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.