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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)

The publication organ for this Workshop is a Special Issue in the
International Journal of Human-Computer Studies (IJHCS)

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;

Find below the updated schedule for our Workshop.

* July, 21, 2008, Wednesday, Paper proposal submission deadline, please
    send proposals directly to: [log in to unmask]
* August, 1, 2008, Friday, Notification of acceptance
* August, 2, 2008, Saturday, Early Registration Deadline, see:
(Single day workshop only delegates pay £80.00 - no deadline)
* August, 15, 2008, Notification of Workshop Programme
* September, 2, 2008, Tuesday, Presentation of accepted papers during
the workshop in Liverpool, see: Workshop W11
* November, 14, 2008, Friday, Submission deadline to the online EES
system of IJHCS, following the author guidelines available at
* February, 16, 2009, Monday, Final notification
* April, 16, 2009, Thursday, Final Revision due
* Target Publication date: Summer 2009

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

Online Information

We are looking forward to see you soon in Liverpool,
Cultural Capital of Europe 2008,
Best regards
Andreas Holzinger, Russel Beale and Harold Thimbleby
(Workshop Organizers)

Assoc.Prof.Dr.Andreas HOLZINGER, PhD, MSc, MPh, BEng, CEng, DipEd, MBCS
Head Research Unit HCI4MED
Institute for Medical Informatics, Statistics and Documentation (IMI)
Medical University Graz (MUG)
Auenbruggerplatz 2/V, A-8036 Graz (Austria)
Phone: ++43 316 385 3883, Fax: ++43 316 385 3590

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