[Corpora-List] CFP: 2nd Health Web Science Workshop

Erik Cambria cambria at nus.edu.sg
Tue May 29 13:10:00 CEST 2012

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Submissions are invited to the 2nd Health Web Science Workshop to be held at WebSci12 this June 22nd in Evanston.

ABSTRACT Health Web Science studies the web (and technologies that use the internet) and their emergent properties and how these can benefit society in the area of human health. This workshop aims to investigate the application of the discipline of Web Science to the areas of Health research, education, empowerment, and care. While technological change is mostly incremental, revolutionary changes inevitably emerge in critical application domains such as healthcare. Next generation delivery of healthcare will leverage the World Wide Web and will depend on a spectrum of services beyond the traditional scope of the healthcare system, impacting both inpatients, outpatients, and the general public. Reduction of health costs and improvements in health outcomes will be driven by technological innovation across a number of areas, technological, social policy, and governance. Adoption of contemporary interoperability standards in healthcare and embedded communication channels will result in new publishing paradigms with the power to revolutionize healthcare through; ubiquitous information access, interoperability, translation of knowledge and targeted delivery of actionable health information, digital services, social (next of kin) support networks. In parallel, users of the web will drive adoption of and co-create health web services such that individuals and communities become more responsible for their own health. Currently, the existing brand “Medicine 2.0″ encompasses Web 2.0 applications in health, medicine, and biomedical research but is too broad in scope and constituent disciplines tend not to approach this area of study from the engineering and synthesis of the web, a niche that the emerging discipline of Health Web Science occupies.

TOPICS • Engaging individuals in services provided via the web. • Personalization of Health Applications and data input via the web. • Engaging communities in services and as communities on the web. • Health Web Services and Semantics. • Techniques for measuring healthcare quality. • Future directions of Health services using the Web • Health Web Applications • Health Web Challenges

TIMEFRAME June 10th, 2012: Paper submission deadline June 15th, 2012: Notification of acceptance June 22nd, 2012: Workshop date

KEYNOTE SPEAKER Dr. Mark Wilkinson, Isaac Peral Distinguished Researcher, Polytechnic University of Madrid, and Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia. Keynote title: Action-Able Personalized Health Information On the Web

SUBMISSIONS We invite workshop papers (3000 words / 8 pages) and demonstrations. Manuscripts should be focused around a specific challenge with a HEALTH context where they suggest a solution, demonstrate feasibility and possibly also a meaningful evaluation. Pre-submission enquiries may be made to the workshop organizers. Submissions should be uploaded to Easychair: http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=websci12ws

SPECIAL ISSUE For more information, please visit http://unbsj.ca/sase/csas/data/hwsw2012/sic.html

ORGANIZERS • Joanne Luciano, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (USA) • Grant Cumming, National Health Service (UK) • Christopher Baker, University of New Brunswick (Canada) • Erik Cambria, National University of Singapore (Singapore) __________________________________ Erik Cambria, PhD 康文涵 Research Scientist

Temasek Laboratories Cognitive Science Programme National University of Singapore 5A Engineering Drive 1, Singapore 117411

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