Workshop on Protocols, Applications and Platforms for Enhanced Living Environments, PAPELE 2017

Lisbon, Portugal, May 12th, 2017

Held in conjunction with IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management IM 2017 (Lisbon // Portugal)


Enhanced Living Environments (ELE) encompass all Information and Communications Technologies’ (ICT) achievements supporting true Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) environments. ELE promotes the provision of infrastructures and services for the independent or more autonomous living, via seamless integration of ICT within homes and residences. For this, ELE encompasses the latest developments associated with the Internet of Things, towards designing services designed to better help and support people, or as a general term, to better live their life and interact with their environment. Both, in AAL and ELE, a multitude of heterogeneous applications, involving different stakeholders, have to communicate via a common network environment. Hence, infrastructures have to become pervasive, with an increasing number of distributed devices that will need to communicate between themselves, as well as with centralized services. Moreover, in the context of mobility, temporary colocation of devices will be exploited to build dynamic networks, without a prerequisite infrastructure, or to complement existing communication infrastructures with ad-hoc ones. The current networking infrastructures, however, are mostly based on the Internet, and were not designed to support the varying requirements for the dynamic interaction processes between human beings, sensors and systems (e.g. machine-to-machine communication styles).

The PAPELE workshop aims at providing a venue for researchers, engineers, and practitioners involved in the development of new management approaches, applications and technologies that enable a widespread usage of Enhanced Living Environment systems. It will cover different aspect related to the planning and the operation of ELE platforms and the corresponding applications and services. Proposed mechanisms, architectures and technologies can be evaluated against metrics related to the different stakeholders in the ELE environments. The research topics cover several areas in the design, planning and operational phase.

The goal is to provide an interactive and friendly yet professional forum for original research contributions describing novel ideas, groundbreaking results or quantified system experiences, in the context of the IFIP/IEEE IM 2017. The work presented in PAPELE workshop can report and summarise on previous work, present early new results or put forward new and outrageous ideas.

So, we have a great pleasure to invite you to participate in the PAPELE 2017, Workshop on Protocols, Applications and Platforms for Enhanced Living Environments, held in conjunction with IFIP/IEEE IM 2017, Lisbon, Portugal, May 8-12, 2017.

Call for Papers

You are invited to submit a paper containing unpublished original work for the PAPELE 2017 Workshop. We would like to especially encourage submissions from young scientists (postdocs, PhD students, master students supervised by a senior researchers and involved in research projects).