Call for Papers

      HEAT 2004 - The Home and Electronic Assistive Technology
       16-17th March 2004, King's Manor, University of York
                         A DIRC Workshop

Electronic Assistive Technology (EAT)can support people with
disabilities and the elderly to increase their independence and
quality of life, but to do so it must be dependable. The HEAT
workshop provides a forum for discussion and debate on issues of
dependability as they apply to the different types of EAT in the
home.

The workshop will be concerned with dependability issues as they
apply to:
   The needs of people with disabilities and the elderly
   Security and confidentiality
   The psychological and social impact of EAT
   Assistive technology
   Ubiquitous computing and Smart Homes
   Telecare/Telehealth/ Telemedicine
   Systems specification and design
   Research methods
   Strategies Policy issues

We invite submissions of short papers and posters (submit an
extended abstract of no more than 2 pages) and long papers (not more
than 4000 words). All accepted papers will appear in the workshop
proceedings.

Extended abstracts and papers must be submitted for review, in their
final form, by 30th October 2003. Authors will be notified by 3rd
December 2003.

Full details of conference topics and how to submit can be found at
http://www-users.york.ac.uk/~am1/HEAT.html
Informal enquiries should be directed to
Gordon Baxter ([log in to unmask]) or
Guy Dewsbury ([log in to unmask]).

INVITED SPEAKERS:
Dr Roger Orpwood (Bath Institute of Medical Engineering)
"Dependability Issues In Smart House Design"
Elisabeth Sergeant (Independent Consultant, Scotland)
"Dependability and Electronic Assistive Technology: A Service
Provider Perspective".

ORGANIZED BY Gordon Baxter and Guy Dewsbury for the
Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration in Dependability of
Computer-Based Systems (DIRC) in association with the CUHTec the
Centre for Usable Home Technology.