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Katie Siek <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 4 Jan 2010 10:56:37 -0700
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Wellness Informatics: Towards a Definition and Grand Challenges (held  
in Conjunction with CHI 2010)

The last decade has seen an explosion of health-related human centered  
computing research and practice focused on wellness (e.g., good  
nutrition and exercise promotion) intended to help people avoid  
needing medical care. While Health Informatics may appear to be the  
obvious home for these activities, it is a discipline that has focused  
on the design, development, and evaluation of systems to process  
healthcare data and subsequently aid in patient treatment. Given the  
ubiquity of wellness systems we think its time to create a Wellness  
Informatics community. The goal of the one-day workshop is to identify  
the themes and grand challenges for designing and evaluating  
Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) that help people  
stay well.

We invite 2 page, CHI Archive Format submissions that articulate new  
themes and challenges for Wellness Informatics or that respond to the  
following: designing for numerous sources of health data, the end user  
as information consumer and producer, multiple levels of data  
granularity, the role of the healthcare establishment and the  
temporality of systems engagement. We (the organizers and other  
committee members pending invitation acceptance) will select  
participants based on the strength of their papers, and also for  
methodological, disciplinary, and experience diversity. Papers should  
be submitted to Beki Grinter ([log in to unmask]) by January 4, 2010.

Accepted authors will have the option to submit a poster at the CHI  
WISH ( workshop (on April 11, 2010 the day after  
the Wellness Informatics workshop)

Note: at least one author of each accepted paper must register for the  
workshop and for one or more days of the CHI conference.

For more details please see:

Important Dates:
   4 January 2010 Paper Submission (email [log in to unmask] if you  
need an extension)
1 February 2010 Author Notification
22 February 2010 Final Paper Submission (Shared with Workshop  
10 April 2010 Wellness Informatics Workshop @ CHI 2010

Katie A. Siek, Ph.D.
University of Colorado at Boulder
Department of Computer Science
430 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0430 USA
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