Workshop Theme

Research in the area of smart healthcare and wellness systems has reached a point where significant improvements are only possible if academics and practioners from various disciplines collaborate in order to develop new strategies for conceptualizing, designing, and implementing new applications. The underlying strategies must be harmonized and balanced in two ways: first, within the technological areas, and second, regarding the integration of technologies into the medical, cognitive, and social context. This also includes the way technology acts within the life courses of individuals and societies, and the balance of the benefits that technology brings against perceived or actual medical, social as well as ethical drawbacks. Therefore, this workshop aims to bring together researchers and industry practitioners from different fields to share their research positions and practical experiences and discuss new ideas, innovative approaches and challenging research questions, which have the potential to motivate future research activities within the field of smart healthcare systems.

NOTE: The workshop is now running jointly with the Body In Design workshop and open to any OzCHI attendee. However, presentations are restricted to authors of accepted position papers. In case you wish to present your work, you are invited to submit a position paper via one of the workshop websites until November 24, 2014.