AHA 2017 Modeling for Ambient Assistance and Healthy Ageing


“Health, demographic change and wellbeing” is a challenge of the entire world. This becomes evident when looking at current demographic statistics. Related research and development is driven into various directions amongst which the fields of “Active and Assisted Living (AAL)” and “Healthy Ageing (HA)” are rather prominent. The design of innovative and beneficial IT solutions in these domains recommends “think-ing out of the box”, i.e. looking beyond current ways of living in the older age. For innovation to work, the stakeholders of future assistance systems have to be involved in order to offer them comprehensible representations of possible solutions that enable them to express their concerns and demands. Therefore, the realization of advanced systems to support AAL and HA recommends the design and use of powerful models. Still, there are only few systematic approaches to modeling methods for these fields. The AHA workshop series is to reveal and promote the existing and potential contributions, which can be made by the modeling community to AAL and HA. A particular emphasis is on Modeling within the context of designing and developing systems for assisting humans in their everyday live and in healthy ageing.


  • 14:00-14:10

    Opening - Perspectives of Modeling in the AHA Domain

  • 14:10-14:40

    Behavior Ontology to Model Collective Behavior of Emergency Medical Systems

    Junsup Song, Maryam Rahmani and Moonkun Lee, South Korea

  • 14:40-15:10

    Data Modelling for Dynamic Monitoring of Vital Signs: Challenges and Perspectives

    Natalija Kozmina, Emil Syundyukov, and Aleksejs Kozmins, Latvia

  • 15:10-15:40

    Towards Care Systems Using Model-driven Adaptation and Monitoring of Autonomous Multi-clouds

    Andreea Buga, Sorana Tania Nemeṣ, and Klaus-Dieter Schewe, Austria

  • 15:40-16:00

    Clustering Event Traces by Behavioral Similarity

    Agnes Koschmider, Germany

Workshop Co-chairs

Ulrich Frank, Univ. Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Heinrich C. Mayr, AAU, Austria

J. Palazzo M. de Oliveira, UFRGS Porto Alegre, Brazil