“Health, demographic change and wellbeing” is a challenge of the entire world. This becomes evident when looking at current demographic statistics. Related research and development is driven into various directions amongst which the fields of “Active and Assisted Living (AAL)” and “Healthy Ageing (HA)” are rather prominent. The design of innovative and beneficial IT solutions in these domains recommends “think-ing out of the box”, i.e. looking beyond current ways of living in the older age. For innovation to work, the stakeholders of future assistance systems have to be involved in order to offer them comprehensible representations of possible solutions that enable them to express their concerns and demands. Therefore, the realization of advanced systems to support AAL and HA recommends the design and use of powerful models.
Still, there are only few systematic approaches to modeling methods for these fields. The AHA workshop series is to reveal and promote the existing and potential contributions, which can be made by the modeling community to AAL and HA. A particular emphasis is on Modeling within the context of designing and developing systems for assisting humans in their everyday live and in healthy ageing.
Although AHA2017 is part of the Int. Conference on Conceptual Modeling, the workshop also aims at attracting researchers, who use non-conceptual modeling approaches in order to discuss possible overlaps.
The workshop will combine (1) reports on up-to-date research (full paper submissions, and short papers on on-going work), (2) impulse talks conveying the state-of-the art of conceptual modeling in the AHA domain as well as challenges for future research, and (3) intensive discussions.