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2nd International Workshop on Smart, Personalized and Age-Friendly Working Environments - SmartWork 2021

25 - 27 October, 2021

In conjunction with the 13th International Joint Conference on Computational Intelligence - IJCCI 2021


Otilia Kocsis
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Patras
Brief Bio
Dr. Otilia Kocsis is a Senior Researcher holding a BSc degree in Physics with a major in Biophysics from the University “Al.I. Cuza” Iasi, Romania, and MSc and PhD degrees in Medical Physics from the University of Patras, Greece. She has extensive experience from both the industry (Knowledge SA, SingularLogic AE, BOKtech SRL) and the academic/research environments (Technical Educational Institute of Patras, University of Patras), being actively involved in the coordination and implementation of a large number of national and European projects, including GEMINI, AMIGO, POLIAS, MoveOn, PlayMancer, AmiBio, DRYMOS, TELECARE, Cloud4All, Prosperity4All, myAirCoach, OActive, SmartWork, and GATEKEEPER. She is currently working as an Associate Senior Researcher at the Visualization and Virtual Reality Group, University of Patras. She is author and co-author of more than 50 publications in international journals, conferences and edited books, and she has acted as a reviewer for several conferences and journals. She is member of the Hellenic Artificial Intelligence Society.
Konstantinos Moustakas
University of Patras
Brief Bio
Prof. Konstantinos Moustakas received the Diploma degree and the PhD in electrical and computer engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2003 and 2007 respectively. During 2007-2011 he served as a post-doctoral research fellow in the Information Technologies Institute, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the University of Patras, Head of the Visualization and Virtual Reality Group, Director of the Wire Communications and Information Technology Laboratory and Director of the MSc Program on Biomedical Engineering of the University of Patras. His main research interests include virtual, augmented and mixed reality, 3D geometry processing, haptics, virtual physiological human modeling, information visualization, physics-based simulations, computational geometry, computer vision, and stereoscopic image processing. During the latest years, he has been the (co)author of more than 180 papers in refereed journals, edited books, and international conferences. His research work has received several awards. He serves as a regular reviewer for several technical journals and has participated in more than 20 research and development projects funded by the EC and the Greek Secretariat of Research and Technology.


Thoughts on Multi-Modal Workplace Sensing in the Large

Aaron Striegel
Department Of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Notre Dame
United States

Brief Bio
Prof. Aaron Striegel is currently a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. Prof. Striegel received his Ph.D in 2002 in Computer Engineering at Iowa State University and prior to that his BS in Computer Engineering also at Iowa State University in 1998. Prof. Striegel’s research interests focus on instrumentation leveraging wireless devices to gain insight into fundamental aspects of network performance and the human condition.  Prof. Striegel was recipient of a NSF CAREER award in 2004 and has participated in several symposia as an invited participant with notable instances including the National Academy of Engineering symposium on the Frontiers of Engineering Education and the symposium on the Informed Brain in the Digital World.  Flagship projects of Prof. Striegel include the NetSense, NetHealth, and Tesserae projects involving the instrumentation and analysis of data from over a thousand+ users involving smartphones, wearables, Bluetooth beacons, and various other sensing modalities resulting in over eight years of continuous data collection.  Most notably, two of the efforts, NetHealth and Tesserae, are available for other researchers to access and build upon the large, well-curated repositories of multi-modal sensing data involving hundreds of students over a four year period (NetHealth) as well as hundreds of working professionals over an entire year (Tesserae). 

Recent advances across mobile devices and the overarching digital services have the potential for ushering in a golden age of opportunity for transforming the modern workplace.  However, the richness of new multi-modal sensing opportunities comes with considerable challenges for researchers including data quality, study management, and privacy / ethical concerns.  In this talk, I will share our experience with Project Tesserae, a year-long study of over 750 working professionals that explored the extent to which devices such as wearables, smartphones, Bluetooth beacons, social media, and other sensing streams could offer insight into job performance at both the organizational and individual level. I will present an overview of the Project Tesserae study design, offer insight on lessons learned, share experiences on various sensing technologies, and describe how other researchers can leverage our dataset. I will conclude with various future research directions with respect to both Project Tesserae and several of our other related projects.


The design and realization of age-friendly living and working environments is a huge challenge, being potentially facilitated by the implementation of smart, personalized and age-friendly working environments based on novel data-driven systems and services, exploiting the large number and variety of embedded devices that can merge unobtrusively and in natural ways using information and intelligence hidden in the network connecting these devices. This workshop invites contributions that seek to advance the current research and technology in computational and artificial intelligence towards supporting older workers to remain healthy, professionally active and productive for longer.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Computational intelligence applications in working environments
  • ICT tools for modelling and monitoring worker state (functional abilities, cognitive capacity, mental fatigue, workload, etc.), activity, behaviour and emotional status
  • Decision support systems and personalized interventions for workability sustainability
  • Occupational health risks assessment and assistive ICT intervention tools
  • Virtual worker and workplace models and simulation tools
  • Assistive technologies for personalized work environment ergonomics
  • Pervasive on-the-fly work flexibility coordination (e.g. at the work place, at home, on the move)
  • Seamless transfer of work environment between different devices and different environments
  • Unobtrusive and pervasive health monitoring at the workplace
  • Assistive AI tools for task optimization at individual and team level (e.g. team formation, resources optimization)
  • Organizational and individual training prioritization and personalized job training
  • Expanded Reality and Gamification for simulation and training in the work environment
  • Mixed Reality assistive environments at the work place
  • IoT Security and Security and Privacy on deployment in pervasive working environments
  • Worker-centric systems and solutions


Paper Submission: August 6, 2021 (expired)
Authors Notification: September 8, 2021 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration: September 17, 2021 (expired)


Dimitrios Amaxilatis, SparkWorks ITC Ltd, United Kingdom
Ioannis Chatzigiannakis, Computer, Control and Management Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Eva de Lera, Raising the Floor, Switzerland
Elias Dritsas, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Patras, Greece
Nikos Fazakis, University of Patras, Greece
Eleni Georga, University of Ioannina, Greece
Christiane Grünloh, eHealth cluster, Roessingh Research and Development, Netherlands
Rita Kovordanyi, Computer and Information Science, Linköping University, Sweden
Aris Lalos, Industrial Systems Institute, Athena Research Centre, Greece
Valentina Markova, Technical University of Varna, Bulgaria
Franco Mercalli, MuldiMed Engineers, Italy
Iosif Mporas, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Sofia Ortet, Cáritas Diocesana de Coimbra, Portugal
Andreas Raptopoulos, BYTE SA, Greece
Tom C. Thomsen, Center for Assisted Living Technology, Municipality of Aarhus, Denmark
Lex van Velsen, Roessingh research and Development, Netherlands

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Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.


After thorough reviewing by the workshop program committee, all accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings book, under an ISBN reference and on digital support.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library (
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef ( and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).


IJCCI Workshops - SmartWork 2021