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Bridget Kane <[log in to unmask]>
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CBMS 2012 - The 25th IEEE / ACM International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems
20-22 June 2012, Rome, Italy

SPECIAL TRACK on "Collaboration and Technology-Mediated Communication in Healthcare" 
SUBMISSION DEADLINE* - FEBRUARY 10th 2012  (*has been extended)

Communication, Teamwork, Interaction and Mobility are terms we have
come to associate with healthcare work. Communication can be
synchronous or asynchronous, coupled and often mediated by multimedia
technology. The challenge of co-ordination and supporting co-operation
in these work settings is an on-going problem for designers and
developers. Co-ordination of information among teams and between
institutional settings is critical for efficient and effective
healthcare delivery.

In this economic climate, we are especially challenged to find more
efficient and effective methods of delivering services. We are
provoked to provide novel approaches to help to control disease and
maintain a healthy population.  A range of technologies have the
potential for hospitals, teams, and individuals to reconfigure their
traditional practices in new and effective ways.

We invite reports on significant unpublished work in the area of
computer-support for co-operative work in healthcare, with particular
emphasis on design and technology applications for interaction among
medical specialists, and between medical specialists and
patients. Research on support for collaboration among medical,
nursing, scientific, ancillary staff and patients is encouraged,
including case studies or incident reports.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Collaboration between individuals
Co-ordination of Information
Ward rounds
Team working
Meeting support
Shift handover
Speech and Language in communication
Shared displays
Technology-mediated communication
Remote collaboration
Visual communication environments
Intense collaborative environments
Collaborative writing note-taking
Carer - Patient collaboration
Computer support for co-operative healthcare work

Submissions to this special track on Collaboration and
Technology-Mediated Communication in Healthcare, will be done
electronically via the CBMS web submission system, which will open
approximately one month before the deadline January 15th, 2012.
Prospective authors should simply choose the Special Track title
"Collaboration and Technology-Mediated Communication in Healthcare"
when submitting a paper to this track.

No hardcopy submissions will be accepted. Electronic submission of
original research papers will only be accepted in PDF format,
observing the IEEE guidelines and formatting instructions for full

Authors should refer to the general webpage of CBMS 2012 for
submission guidelines

All papers will be peer reviewed by at least three independent
referees. Accepted papers will be included in the conference

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions
for a Special Issue of the Journal of Behaviour and Information
Technology on Collaboration and Technology-Mediated Communication in

GENERAL ENQUIRIES may be directed to

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Track Chairs

Bridget Kane & Saturnino Luz, 
School of Computer Science and Statistics, 
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Track Programme Committee

Mark Ackerman
University of Michigan, USA

Albert Alonso
Fundacio Clinic per a la Recerca Biomedica, Spain

David Coyle
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Matt-Mouley Bouamrane
Centre for Population and Health Sciences
University of Glasgow, Scotland. U.K.

Geraldine Fitzpatrick
Institute of Technical Design and Assessment
Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Kristina Groth
School of Computer Science and Communication
Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

Lucy Hederman
School of Computer Science and Statistics
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Chiara Leonardi
Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trentino, Italy 

Frances Mair
University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Masood Masoodian
The University of Waikato, New Zealand

Dave Randall
Manchester Metropolitan University, England, UK

Charlotte Tang
The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Pieter Toussaint
NTNU and NSEP, Trondheim, Norway

Important dates

Paper submissions due:
February 10, 2012

Notification of acceptance:
March 15, 2012

Camera-ready due:
April 10, 2012

Web & Contacts

CBMS 2012 website:

CTMC Special Track website

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