GoodBrother workshop on visual intelligence for active and assisted living

21st International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing

24 May 2022, Lecce, Italy

It is a matter of fact that Europe is facing more and more crucial challenges regarding health and social care due to the demographic change and current economic context. The current COVID-19 pandemic is stressing out this situation even further, thus highlighting the need for taking action. Active and Assisted Living (AAL) technologies come as a viable approach to help facing these challenges, thanks to the high potential they have in enabling remote care and support. In this respect, AAL applications based on computer cision, multimedia data processing and understanding, and machine intelligence present several advantages in terms of unobtrusiveness and information richness. Indeed, camera sensors are far less obtrusive with respect to the hindrance that other wearable sensors may cause to people’s activities. In addition to that, a single camera can monitor most of the activities performed in aroom, thus replacing many other non-visual sensors. Currently, video-based applications are effective in recognising and monitoring activities, movements, and overall conditions of the assisted individuals as well as to assess their vital parameters (e.g., heart rate, respiratory rate). Nevertheless, as the other side of the coin, cameras are often perceived as the most intrusive technologies from the viewpoint of the privacy of the monitored individuals. This is due to the richness of the information that this technology conveys and the intimate setting where it may be deployed in. Therefore, solutions able to ensure privacy preservation by context and design as well as to ensure high legal and ethical standards are in high demand. This workshop aims to give forum for contributions presenting and discussing image- and video-based AAL applications, projects and research as well as initiatives proposing ethical and privacy-aware solutions.

This workshop is organised by the GoodBrother COST Action (CA19121) on Privacy-Aware Audio- and Video-Based Applications for Active and Assisted Living.


The topics of interest include, but are not limited to, unobtrusive and user-friendly image- and video-based AAL solutions for:

  • Lifelogging and self-monitoring
  • Remote monitoring of vital signs
  • Emotional state recognition
  • Food intake monitoring
  • Human activity and behaviour recognition
  • Personal and daily-life assistance
  • Gesture recognition
  • Fall detection and prevention
  • Mobility assessment and frailty recognition
  • Cognitive and motor rehabilitation

Submission guidelines

Accepted papers will be included in the ICIAP 2021 proceedings, which will be published by Springer as Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.

Please follow the guidelines provided by Springer when preparing your contribution. The maximum number of pages is 10 + 2 pages for references. Each contribution will be reviewed on the basis of originality, significance, clarity, soundness, relevance and technical content.

For inquiries about paper submission please write to

Once accepted, the presence of at least one author at the event and the oral presentation of the paper are expected.

Important dates

  • Paper Submission Deadline: March 31, 2022 (Deadline extended)
  • Notification of acceptance: April 08, 2022
  • Camera ready: April 21, 2022
  • Workshop date: May 24, 2022

Invited speakers

To be confirmed

Organising committee

  • Sara Colantonio, Institute of Information Science and Technologies of the National Research Council of Italy, Italy
  • Francisco Florez-Revuelta, University of Alicante, Spain
  • Martin Kampel, Computer Vision Lab, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
  • Peter Pocta, Department of Multimedia and Information-Communication Technology, University of Zilina, Slovakia

Program committee

  • Slavisa Aleksic, Leipzig University of Applied Sciences, Germany
  • Kenneth Camilleri, Centre for Biomedical Cybernetics, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Systems and Control Engineering, Malta
  • Pau Climent-Pérez, Universidad de Alicante, Spain
  • Stefania Cristina, University of Malta
  • Galidiya Petrova, TU Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Nina Hosseini Kivanani, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Maria Jose Santofimia, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
  • Eftim Zdravevski, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia


Each accepted paper must be covered by at least one author registered.

Registration can be for:

  • the FULL event (5 days) at a REGULAR rate (whether the attending author is a student or not); or
  • just for Workshops/Tutorials (2 days) depending on the willingness of the registrant to also attend the main conference or not.

More information can be found on the main conference website.


Convitto Palmieri

The former Convitto Palmieri hosts once again the Bernardini Provincial Library, as a partial result of a general recovery project that aims to create a large cultural hub serving the city of Lecce. The Convitto, as it appears today, is the result of demolitions and reconstructions carried out in different periods of time, even after centuries, as often happened for religious and convent buildings.


Lecce is a historic city in southern Italy, the capital of the province of Lecce, the second largest province in the region by population, as well as one of the most important cities in Apulia. It is the main city of the Salento peninsula, a sub-peninsula at the heel of Italy, and is over 2000 years old. For the rich Baroque architectural monuments in the city, Lecce is commonly nicknamed “The Florence of the South”. The city also has a long traditional affinity with Greek culture dating back to its foundation. Lecce is an important agricultural center, mainly for the production of olive oil and wine, as well as an industrial center specialized in the producation of ceramics. Lecce is home to the University of Salento.