Freitag, 4. Dezember 2009

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)

Montag, 19. Oktober 2009

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.

Samstag, 3. Oktober 2009

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

Mittwoch, 30. September 2009

Interfacing the Interface for a better e-Inclusion

Interfacing the Interface for a better e-Inclusion, November, 9-10
(Monday-Tuesday) 2009

Participate in the 5th Usability Symposium of the
Austrian Computer Society (OCG)
when Usability and Accessibility meet in Linz

Pervasive Interaction Lab, Computing Department, Open University (UK)
"The Changing Face of Human-Computer Interaction
in the Age of Ubiquitous Computing"
New Trends in Human–Computer Interaction

Special Session:
Smart Home, Health and Ambient Assisted Living

The Symposium program is now available online:

Dienstag, 29. September 2009

SAME 2009 - 2nd International Workshop on Semantic Ambient Media Experience 

Salzburg, 18th-21st November 2009 in conjunction with AmI-09

Mittwoch, 19. August 2009

Moscow, Russia, 26-27 October 2009

Main Topics:

  • UX Methodology
  • E-commerce UX
  • Software Usability
  • Experience
  • eGovernment&Accessibility

Montag, 9. Februar 2009

Amsterdam, Sep, 10-12: Konferenz Affective Computing and Intelligent Interation (ACII 2009)

CfP Affective Computing and Intelligent Interation (ACII 2009), Amsterdam, Sep, 10-12, Papers due to March, 23, 2009

The Third International Conference on Affective Computing and
      Intelligent Interaction (ACII 2009)
            September 10-12, 2009
          Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Sponsored by HUMAINE Association and University of Twente
              Technically Co-Sponsored by IEEE

  *** Submission Deadline -- March 23, 2009 ****

The conference series on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction
Is the premier international forum for state of the art in research on
affective and multimodal human-machine interaction and systems. Every
other year the ACII conference plays an important role in shaping
related scientific, academic, and higher-education programs. This year,
we are especially soliciting papers discussing Enabling Behavioral and
Socially-Aware Human-Machine Interfaces in areas including psychology
and cognition of affective and social behaviour in HCI, affective and
social behaviour analysis and synthesis, affective and social robotics.
General conference topics will include:

*Recognition & Synthesis of Human Affect
  (face/ body/ speech/ physiology/ text analysis & synthesis)
*Affective & Behavioural Interfaces
  (adaptive/ human-centred/ collaborative/ proactive interfaces)
* Affective & Social Robotics
  (robot's cognition & action, embodied emotion, bio-inspired
* Affective Agents
  (emotion, personality, memory, reasoning, and architectures of ECA)
* Psychology & Cognition of Affect in Affective Computing Systems
  (including cultural and ethical issues)
* Affective Databases, Evaluation & Annotation Tools
* Applications
  (virtual reality, entertainment, education, smart environments and
biometric applications)


Accepted papers will be published by IEEE Xplorer.


Paper submission will be handled electronically. Authors should prepare
an Adobe Acrobat PDF version of their full paper. All submitted papers
will be judged by at least three referees. Papers must be formatted
using IEEE Authors' Kit
( ) .


March 23, 2009: Deadline for submission of regular papers.
April 27, 2009:  Deadline for submission of extended abstracts for
June 1, 2009:   Acceptance notification
July 1, 2009:   Final camera-ready papers due in electronic form.

The 2009 conference will be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in De
Rode Hoed, a former Remonstrant church built in 1616 and located in the
heart of Amsterdam's historic district. One of the leading cultural
centers of Europe, with one of the continent's largest historical inner
cities, Amsterdam has breathtaking architecture, an extensive web of
canals and side streets, and many world-renowned museums and cultural
The city offers a wide range of accommodation, from luxury hotels to
hostels, and is easily accessible from the Amsterdam International


We are looking forward to receiving your valuable cotributions!

Best wishes,

Jeff Cohn, Anton Nijholt, and Maja Pantic
ACII'09 General Chairs


Jianhua Tao and Kostas Karpouzis
ACII'09 Publicity Chairs

Stichwörter: affect-aware e-Learning, affective interfaces, emotion