Call for Participation
CHI 2019 Symposium on Computing and Mental Health
Glasgow, 4th May 2019
website: http://mentalhealth.media.mit.edu/
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Background:  The World Health Organization predicts that by the year 2030, mental illnesses will be the leading disease burden globally. If mental health technologies are to be successful at supporting those who experience mental distress to succeed, human-centred design of technology and services is essential. This 4th Symposium on Computing and Mental Health will provide an opportunity for researchers to meet under the auspices of CHI 2019. It follows three successful symposia at CHI 2016, 2017 and 2018. In convening at CHI, we are especially interested in work that seeks to understand users and contexts of use. Our particular focus is on people who are difficult to reach, and who may be socially or digitally excluded, because these people may be less likely to seek and receive help.

There are three submission types:

* Long papers should be submitted straight to JMIR Mental Health. Authors of JMIR papers must register at the workshop for inclusion in the special issue. Authors of papers that have been submitted and accepted by April 13 will be invited to give a brief presentation. https://mental.jmir.org/announcement/view/176
* Posters describe work-in-progress and must include a user study / empirical data and clearly relate to technology.
* Social papers are maximum one page in length and act as a CV for networking. They can also include existing publications.

See the workshop website at http://mentalhealth.media.mit.edu for submission details. 
Please note that at least one author of each accepted submission must register both for the workshop and for at least one day of the main conference.

Important Dates:

* Submission deadline for posters and social papers: 12 February 2019
* Acceptance notifications: 26 February 2019
* Submission window for long papers: January 2019 - 10 June 2019
* Symposium: 4 May 2019

Organizers:

* John Torous, Harvard Medical School
* Maria K. Wolters, University of Edinburgh
* Rafael A. Calvo, University of Sydney
* Greg Wadley, University of Melbourne

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