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



VenueOldenburg, Germany Germany



Topics/Call fo Papers

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.
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 (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. All 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 March 20, 2014. 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 Roecke
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, USA
Andreas Holzinger
Medical University Graz, Austria

Last modified: 2014-01-31 23:05:45