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Second call for participation: EICS4Med 2011

Workshop on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems for Medicine and 
Health Care

(In conjunction with ACM EICS 2011)

Pisa, Italy - June 13, 2011

==== Scope ====

Healthcare systems are increasingly characterized by the heterogeneity 
of devices. Such systems exploit various technologies such as ever 
smaller mobile devices, location and tracking tools, as well as 
wearable, portable, and implantable medical sensors. Furthermore, 
healthcare systems are increasingly characterized by the heterogeneity 
of their users. Designing highly interactive computing systems to take 
advantage of the potential of such a variety of devices to deliver 
reliable solutions to real problems is a major challenge. Estimates of 
the number of adverse events (i.e., distinctly bad outcomes for 
patients) in healthcare vary, but are generally agreed to be around 10% 
of patients admitted to hospitals in most advanced healthcare systems. 
Many of these events involve errors with interactive medical devices. 
Some of these devices are intended to be used by people without 
extensive training; if nurses, doctors or patients misread the devices 
or make slips when setting up doses then this can, and unfortunately 
does, result in incorrect treatment, and may even kill. Modern 
healthcare is relying increasingly on a variety of devices, both in 
hospitals and by patients or their carers at home. It is vital that they 
are both reliable and easy to use: that they are well-engineered 
dependable systems that interoperate with many other systems in the 
context of use.

Held in conjunction with in the ACM EICS 2011 symposium, the EICS4Med 
workshop aims to bring together top researchers both from academia and 
industry to stimulate research and create interdisciplinary 
collaboration links allowing the exploration of new frontiers in the 
area of interactive computing systems. The goal is to provide a forum 
for researchers and practitioners to present and discuss innovations in 
the interrelation of medical, environmental, technical and human factors 
and their consequences for the design, use and acceptance of interactive 
computing systems in the healthcare field. The workshop will develop a 
roadmap for future research on design and dependability for interactive 
medical systems.

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

Interactive medical systems and services

* Advanced interaction devices

* Medical data visualization and analysis

* Virtual and augmented reality

* Collaborative and distributed healthcare

* mHealth systems

* Human aspects of future and emerging technologies

* Knowledge-based interactive medical systems

* Usability and accessibility of medical systems

* Technology acceptance and performance

Rigorous approaches to the design and evaluation of safe interactive 
medical systems

* Modeling interaction and interactive medical systems

* Engineering processes for interactive medical systems

* Integrating interaction design into the development process for 
medical systems

* Interactive medical systems specification

* Requirements engineering for interactive medical systems

* Software architectures for interactive medical systems

* Specifying users' activities within interactive medical systems

* Tool support for engineering interactive medical systems

* Formal Methods for interactive medical systems

* Evaluation and verification of interactive medical systems.

==== Submission Details ====

*Position papers* should outline approaches to the development and 
evaluation of interactive medical systems, highlighting both what has 
been achieved to date and what is needed for the future, for both 
research and practice.

Papers must be written in English and must not exceed 6 pages in the ACM 
SIGCHI Conference Proceedings Format

Submissions with in-depth discussion of one topic are preferred above 
submissions with a broader topic. Usage of an illustrative example is 
encouraged. Both academic position papers and industrial experience 
papers are solicited. All submitted papers will be reviewed by members 
of the program committee. At least one author of each accepted paper 
must register and present his work at the workshop. Additional 
guidelines can be found on the workshop's website.

Paper submissions and reviews will be handled electronically through the 
EICS4Med page in EasyChair:

==== Publication Details ====

The papers that are accepted and presented at the workshop will be made 
available on this website and published as CEUR proceedings (ISSN: 
1613-0073). The copyright of the single papers of the workshop 
proceedings will be held by the authors.

==== Important Dates ====

* Submission: March 13, 2011

* Review notification: April 3, 2011

* Final submission: April 29, 2011

* Workshop day:June 13, 2011

=== Chairs ====

* Ann Blandford, UCLIC - University College London, UK

* Giuseppe De Pietro, ICAR-CNR, Italy

* Luigi Gallo, ICAR-CNR, Italy

* Andy Gimblett, FIT Lab - Swansea University, UK

* Patrick Oladimeji, FIT Lab - Swansea University, UK

* Harold Thimbleby, FIT Lab - Swansea University, UK

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