presentations. Mr Sándor Oroján, expert of IVSZ responsible for
vocational activities introduced the participants to the background of the
CompAAL project as well as to its first results, i.e. fiveJob Role Profiles.
introduced the participants to the most important AAL related developments of
the company and emphasised that the daily usage of these products require
additional knowledge from the users and maintainers. Therefore, vocational
training is key in this field.
representative of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics,
presented to the participants the current results of the CVN project (ConnectedVitality
– The Personal Telepresence Network), funded by the AAL Programme. Mr Vajda stressed
that Yooom, a solution that links groups of senior citizens into a video
communication network, enabling them to choose the activity as well as levels
of social interaction according to their individual needs, abilities and
lifestyle, might become a popular tool for elderly persons for keeping contact
with their loved ones also in case of bigger distances.
profiles (more IT than medical), the planned level of the training as well as
the expected final outcome of the project.
The 6th eco Kongress took place on 17 April in Cologne. Representatives, mainly, from the German industry were present and discussed about issues related to IT skills shortages, Crowdsourcing, Big Data, M2M Communication and further internet and IT -related topics in the various conference sessions.
IT skills shortages in Germany and in Europe, attractiveness of Germany as an
IT job-supplier and assimilation/integration courses for foreign employees were
- Sustainability in ICT: there is a large unused potential to save energy by designing software for energy efficiency. The power of software should be used more systematically to reduce the energy consumption of hardware.
- Sustainability by ICT: ICT offers a high potential for more intelligent energy management in buildings, in particular for heating and cooling and in connecting the buildings to smart grids. Smart homes and offices can substantially contribute to sustainability.
- Overarching Aspects: ICT applications can and should be used to create incentives for more sustainable behavior and to support people systematically in adopting more sustainable lifestyles.
The annual conference of the Ambient Assisted Living Joint Programme (AAL JP), the AAL Forum, will take place in Norrköping, Sweden, between 24 and 26 September 2013. The event is entitled “Impacting individuals, society and economic growth” and its goal is twofold: on the one hand the conference will showcase the significant progresses made by the AAL JP projects and solutions in the exhibition area with various demos and presentations, whereas the discussion in the sessions and in the plenaries will address two important questions:
- How can we support an increased independence for older adults and benefit for the society as a whole?
- What are the business models that stimulate large scale use of AAL solutions and how may they boost economic growth?
Leading researchers from academia and industry will cover theoretical and practical aspects pertinent to pervasive/ubiquitous computing technologies for Ambient Intelligence (AmI) applications, while special focus will be given on the role and opportunities of such technologies for dementia management.
Following this link, http://mklab.iti.gr/demaal2013/program you will find information in how to apply for DemAAL 2013 Summer School that will be held on 16-20 September 2013, at Chania, Crete, Greece.
The deadline of applications is on May 30, 2013!