Workshop Organization

The workshop aims at collecting contributions from experts (scholars, researchers, Ph.D students as well as practitioners) in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics and other crossing disciplines involved in the development of innovative and effective researches and technologies for the ageing society and assistance in general.

The workshop will pursue a multi-disciplinary approach by collecting knowledge and experiences from heterogeneous disciplines and also experiences from stakeholders in order to show how efforts from technological and non-technological actors would add value to the promotion of innovative assistive systems.


  • Gabriella Cortellessa, CNR – Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (CNR-ISTC), Italy
  • Laura Fiorini, University of Florence, Italy
  • Roberta Bevilacqua, IRCCS INRCA, Italy
  • Alessandro Umbrico, CNR – Institute of Cognitive Scicens and Technologies (CNR-ISTC), Italy
  • Rainer Wieching, University of Siegen, Germany

Programme Committee

  • Stefania Bandini, University Milano-Bicocca
  • Barbara Bruno, EPFL
  • Filippo Cavallo, University of Florence
  • Amedeo Cesta, CNR-ISTC
  • Riccardo De Benedictis, CNR-ISTC
  • Francesca Fracasso, CNR-ISTC
  • Alessandro Leone, CNR-IMM
  • Elvira Maranesi, IRCCS INRCA
  • Mauro Marzorati, CNR-ITB
  • Andrea Orlandini, CNR-ISTC
  • Filippo Palumbo, CNR-ISTI
  • Giovanna Rizzo, CNR-ITB
  • Silvia Rossi, University of Naples Federico II

Partnerships and Correlated Events

The workshop is organized in conjunction with:

  • “SocIal ROBOTics for active and healthy ageing” (SI-ROBOTICS) project funded by the Italian “Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca” under the framework “PON – Ricerca e Innovazione 2014-2020”, Grant Agreement ARS01_01120
  • Pilots for Healthy and Active Aging – Pharaon Project, European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No 857188.
  • European-Japanese Virtual Coach for Smart Ageing – e-VITA Project, European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme in cooperation with  Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication (MIC) , under Grant Agreement No 101016453.