ER-Workshop on Conceptual Modeling for Ambient Assistance and Healthy Ageing

AHA 2015 has been a success THANKS to all contributors and discussants.

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Thursday, October 22, 11:00am - 1:00pm

Room: L70 (Borgarfjordsgatan 10)

11:00-11:10 Opening: Conceptual Modeling for Ambient Assistance and Healthy Ageing - Challenges and Research Directions
Heinrich C. Mayr; Austria
11:10-11:35 PersonLink: An Ontology Representing Family Relationships for the CAPTAIN MEMO Memory Prosthesis
Noura Herradi Faycal Hamdi, Elisabeth Métais, Fatma Ghorbel, and Assia Soukane; France and Tunesia
11:35-12:00 A Semantic Model for Proactive Home Care Systems
Alencar Machado, Leandro Krug Wives, and José Palazzo Moreira de Oliveira; Brazil
12:00-12:25 Understanding Care Work and the Coordination of Care Process Conglomerations
Monica Winge, Erik Perjons, Benkt Wangler; Sweden
12:25-12:50 A Method to Analyze, Diagnose and Propose Innovations for Complex Ecosystems: the InnoServ Project
Mario Cortes-Cornax, Dominique Rieu, Christine Verdier, Agnès Front, Fabrice Forest, Annabelle Mercier, Anne Marie Benoit, Aurélien Faravelon; France
12:50-13:00 Concluding Discussion


The European Commission defined "Health, demographic change and wellbeing" as one of the six "Grand Challenges" of the European Union. But a look on demographic statistics shows, that this is or will become a challenge of the entire world. Endeavors are made in in various directions to meet that challenge, amongst which the fields of "Ambient Assisted Living (AAL)" and "Healthy Ageing (HA)"are rather prominent.

The workshop focuses on intends to reveal the existing and potential contributions, which can be made by the modeling community to these fields. In particular it focuses on Conceptual Modeling within the context of designing and developing systems for assisting humans in their everyday live and in healthy ageing.

Special attention will be paid to

The workshop aims at bringing together people from academia and practice, and from the open model initiative, to discuss the state of the art, on-going projects and open research questions in the field of modeling for human assistance. Thus, it will be a platform for exchanging ideas and initiating new co-operations and projects.

The discussions will be heated-up by short invited impulse talks (15 min) and refined in working sections. Best practices in using (meta-) modeling tools will be illustrated by the use of meta-modeling frameworks.

Questions to be discussed are, among others, which modeling method may be useful for which purpose, how the requirements of the end users can be met by using modeling techniques and how to relate modeling tools to common standards in the fields of Ambient Assistance, Ambient Assisted Living and Healthy Ageing.


We solicit submission of original research, as well as experience and vision papers, from both researchers and practitioners. The submissions should address one or more of the following topics without being limited to these but with clear links to Ambient Assisted Living or Healthy Ageing:


Since the proceedings will be published by Springer in the LNCS series, authors must submit manuscripts using the LNCS style. The page limit for submitted papers (as well as for final, camera-ready papers) is 14. Manuscripts not submitted in the LNCS style or exceeding the page limit will not be reviewed and automatically rejected.

A paper submitted to AHA 2015 may not be under review for any other conference or journal during the time it is being considered for AHA 2015. Submitted papers must demonstrate to be aware of the state-of-the art literature in conceptual modeling by properly citing relevant papers in the field.

AHA-2015 uses EASY-CHAIR for paper-management. Therefore, please upload your submission at


The submission deadline is June 14, 10pm, MET.


Heinrich C. Mayr, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria (chair)
Ulrich Frank, Universität Essen-Duisburg, Germany (co-chair)

Vadim Ermolayev, Zaporozhye Nat. Univ., UA
Hans-Georg Fill, Univ. Wien, A
Athula Ginige, Univ. of Western Sydney, AUS
Marion A. Hersh, University of Glasgow, UK
Dimitris Karagiannis, Univ. Wien, A
Gerhard Lakemeyer, RWTH Aachen, Germany
Stephen Liddle, BYU Provo, USA
Elisabeth Métais, Laboratory CEDRIC, Paris, F
Judith Michael, AAU Klagenfurt, A
Yuichi Kurita, Hiroshima University, JP
Oscar Pastor, Univ. of Valencia, ES
Wolfgang Reisig, Humboldt-Univ. Berlin, D
Elmar Sinz, Univ. Bamberg, D
Vladimir Shekhovtsov, "KhPI", Kharkiv, UA
Josefine Sullivan, The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, SV
Markus Stumptner, Univ. of South Australia, AUS
Farouk Toumani, Blaise Pascale Univ., F
Tatjana Welzer, Univ. of Maribor, SLO


Heinrich C. Mayr, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria
e-mail: heinrich.mayr@aau.at