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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

+++ UCDPHA'10 +++

International Workshop on
User-Centered Design of Pervasive Healthcare Applications

www.pervasivehealth.humtec.rwth-aachen.de


co-located with PervasiveHealth'10
4th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for  
Healthcare 2010
Munich, Germany
March 22-25, 2010

www.pervasivehealth.org

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IMPORTANT DATES

Submission Deadline:  		January 10, 2010
Notification of Acceptance: 	January 25, 2010
Camera-Ready Manuscripts: 	February 26, 2010
Workshop:					March 22, 2010


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WORKSHOP THEME

Users of pervasive healthcare systems will be increasingly  
characterized by diversity. Relying only on highly experienced and  
technology-prone user groups, which might have been typical users in  
the last decades, is not sufficient anymore. Instead, elderly users,  
users with a completely different upbringing and domain knowledge, and  
ill or handicapped people will have to use the systems. While current  
research focuses mainly on technical and medical aspects, there is a  
major need to understand in which way physical, emotional and  
cognitive abilities, caused by individual learning histories and  
health states, may impact the usage and acceptance of these systems.  
Hence, not only aspects of technical feasibility, but also acceptance  
and usability issues of pervasive healthcare applications have to be  
carefully considered in order to fully exploit the potential of future  
healthcare applications. This requires an integrative and  
multidisciplinary approach, which combines engineering and medical  
knowledge with theoretical and methodological contributions of the  
humanities.
The workshop aims to bring together researchers from different  
disciplines to discuss the interrelation of medical, environmental,  
technical, psychological and social factors and their consequences for  
the design, use and acceptance of pervasive healthcare systems.


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WORKSHOP TOPICS

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Methodology

	• Usability of Pervasive Healthcare Systems
	• User Experience Design
	• Universal (or Disability) Access
	• Empirical Methods (Qualitative and Qualitative)
	• User and Cognitive Models
	• Participatory Design
	• Model-Based Design of Pervasive Healthcare Systems
	• Tools for Design, Modeling, and Evaluation

Human-Computer Interaction and Interface Design

	• Tools and Design Techniques for Pervasive Healthcare Systems
	• Interaction Design
	• Multidisciplinary or Interdisciplinary Design
	• Human Aspects of Future and Emerging Healthcare Technologies
	• Human-Computer Interaction in Healthcare
	• User-Centered or Human-Centered Design
	• Emotion and Affective User Interface
	• Adaptive and Tangible User Interfaces for Pervasive Healthcare  
Systems

End User Aspects

	• Accessibility and Usability
	• User Diversity
	• Ethical and Normative Requirements
	• Gender Specific Healthcare Design
	• Technology Acceptance and Performance
	• Social and Societal Implications of Pervasive Healthcare Systems
	• Legal Issues in Pervasive Healthcare Systems
	• Privacy, Security, and Trust in Pervasive Healthcare Systems
	• Cultural Aspects of Pervasive Healthcare Systems


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SUBMISSION

Interested researchers are invited to submit a workshop paper (4-6  
pages) formatted according to the IEEE format until January 10, 2010.  
Please visit the conference submission page (www.pervasivehealth.org/submission.shtml) 
  for detailed submission requirements and procedures. The papers  
should focus on current research activities and/or interesting aspects  
of future work. All position papers will be peer-reviewed and  
evaluated based on their novelty, originality, and relevance to the  
workshop theme. Authors of accepted position papers will be notified  
until January 25, 2010. The workshop will be held at  
PervasiveHealth'10, March 22, 2010 in Munich, Germany. All accepted  
workshop papers will be included in the conference proceedings and  
published in IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

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TECHNICAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE

• Vimla L. Patel, Columbia University and Arizona University, USA
• Andrew Sears, University of Maryland, USA
• Marilyn Sue Bogner, ISME LLC Bethesda, USA
• Stephan Prόckner, Medical University Munich, Germany
• Christine Lisetti, Florida International University, USA
• Jan Borchers, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
• Carsten Magerkurth, SAP Research, Switzerland
• Susan Hansen, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
• Susanne Bay, Siemens Medical, Germany
• Klaus M. Simonic, Medical University of Graz, Austria
• Yvonne Schikhof, Rotterdam University, The Netherlands

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ORGANIZERS

• Martina Ziefle, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
• Carsten Rφcker, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
• Andreas Holzinger, Medical University Graz, Austria
• Christian Mόller-Tomfelde, CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia
• Christian Dimmer, University of Tokyo, Japan
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