Social innovation in Long-Term Care through Digitalization (LTC-2021)

Social Innovation in Long-Term Care through Digitalization

 1-4 November 2021 and 13-16 December 2021 (preliminary) 

The aim of the binational workshop (Germany-Italy) is to develop social innovation in long-term care (LTC) through digitalization. In a three-day event, individual solutions will be examined and developed. The participants will present their process innovations with reference to LTC (inventory) and then compare them. Digital social innovation roadmaps will be derived from individual definitions. Furthermore, innovative approaches will be elaborated in cross-national working groups and with the involvement of young scientists. Subsequently, individual concepts for traceable process evaluation and sustainability will be discussed.

Focus Topics

The workshop will focus on LTC relevant approaches with special emphasis on the following hot topics

  • Comparison of LTC processes, exchange and networking
  • Defining digital social innovation roadmaps, finding problem-oriented innovative solutions
  • Concepts for traceable process evaluation and sustainability 


Call for Contributions

Contributions must be related to the focus topics in the participating countries (Germany and Italy) and address one of the following areas:

  • Evidence-based data acquisition and processing
  • Knowledge-transfer concepts
  • Citizen-centered health platforms
  • Cross-border region concepts and cooperation
  • Digital participation
  • Cultural and ethical challenges


Proposals can have the following formats (detailed requirements and submission link will be published)

  • Symposium and symposium contributions
  • Network contributions
  • Best practice
  • Research work
  • Young scientist work
  • Startup ideas


Deadlines (preliminary)

  • Submission of contributions: 22-Sep-2021
  • Notification of acceptance: 13-Oct-2021


General Chairs

Massimo Conti (Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy)

Ralf Seepold (HTWG Konstanz, Germany)


Program Committee



Local Activities Committee



Conference Venue

  1. Workshop in Ancona (Italy); November
  2. Workshop in Konstanz (Germany); December



currently closed


Supporting partners

 HTWG en Markenzeichen pos 1C  ancona



 The activity is supported by DAAD grant no 57562968.


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