UCDPHA’12: Third International Workshop on User-Centered Design of Pervasive Healthcare Applications

Third International Workshop on
User-Centered Design of Pervasive Healthcare Applications
co-located with PervasiveHealth’12
6th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for
San Diego, CA, USA
March 21-24, 2012

Submission Deadline: March 25, 2012
Notification of Acceptance: April 10, 2012
Camera-Ready Manuscripts: April 20, 2012
Workshop: May 21, 2012

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, 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 with theoretical and methodological
contributions of the humanities.

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.

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

• Usability of Pervasive Healthcare Systems
• User Experience Design
• Universal (or Disability) 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
• Accessibility and Usability
• User Diversity
• 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 March 25, 2012. Please visit
the main conference website (www.pervasivehealth.org) for detailed
submission requirements and procedures. Papers must be submitted in PDF
format via the workshop submission page

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 April 10, 2012. The
workshop will be held at PervasiveHealth’12, May 21, 2012 in San Diego,
USA. All accepted workshop papers will be included in the adjunct
conference proceedings and published in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

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