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"Komninos, Andreas" <[log in to unmask]>
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Komninos, Andreas
Wed, 27 Dec 2006 12:51:23 -0000
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Second Call For Papers
(please distribute & apologies for multiple postings)


**International workshop on Pervasive Technologies for the support of
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Sufferers**

(In conjunction with the 5th Panhellenic Joint Conference on Alzheimer's
disease and Related Disorders)

Thessaloniki, Greece, Saturday 24 February 2007

> Dr. Lynne Baillie, .FTW Austria: "Designing Assistive Technologies for the Home"
> Dr. Vasilis Megalooikonomou, Temple University, USA: "Toward Intelligent Information Systems for Studying Normal and Disease States of the Human Brain"
Caring in a patient's home environment is proven to be both
cost-effective for healthcare schemes and also beneficial to patients.
It has been shown that patients who receive treatment in the familiar
environment of their home and around relatives have a better chance of
shorter recuperation.

Specific patient categories may benefit from care in the home
environment as their condition is such may allow them to conduct a
normal lifestyle if proper support is provided. One of these categories
are Alzheimer's disease sufferers, where the role of family carers has
also become more prominent, as care in the familiar surroundings of home
may delay onset of some symptoms and delay or eliminate the need for
more professional and costly levels of care.

This workshop aims to examine the degree to which IT and Pervasive
Healthcare technologies may aid Alzheimer's disease sufferers to become
more self-sufficient in the early and middle stages of the disease. It
is also the aim of the workshop to examine how the use of such
technologies may assist professional carers and families assisting
patients in the later stages of the disease, where constant monitoring
and supervision is critical.

We would like to invite contributions (both theoretical and technical)
in the following thematic areas:

*       Intelligent systems for the self-support of the elderly, personal medical assistants
*       Autonomous systems for monitoring the clinical condition of the elderly
*       Intelligent medical environments
*       Sensor networks in medical applications
*       Smart medical appliances
*       Human Computer Interaction for the elderly
*       Human Computer Interaction for medical professionals

Important Dates:

*       Abstract (600 words) submission deadline: 10 January 2007
*       Notification of acceptance: 21 January 2007
*       Final paper submission and registration: 31 January 2007

Submission Guidelines:
Position papers should be no longer than 6 pages, single column, format
including references, tables and figures. The program committee will
review all papers and the contact author (the author who submitted the
paper) of each paper will be notified of the result, by e-mail. Each
paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific
contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is
All submissions must conform to the ACM proceedings formatting

Program Committee Members:

*       Assoc. Professor Magda Tsolaki, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GREECE
*       Dr. Lynne Baillie, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK, .FTW, AUSTRIA
*       Dr. Andreas Komninos, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
*       Prof. Dimitris Christodoulakis, Patras University, GREECE
*       Dr. Peter Barrie, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
*       Prof. Nikolaos Fakotakis, Patras University, GREECE
*       Assoc. Prof. Vasileios Megalooikonomou, Temple University, USA
*       Dr. Sofia Stamou, Patras University, GREECE
*       Dr. Panayiotis Zaphiris, City University, London, UK
*       Dr Alan Chamberlain, University of Nottingham , UK 

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