ITAP: 5th International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population

The ITAP conference addresses the design, adaptation and use of IT technologies targeted to older people in order to counterbalance ability changes due to age, support cognitive, physical and social activities, and maintain independent living and quality of life.

Call for participation leaflet (392KB)

Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Older People’s Requirements and Behavioral Patterns
    • Generational Differences in IT Use
    • Gerontechnology across Cultures and Disciplines
    • Medication Adherence and Aging
    • Aging and Driving Safety
    • Aging and Technology Acceptance
    • Aging and Social Media
    • Aging and Pilot Performance
    • Aging and Privacy Considerations
    • Aging and Online to Offline Services
  • Design and Evaluation of Information Technologies for Older People
    • Handheld Devices for Older People
    • Use and Design of Smart Phones for Older People
    • Wearable Technologies for Older People
    • Web Design for Older People
    • Multimedia Design for Older People
    • Appliance Design and Older People
    • Natural Language Interfaces for Older People
    • Surveillance and Alert System for Older People
    • Persuasive Technology and Older People
    • Robotic Technology and Older People
    • Technology for Older People 's Leisure and Entertainment
    • Technologies which Support Memory
    • Technologies that Support Cognitive/Physical Abilities
    • Predictive Technologies for Older People
    • Silver Gaming and Intergenerational Gaming
  • Technological Environments for Older People
    • Accommodations for Aging-in-Place
    • Friendly Work Environment for Older People
    • Health Care Technologies and Services for Older People
    • Aging and Ubiquitous Computing
    • Mobility and Transportation Services for Older People
    • Collaborative Machine Assistance and Robotics
    • HCI Design for Preventive Care and Healthy Aging 
    • Shared Economy and Social Inclusion of Older People 
    •  Living Labs for Technologies for Older People
  • HCI Methodological Considerations
    • Involving Older People in HCI Methodology
    • Training Older People in the Use of IT
    • Involving Older People in E-Commerce and Virtual Community
    • Methods to Capture the Daily Life of Older People
  • Program Chair


    Purdue University, USA
    Tsinghua University, P.R. China
    and University of Central Florida, USA

  • Program Chair


    Chongqing University, R.P. China

  • Board Members

  • Bessam Abdulrazak
    University of Sherbrooke, Canada
  • Ning An
    HeFei University of Technology, P.R. China
  • Marc-Eric Bobillier Chaumon
    University of Lyon (Lyon 2) GREPS, France
  • Julie Brown
    Ohio University, United States
  • Jessie Chin
    University of Illinois at Chicago, United States
  • Francesca Comunello
    LUMSA University, Italy
  • Hua Dong
    Loughborough University, United Kingdom
  • Hirokazu Kato
    Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
  • Shehroz Khan
    Toronto Rehabilitation Institute - UHN, Canada
  • Masatomo Kobayashi
    IBM Research - Tokyo, Japan
  • Chaiwoo Lee
    MIT AgeLab, United States
  • Jiunn-Woei Lian
    National Taichung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
  • Eugene Loos
    Utrecht University, Netherlands
  • Yan Luximon
    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • Andraz Petrovcic
    University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Marie Sjölinder
    RISE SICS, Sweden
  • Hwee Pink Tan
    Singapore Management University, Singapore
  • Antonio Teixeira
    University of Aveiro, Portugal
  • Wang-Chin Tsai
    National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
  • Ana Isabel Veloso
    Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
  • Terhi-Anna Wilsk
    University of Jyväskylä, Finland
  • Fan Zhang
    Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • Yuxiang (Chris) Zhao
    Nanjing University of Science and Technology, P.R. China
  • Martina Ziefle
    RWTH Aachen University, Germany