Call For Participation eCare Summer School

The 1st International eCare Summer School on home care technologies is a mix of themed presentations, several visits to existing home lab facilities, technical courses with hands-on exercises covering various aspects such as sensor and device communication and integration, data modelling, processing and interpretation, smart textiles, service/companion robots and existing ambient intelligence infrastructures within a home environment. 

Invited Speaker 

dr. Vangelis Sakkalis, ICS-FORTH: “Ambient Intelligence applications in healthcare”

Theme sessions

“Meet the Industry”

  • dr. Elena Tsiporkova, Sirris  – "Sirris Student Academy: Industry-oriented internships"
  • Industry testimonials

“Smart Textiles & Wearable Intelligence"

  • Prof. dr. ir. Lieva Van Langenhove, Department of Textiles, Ghent University ‒“The integration of smart textiles enabling a non-invasive approach in monitoring the user’s vitals and activities”
  • Joke Dessin, Research centre Cretecs, Catholic College Vives‒  “The user perspective and requirements within a home care environment”
  • Prof. dr. ir. Jan Vanfleteren, Center for Microsystems Technology (CMST), Ghent University, IMEC – “Hardware technologies for wearable electronics and sensors”

Courses and associated hands-on exercises

  • Sensor and device integration and communication supporting a home lab facility.
  • Formal data modelling techniques and languages.
  • Semantic reasoning for data processing in order to capture the context and interpret the situation of the user.

2 guided home lab visits

  1. IBCN facility, Department of Information Technology, Ghent University
  2. Research centre Cretecs, Catholic College Vives

Targeted audience

The participants should have some preliminary knowledge on eCare technologies.
The course is open for graduated masters, researchers, PhD students and post-doctoral researchers.

Online Poster Submission 

The participants will have the opportunity to present their own research during a networking poster session.


Early bird rate (until July 15th): 100 EUR
Normal rate (after July 15th): 150 EUR


Department of Information Technology
Internet Based Communication Networks and Services (IBCN)
Ghent University - iMinds
Gaston Crommenlaan 8 (Bus 201), B-9050 Ghent, Belgium 


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