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The FUTURAGE Road Map for European Ageing Research was formally launched yesterday (Tuesday 18th October) at a conference in the European Parliament in Brussels.
FUTURAGE is a two-year project funded by the European Commission, under the Seventh Framework Programme, to create the definitive road map for ageing research in Europe for the next 10-15 years.
Drawing on experts and specialists from Europe and beyond, the road map represents the most extensive consultation ever conducted in this field and identifies the main priorities on ageing and health from a multi-disciplinary perspective.
Through a chain of events, academic and non-academic stakeholders engaged in a state-of-the-art assessment of research priorities, emerging fields and methods to build consensus on the research priorities in ageing until 2025.
The FUTURAGE Road Map for European Ageing Research is now available to download here.

A roadmap is being developed for research on accessible user interfaces. If you are interested in contributing to this roadmap, please go to

The roadmap will include: (a) Clear proposals on what technologies need to be supported (e.g. eye tracking, voice/gesture reckoning, wearable devices, smart displays); (b) Clear inputs on what methodologies have to be investigated (e.g. adaptive UI design, accessibility evaluation guidelines for devices, services and applications); (c) Clear contributions on what kind of tools should be developed (e.g. automatic accessibility verification/design tools, accessible user interface description languages).

This is a unique opportunity to shape the thinking and direction of future research funding by the European Commission in this area, and the aim is to gather input from a diverse range of stakeholders. A Wikispace has been set up to collect as much input as possible, visit

The AALIANCE initiative – “The European Ambient Assisted Living Innovation Alliance” – aims to coordinate the European AAL R&D community and to develop a common strategic vision for short-, mid- and long-term R&D approaches in the AAL context. An important step towards this aim is the release of the Ambient Assisted Living Roadmap for research and innovation which the project consortium has now published on its website.

The full document of 120 pages (including a foreword from Florin Lupescu, Director of Directorate ICT addressing Societal Challenges in DG Information Society and Media of the European Commission) provides an in-depth look into the future of AAL application areas, concepts and technologies until 2025.

The full Roadmap document is available now on the AALIANCE website.
Download: Roadmap (pdf)

Roadmap Evaluation Workshop on 22/23 September 2009 in Eindhoven
In order to present and discuss the roadmap to the AAL R&D community in Europe the AALIANCE consortium organises a validation workshop on the 22 and 23 of September at the High Tech Campus (Philips Facility) in Eindhoven. More information about the workshop and on how to participate can be found here.