DCPH Workshop

Design Contributions to Pervasive Healthcare
Focus on Healthy Ageing

2nd DCPH Workshop at Pervasive Health 2020
Atlanta, GA, USA


A combination of design (e.g. Interaction Design, Product Design), engineering (e.g. assistive robotics, wearables) and system (e.g. data management, distributed interventions) approaches to pervasive healthcare should deliver a better quality of care and quality of life to the patients. This workshop is about debating projects (as part of a Pervasive Healthcare System – PHS) that encourage and support patients into adopting better lifestyles to improve their condition, and into practicing better self-management. This could be done with interventions to stimulate long-lasting effects on patient motivation, affects and engagement. The medical benefits of such an approach are also of relevance, notably improvement of medication compliance and reduction of the patients’ demand on health services (visits to the hospital clinics, and interaction with healthcare professionals for routine issues).

Workshop Topics

This second edition of the workshop will focus on Design, Sciences & Technologies for Healthy Ageing:
➢ How to ensure people can enjoy at least 5 extra healthy, independent years of life, while narrowing the gap between the experiences of the wealthiest and poorest, between the quality of life of the healthiest and the most ill.
➢ How to develop and deliver products and services to support and accompany people as they age.
➢ How to allow people to remain active, productive, independent and socially connected across generations for as long as possible from middle age onwards.

This workshop has been planned as a forum to discuss contributions to:
➢ Deliver long-lasting motivation and engagement changes that are conducive to effective support and assistance healthcare
➢ Address daily interaction of patients with a PHS and with their medical and personal data
➢ Allow for the personalisation and adaptation of the PHS to patients, their condition, lifestyle, culture and socio-economic particulars.
➢ Present the SciTech4AGE consortium and seek international partners.

Submission instructions

Contributions to the workshop will be reviewed by a technical programme committee and final decisions will be made by the workshop organisers taking into account the originality of contribution and relevance to workshop theme.
Please prepare your 4-6 pages paper using the ACM 2-column format. View the ACM guidelines and templates at this link :
(http://www.acm.org/publications/article-templates/proceedings-template.html/), and please read the below instructions. Please be sure to use the correct Category and Subject Descriptor in your paper. See the above guidelines for instructions and visit http://www.acm.org/about/class/2012 for more information.

The contributions should be submitted to Confy+:

Submit here

Workshop Schedule

It is anticipated that the workshop will be a one day event, with the morning session dedicated to the presentation of the workshop vision (by the workshop organisers), and then presentations of the position papers followed by Q&A.
The afternoon session will be divided between a presentation of the SciTech4AGE consortium, discussion about the challenge of healthy ageing and an opportunity to build connections between the SciTech4AGE consortium and academia and Industry worldwide.

Submission dates

Submission deadline
3 August 2020
Notification deadline
21 August 2020
Camera-ready deadline
14 September 2020

Workshop Organisers

Ben SALEM – The University of Liverpool, UK – SciTech4AGE consortium
I have a lasting interest in the combination of approaches applied to pervasive healthcare. I am leading a large consortium of UK universities and industry to address the Healthy ageing challenge set up by the UK government.

Emma WILSON – Lancaster University, UK
My research interests lie in applying and developing systems and control theory to improve health and well-being.

Technical Programme Committee (To be confirmed)

Christ BULL   – University of  Lancaster UK
Alessandro DI NUOVO   – Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Amir GHALAMZAN   – University of Lincoln, UK
Sumi HELAL   – University Lancaster, UK
Wesley HUTCHINSON   – University of Lancaster, UK
Mohan SRIDHARAN   – University of Birmingham, UK
Massimiliano ZECCA   – University of Loughborough, UK