[Elsnet-list] CFP: UM 2005 workshop on Personalisation for e-Health

Floriana Grasso F.Grasso at csc.liv.ac.uk
Sat Jan 22 08:35:10 CET 2005

                              Workshop on

                      Personalisation for e-Health
                 to be held in conjunction with UM 2005
                        Edinburgh, UK, July 2005


                             CALL FOR PAPERS


The past  years have witnessed  unprecedented levels of  investment in
the e-Health sector, both in terms of research effort, and in terms of
funding, as well  as a great public interest.  e-Health can be broadly
defined as the application of IT (especially Internet technologies) to
improve  the  access, efficiency,  effectiveness  and  quality of  any
processes (clinical and business alike) related to health care. In the
e-Health vision, intelligent systems would, for example, enable:

* citizens  to take  more control  of their  well-being,  by accessing
  personalised  and  qualified health  information,  both medical  and
  pedagogical,  and  accessing  appropriate  medical care  from  their
* health professionals  to manage their activity  more efficiently, by
  receiving relevant and timely updates; and
* teams  of health  professionals to  work together  more effectively,
  coordinating  their activities,  sharing their  knowledge  about the
  patients they are collectively taking care of, and ensuring the best
  coordinated care is provided.

In this workshop, we will focus on the many aspects of personalisation
for  health   delivery,  related  to  e-Health   environments.  A  non
exhaustive list of issues of interest is:

- adaptive  and personalised  e-Health information  systems (including
  adaptive content, search and interface)
- tailored health education and advice (written and online) 
- promoting trust and compliance to health advice
- personalised    assistance,   including    for    special   citizens
  (e.g. disabled, elderly)
- personalisation in chronic care (e.g. asthma or diabetes management)
  as opposed to acute care (e.g. ICU setting)
- privacy issues for health related user models 
- personalisation  based  both on  biometric  or  genomic factors  and 
  clinical information
- tailored decision support (for patients and practitioners) 
- supporting  the  implementation   of  guidelines  and  protocols  in
  healthcare  models   of  user  learning,   knowledge,  attitude  and
  behaviour change (including compliance)
- patient/citizen models 
- business models (personalisation to various stakeholders) 
- ontologies for user models for tailored health care delivery
- methods  for  evaluating  user  satisfaction  with  ehealth  systems
  (weblog  analysis,  tracking  users,  quantitative  and  qualitative

The workshop welcomes contributions from diverse perspectives, such as
knowledge   engineering,  multi   agent   systems,  natural   language
processing, cognitive  modelling, human factors,  mobile computing, as
well  as  public health  and  medical  informatics. Contributions  may
describe applications, approaches, and evaluation studies.

Special  attention   will  be  dedicated   to  system  demonstrations:
submissions should be accompanied by short written reports.

The workshop encourages submissions in three categories: 

- Long papers, describing mature research (up to 6000 words) 
- Short papers, describing work in progress (up to 3000 words) 
- Demonstrations  of  an  implemented  system:  submission  should  be
  accompanied by  written reports (up  to 3000 words).  Authors should
  contact the organisers to ensure suitable equipment is available.

Electronic submissions  should be received  by the workshop  chair (at
floriana at csc.liv.ac.uk) no later than 7th March 2005.

All  submissions   will  be  reviewed  on  the   basis  of  relevance,
originality, significance, soundness  and clarity. Three referees will
review each submission.


- Deadline submission: 7 March 2005
- Notification: 7 April 2005
- Deadline camera ready versions: 1 May 2005
- UM workshop programme: 25th, 26th and 29th July 2005

Floriana Grasso    (chair)
Department of Computer Science      
University of Liverpool                
Peach Street                          
Liverpool L69 7ZF, UK
Phone: (+44)(0)151 794 3680             
Fax: (+44)(0)151 794 3715             
email: floriana at csc.liv.ac.uk  

Silvana Quaglini
Laboratory for Medical Informatics,
Department of Computer Engineering and Systems Science,
University of Pavia,
Via Ferrata 1
27100 Pavia (Italy)
tel: +39-0382-985679
fax: +39-0382-525638
email: silvana.quaglini at unipv.it

Cecile Paris
Building E6B, Macquarie University Campus
Herring Road, North Ryde NSW 2113, Australia
Tel: (02) 9325 3160
Fax: (02) 9325 3200
email: cecile.paris at csiro.au

Alison Cawsey
School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences,
Heriot-Watt University,
Edinburgh EH14 4AS, UK 
Tel: +44 131 451 3413
Fax: +44 131 451 3431 
email: alison at macs.hw.ac.uk

Ross Wilkinson
Private Bag 10 
Clayton, VIC 3169 Australia
Tel: +61 3 9545 8068 
Fax: +61 3 9545 8069
email: Ross.Wilkinson at csiro.au

Giuseppe Carenini, Department of Computer Science,
      University of British Columbia, Canada
Ulises Cortes, Information Systems Department
      Technical University of Catalonia UPC, Spain
Nadja de Carolis, Department of Informatics,
      University of Bari, Italy
Reva Freedman, Department of Computer Science, 
      Northern Illinois University, US
Nancy Green, Department of Mathematical Sciences 
      University of North Carolina Greensboro, US
Peter Haddawy, Dept. of Elect. Eng. & Computer Science,
      University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, US
Lewis Johnson, Center for Advanced Research in Technology for Education 
      ISI, University of South California, US
Charles E. Kahn, Information and Decision Sciences
      Medical College of Wisconsin, US
Patty Kostkova, Institute of Health Sciences, 
      City University, London, UK
Rita Kukafka, Department of Medical Informatics
      Columbia University, US
Tze Yun Leong, Department of Computer Science,
      National University of Singapore
Christine Lisetti, Multimedia Communications Department,
      Institut Eurécom, France
Peter Lucas,  Institute for Computing and Information Sciences,
      University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 
Antonio Moreno, Computer Science and Mathematics Department,
      University Rovira i Virgili, Spain
John Nealon, Department of Computing,
      Oxford Brookes University, UK
Ehud Reither, Department of Computing Science,
      University of Aberdeen, UK
Donia Scott, ITRI,
      University of Brighton, UK

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