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Well-being for fragile people (WhELP 2018)


Fabio Salice, Politecnico di Milano, [email protected]

Co- Chair

Sara Comai, Politecnico di Milano, [email protected]


The relationship between people affected by any type of difficulty, both physical and cognitive, and their families or institutional caregivers is a topic of great importance in the sphere of autonomous and independent living. The request of services to support autonomy is pressing today more than ever and it will increase with the constant change in the structure of the population. The quality of life in the community where the person lives is a fundamental requirement: safety, happiness, affection are just three of the points that characterize the state of the person.

The purpose of this session is to assess the state of the tools and methods to identify, evaluate, preserve or increase the well-being of the person, referred to as an overall state of physical, emotional, cognitive and social well-being.


Authors are solicited to submit original, previously unpublished papers in the following, but not limited to, topic areas:
• Methodological approaches and tools for assessing well-being of frail people
• Interventions techniques
• Tools to promote social/emotional/physical well-being
• Well-being of aging people
• Wellbeing of caregivers
• Smart homes/environments

We welcome both theoretical and empirical studies, as well as contributions from industry/organizations dealing with the special session topic.


Accepted papers will be included in the Conference Proceedings. Proceedings will be submitted for inclusion in leading indexing services, Ei Compendex, ISI Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

Authors of selected best accepted and presented papers of the whole conference will be invited to submit an extended version to:

Paper submission

Papers should be submitted through EAI ‘Confy‘ system, and have to comply with the ACM format (see Author’s kit section).

Important dates

Full Paper Submission deadline: September 14, 2018
Notification deadline: October 5, 2018
Camera-ready deadline: November 1, 2018
Conference: November 28-30, 2018

We will be grateful to you for advertising this special session, for contributing and for inviting your colleagues and/or research students to submit their work.
We hope to meet you in Bologna in November.