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Andreas Holzinger <[log in to unmask]>
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Workshop in the context of BCS HCI, SEP,2,2008
to be held at Liverpool John Moores University (SEP 1-5)
Human–Computer Interaction for Medicine and Health Care (HCI4MED)

Organized by
Andreas HOLZINGER, Research Unit HCI4MED, Institute of med. Informatics,
Statistics and Documentation, Medical University Graz, AT
Harold THIMBLEBY, Future Interaction Technologies Laboratory, Department
of Computer Science, Swansea University, UK
Russell BEALE, Advanced Interaction Group, School of Computer Science,
University of Birmingham, UK

General Theme:
Ensuring good usability can be seen as the key success factor in our
digital world: technology must support people. In particular, Medicine
and Health Care are currently subject to exceedingly rapid technological
change and because they involve a range of people – technicians,
doctors, patients, nurses, managers – the role of usability is of
increasing importance. Consequently, Medicine and Health Care offer
great challenges for Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Usability
Engineering (UE) research. The optimization of processes and operational
sequences is of increasing interest, but we need to ensure that we
engineer effective, repeatable solutions as well as understanding the
stakeholders and the issues they can and do encounter. It is
particularly important for Medical Information Systems (e.g. Hospital
Information Systems and Decision Support Systems) to be designed from
the perspective of the end users, especially given that this is a
diverse set of people.

Topics include, but are not limited to:
Formal Methods and Methodologies (incl. Agile Methods);
Usability of Medical Information Systems;
Human Aspects of Future Technologies in Health Care;
Incident Investigation and Safety Issues for Healthcare;
Human Error and System Development;
Usability and Human Aspects of Medical Informatics;
Aspects of Usability in Information Visualization;
Usability in Ambient Assisted Living and Life Long Learning;
Augmented Cognition (AugCog) in medical workflows etc.;
Device design;
Collaborative and distributed Health Care;


1) JUL,16,2008 send your manuscript (not exceeding 4000 words) as pdf
directly to: [log in to unmask]

Submissions undergo rigorous reviews by at least three independent

2) AUG,15,2008 authors will be notified on the review outcome

3) SEP,2,2008 Presentation of accepted papers during the workshop.

Based on the feedback and discussions, authors have the opportunity to
extend their contribution up to 8000 words following the author
guidelines available at

4) NOV,14,2008 SUBMISSION DEADLINE to the online EES system of the
International Journal of Human-Computer Studies (IJHCS)

There will be a separate CfP for this special issue: New submissions
will undergo a 2-round review process; papers previously accepted for
the HCI4MED workshop will undergo one round, however, extended versions
of conference papers must contain at least 50% new material.

5) FEB,16,2009 Final notification of acceptance

Revisions done by the authors.

6) APRIL,16, 2009 Final revision due

Special Issue of the
Target publication date: Summer 2009

IJHCS is a highly prestigious journal in the field of HCI and innovative
interactive systems. Articles must be based on original research.

International Workshop Committee:
Patricia A. ABBOT-FRIEDMAN, Johns Hopkins University, US
Ray ADAMS, Middlesex University London and Cambridge University, UK
Henning Boje ANDERSEN, Risoe National Laboratory, Danish Technical
University, Roskilde, DK
Sheikh Iqbal AHAMED, Marquette University, US
Marilyn Sue BOGNER, ISME Bethesda, US
Noelle CARBONELL, Université Henri Poincare Nancy, FR
Tiziana CATARCI, Università di Roma La Sapienza, IT
Luca CHITTARO, University of Udine, IT
Matjaz DEBEVC, University of Maribor, SI
Alan DIX, Lancaster University, UK
Pier Luigi EMILIANI, National Research Council, Florence, IT
Eduard GROELLER, Vienna University of Technology, TU Wien, AT
Sissel GUTTORMSEN, University of Bern, CH
Timo HONKELA, Helsinki University of Technology, FI
Bin HU, Birmingham City University, UK
Ebba P. HVANNBERG, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, IS
Julie JACKO, Georgia Institute of Technology, US
Chris JOHNSON, University of Glasgow, UK
Homa JAVAHERY, Concordia University, Montreal, CA
Zhengjie LIU, Dalian Maritime University, CN
ZongKai LIN, Chinese Academy of Science, Peking, CN
Klaus MIESENBERGER, University of Linz, AT
Silvia MIKSCH, Donau University Krems, AT
Shogo NISHIDA, Osaka University, JP
Hiromu NISHITANI, University of Tokushima, JP
Nuno J NUNES, University of Madeira, PT
Anne-Sophie NYSSEN, Université de Liege, BE
Philipe PALANQUE, Université Toulouse, FR
Helen PETRIE, University of York, UK
Margit POHL, Vienna University of Technology, TU Wien, AT
Anthony SAVIDIS, ICS FORTH, Heraklion, GR
Albrecht SCHMIDT, University of Duisburg-Essen, DE
Andrew SEARS, UMBC, Baltimore, US
Ahmed SEFFAH, Concordia University, Montreal, CA
Yuanchun SHI, Tsinghua University, Beijing, CN
Hironomu TAKAGI, Tokyo Research Laboratory, IBM Research, JP
A Min TJOA, Vienna University of Technology, TU Wien, AT

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