for the elderly
  • Fair systems
  • Legal requirements and privacy issues for data collection and processing in care
  • Privacy by Design and by Context
  • User acceptance criteria for AAL
  • GDPR requirements of AAL solutions
  • Best practices for interdisciplinary collaborations between Law, IT, Care and/or Sociology
  • Awareness and understanding of context-specific ethical, legal, privacy and societal issues

Workshop Organizers

Martin Kampel
Vienna University of Technology, Computer Vision Lab, Austria

Sara Colantonio
Institute of Information Science and Technologies of the National Research Council of Italy

Francisco Florez
University of Alicante, Spain