4th Conference on Elderly and New Technologies:
Technology on the go

May 13th, 14th and 15th 2015, Castellón (Spain)

About the Conference

Today, the use of Information and Communication Technologies is increasingly present in our daily life; in the way we communicate, get information, learn and create. We have adopted new habits and customs, incorporating them in the daily routines to relate with one another, either in a real or virtual way. This provides significant information and communication advantages and possibilities, new opportunities for the inclusion and ultimately for the quality of life. On the contrary, it also entails risks and dangers: the digital divide, privacy, safety, exclusion, etc.

The elderly are an especially significant group in today’s society, with their characteristics, risks and of course, their potentialities. It is the responsibility of all of us to promote a practical and smart use of the new technologies. This use must be encouraged through different multidisciplinary actions and in very different fields of activity: education, research, projects, adapted devices, politics, etc. All this must be done so the elderly become part of the knowledge and information society.

Whether in the previous edition of the conference the slogan was “no one behind” as a reference to the politics of the European Union to promote an inclusive society for all ages, in the present conference we propose the slogan “Technology on the go”. We understand that devices and also the Internet are becoming more and more personal, individual and portable, resulting in technology being more social, community-oriented and global.

Important Dates

  • Event

    May 2015: Wednesday 13th (afternoon), Thursday 14th y Friday 15th (morning)

  • Abstracts submission deadline

    Abstracts will be accepted until March 15th 2015

  • Communication of accepted abstracts

    On March 31st the list of accepted abstracts will be communicated to authors


  • Main topics

  • Educational gerontology, andragogy

  • Impact, benefits and potentialities of education for adults

  • Technological tools applied to seniors' education

  • Usability and e-inclusion, use of new technologies

  • Society and integration, participation of senior citizens

  • Ambient, assistive and adaptative technology

  • Special topic: "Technology on the go"

  • Gadgets as tablets, smatphones, wearables...; ubiquitous and personal connectivity; Internet everyplace, cloud services, apps...

  • In connection with the World Information Society Day (17 May)

  • Internet, the network, social changes, potentialities and risks for the Senior citizens

General information

General information of the Conference for participants, presenters and paper authors
Participants information
General information of the Conference for students (Senior Citizens' University)
Students information


The conference is open to any person interested in the topics previously described. The registration is mandatory and it gives direct access to the conference and materials. If you want to apply for a presentation, skip this section and please proceed to the "Call for papers" section below.

  • Students: €35, (€20 only one day) (Graduates, postgraduates and 3rd Age University students)
  • Professionals, staff, researchers: 80 €
  • Partners and sponsorships: €0
  • Authors and speakers: €200 (go to "Call for papers" section for grant options)

The registration process has ben concluded, if you wish to attend, you should contact directly the organisation: info@mayores-nt.uji.es

  • President of the 4th Internacional conferences on the Elderly and New Technolgies

  • Prof. Dr. Salvador Cabedo Manuel. Universidad Jaume I, Castellón, Spain
  • Scientific Committee

  • President of the Scientif Committee

  • Prof. Dr. Raúl Marín Prades. Universitat Jaume I. Spain.

  • Prof. Dr. Rosa Ana Clemente Estevan, Universidad Jaume I, Castellón, Spain.
  • Dr. Trudy Corrigan. Dublin City University, Ireland.
  • Prof. Dr. María Elena Riaño Galán. Universidad de Cantabria. Spain
  • Dr. Noemy Berbel Gómez. Universitat de les Illes Balears. Spain
  • Prof. Dr.-ing Ulf Witkowski, University of Paderborn, Germany.
  • Prof. Dr. Alberto Cabedo Mas, Universidad Jaume I, Castellón, Spain.
  • Prof. Dr. Rosario Vidal Nadal, Universidad Jaume I, Castellón, Spain.
  • Prof. Dr. Paul Held. Innovation in Learning Institute. Universidad de Enlargen-Nuremberg, Germany.
  • Ad Hofstede, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Netherlands.
  • Organizing Committee

  • President of the Organizing Committee:

  • Jorge Sales Gil, Universidad Jaume I, Castellón, Spain.

  • Pilar Escuder Mollón. Universidad Jaume I, Castellón, Spain.
  • Prof. Cecil Issakainen. Palmenia Center for Continuing Education. Helsinki University, Finland.
  • Roger Esteller Curto. Universidad Jaume I, Castellón, Spain.
  • Prof. Dr. Vicent Querol Vicente. Universidad Jaume I, Castellón, Spain.
  • Technical and administrative Support

  • M. Paz García Alegre. Universidad Jaume I, Castellón, Spain.
  • Mónica Sales Giner. Universidad Jaume I, Castellón, Spain.
  • Rafael Escamilla. Centre for the Innovation and Development of Education and Technology, Castellón, Spain.
  • Carlos Escura Forcada. Centre for the Innovation and Development of Education and Technology, Castellón, Spain.



All the information about the conference speakers and their topics

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Call for papers

We accept papers about pedagogical innovations, experiences, projects and innovative researches not published before with an scientific or informative (dissemination) approach. It is possible to make an oral presentation (15-20 minutes), poster presentation, or workshop (45-75 minutes). The papers will be published in the on-line Ariadne journal. It is also possible to submit papers for publication without presentation in the conference

See more details on the Call for papers

To start the procedure of papers presentation you should first register and later send the extended abstract to editor@mayores-nt.uji.es. Please, use the following template

The price for authors registration is 200€, that includes the proceedings publication. It is possible to get a grant up to 100€ if you wish to take part in any of our laboratories. Contact info@mayores-nt.uji.es if you want to know more.


Universidad Jaume I de Castellón

Av. de Vicent Sos Baynat, s/n
12071 Castellón de la Plana, España

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How to get to the conference

From the city center

Feel free to use the new electric bus of Castellón (TRAM). The TRAM conects with the UJI campus every 15 minutes aprox. from all the stops located along the city from the University to the "Grao de Castellón". Tickets and cards can be purchased directly in the bus or kiosks in the city. You can also make use of regular buses (lines 11, 12 and 15). Findhereupdated information about prices and schedules.

From the train station

Going out the train station you will find the TRAM and bus stops that take you directly to the University campus. If you are early and don't mind a walk, it would take you about 25 minutes to reach the University.

From the Airport of Valencia

From the airport of Valencia you can come by car (about 55 minutes) following this route.If you rather taking the train from Valencia city, you can usethe metro system from the airport to Valencia city (stop at "Estación del Norte - Plaza de toros" station). Followthis linkto buy your train tickets from Valencia to Castellón (you can buy them in advance). Finally, if you want to take the bus to come from Valencia you can find more informationhere.



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Av. de Vicent Sos Baynat, s/n
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(+34) 964 72 80 00