Call for Papers


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This special track invites reports on significant unpublished work in the area of computer-support for co-operative work in healthcare with particular emphasis on design and technology applications for interaction among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

Submissions to this special track on Supporting Collaboration among Healthcare Workers, will be done electronically via the CBMS web submission system, which will open in May, approximately one month before the deadline June 24th, 2010.  Prospective authors should simply choose the Special Track title "ST8: Supporting Collaboration among Healthcare Workers" 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 2010 for submission guidelines

The format of the IEEE CBMS 2010 proceedings will be the IEEE Computer Science Press  8.5 x 11-inch format (2-column) and submission is required in this format.

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


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Supporting Collaboration Among Healthcare Workers

  1. Remote collaboration

  2. Visual communication environments

  3. Intense collaborative environments

  4. Collaborative writing/note-taking

  5. Carer - Patient collaboration

  6. Computer support for co-operative healthcare work

  1. Shift handover   

  2. Mobile Work

  3. Teaching/Learning      

  4. Shared displays

  1. Ward rounds     

  2. Team working     

  3. Meeting support        

  4. Consultations 

Bridget Kane

Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Saturnino Luz

Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Programme Committee

Bridget Kane

Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Dave Randall

Manchester Metropolitan University


David Pinelle

National Research Council, Canada

Gavin Doherty

Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Kristina Groth

KTH and Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Jane Li

CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia

Lucy Hederman

Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Frances Mair

University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Margot Brereton

Queensland University of Technology

Masood Masoodian

The University of Waikato, New Zealand

Matt-Mouley Bouamrane

University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Pieter Toussaint

NTNU and NSEP, Trondheim, Norway

Saturnino Luz

Dept of Computer Science

Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Simon Locke

Australian e-Health Research Centre


Stephanie Wilson

Centre for HCI Design,

City University London, England


Paper Submission:
                         June 24 2010

Notification of acceptance:
                          August 2 2010

Submission of Revised Papers:
                    September 2 2010

Author Registration:
                    September 2 2010

                October 12 - 15 2010


Link to Templates for Authors

Call for Papers.pdf

General Chairs

Tharam Dillon

Curtin University of Technology, Australia

Daniel Rubin


William Gallagher

University College Dublin, Ireland

Programme Chairs

Amandeep Sidhu

Murdoch University Australia

David Hansen

CSIRO Australia

Alexey Tysmbal

Siemens, Germany

Special Track Chairs

Maja Hadzic

Curtin University of Technology


Jake Chen

Indiana University, USA