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UCDPHA 2014 : 4th International Workshop on User-Centered Design of Pervasive Healthcare Applications 2014


When May 20, 2014 - May 20, 2014
Where Oldenburg, Germany
Submission Deadline Mar 1, 2014
Notification Due Mar 20, 2014
Final Version Due Mar 28, 2014
Categories    ehealth   user experience   human-computer interaction   user diversity

Call For Papers


+++ UCDPHA'14 +++

International Workshop on
User-Centered Design of Pervasive Healthcare Applications

co-located with PervasiveHealth'14
8th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare 2014
Oldenburg, Germany
May 20-24, 2014



Submission Deadline: March 1, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: March 20, 2014
Camera-Ready Manuscripts: March 28, 2014
Workshop: May 20, 2014



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, users with a completely different upbringing and domain knowledge, and ill or handicapped people will have to use the systems. While current research focuses mainly on technical and 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 (2-4 pages) formatted according to the ACM format until March 1, 2014. 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 ?. The workshop will be held at PervasiveHealth'14, May 20, 2014 in Oldenburg, Germany. All accepted workshop papers will be included in the conference proceedings and published in the ACM Digital Library. They will also be indexed in: Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings, SCOPUS, DBLP, and ScienceDirect.



• Shirley Beul-Leusmann, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
• Carsten Röcker, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
• Martina Ziefle, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
• Greg Wadley, University of Melbourne, Australia
• Norimichi Ukita, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
• Nadir Weibel, University of California San Diego, Germany
• Andreas Holzinger, Medical University Graz, Austria

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