WhELP: Well-being for fragile people: methods and instruments for increasing, preserving and measuring frail people well-being


Sara Comai, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, [email protected]

Jesus Fontecha, Castilla-La Mancha University, Spain, [email protected]

Fabio Salice, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, [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, and 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Authors are solicited to submit original, previously unpublished papers in the following, but not limited to, topic areas: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
  • Gait analysis
  • Active Ageing
  • Well-being of aging people
  • Well-being of caregivers
  • Smart health: improving autonomy at home



All registered papers will be published by ACM and made available through ACM Digital Library.

  • Papers should be in English.
  • Regular papers should be up to 6 pages in length.
  • PhD track papers should be up to 2 pages in length.
  • Previously published work may not be submitted, nor may the work be concurrently submitted to any other conference or journal. Such papers will be rejected without review.

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 will be invited to submit an extended version to:

All accepted authors are eligible to submit an extended version in a fast track of:


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
1 May 2019 [extended]

Notification deadline
1 June 2019

Camera-ready deadline
1 July 2019

Start of Conference

25 September 2019

End of Conference

27 September 2019