Development of an Ecosystem for Ambient Assisted Living

  • João Rosas
  • Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
  • Gonçalo Carvalho
  • Ana Inês Oliveira
  • Filipa Ferrada
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 425)


Society is facing big demographic changes. In 2050, it is expected that the number of elders will reach 1500 million (about 16% of the world population). As people age, they become more dependent on assistance services. Care and assistance organizations start failing, as the number of people who need help increases beyond their ability to comply. The creation of an ecosystem for Ambient Assisted Living, facilitating partnerships creation between service providers, is proposed as a strategy to improve care provision and leverage its capacity. The specification of the ecosystem is based on canonical models and verified through simulation.


Ambient Assisted Living Ecosystem Collaborative Networks Information and Communication Technologies Simulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • João Rosas
    • 1
  • Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
    • 1
  • Gonçalo Carvalho
    • 1
  • Ana Inês Oliveira
    • 1
  • Filipa Ferrada
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Science and Technology, Campus de CaparicaUniversidade Nova de LisboaMonte CaparicaPortugal

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