Call for Papers

EAI GOODTECHS 2022 will be held as an on-site conference and if needed, Accepted Authors who are unable to attend the event in person will be given an option to present remotely.


Social goods are products and services that could be provided through private enterprises,  government or non-profit institutions. They benefit several groups with specific needs, including older adults, athletes, or chronic patients. Social goods are related to healthcare, safety, sports, environment, democracy, computer science, and human rights.

Nowadays, technology is an important component in the development of solutions for social good that promote the support of different processes, such as physical activity, air quality, or temperature. The current pandemic scenario associated with the propagation of coronavirus across the world, highlights the critical role of sensors (e.g.) that can support the prediction, monitoring, and treatment of different diseases. Computer science is at the base of this cross-domain field.

Mobile devices (smartphone, tablets, and smartwatches) are another example of a supporting technology, which includes different types of sensors. These pocket-sized devices include accelerometer, magnetometer, gyroscope, microphone, or Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver, just to name a few. These sensors can be used to create numerous solutions, having different capabilities for the improvement of the results of Social Good solutions. The accuracy and performance analysis of these systems are essential for their acceptance.

Also, smart environments have paved the way for pervasive sensors such as door sensors, contact sensors, motion sensors, or light sensors, capable of monitoring our surrouding environment. These sensors can promote the recognition of different behavioural parameters.

Human-Computer interaction and social networks help in the creation of diverse solutions and opportunities for the different types of groups tgat can benefit from solutions for Social Good. The different environments can use diverse technologies and architectures. Low-cost physiological sensors (including electroencephalography, electrocardiography, and electromyography), for example, can be a significat enabler for monitoring patients in developing countries and/or disaster areas.

Sensorial systems promote the creation of medical solutions that support 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.

Overall, technology is improving at a rapid pace, providing new opportunities for the development of ICT technologies for well-being. Coupled with the growth in e-Health and m-Health novel Social Good solutions can be created that act as preventive, promoting healthy lifestyles and active coaching to avoid unhealthy habits. There are various solutions currently under development related to this field, which is highly multidisciplinary and an extensive subject to promote widespread health and well-being practices.

In the GOODTECHS conference, we are hence interested in cutting-edge experiences with the design, implementation, deployment, operation and evaluation of smart objects and technologies for Social Good. We are considering all scenarios and viewpoints in this evolution, including those areas where ICT is currently less widespread, hoping that it may represent a societal development opportunity.

The event is endorsed by the European Alliance for Innovation, a leading community-based organization devoted to the advancement of change in the field of ICT.

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

  • Novel 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 and social good
  • 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


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

GOODTECHS proceedings are indexed in leading indexing services, such as Web of Science, Compendex, Scopus, DBLP, EU Digital Library, Google Scholar, IO-Port, MathSciNet, Inspec, and Zentralblatt MATH.

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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).

All conference papers undergo a thorough peer review process prior to the final decision and publication. This process is facilitated by experts in the Technical Program Committee during a dedicated conference period. Standard peer review is enhanced by EAI Community Review which allows EAI members to bid to review specific papers. All review assignments are ultimately decided by the responsible Technical Program Committee Members while the Technical Program Committee Chair is responsible for the final acceptance selection. You can learn more about Community Review here.

Submission guidelines

  • Papers should be in English.
  • Regular papers should be up to 12-20 pages in length.
  • Short papers should be 6-11 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.
  • The paper submissions must follow the Springer formatting guidelines (see Author’s kit section below).
  • Read the Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement.

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