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UCD-PHA 2010 International Workshop on User Centered Design of Pervasive
Health Care Applications, Munich, March, 22, 2010 - due to Jan, 10, 2010

Conference 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 or users with a
completely different domain knowledge, will have to use the systems.
While current research focuses mainly on technological and/or 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.

Intended Audience
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.
Conference Topics

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

     * 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

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


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
( 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.

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 Prückner, 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


Martina Ziefle
RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Ziefle [at]

Carsten Röcker
RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Roecker [at]

Andreas Holzinger
Medical University Graz, Austria
Andreas.Holzinger [at]

Christian Müller-Tomfelde
CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia
Christian.Mueller-Tomfelde [at]

Christian Dimmer
University of Tokyo, Japan
Chris [at]

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 13883, Fax: ++43 316 385 13590
Enjoy Thinking!

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