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I2R and IPAL host Workshop on "Inclusive Smart Cities & Digital Health"

6 Oct 2017

The "Inclusive Smart Cities & Digital Health" workshop was held on September 18th, 2017, at INFUSE Theatre, I2R (Institute for Infocomm Research), hosted by Prof. Dim-Lee Kwong, Executive Director of I2R, and Prof. Mounir Mokhtari, Director of IPAL.

The event had as Guests of Honour, Mr. Lim Chuan Poh,  A*STAR Chairman, and Laurence  Lochu,  Counsellor for Culture, Science and Education,  from the Institut Français, French Embassy in Singapore.  

The workshop brought together French and Singaporean Research Institutes and industry players in the area of Infocomm Technologies for Digital Health & Inclusive Smart Cities, with the aim of identifying key challenges and opportunities for collaboration in this area of increasing importance in Singapore. 
 
The event was launched by A*STAR Chairman, Mr. Lim Chuan Poh, emphasizing the importance of collaboration between I2R and IPAL, followed by a panel discussion chaired by Prof. Tan Sze Wee, Executive Director for the Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC) A*STAR on the topic <Infocomm Technologies for Health Care & Smart Cities>.

Invited participants from I2R, Systems X, PSA Group, Biorithm, Unabiz (SigFox), Axa Insurance, OgilvyRED, MoBike, Sanofi, Thales, EDF, among others, shared their views on the current challenges facing this area and their perspectives for the future on this topic.
 
The workshop included a technical poster session of ongoing research at I2R, finalized by a Technology Showcase conducted by IPAL in the StarHome, featuring IPAL’s live demo and a presentation of deployment of EU Projects in Singapore.  

Mr. Lim Chuan Poh,  A*STAR Chairman - Welcome speech

Laurence  Lochu,  Counsellor for Culture, Science and Education,  from the Institut Français, French Embassy in Singapore

Keynote: Eric Perrin-Pelletier, CEO Systems X,  sharing his views on how to valorise research into a thriving business venture  

Panel discussion chaired by Prof. Tan Sze Wee, Executive Director for the Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC) A*STAR on the topic <Infocomm Technologies for Health Care & Smart Cities

 

15th International Conference On Smart homes and health Telematics

12 Sep 2017

This year we are celebrating the 15th anniversary of ICOST which succeeded in bringing together a community from different continents over a decade and half and raised the awareness of frail and dependant people's quality of lifein our societies.

After fourteen very successful conferences

held in France (2003), Singapore (2004), Canada (2005), Northern Ireland (2006), Japan (2007), USA (2008), France (2009), Korea (2010), Canada (2011), Italy (2012), Singapore (2013), USA (2014), Switzerland (2015) and China (2016), the 15th International Conference on Smart homes, Assistive Technologies and Health Telematics will be hosted in Paris, from 29th to 31st August 2017.

Program: http://www.icostconference.org/program.html


Panel Discussion: Bridging the gap between R&D, Innovation and Market

ICOST provides a premier venue for the presentation and discussion of research in the design, development, deployment and evaluation of Smart Urban Environments, Assistive Technologies, Chronic Disease Management, Coaching and Health Telematics systems. ICOST brings together stakeholders from clinical, academic and industrial perspectives along with end users and family caregivers to explore how to utilize technologies to foster independent living and offer an enhanced quality of life. ICOST 2017 invites participants to present and discuss their experience in design, development, deployment and evaluation of assistive and telehealth systems, as well as ethical and policy issues. The conference features a dynamic program incorporating a range of technical, clinical and industrial related keynote speakers, oral and poster presentations along with demonstrations and technical exhibits.


Demo Session: City4Age Project


Demo Session: City4Age Project


Panel Discussion: Future of digital health in Artificial Intelligence (AI) era

 

State Visit by President of the French Republic

12 Sep 2017

The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) and the Embassy of France jointly organized the Singapore-France Innovation Forum on 27th March, officially opened by French President Hollande and Deputy Prime Minister Tharman.

French President François Hollande,French Ambassador Marc Abensour

and Ministers met with 4 french companies and institutions that have set up R&D units in Singapore.

We met H.R President François Hollande and showcased him our activities and the SILVER Programme.

Other related articles:
Prime Minister's Office: "Joint Declaration on Innovation between France and Singapore" http://www.pmo.gov.sg/newsroom/joint-declaration-innovation-between-france-and-singapore
Embassy of France in Singapore: "A look back on Singapore-France Innovation Forum" https://sg.ambafrance.org/First-edition-of-Singapore-France-Innovation-Forum
 

ICOST 2018 in Singapore 10-12 July

31 Jan 2018


 

This year we are organizing the 16th ICOST conference which succeeded in bringing together a community from different continents over more than a decade and half and raised the awareness of frail and dependant people's quality of life in our societies.

ICOST provides a premier venue for the presentation and discussion of research in the design, development, deployment and evaluation of Smart Urban Environments, Assistive Technologies, Chronic Disease Management, Coaching and Health Telematics systems. ICOST brings together stakeholders from clinical, academic and industrial perspectives along with end users and family caregivers to explore how to utilize technologies to foster independent living and offer an enhanced quality of life. ICOST 2018 invites participants to present and discuss their experience in design, development, deployment and evaluation of assistive and telehealth systems, as well as ethical and policy issues. The conference features a dynamic program incorporating a range of technical, clinical and industrial related keynote speakers, oral and poster presentations along with demonstrations and technical exhibits.

We look forward to welcoming you to ICOST2018 in Singapore!

 

ICOST History and Performance:

 

 

After fifteen very successful conferences held in France (2003), Singapore (2004), Canada (2005), Northern Ireland (2006), Japan (2007), USA (2008), France (2009), Korea (2010), Canada (2011), Italy (2012), Singapore (2013), USA (2014), Switzerland (2015), China (2016) and France (2017), the 16th International Conference on Smart homes, Assistive Technologies and Health Telematics will be hosted in Singapore, from 10th to 12th July 2018.

 

Call For Papers and Demos

There will be a combination of presentations including scientific papers, posters, exhibits and technology demonstrations. Prospective authors are invited, in the first instance, to submit papers for oral presentation in any of the areas of interest for this conference as well as proposals for Special Sessions. The submission for evaluation should be in the form of a 12 pages paper written in English.

Milestones:


 

Accepted papers will appear in the conference proceedings to be published by Springer. Submitted papers shall not exceed 12 pages and must follow the guidelines found on the conference website http://www.icostconference.org/authorinstructions.html.

Submission: Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF or RTF/DOC format at the following address: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icost2018

Opportunity: Selected best papers will be nominated for publication in a special issue of MDPI's Open Access "Sensors Journal", Impact Factor 2.677 (2016).

 

                  LNCS      LNCS

 

Submission of demonstration proposals

Researches and industrial with significant contributions in the areas of smart cities, urban design, smart homes, health telematics, chronic disease management and assistive technologies are encouraged to participate and present research prototypes or innovative systems to ICOST participants. ICOST 2018 invites interested researchers and industrial to send a description of the system that will be demonstrated and a short presentation of the research teams/industrial involved in the demo. The description should be limited to one page and should be submitted to: icost2018@easychair.org.

Authors interested to provide a short demonstration in conjunction with paper presentations should append a section in their papers with heading: ‘demonstration description’ detailing the scenario to be demonstrated.

Organization committee will review the proposals and select a limited number of demos due to the available space constraint. ICOST will provide free space for nominated demos pending that presenters are registered as regular participants to the conference. Demos’ presenters will be responsible for bringing and setting up any computer equipment needed for the demo.

 

Contact

For information related to this Call for Papers please contact the ICOST 2018 Program Chairs at: icost2018@easychair.org

 

France-Singapore Year of Innovation 2018 launched with French Minister visit

29 Jan 2018

The France-Singapore Year of Innovation officially kicked-off with French Minister for Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Frédérique Vidal’s visit to Singapore (21-23 Jan)

aimed at strengthening ties between both countries’ innovation ecosystems through research, science and start-up collaborations.

Across the joint Year of Innovation, France and Singapore vows to highlight and enhance their scientific and research partnerships, bolster the research-business-start-up continuum and promote both countries’ attractiveness.

Accompanied by chairmen of top French research institutes and universities as well as industry key players, Minister Vidal delivered a speech at the Global Young Scientists Summit (GYSS), one of the Year of Innovation key events attended by young researchers and world-renowned scientists, including French Physics Nobel laureate Claude Cohen-Tannoudji.

Minister Vidal also met with the Singapore Minister of Trade and Industry, S. Iswaran, Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, Senior Minister of State Janil Puthucheary, leading research institutions NRF and A*Star, and higher education institutes including the National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University to lay the groundwork for greater bilateral cooperation in innovation.

During IPAL's visit on Monday morning, Prof. M. Mokhtari presenting on-going research on Ageing & Well-being to Minister Frédérique Vidal, H.E Marc Abensour and French delegation.

The on-going EU H2020 Project PULSE, Participatory Urban Living for Sustainable Environments, was also presented.
More info: http://ipal.cnrs.fr/news/smart-health-and-big-data-discover-pulse-project

 

IPAL Director, Prof. M. Mokhtari presenting on-going research on Ageing & Well-being to Minister @VidalFrederique, H.E Marc Abensour and French delegation at #StarHome @fusionopolis @City4AgeProject @IMTechfr @IMTFrance @FranceinSG @CNRSinASEAN pic.twitter.com/gGq4febkMR

— IPAL (@IPAL_SG) 23 janvier 2018

France-Singapore Innovation Year 2018 aims to achieve the following objectives:

  1. Deepen collaboration between the French and Singaporean innovation ecosystems by enlarging the pool of stakeholders;
  2. Foster events and activities held in France and Singapore that could mutually reinforce efforts to attain innovation goals, while focusing on priority sectors where there are substantial opportunities for synergy and partnerships;
  3. Lay the groundwork for greater bilateral cooperation in innovation beyond the Year of Innovation.


IPAL Director, Prof. M. Mokhtari presenting on-going research on Ageing & Well-being to Minister @VidalFrederique, H.E Marc Abensour and French delegation at #StarHome @fusionopolis @City4AgeProject @IMTechfr @IMTFrance @FranceinSG @CNRSinASEAN

15th International Conference On Smart homes and health Telematics

13 Sep 2017

This year we are celebrating the 15th anniversary of ICOST which succeeded in bringing together a community from different continents over a decade and half and raised the awareness of frail and dependant people's quality of life

in our societies.

After fourteen very successful conferences held in France (2003), Singapore (2004), Canada (2005), Northern Ireland (2006), Japan (2007), USA (2008), France (2009), Korea (2010), Canada (2011), Italy (2012), Singapore (2013), USA (2014), Switzerland (2015) and China (2016), the 15th International Conference on Smart homes, Assistive Technologies and Health Telematics will be hosted in Paris, from 29th to 31st August 2017.

Program: http://www.icostconference.org/program.html


Panel Discussion: Bridging the gap between R&D, Innovation and Market

ICOST provides a premier venue for the presentation and discussion of research in the design, development, deployment and evaluation of Smart Urban Environments, Assistive Technologies, Chronic Disease Management, Coaching and Health Telematics systems. ICOST brings together stakeholders from clinical, academic and industrial perspectives along with end users and family caregivers to explore how to utilize technologies to foster independent living and offer an enhanced quality of life. ICOST 2017 invites participants to present and discuss their experience in design, development, deployment and evaluation of assistive and telehealth systems, as well as ethical and policy issues. The conference features a dynamic program incorporating a range of technical, clinical and industrial related keynote speakers, oral and poster presentations along with demonstrations and technical exhibits.


Demo Session: City4Age Project


Demo Session: City4Age Project


Panel Discussion: Future of digital health in Artificial Intelligence (AI) era

 

President of the French Republic met IPAL during State Visit

13 Sep 2017

The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) and the Embassy of France jointly organized the Singapore-France Innovation Forum on 27th March, officially opened by French President Hollande and Deputy Prime Minister Tharman.

French President François Hollande,

French Ambassador Marc Abensour and Ministers met with 4 french companies and institutions that have set up R&D units in Singapore.

We met H.R President François Hollande and showcased him our activities and the SILVER Programme.

Other related articles:
Prime Minister's Office: "Joint Declaration on Innovation between France and Singapore" http://www.pmo.gov.sg/newsroom/joint-declaration-innovation-between-france-and-singapore
Embassy of France in Singapore: "A look back on Singapore-France Innovation Forum" https://sg.ambafrance.org/First-edition-of-Singapore-France-Innovation-Forum
 

"Smart Health and Big Data", discover PULSE Project

21 Jun 2017

PULSE (Participatory Urban Living for Sustainable Environments)™ is a new international project funded by the European Commission (Horizon 2020) to undertake research and innovation in cities in Europe, the United States and Asia.  The project began at the close 2016 and will continue for three years.

PULSE will leverage diverse data sources and big data analytics to transform public health from a reactive to a predictive system, and from a system focused on surveillance to an inclusive and collaborative system supporting health equity.

Working within five global cities, PULSE will harvest open city data, and data from health systems, urban and remote sensors, personal devices and social media to enable evidence-driven and timely management of public health events and processes.

The clinical focus of the project will be respiratory diseases (asthma) and metabolic disease (type 2 diabetes) in adult population.

The project will develop risk stratifications models based on modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors in each urban location, taking account of biological.

Visit the website: https://www.pulseproject.info
 

Smart Cities : which visions and models for the 21 century ?

20 Jun 2017

In partnership with The Straits Times and Business France, and in the presence of Vivian Balakrishnan, Singapore Minister of Foreign Affairs, in charge of the Singapore Smart Nation Initiative, Le Monde organized, on June 2nd in Singapore, a one day conference dedicated to innovation and smart-cities

at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. Engineers, sociologists, public managers, professors debated on urban transformations and governance issues for the 21st century. 

Morning Program:

9:00 – Welcoming words
Kishore Mabuhbani, Dean, Lee Kuan You School of Public Policy
Louis Dreyfus, CEO, Le Monde Group
Marc Abensour, French Ambassador in Singapore
9:15 – 10:00 - The Great Urban Transformation, objectives and tools
Overview of the huge transformations cities are going through with an evaluation of the impact of some tools used to change them.
Laurent Bouillot, Founder, CEO Siradel
Mounir Mokhtari – Paris-Singapore, IMT Researcher, Director of IPAL, a French-Singaporean joint Lab
Vikram Singh, Singapore, Regional Director for APAC, 100 Resilient Cities
Tan Sze Tiong, Singapore, Director, Environmental Sustainability Research, Housing & Development Board
Moderator Marion Moreau (President Sigfox Foundation)

 

French Chamber launches Smart Health platform: French healthcare solutions in Singapore

20 Jun 2017

On June 12th, the French Chamber of Commerce launched Smart Health, an online platform that brings together 35 French companies with around 150 products and services to address Singapore’s healthcare challenges.

As Singapore seeks to build a future-ready healthcare system, French actors across a diverse range of activities offer a comprehensive set of solutions to patients, wellness consumers and healthcare professionals.

IPAL, with its UbiSmart solution, positions itself as the pioneering digital platform for preventive health through its research Project City4Age. UbiSmart sets a solid ground in the field of preventive healthcare by empowering individuals and cities into an early detection of risks associated with frailty and ageing.

Smart Health aims to engage in a structured discussion to collectively envision innovative solutions that ensure the wellbeing of tomorrow’s citizens. Through several citizen journey’s Smart Health illustrates how these solutions could address Singapore’s healthcare priorities.

To know more about Smart Health: https://smart-health.sg.
 

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