ICT 2010 in Brussels 27-29 September 2010
Europe's most visible forum for ICT research and innovation
This biennial event has become a unique gathering point for researchers, business people, investors, and high level policy makers in the field of digital innovation. ICT 2010 will focus on policy priorities such as Europe's Digital Agenda and the next financial programme of the European Union for funding research and innovation in ICT.
Towards an open service platform and standards promoting integrated and interoperable AAL applications
ICT 2010 will host dozens of networking sessions designed to facilitate contacts between researchers and innovators, engineers and investors from all fields of digital innovation.
This networking session is centered on creating a single, open platform for AAL.
Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) refers to ICT solutions that will help elderly individuals to improve their quality of life, stay healthier, live independently for longer.
After introducing the session with an overall picture of AAL needs and roadmapping, we will discuss the rationale for proposing a common service platform for AAL, the consequent benefits for value chains, and the needed resources for converging on technologies as well as on application interfaces. We will also discuss the opportunity of giving birth to an Open Source initiative for the development of the envisioned service platform as well as to a consensus-building forum for specifying application interfaces. At a more technical level, the session will discuss the chances for ontology-driven approaches to facilitate interoperability and content sharing between AAL services.
The objective is to open a fruitful discussion by presenting the issues for the creation of a sustainable AAL ecosystem, from different perspectives: