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 (140KB)

Indicative topics/keywords of the broad spectrum of issues to be addressed:

  • 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


    Tsinghua University, P.R. China

  • Program Chair


    Chongqing University, P.R. China

  • Board Members

  • Inês Amaral
    University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Ning An
    HeFei University of Technology, P.R. China
  • Venkatesh Balasubramanian
    Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India
  • Alex Chaparro
    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, United States
  • Honglin Chen
    Fudan University, P.R. China
  • Jessie Chin
    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, United States
  • José Baptista Coelho
    University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Francesca Comunello
    LUMSA, Italy
  • Hua Dong
    Loughborough University, United Kingdom
  • Katharine Hunter-Zaworski
    Oregon State University, United States
  • Hirokazu Kato
    Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
  • Jiunn-Woei Lian
    National Taichung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
  • Chi-Hung Lo
    Tunghai University, Taiwan
  • Eugène Loos
    Utrecht University, Netherlands
  • Brandon J. Pitts
    Purdue University, United States
  • Jing Qiu
    University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, P.R. China
  • Peter Rasche
    RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Marie Sjölinder
    RISE SICS, Sweden
  • Wang-Chin Tsai
    National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
  • Ana Isabel Veloso
    University of Aveiro, Portugal
  • Konstantinos Votis
    CERTH/ITI, Greece
  • Yuxiang (Chris) Zhao
    Nanjing University of Science & Technology, P.R. China
  • Junhong Zhou
    Harvard Medical School, United States
  • Martina Ziefle
    RWTH Aachen University, Germany