Smart Living Forum 2019

The Innovation Congress on digital future takes place from 12 to 14 November 2019 in Villach. Around 1000 visitors are expected to attend this leading innovation platform in the DACH region which takes place for the ninth time this year.

It is in this unique framework that Carinthia University of Applied Sciences organizes the first SMART LIVING FORUM on the topic „Collaborative Innovation from Smart Living to Smart Industry“.

Get your SMART LIVING FORUM ticket here:


*** Call For Posters ***

Launch: 23 July 2019

Deadline for Abstract Submission: 1 September 2019

Deadline for approval: 30 September 2019

Deadline for final poster and final short papers: 1 November 2019 10 November 2019

We recommend to send the final posters until 01 November 2019 for a quality check (graphics, images, fonts,…) to the following email address: The final posters will be printed on 11 November 2019 on the forum’s site. The poster area will be arranged by the organizers in advance.


Submit your posters here:
Abstract submission closed.

Authors are asked to submit a short abstract (250 – 300 words) that describes the main content of the poster. The language of the SMART LIVING FORUM will be English, therefore the abstract must be in this language.

All submitted abstracts will be peer-reviewed by the Programme Committee.
Authors of accepted poster proposals will be provided instructions for preparing the posters. Selected submissions will be presented during a poster walk and pitching sessions.

Authors of accepted posters will be instructed for preparing a short paper (3-4 pages) about the poster’s main contributions, which will be again peer-reviewed and printed in digital post-proceedings.

Short Paper submission guidelines

  • max. 4 pages (excluding graphics and literature)
  • citations based on IEEE style
  • it is mandatory to use the template that was send together with the acceptance notification

Poster guidelines

  • posters will be printed at the forum’s site in advance (hard submission deadline)
  • poster area will be arranged by the organizers in advance
  • size of poster: A0 (all other formatting/styles are up to the authors)

Please address any questions to

Thematic Areas

THEME 1: Improvement of healthcare services

The healthcare sector is facing challenges characterized by a shortage of medical and nursing professionals, reduced public budgets, and a concurrent rising demand for health services, partly due to the demographic change of the society. Moreover, it is becoming increasingly difficult to ensure the quality of care in rural and peripheral areas. These circumstances require an increased use of technology, with particular focus on digitization and the cooperative use of European knowledge excellence. Submission should be assigned under one or more of the following categories:

  • telehealth
  • support of healthy lifestyle
  • (risk) prevention
  • management of (chronic) diseases
  • therapy applications
  • rehabilitation


THEME 2: Aiming for Market Success

Focus on a successful and sustainable economic strategy in the earliest stages of development and even before is the essential prerequisite for the subsequent market launch of final products and services. Shared values and benefits can be created by including the views of all dimensions of the quadruple helix (government, industry, academia and civil participants) – from the scratch up to a marketable product. Submission should be assigned under one or more of the following categories:

  • technology driven innovation
  • new business models
  • commercialization of innovative technologies
  • disruptive technologies


THEME 3: Open category from Smart Living to Smart Industry

This is your chance to be creative.