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  • IEEE Workshop User-Centered Design of Pervasive Healthcare Applications, March, 22, 2010 Munich, Deadline: Janurary, 10, 2010
    22. März 2010, München

    IEEE Workshop User-Centered Design of Pervasive Healthcare Applications

    Users of pervasive healthcare systems will be increasingly characterized by diversity. Relying only on highly experienced and technology-prone user groups, which might have been typical users in the last decades, is not sufficient anymore. Instead, e.g. elderly users, or users with a completely different domain knowledge, will have to use the systems.

    While current research focuses mainly on technological and/or medical aspects, there is a major need to understand in which way physical, emotional and cognitive abilities, caused by individual learning histories and health states, may impact the usage and acceptance of these systems. Hence, not only aspects of technical feasibility, but also acceptance and usability issues of pervasive healthcare applications have to be carefully considered in order to fully exploit the potential of future healthcare applications.

    This requires an integrative and multidisciplinary approach, which combines engineering AND medical knowledge combining theoretical and methodological contributions of the humanities.

    Intended Audience

    The workshop aims to bring together researchers from different disciplines to discuss the interrelation of medical, environmental, technical, psychological and social factors and their consequences for the design, use and acceptance of pervasive healthcare systems.

    Conference Topics

    Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:


    Usability of Pervasive Healthcare Systems
    User Experience Design
    Universal Access
    Empirical Methods (Qualitative and Qualitative)
    User and Cognitive Models
    Participatory Design
    Model-Based Design of Pervasive Healthcare Systems
    Tools for Design, Modeling, and Evaluation

    Human-Computer Interaction and Interface Design

    Tools and Design Techniques for Pervasive Healthcare Systems
    Interaction Design
    Multidisciplinary or Interdisciplinary Design
    Human Aspects of Future and Emerging Healthcare Technologies
    Human-Computer Interaction in Healthcare
    User-Centered or Human-Centered Design
    Emotion and Affective User Interface
    Adaptive and Tangible User Interfaces for Pervasive Healthcare Systems

    End User Aspects

    User Diversity, Usefulness & Usability
    Ethical and Normative Requirements
    Gender Specific Healthcare Design
    Technology Acceptance and Performance
    Social and Societal Implications of Pervasive Healthcare Systems
    Legal Issues in Pervasive Healthcare Systems
    Privacy, Security, and Trust in Pervasive Healthcare Systems
    Cultural Aspects of Pervasive Healthcare Systems


    Interested researchers are invited to submit a workshop paper (4-6 pages) formatted according to the IEEE format until January 10, 2010. Please visit the conference submission page ( for detailed submission requirements and procedures. The papers should focus on current research activities and/or interesting aspects of future work. All position papers will be peer-reviewed and evaluated based on their novelty, originality, and relevance to the workshop theme. Authors of accepted position papers will be notified until January 25, 2010. The workshop will be held at PervasiveHealth'10, March 22, 2010 in Munich, Germany. All accepted workshop papers will be included in the conference proceedings and published in IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

    Technical Program Committee

    Vimla L. Patel, Columbia University and Arizona University, USA
    Andrew Sears, University of Maryland, USA
    Marilyn Sue Bogner, ISME LLC Bethesda, USA
    Stephan Prückner, Medical University Munich, Germany
    Christine Lisetti, Florida International University, USA
    Jan Borchers, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
    Carsten Magerkurth, SAP Research, Switzerland
    Susan Hansen, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
    Susanne Bay, Siemens Medical, Germany
    Klaus M. Simonic, Medical University of Graz, Austria


    Martina Ziefle
    RWTH Aachen University, Germany
    Ziefle [at]

    Carsten Röcker
    RWTH Aachen University, Germany
    Roecker [at]

    Andreas Holzinger
    Medical University Graz, Austria
    Andreas.Holzinger [at]

    Christian Müller-Tomfelde
    CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia
    Christian.Mueller-Tomfelde [at]

    Christian Dimmer
    University of Tokyo, Japan
    Chris [at]

    Stichwörter: Cognition, Pervasive Computing, Ubiquitous Computing, Usability Engineering Methods (UEM), User Experience (UX), User-Centered Design (UCD)

  • USAB 2009 - 5. Usability Symposium der Österreichischen Computer Gesellschaft (OCG) in Linz, 9.-10.November 2009
    Treffpunkt des jährlich stattfindenden Usability Symposiums (USAB 2009) der Österreichischen Computer Gesellschaft (OCG) ist heuer in der Europäischen Kulturhauptstadt Linz, 9.-10.November 2009 - wir freuen uns auf Eure Teilnahme! Bitte um baldige Anmeldung:

    Ganz im Sinne der Vereinsziele der OCG, nämlich die interdisziplinäre Förderung der Informatik und der Kommunikationstechnologie unter Berücksichtigung ihrer Auswirkungen auf Mensch und Gesellschaft, bringt das diesjährige Symposium Benutzerfreundlichkeit und Barrierefreiheit, in Kooperation mit dem OCG Arbeitskreis für Menschen mit Behinderung und der Universität Linz, zusammen. Hochaktuelle Themen umfassen u.a. Ambient Assisted Living (AAL), Smart Home und Health, aber auch Gender, Emotion und Kognition.

    Den Hauptvortrag hält Frau Professorin Yvonne ROGERS vom Pervasive Interaction Lab, Computing Department der Open University (UK) mit dem Titel "The Changing Face of Human-Computer Interaction in the Age of Ubiquitous Computing". Als Autorin von "Being Human: HCI in the Year 2020" gibt Sie Ausblick auf Neue Trends im Bereich Mensch und Computer.

    Das Programm ist online verfügbar unter:

    Das Usability Symposium wurde vom Arbeitskreis HCI&UE (Human-Computer Interaction & Usability Engineering) der Österreichischen Computer Gesellschaft (OCG) ins Leben gerufen. Der Arbeitskreis HCI&UE stellt sich zur Aufgabe die Vernetzung von Industrie und Hochschulen zu fördern, Synergien und Wissensaustausch zu ermöglichen und damit dieses Fachgebiet im deutschsprachigen Raum zu etablieren.

  • AmI-09 3rd European Conference on Ambient Intelligence, Salzburg, NOV, 18-21, 2009
    3rd European Conference on Ambient Intelligence
    AmI-09: Roots for the Future of Ambient Intelligence
    November 18th-21st, Salzburg, Austria

    AmI-09 will bring keynotes, technical papers, workshops, industrial
    Case studies, posters & demos and panels. As new categories this year we
    Feature landscapes and ambient visions to review the current status
    and to
    look into the next decade of Ambient Intelligence.

    Next Important Dates:

    Early conference registration: Oct 5th, 2009
    Posters & Demos: Oct 5th, 2009
    Industrial Case Studies: Oct 5th, 2009
    Visions: Oct 5th, 2009

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