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Special Track: Sharing Knowledge and Expertise in Healthcare

Call for papers (in .pdf, in .txt)

Healthcare staff are notable in the amount of interaction and mobility exhibited in their work, which often involves synchronous (or asynchronous), coupled, communication and activity, and is sometimes conducted among a distributed team. As well as providing novel approaches to support traditional methods of communication, a range of technologies offer the potential for individuals and groups to reconfigure their collaboration practices in new and useful ways.

This special track invites reports on significant unpublished work in the area of computer-support for co-operative work in healthcare with particular emphasis on design and technology applications for interaction among medical specialists. Research on support for collaboration among medical, nursing, scientific and ancillary staff is encouraged, including case studies or incident reports. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Ward rounds Shift handover Meeting support
Mobile work Team working Consultations
Visual communication environments Remote collaboration
Collaborative writing / notetaking Shared displays
Intense collaborative environments  
Computer support for co-operative healthcare work  


April 8st 15th, 2009 Submission of paper (IEEE 2-column, 6-pages maximum)
May 25th, 2009 Notification of acceptance
June 21st, 2009 Final camera-ready paper due
June 21st, 2009 Pre-registration deadline
July 1st, 2009 Hotel room reservation due
August 3rd - 4th 2009 Symposium

Submission Procedure

Unlike workshops, where position papers and reports on initial and intended work are appropriate, papers selected for a special track should report on significant unpublished work suitable for publication as a conference paper.

Submissions to this special track on Sharing Knowledge and Expertise in Healthcare, will be done electronically via the CBMS web submission system, which will open in March, approximately one month before the deadline April 1st, 2009. Prospective authors should simply choose the Special Track title: ST: Sharing Knowledge and Expertise in Healthcare when submitting a paper to this track.

No hardcopy submissions will be accepted. Electronic submission of original research papers will only be accepted in PDF format, observing the IEEE guidelines and formatting instructions for full papers. Authors should refer to the general webpage of CBMS 2009 for submission guidelines The format of IEEE CBMS 2009 proceedings will be the IEEE Computer Science Press 8.5x11-inch format (2-column) and submission is required in this format.

All papers will be peer reviewed by at least two independent referees. All accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings.

Track Chairs

Bridget Kane Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
Saturnino Luz

Programme Committee

Bridget Kane Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
Dave Randall Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, England
David Pinelle National Research Council, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Gavin Doherty Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
Lucy Hederman Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
Masood Masoodian University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand
Matt-Mouley Bouamrane Manchester University, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Pieter Toussaint Norwegian University of Science and Technology, (NTNU), TrØndheim, Norway
Saturnino Luz Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
Stephanie Wilson City University, London, England

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