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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Call for Papers: 1st Int. Workshop on Pervasive Care for People with Dementia and their Carers (PCPDC-2011)

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Dublin, Ireland, 23 May 2011


To be held in conjunction with the 5th International ICST Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare 2011

The global population of persons aged 60 and over is rising dramatically. Between 2006 and 2050, the number of people aged 60 and over will double from 650 million to 2 billion people representing 22% of humanity. One group of the ageing population that is particularly vulnerable to loss of independence is those affected by dementia. It is estimated that around 820,000 people in the UK have dementia. Recently emerging computing and assistive technology have been used to attempt to improve the quality of life for people with dementia..

The workshop aims to provide a forum for discussion on challenges and opportunities in bringing technology to support people with dementia. The workshop will feature the theme of ‘engaging people with pervasive technology’.

Research topics included in the workshop

This workshop will feature the theme of  ‘engaging people with pervasive technology’ in dementia research. Researchers from academic, healthcare, industrial and third party organisations are invited to contribute. Early researchers and researchers from healthcare are particularly welcome. Research areas include, but are not limited to:

Theme 1 – What are the opportunities of pervasive care technology?

Development of pervasive ICT systems
Human computer interface design
Behaviour monitoring and activity recognition
Knowledge representation and dissemination
Data analysis and interpretation
Sensor design and application

Theme 2 – User engagement

Key issues emerging when working with people who have decreased capacity for consent
Ethical issues for implementation
Methods for engagement
Pitfalls of engaging people with dementia, their carers and intermediate users

Important dates

Submission deadline:          25th February 2011
Notification of acceptance: 25th March 2011
Camera-ready copy due:    4th April 2011
Conference / Workshop:    23rd – 26th / 23rd May 2011


Submitted papers should not be longer than 4 pages in standard IEEE two-column format.

For more detailed formatting instructions please see http://www.pervasivehealth.org/?page_name=author_skit.

Accepted papers will be published online in IEEE Xplore Digital Library (to be confirmed).

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