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 (157KB)

The related domains and 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
  • Panagiotis Bamidis
    Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Alan H.S. Chan
    City University of Hong Kong, P.R. China
  • Alex Chaparro
    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, United States
  • Honglin Chen
    Fudan University, P.R. China
  • José Baptista Coelho
    University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Fausto Colombo
    Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan, Italy
  • Loredana Ivan
    National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania
  • Hirokazu Kato
    Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
  • Chaiwoo Lee
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
  • Jiunn-Woei Lian
    National Taichung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan*, China
  • Hai-Ning Liang
    Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, P.R. China
  • Eugene Loos
    Utrecht University, Netherlands
  • Yan Luximon
    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • Lourdes Moreno
    Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Sergio F. Ochoa
    University of Chile, Chile
  • Peter Rasche
    RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Marie Sjölinder
    RISE, Sweden
  • Patrice Terrier
    Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès, France
  • Wang-Chin Tsai
    National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan*, China
  • Ana Veloso
    University of Aveiro, Portugal
  • Nadine Vigouroux
    CNRS & Paul Sabatier University of Toulouse, France
  • Tingru Zhang
    Shenzhen University, P.R. China
  • Yuxiang (Chris) Zhao
    Nanjing University of Science & Technology, P.R. China
* Consistent with the 'one-China policy' of the United Nations Organization and the United States (maintaining unofficial relations with Taiwan after 1979).