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Workshop

International Workshop on Learning from Failure: Getting to Better Health Informatics Outcomes - LearningFromFailure 2015

12 - 15 January, 2015 - Lisbon, Portugal

In conjunction with the International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - BIOSTEC 2015

* CANCELLED *

CO-CHAIRS

Heather Underwood
University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus
United States
 
Brief Bio
Heather Underwood is the Associate Director and an Assistant Professor at the inWorks initiative at the University of Colorado Denver. The inWorks draws together faculty, staff and students from across the two UCD campuses, as well as entrepreneurs and leaders from industry, government, education and the community, to create innovative solutions to some of the world’s most challenging problems. Underwood received her BS in Computer Science from the University of Washington and her PhD from the University of Colorado Boulder in Technology, Media, and Society. Her primary areas of research include ICT4D and Health Informatics.
John Bennett
University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus
United States
 
Brief Bio
John Bennett is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Innovation Initiatives at the University of Colorado Denver, where he leads the inWorks initiative. inWorks draws together faculty, staff and students from across the two UCD campuses, as well as entrepreneurs and leaders from industry, government, education and the community, to create innovative solutions to some of the world¹s most challenging problems, while in the process creating life-long innovators. Bennett was formerly the Archuleta Professor of Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. For the past six years he directed the ATLAS Institute at CU. ATLAS is a campus-wide initiative that explores ways in which information and communication technology (ICT) can benefit human society. ATLAS is also home to the first graduate program in North America in ICT for Development. Prior to directing ATLAS, Bennett was the Associate Dean of Engineering for Education in the College of Engineering and Applied Science. Bennett holds MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the University of Washington Seattle, and BSEE and MEE degrees from Rice University. His primary research interests are ICT for Development and STEM education.
Marta Bienkiewicz
TUM, Technische Universitat Munchen
Germany
 
Brief Bio
Marta Bienkiewicz is currently a Research Fellow at Technical University Munich. She received her PhD from Queen’s University of Belfast in 2011 and M.Sc. in Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of Edinburgh in 2008. She also holds an MA degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Lodz. Her academic work is focused on human motor control in the context of behavioural neuroscience and motor disorders. Her current research is based on harnessing technology (with embedded patterns of sensory information) to facilitate the rehabilitation of neurological patients by developing assistive devices. She has been involved in several projects funded by the European Research Council with a goal to aid movement and daily functioning in patients with Parkinson’s disease and stroke survivors.

SCOPE

Systems intended to operate at the intersection of healthcare and technology rarely meet their design objectives, but our health informatics failures are rarely published, or even discussed. The workshop will consist of (1) presentations of selected papers that honestly examine project failures – modeled after highly successful “FailFaire” events at other conferences, and (2) team-based intensive design activity facilitated by the workshop organizers in which participants reexamine the presented projects. Beverages that encourage open discussion will be provided. The goals of the workshop are to facilitate meaningful discussion of why our projects fail and to encourage camaraderie and collaboration among participants. Special consideration will be given to authors who submit papers (up to 5 pages) that critically evaluate their own projects.

Topics of Interest
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Health informatics projects with interesting and discussion-worthy aspects of failure
  • Lessons learned from a health informatics or human-centered design project

PAPER SUBMISSION

Prospective authors are invited to submit papers in any of the topics listed above.
Instructions for preparing the manuscript (in Word and Latex formats) are available at: Paper Templates
Please also check the Guidelines.
Papers must be submitted electronically via the web-based submission system using the appropriated button on this page.

PUBLICATIONS

The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index), Scopus, Semantic Scholar and Google Scholar.
After thorough reviewing by the workshop program committee, all accepted papers will be published in a special section of the conference proceedings book - under an ISBN reference and on digital support.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library (http://www.scitepress.org/DigitalLibrary/).
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).

SECRETARIAT CONTACTS

BIOSTEC Workshops - LearningFromFailure 2015
e-mail: biostec.secretariat@insticc.org
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