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"Sabanovic, Selma" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sabanovic, Selma
Tue, 4 Feb 2020 21:49:50 +0000
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Dear colleagues,

We would like to cordially invite all interested parties to participate and submit relevant research to the AAAI Spring Symposium- “Applied AI in Healthcare: Safety, Community, and the Environment”.

The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) is the prestigious international scientific society devoted to promote research in, and responsible use of, artificial intelligence. AAAI also aims to increase public understanding of artificial intelligence (AI), improve the teaching and training of AI practitioners, and provide guidance for research planners and funders concerning the importance and potential of current AI developments and future directions.

The symposium is now in its final round of submissions.The deadline for submissions is 2/24/2020. You can find the symposium URL at

Call for Participation
AAAI 2020 Spring Symposium @ Stanford University
March 23–25, 2020 in Palo Alto, California, USA
                                                                                    Deadline: 2/24/2020

Applied AI in Healthcare: Safety, Community, and the Environment

This symposium will discuss ways to solve health-related, real-world issues in various emerging, ongoing, and underrepresented areas. Our international team is primarily focused on AI-assisted healthcare, with specific focus on areas of improving safety, the community, and the environment through the latest technological advances in our respective fields. We also want to improve the design and deployment of new technologies by considering the broader contexts in which they will be used. Our group’s mission is to bring engineers, computer and data scientists, physician specialists, epidemiologists, public health researchers, ergonomists, ethicists, social scientists, designers, safety personnel, and other scholars and healthcare professionals together to share and foster ideas.
This symposium focuses on the following three themes related to potentially challenging issues in Healthcare AI: (1) Workplace safety and the environment; (2) Caregiving in the community; and (3) Specialized applications of AI in healthcare.

1)     Workplace Safety and the Environment:
There is a significant knowledge gap in the workplace AI arena. Our Currentfocus areas of interest (but not restricted to) revolve around the role of machine learning in optimizing workplace ergonomics, business travel, hospital ergonomics, and monitoring environmental hazards, including automating wildfire smoke/air quality predictions via proprietary Google database sets and other global satellite systems.

2)      Caregiving in the community:
The introduction of digital technology and AI in care work, along with the broad adoption of network infrastructures and the increasing attention to community-based care, creates opportunities to provide healthcare in novel ways. We consider how emerging AI technologies may bring different forms of care back into homes and communities through health monitoring applications, assistive robotics, telehealth platforms, automated transportation, and other innovations. We will also discuss existing technical, social, design, and practice-oriented aspects of care work and technology, and new conceptual frameworks of care work and design paradigms for assistive technologies that can enable distributed, scalable, sustainable, and maintainable healthcare in 21st-century communities.

3)     Specialized Applications of AI in healthcare:
This theme aims to share the latest progress, current challenges and potential applications related to the use of AI in healthcare. Submissions may focus on specific and technical details or bring a more general point of view on the use of AI in healthcare and improvement of public and population health.
The symposium will include invited talks, presentations of accepted papers, group work sessions and panels. Use cases, current and potential application scenarios, and requirements from industry would be encouraged. Invited speakers and presentations will be announced after the submissions. More information will appear on the supplementary symposium website.
Interested participants should submit either full papers (6-8 pages), short papers (2-4 pages), extended abstracts (2 pages maximum), and poster presentations, as soon as possible. The deadline is 2/24/2020. Submissions are invited from all perspectives of interest—see "Topics" section. Submissions can include recent or ongoing research, position papers, and surveys/reviews and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Submission Link:
Symposium Chairs and Organizing Committee
Rajan Puri, MD, MPH, Stanford University  [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Samira Rahimi, McGill University, Canada [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Selma Šabanović, Indiana University, Bloomington [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>
Symposium URL:

Selma Šabanović, PhD
Pronouns: she, her, hers
Associate Professor of Informatics and Cognitive Science
Associate Dean for Graduate Education
The Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering
Indiana University
901 E. 10th Street Rm. 213, Bloomington, IN 47408
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