QUality of LifE Support SysTem for People sufferIng from COgNitive impairments or Intellectual Disabilities (QUESTION)


With an increasingly growing population in Europe, cognitive impairments are a major social and health issue. People suffering from dementia, Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s diseases have many problems to manage alone and require special care services. In addition, people with intellectual disabilities (ID) encounter several problems regarding the interaction with their environment in terms of their daily needs, activities and communication.


The workshop will focus on novel technologies that aim to enhance the quality of daily living, by introducing creative, innovative holistic solutions to extend autonomy of people affected by these diseases. Such systems should automatically recognize health emergencies using smart sensors and wearables, provide appropriate notifications to the responsible caregivers, support interaction using a specialized voice menu of instructions, enable social interactions and provide information as well as entertainment, including creative and educational activities, through specialized learning programs.

Organizational Details

This workshop intends to bring together researchers from various scientific domains relevant to this multidisciplinary field of research. Results from the TeNDER EU funded project and QuaLiSID EU/Greek co-funded will be presented along with research contributions from the broader research community. Indicative research areas of interest include, but are not limited to, are:

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to

  • Reasoning Systems and Machine Learning,
  • Large scale piloting mechanisms,
  • Human-Centered Computing Gesture and Motion Tracking,
  • Wearable Computing and Devices,
  • Sensor networks for pervasive health care,
  • Mobile and wireless technologies,
  • Serious Games and Gamification for cognitive assessment, training and communication,
  • Behavior monitoring systems and Behavior Change Support Systems (BCSS),
  • Technologies for independent senior living,
  • Virtual Assistants and Intelligent assistive environments,
  • Social impact of pervasive technologies,
  • Accessibility and Personalization

Workshop Organizers

Nicholas Vretos
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas - CERTH, Greece

Vassilis Solachidis
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas - CERTH, Greece

Nikos Grammalidis
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas - CERTH, Greece

Federico Alvarez
Technical University of Madrid – UPM, Spain

The workshop is organized in cooperation with
The H2020 EU project TeNDER and Greek national project QuaLiSID.