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.

The related topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Health
    • E-Health and telehealth
    • IT supported preventive care and chronic diseases control
    • Technology supporting and promoting healthy lifestyle among older adults
    • Technology supporting and promoting physical activity and fitness
    • Persuasive technology for older adults
    • Technology for cognitive well-being
    • IT support for caregivers
  • Social inclusion and connectedness
    • Online social interaction and social networking for older adults
    • Aging and social media  
    • Technology for civic engagement
    • IT-supported intergenerational social interaction
    • Social robots
  • Leisure time and entertainment
    • IT use and leisure time activities of older adults
    • Silver gaming and senior gamers' behaviors
    • IT-supported travel and tourism for older adults
    • Older adults’ use of video sharing and live streaming services
    • Life-long learning of older adults
  • Home and housing
    • Smart home and IoT
    • Automation and robotics
    • Accommodations for aging-in-place
    • Living labs for technologies for older adults
    • Surveillance and alert system for older adults
    • Technology for housekeeping
    • Daily living activity support
  • e-Commerce and finance
    • Online financial security and fraud with older adults
    • Robo-advisor for older adults
    • E-commerce among older adults
    • Shared economy, O2O services, and older adults
  • Mobility and transportation
    • Transportation information systems for older adults
    • Aging and driving safety
    • Navigation aids for older adults
  • Public IT appliances and services
    • News consumption and information credibility for older adults
    • Accessibility of governmental digital services
    • Usability of public kiosks and information appliances
  • Work
    • Friendly work environment for older adults
    • IT for knowledge transfer for senior employees
    • IT literacy and competency of older adults
    • IT-supported job training
  • Interaction paradigms
    • VR for older adults
    • AR for older adults
    • Natural language interfaces for older adults
    • Smart voice assistants
    • Aging and ubiquitous computing
  • Design methodology for older adults
    • Generational differences in IT use
    • Gerontechnology across cultures and disciplines
    • Aging and privacy considerations
    • Involving older adults in HCI methodology
    • Methods to capture the daily life of older adults
  • Program Chair


    Tsinghua University, P.R. China

  • Program Chair


    Chongqing University, P.R. China

  • Board Members

  • Bessam Abdulrazak
    University of Sherbrooke, Canada
  • Inês Amaral
    University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Ning An
    HeFei University of Technology, P.R. China
  • Maria José Brites
    Lusófona University, Portugal
  • Maurizio Caon
    University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Western Switzerland (HES-SO), Switzerland
  • Alan H.S. Chan
    City University of Hong Kong, P.R. China
  • Judith Charlton
    Monash University, Australia
  • Honglin Chen
    University of Eastern Finlan, Finland
  • Yue Chen
    East China University of Science and Technology, P.R. China
  • Fausto Colombo
    Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy
  • M. Jamal Deen
    McMaster University, Canada
  • Tova Gamliel
    Bar-Ilan University, Israel
  • Loredana Ivan
    National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania
  • Yong Gu Ji
    Yonsei University, Korea
  • Chaiwoo Lee
    MIT AgeLab, United States
  • Hai-Ning Liang
    Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, P.R. China
  • Eugene Loos
    Utrecht University, Netherlands
  • Xinggang Luo
    Hangzhou Dianzi University, P.R. China
  • Yan Luximon
    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • Zhaoyi Ma
    Nanjing University of Science & Technology, P.R. China
  • Lisa Molnar
    University of Michigan, United States
  • Lourdes Moreno Lopez
    Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Sergio F. Ochoa
    University of Chile, Chile
  • Jing Qiu
    University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, P.R. China
  • Diana Saplacan
    University of Oslo, Norway
  • Patrice Terrier
    Université de Toulouse, France
  • Wang-Chin Tsai
    National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
  • Ana Isabel Veloso
    University of Aveiro, Department of Communication and Art, DigiMedia, Portugal
  • Nadine Vigouroux
    University of Toulouse, France
  • Tingru Zhang
    Shenzhen University, P.R. China
  • Yuxiang (Chris) Zhao
    Nanjing University of Science and Technology, P.R. China
  • Junhong Zhou
    Harvard Medical School, United States

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