This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme - Societal Challenge 1 (DG CONNECT/H) under grant agreement No 643647 


Scientific Publications


  1. Carina Dantas, Pedro Balhau, Ana Jegundo, Luís Santos, Christophoros Christophorou, Cindy Wings, João Quintas, Eleni Christodoulou , “Verification Methodology of Ethical compliance for users, researchers and developers of Personal Care Robots”. Accepted for publication on the proceedings of the WorldCist'17 - 5th World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (april 2017)
  2. Carina Dantas, Ana Luísa Jegundo, João Quintas,  Ana Isabel Martins, Alexandra Queirós, Nelson Pacheco Rocha, “European Portuguese Validation of Usefulness, Satisfaction and Ease of use Questionnaire (USE)”. Accepted for publication on the proceedings of the WorldCist'17 - 5th World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies (april 2017)


  1. G. Martins, L. Santos, J. Dias, "User-Adaptive Robotics Systems: A Survey”. Submitted to the International Journal of Social Robotics, Springer (under review)
  2. G. Martins, L. Santos, J. Dias, "Surprisal-driven filtering of learning data”. Submitted to Pattern Recognition Letters, ELSEVIER (under review)
  3. M. Ben Moussa, C. Debracque, W. Lange, R. Marius, "Djinni: A Novel Technology Supported Exposure Therapy Paradigm for SAD Combining Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality”. In Frontiers in Psychiatry, section Public Mental Health, 2016
  4. G. Martins, L. Santos, J. Dias, "User Modelling for Social Robots”, In Proceedings of the 2nd UAE Joint Symposium on Social Robotics, 2016
  5. L. Santos, J. Dias;Random, "Sampling Online Learning – Enabling Social Robots to Learn User Routines”, In Proceedings of the 2nd UAE Joint Symposium on Social Robotics, 2016
  6. L. Santos, J. Dias, "User routine model using a cloud-connected social robot”, In Proceedings of the 5th IEEE International Conference on Cloud Networking, Oct-16, 2016
  7. D. Georgiadis , C. Christophorou, S. Kleanthous, P. Andreou, L. Santos, E. Christodoulou, G. Samaras, "A Robotic Cloud Ecosystem for Elderly Care and Ageing Well: The GrowMeUp Approach”, In Proceedings of the XIV Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2016
  8. C. Christophorou, S. Kleanthous, D. Georgiadis, D.  M. Cereghetti, P. Andreou, C. Wings, E. Christodoulou, G. Samaras, "ICT Services for Active Ageing and Independent Living: Identification and Assessment”. In IET Journals, Healthcare Technology Letters
  9. S. Fagel, M. Ben-Moussa and D. Cereghetti. “How Avatars in Care Context Should Show Affect”, in Pervasive Health 2016 Workshop on Affective Interaction with Virtual Assistants within the Healthcare Context 2016.
  10. A. Pamboris, G. Antoniou, C. Makris, P. Andreou, G. Samaras, "AD-APT: Blurring the Boundary Between Mobile Advertising and User Satisfaction”, In Proceedings of the IEEE/ACM International Conference on Mobile Software Engineering and Systems (MobileSoft) ;2016
  11. G. Martins, P. Ferreira, L. Santos, J. Dias, "A Context-Aware Adaptability Model for Service Robots”, In Proceedings of the  IJCAI WSR 2016 
  12. S. Kleanthous, C. Christophorou, C. Tsiourti, C. Dantas, R. Wintjens, G. Samaras, E. Christodoulou, "Analysis of Elderly Users’ Preferences and Expectations on Service Robot’s Personality and Appearance", In Poc. 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Toronto, Canada, July 2016
  13. C. Christophorou, D. Georgiades, P. Andreou, S. Kleanthous, D. M. Cereghetti, J. Meijers, E. Christodoulou, G. Samaras, "ICT Systems and Services: Identification and Assessment of a Package of ICT Services for Ageing Well"  In Proc. Medicon 2016 - Systems Medicine for the delivery of Better Healthcare Services, Paphos, Cyprus, April 2016


  1. D. Portugal, L. Santos,  P. Alvito, J. Dias, G. Samaras and E. Christodoulou, "SocialRobot: An Interactive Mobile Robot for Elderly Home Care". In Proc. of the IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration (SII 2015), Nagoya, Japan, Dec. 11-13, 2015.
  2. D. Portugal, P. Trindade, E. Christodoulou, G. Samaras and J. Dias, “On the Development of a Service Robot for Social Interaction with the Elderly”. In Proc. of the IET International Conference on Technologies for Active and Assisted Living (TechAAL 2015), Kingston, London, UK, November 5, 2015
  3. Martins, G. S., Santos, L., & Dias, J. "Towards a Context-Aware Adaptable Services Framework with Applications in Elderly Care". In Workshop on Improving the Quality of Life in the Elderly using Robotic Assistive Technology, International Conference of Social Robotics, Paris, France, 2015 
  4. G. Martins, L. Santos, J. Dias, "The GrowMeUp Project and the Applicability of Action Recognition Techniques", In Proc. 3rd Workshop on Recognition and Action for Scene Understanding (REACTS2015), Valetta, Malta, Sept. 2015