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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 and brain to computer interfaces

  • Innovative algorithms for assessment of long-term physiological and behavioral data

  • Prediction of disease or episode onset

  • Decision support for therapy planning

  • Tele health and mobile technology

  • Interaction Designs and Applications for patient self-care

  • Virtual reality systems for therapy

  • Persuasive technologies and approaches for behaviour shaping

  • Games in assessment and therapy

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy, speech therapy, music therapy and experiences with new therapies

  • Support for preventative measures

  • Supporting maintenance of 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 themes from this workshop in the format of a position paper, preliminary results, field studies or technology prototypes. Please submit papers by email to ubihealth [-at-] create-net.org.

Authors of papers of high merit will be invited to submit Full Papers to Personal and Ubiquitous Computing Journal, Special Issue on "Mental Health and the Impact of Ubiquitous Technologies".

Important Dates

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