Due to ISG 2020 being postponed to October 6-9, 2020 it was decided to publish a "Second Call for Abstracts". The purpose was to provide the opportunity to publish research results that were not mature enough by the original deadline in November 2019. We were particularly interested in abstracts that highlight the important role gerontechnology can play in a period of viral pandemic that we are now experiencing. These abstracts can provide the basis for a separate session at the conference.


The deadline for submitting new abstracts was June 1, 2020, and review of these is scheduled to be completed during the month of June. This time we will only receive abstracts of the type of free papers or posters, not symposia. Please read abstract submission guidelines and look at the example before preparing your abstract.          

Format to be used is Format No.1 - Free Paper or Poster

Click here to download an abstract template.  For references use APA style, not Vancouver.

Submit your abstract by email to:  

Please provide the following information in your email:

  1. Abstract category #
  2. Oral or poster
  3. Title of your abstract
  4. Submitter name, e-mail address and phone number
  5. Organization
  6. Country

Abstract Review and Publication

The Conference theme, "Measures to achieve better quality of life and active healthy aging", addresses the potential power of technology to both enhance quality of life for older people and prevent age-related disabilities through health promotion. Quality of life is a core concept throughout life and efforts early in life might influence older age. To enhance active healthy aging, technology and digital literacy could be promoted by learning adequate skills before the onset of potential age-related disabilities. Therefore, gerontechnology includes not only technology adopted for older people, but also technology that are universally designed to be used throughout life.

All accepted abstracts will be published in a special issue of the ISG peer-reviewed journal, Gerontechnology.  The published abstracts are grouped into six broad categories or domains depending on the main application domain of the technological intervention being described or evaluated: 

  1. Experienced Health and (Self) Respect
  2. Housing and Daily Living
  3. Mobility and Transport
  4. Communication and Governance
  5. Work and Leisure
  6. Miscellaneous

Category #6 can function as a cross-cutting category, for technologies that are applicable across multiple categories e.g., robotics, or it can be used for indicating the category the author believes is most suitable for the abstract.

Please indicate the category that you believe is most suitable for your abstract. However, if the International Scientific Advisory Committee believes the abstract would fit better into another category, we will select peer reviewers within this category for your submission. 

Poster preparation Guidelines

Read Poster preparation Guidelines