IJCAI 2021

The 1st AI for Cognitive and Physical Frailty Workshop (AIF)

9:00 PM, August 23 2021 (GMT-4) | Montreal, Canada (Virtual)
(i.e., 9:00 AM, August 24 2021 (GMT+8) | Singapore (Virtual))



Frailty can be understood as a state of increased vulnerability to stress due to a decrease in a individual's homeostatic reserves. It is also an intermediate state between aging and several negative health consequences (e.g., dementia and death). Frailty is a potentially reversible pathological aging process on both cognitive and physical systems. Cognitive and physical frailty can occur at any age of the individuals, but are prevalent in the elderly.

Artificial Intelligence is a seismic force shaping the 21st century and has become one of the largest computer science research communities. However, while our field is expanding, the group with cognitive and physical frailty are somehow getting left behind. For example, in the domain of AI-assisted rehabilitation, most of the existing research works focus on groups of people who already suffer from diseases. But some diseases are irreversible (such as dementia). In this case, research on early intervention to cognitive frailty populations would be more effective.

This workshop aims to bring together researchers, representatives of potential beneficiaries, relevant members of social groups, relevant industry participants, and potential investors in the fields of AI in cognitive and physical frailty, healthcare, aging and rehabilitation, etc. We look forward to discussing how AI can be used to assist groups of people with cognitive and physical frailty, improving healthcare delivery, public health, social well-being and ageless aging, etc. Researchers at all levels who are interested in AI are welcome and encouraged to attend the workshop.

Invited Talks

Takayuki Ito
Kyoto University, Japan
Zhiqi Shen
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Tao Wang
Peking University, China


Time (GMT+8) Speaker Title
9:00 AM - 9:05 AM Cyril Leung Opening Remarks
9:05 AM - 9:35 AM Takayuki Ito Towards Hyper Democracy: Agent-facilitated Crowd Discussion Support System
9:35 AM - 10:00 AM Zhiqi Shen SAIF: An End-to-end System for Assessment and Intervention of Frailty
10:00 AM - 10:25 AM Tao Wang Emotion Recognition & Attention Analysis by Affective Robots
10:25 AM - 10:30 AM - Break
Research Paper Presentations
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Xiaofang Sun Major Depressive Disorder Recognition and Cognitive Analysis Based on Multi-layer Brain Functional Connectivity Networks
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM Ching-Hung Lee A Survey of Smart Healthcare for the Elderly based on User Requirements and Supply Accessibility
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM Yu Zhang Modeling Alzheimer’s Disease Progression via Tensor Multi-Task Learning with MRI Spatio-temporal Similarity Measurement
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM Jun Lin A Parkinson's Disease Risk Estimation Method Based on Somatosensory Parkour Mobile Game
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM Zhengxiang Pan A Goal-oriented Coaching Model for Promoting Health Games among Frail Elderly
11:45 AM - 11:50 AM OC Team Closing


Cuntai Guan
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Cyril Leung
The University of British Columbia, Canada
Jing Jih Chin
Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
Lim Wee Shiong
Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
Martin J. McKeown
The University of British Columbia, Canada
Chunyan Miao
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Hong Xu
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Yiqiang Chen
Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Bei Li
Alibaba Group
Xuejiao Zhao
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Hao Zhang
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Yundong Cai
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Zhengxiang Pan
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Zhiwei Zeng
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
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