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UbiHealth 2010 : 5th International Workshop on Ubiquitous Health and Wellness

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Link: http://www.create-net.org/ubint/ubihealth
 
When Sep 26, 2010 - Sep 27, 2010
Where Ubicomp 2010, Copenhagen, Denmark
Submission Deadline Jul 15, 2010
Notification Due Aug 16, 2010
Final Version Due Sep 6, 2010
Categories    healthcare   ubiquitous   computing   wellness
 

Call For Papers

Workshop Aims

The primary aim of the workshop is to investigate the use of technology such as wearable sensors, virtual reality, multimedia, brain computing and games to support monitoring, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of patients affected by mental diseases. The workshop will bring together researchers and mental health professionals to present and discuss the latest work, focusing on the role of ubiquitous computing technology, concepts, results and issues such as acceptance, experience, usability and accessibility. Workshop participants will be from a variety of backgrounds such as electrical engineering, computer science, pervasive computing, human computer interface design, psychology, psychiatry and interdisciplinary research fields. The main objective of the workshop will be to strengthen the cooperation within the growing community in pervasive healthcare research, allowing lively exchange of ideas and foster new collaborations. The main topics will cover the fields of multi-parametric unobtrusive monitoring of physiological signs and behavior, innovative algorithms for assessment of long-term physiological and behavioral data, decision support, activity and emotion recognition, bridging virtual and real experience, supporting mental wellness, hospital information systems, appropriate data formats and privacy, and validation of the overall effectiveness of ubiquitous technology in mental health.

Topics of Interest

The workshop seeks research work on the topics including, but not limited to:

• Bio and physiological measurement technology
• Unobtrusive long-term monitoring systems
• Wearable sensors
• Brain computer interfaces
• Innovative algorithms for assessment of long-term physiological and behavioral data
• Decision support for therapy planning
• Tele health and mobile technology
• Virtual reality
• Persuasive technology
• Games in assessment and therapy
• Tools aiding in cognitive behavioral therapy, speech therapy, music therapy and in development of new therapies
• Technologies to support preventative measures
• Aiding and impacting mental wellness


Submissions

We invite authors interested in these topics to submit a camera ready paper of 2-4 pages using the UbiComp 2010 Submission Template for Papers and Notes. Papers should address at least one theme from this workshop in the format of a position paper, preliminary results, field studies or technology prototypes. Please submit papers by email to ubihealth@create-net.org.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: July 15th, 2010
Notification of Acceptance: August 16th, 2010
Camera-ready deadline: September 6th, 2010
Workshop date : September 26th, 2010


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