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for attendees 
and a successful course of the event.

EAI is committed to holding the conference in 2021 and Accepted Authors who are unable to attend the event in person will be given
an option to present their submission online. In case the situation prevents the event from taking place in its original location,
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Scope

Social goods are products and services that could be provided through private enterprises,  government or non-profit institutions. It will benefit several people with special needs, including older adults, the performance of sports, and young people. Social goods are related to healthcare, safety, sports, environment, democracy, computer science, and human rights.

Sensors may be included in the development of solutions for social good that promote the support of different physical activities, air quality, temperature. The current pandemic scenario associated with the dispersion of coronavirus over the world highlights the critical role of sensors that can support the control and treatment of different diseases. The use of computer science technologies will support multiple cross-domain fields. Mobile devices include different types of sensors. These sensorial units include accelerometer, magnetometer, gyroscope, microphone, and Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver. These sensors can be used to create numerous solutions to promote social good. Also, smart environments include multiple types of sensors such as door sensors, contact sensors, motion sensors, and light sensors. The sensors can promote the recognition of different parameters. Furthermore, mobile devices are widely used, such as smartphone, tablets, and smartwatches. Mobile devices have different capabilities for the improvement of the results of Social Good solutions. The accuracy and statistical analysis of these systems are essential for their acceptance.

Human-Computer interaction and social networks help in the creation of diverse solutions and opportunities for the different types of people. The different environments can use some various technologies and architectures. Low-cost sensors can be used for the monitoring of different kinds of people, including electroencephalography, electrocardiography, and electromyography.

Sensorial systems promote the creation of medical solutions that supports the preliminary diagnosis of various diseases. Furthermore, the Internet of Things, Smart-cities, distributed sensing and Fog computing are representative examples of new information and communication technologies (ICT) paradigms that aim to describe a dynamic and globally cooperative infrastructure built upon objects’ intelligence and self-configuring capabilities. These connected objects are finding their way into our pockets, vehicles, urban areas and infrastructure.

The use of mobile devices is growing in different daily activities, and their use started in young people. Still, older adults are now using this type of devices. Technological tools are widely improving, and they include different sensors, which can acquire different physical and physiological data. The development of these systems is involved in the development of ICT technologies for well-being. Besides, the e-Health and m-Health solutions may not act only in the treatment and monitoring stages of different diseases.

Moreover, it can act as preventive, promoting healthy lifestyles and active coaching to avoid unhealthy habits. There are various solutions currently under development related to this field. These solutions can improve our quality of life and be used to the design and development of novel technologies for social help. It is a multidisciplinary and extensive subject for public health well-being. Additionally, Internet of Things applications provide a continuous stream of data collected in real-time. The data collected can be combined with machine learning methods to predict unexpected events in the context of a smart city. These cyber-physical systems are intelligent objects that can be the basis to develop enhanced technologies for social good.

In the GOODTECHS conference, we are hence interested in experiences with the design, implementation, deployment, operation and evaluation of smart objects and technologies for social good. We are not considering only the so-called first world as the scenario for this evolution. We also refer to those areas where ICT is currently less widespread, hoping that it may represent a societal development opportunity rather than a source for further divide.

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Topics

The works that will be presented at the conference will focus on the following topics:

  • App concepts and technologies for different mobile platforms
  • Blockchain for social good
  • Communication between mobile devices
  • Content Distribution
  • E-learning solutions
  • Data collection, organization and dissemination methods
  • Delay-tolerant aerial networks and ferrying approaches
  • Deployment and field-testing
  • Digital tools for art and feelings
  • Environment sensing, monitoring and preservation
  • Virtual Games, entertainment, and multimedia applications
  • Health and social care
  • Human-object interaction
  • ICT for development
  • Mobile service architectures and frameworks
  • Mobility and handover management
  • New application scenarios for vehicular communications
  • Pervasive and ubiquitous services in cloud and IoT
  • Platforms and framework for mobile devices
  • Privacy issues and solutions
  • Protocol design, testing and verification
  • Security issues, architectures and solutions
  • Smart cities and transportation
  • Smart economy solutions: e-banking, e-business
  • Smart governance and e-administration
  • Smart living and E-health
  • Technology addressing the digital divide
  • Health care information systems interoperability, security and efficiency
  • Ambient intelligence for well-being and e-health applications, supported by RFID technology and Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Mobile applications and ubiquitous devices in Healthcare and lifestyle training
  • Robotic systems and devices for health care and medicine
  • Technologies to promote a healthy and secure society
  • Big Data Analytics for e-health
  • Assessment of Acceptance/Adoption models Cultural Evaluation of e-health
  • Acceptance e-health and economic growth Factors affecting e-health adoption
  • Machine learning for healthcare
  • Intelligent systems for young and older adults using mobile devices
  • Human factors, efficient cost control and management in society
  • Intelligent decision support and data systems in health care, medicine and society
  • Innovation in people supporting activities (e.g. health care, schooling and services)
  • Embedded systems for healthcare
  • IT Acceptance Models Acceptance of e-health services
  • Major barriers and facilitators for e-health
  • Bio signal Acquisition, Analysis and Processing
  • Semantic Technologies and Cognition
  • Physiological Computing in Mobile Devices
  • Telemedicine;
  • Augmented Reality in Healthcare using Wearable devices
  • Sensors and Actuators
  • Cloud computing for healthcare
  • Mobile application concepts and technologies for different mobile platforms
  • Cyber-physical systems and real-time data collection for social good
  • Machine learning applications for social good

Publication

All registered papers will be submitted for publishing by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library.

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).

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Paper submission

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

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