SoSE 2018 Special Session on System of Systems Approach for Ambient Assisted Living and Vital Telemonitoring


Scope and Objectives

Chronic diseases, such as diabetes and cardio-vascular pathologies are a significant cause of deterioration of health and death, as well as in South America as in Europe. They concern several categories of the population from younger to older persons. These distress situations can occur in all days life at any moment when working or dealing with home tasks, which stimulated for last decades remote monitoring solutions for the concerned persons. Due to acceptability and lowest-response time constraints, telemonitoring solutions nowadays necessitate the design and realization of robust, performant and light ambulatory devices to be coupled to transmission networks and exploitation interfaces the most robust and ergonomic for caregivers exploitation. Elderly persons living alone in their home and feel more secure by also using telemonitoring solutions when they are in risk situations, but they can even feel the necessity, when they are in good health, to dispose of information, they could manage to preserve their well being. In this case, preventive information technologies based on connected objects, or Internet of Things (IoT), such as smartphones, tablets or environmental sensors are beneficial and practical solutions to predict any deviating profiles for the users, namely in his/her daily life activities (ADL).

In order to improve the life quality of older adults or early patients, modern systems have been proposed and implemented by using the telemonitoring concept to monitor anomalous behaviour them and then generate urgency alerts. On another hand, researches have presented new approaches for monitoring the early patients by using techniques based on games, specifically, serious game. This approach allows the clinical staff knowing the medial information provided by patients of an interactive way using IoT or smart device.

All these systems are based on several sensors in order to increase the reliability but the results systems are complex. An approach based on the combination of several systems allow more accuracy and flexibility; the systems must to adapt to the user patient situation in terms of type and number of sensors but also in terms of desired output.

The aim of this session is to present solutions based on system of systems approach for AAL.

Topics of Interest

The special session will cover the following non-exhaustive list of topics:

  • Activity Daily Life (ADL) monitoring: Activity Recognition, Indoor Localization, Daily
    Sound Recognition
  • Distress Situation Identification: Fall Detection, Abnormal Behavior Movements
    Recognition, Multimodal Distress Situation Identification
  • Serious Gaming: Prevention and Rehabilitation, Serious game Vision, Serious game
    Nutrition, Serious game Cognition
  • Signal Processing: New trends for processing signals, Design of low-cost e-health
    device to process signals
  • System of systems approach challenges for AAL


Carla Taramasco, Escuela Ingeniería Civil Informática, Universidad de Valparaíso, Chile,
Dan Istrate, Université de technologie de Compiègne, Laboratoire Biomécanique et Bioingénierie – BMBI

Submission guidelines

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