Trends in promoting quality of life through digital media


Call for Papers


This workshop aims to foster discussions about how digital media is reconfiguring the scenarios in which quality of life can be promoted in different domains.
In this scope the main objectives of the workshop are to address how new interaction approaches for human-centred digital media applications can be designed, developed and evaluated to assist end-users in their daily life activities related with health, entertainment, education, or communication. Interdisciplinary contributions in the fields of Communication Sciences and Technologies, Sociology, Health, Education, Computer Science and Human Computer Interaction aiming to foster the potentialities of digital media (such as web, mobile and interactive TV technologies) to address current societal challenges are welcomed.


. Inclusive technologies and applications
. Health Communication
. Interactive TV
. Gaming
. Internet of things
. Tangible Media
. New interaction paradigms
. User experience
. Creativity and knowledge co-creation
. Smart Learning Ecosystems
. Media convergence
. Social impacts of technology


. Angel Garcia – University Carlos III, Madrid – Spain
. Carlo Giovanella – University of Rome Tor Vergata – Italy
. Cristina Costa – School of Education University of Strathclyde – Scotland
. David Geerts – University of Leuven – Belgium
. Fernando Ramos – University of Aveiro, Digimedia, Portugal
. Francisco Perales – University of the Balearic Islands – Spain
. Jan Hess – Universität Siegen – Germany
. Jorge Abreu – University of Aveiro, Digimedia, Portugal
. Lídia Oliveira – University of Aveiro, Digimedia, Portugal
. Luís Pedro – University of Aveiro, Digimedia, Portugal
. Margarida Almeida – University of Aveiro, Digimedia, Portugal
. Mónica Divitini – Norwegian University of Science and Technology – Norway
. Pablo Cesar – Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica – Netherlands
. Panos Markopoulos – Eindhoven University of Technology – Netherlands
. Pedro Almeida – University of Aveiro, Digimedia, Portugal
. Santosh Basapur – Illinois Institute of Technology – USA
. Saturnino Luz – University of Edinburgh – UK
. Valdecir Becker – Universidade Federal da Paraíba – Brazil


Margarida Almeida, Jorge Ferraz de Abreu, Pedro Almeida
University of Aveiro, DigiMedia, Portugal


Submission deadline: April 18, 2016 (extended)
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: May 22, 2016
Final Submission due date: June 11, 2016


Submissions can be one of the following types: full papers, short papers, poster papers and industry papers.

A full paper corresponds to a completed or finished research work, including the discussion of research results. A full paper should have between six and eight pages, considering the template and the guidelines provided.
A short paper introduces preliminary results of ongoing research. A short paper should be between four to six pages in length, considering the template and the guidelines provided.
A poster paper introduces initial research, ideas, and models at a discussion phase. A poster paper should be three pages in length.
An industry paper presents practical approaches to research, applications, tools, solutions, etc., aligned with the conference scope and topics. Page length can vary between four and six pages.

You can download all paper templates from the conference website, accessing the following link

All papers must be written in English and only original contributions will be accepted. Papers must not have been published before, and not be under review for any other conference or publication.

Your paper must strictly respect the conference guidelines and the corresponding template (according to the submission type). We strongly recommend you to use the available templates as a basis for the edition of your paper.

Submissions will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis, so authors’ names and affiliations should not be included in the initial submission. This information should only be included in the final camera-ready version of accepted papers.

Based on the review results, a paper can be accepted for the type of the original submission (full paper, short paper, poster paper or industry paper), or for a different type. This means that, for instance, full papers can be accepted as short papers or poster papers only, and that short papers can be accepted as poster papers. Authors will be required to adjust the paper length according to the type of acceptance.

All papers accepted as full or short papers will be published in the conference proceedings to be published by Elsevier as a Procedia Computer Science volume (which is indexed by Scopus and ISI Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index) and will be available on Sciverse ScienceDirect. Poster papers and industry papers will be published in a conference book of abstracts, industry and poster papers (with ISBN).

Authors of selected papers will be invited to extend the paper for publication in international journals and in edited books. For more detailed information, please visit the website of the colocated conference

Authors of accepted full, short and industry papers will see their paper included in the workshop program and scheduled for presentation and discussion.

Authors of accepted poster papers must also prepare and print a poster to be exhibited during the conference, following the template available at the conference website. Posters are presented and orally discussed during a poster session.

Please use the conference management system (OpenConf) available from one of the above mentioned websites to submit your workshop paper. To do this accordingly, please follow the steps below:

  • Just click on “Submit a paper”;
  • Once redirected to our OpenConf conference management system, choose “Make Submission” in the Authors section;
  • Fill in your submission data, including title, authors and contact author. At the “Topic Areas” section, be sure to select WORKSHOP: Trends in promoting quality of life through digital media;
  • Fill in the remaining info for your submission, upload your submission file and click “Make Submission”.


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