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Andreas Holzinger <[log in to unmask]>
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Call for Papers, Deadline: November, 14, 2008

Special issue on Human–computer interaction for medicine and health care
International Journal of Human—Computer Studies (IJHCS),
Editors in Chief: E. Motta, S. Wiedenbeck

1) Special Issue Description

Ensuring good usability can be seen as the key success factor in our
digital world: technology must support people. In particular, medicine
and healthcare 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 healthcare 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.

2) Topics include, but are not limited to:

Formal methods and methodologies (including 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;
Device design; Collaborative and distributed health care etc.

3) Submissions:
Articles must be based on original research. This special issue is the
primary publication of
the BCS HCI 08 Workshop HCI4MED

Other original articles are strongly encouraged. Extended versions of
workshop papers must contain at least
50% new material. All papers undergo rigorous reviews by at least 3
independent reviewers.

4) Schedule:

14 November, 2008 Submission deadline to the online EES system of IJHCS
16 February 2009, Final notification
16 April 2009, Final Revision due
Target Publication date: Summer 2009

5) Submission instructions

Manuscripts should not exceed 8000 words. Papers should be prepared
according to the IJHCS Guide for authors, and should be submitted 
online. The IJHCS Guide for authors and online submission are available 

To submit to the Special Issue, please select Article Type ‘‘SI:
HCI4MED’’ and state in the ‘‘Enter Comments’’ section that the paper is
intended for the ‘‘Human-Computer Interaction for Medicine and
Health Care Special Issue being edited by Holzinger, Thimbleby and
Beale’’ If you are a first time user of the journal’s online submission
tool, you will have to register yourself as an author on the system.

6) Guest Editors:

Andreas HOLZINGER, Research Unit HCI4MED (Human-Computer Interaction for
Medicine and Health Care),Institute of medical Informatics, Statistics
and Documentation (IMI), 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

7) International Program Committee:

An international board of experts will support this special issue and
ensure the highest quality of the

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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