MindCare 2012@BIOSTEC 2012 (MindCare 2012)

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Event Date/Time: Feb 01, 2012 End Date/Time: Feb 04, 2012
Paper Submission Date: Oct 27, 2011
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Conference name: 2nd International Workshop on Computing Paradigms for Mental Health - MindCare 2012

In conjunction with the 5th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - BIOSTEC 2012

Venue: Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal

Conference date: 1-4 February, 2012

Pietro Cipresso
IRCCS Istituto Auxologico Italiano

Mark Hoogendoorn
VU University Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Michel Klein
VU University Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Aleksandar Matic

There is an increasing number of research initiatives that utilize modern technology in order to support patients in maintaining

or regaining a healthy mental state. Advanced technological solutions have been exploited for treating depression, anxiety

disorders, and for coping with stress. This is of utmost importance to provide people with higher quality of life and also to

shift a part of monitoring tasks from therapists and caregivers to unobtrusive technological systems. Effort have started with

Internet-based self-help therapies, but since recently systems make increasingly use of ambient intelligence, pervasive

computing, smart phones and sensor systems. Their shared goal is to provide effective solutions for improving mental health.
This workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners from both psychological and technological fields (such as

computer science, artificial intelligence, information systems) that share the same interest of strengthening or maintaining

mental health. The goal of MindCare workshop is to exchange ideas aiming to support synergy of the two domains for further

progress in this field.

Topics of interest

The focus of the workshop is placed on the exploitation of technology in favor of cognitive and emotional well-being. We are

looking for the research contributions on topics including but not limited to:

IT Systems for Mental Health
Architectures for Mental Support Systems
Evaluation of IT systems for Mental Health
Ambient Intelligence in Mental Health
Artificial Intelligence Techniques in Mental Health
Pervasive Computing in Mental Health
Utilization of Physiological Measurements in Mental Health
Relation between Physiological Measurements and Mental states
Mental Health and Medication Support
Mobile Devices in Mental Health
ICT-based Systems for the Assessment of Psychological Stress
Unobtrusive Tracking of Long-term Cognitive Changes
Automatic Mood Recognition
Employing Bio and Activity Sensors to Monitor Mental Health
Virtual Reality Approaches for Therapy
Persuasive Solutions for Relieving Stress/Improving Mood State
Investigating the Influence of Environmental Factors on Emotional Status

Important Dates

Paper Submission: October 27, 2011
Authors Notification: November 18, 2011
Final Paper Submission and Registration: December 5, 2011


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