User Needs in ICT Research with a Focus on Health Aspects

The workshop ‘User Needs in ICT Research with a Focus on Health Aspects’ is aimed to better understand, how ICT can help in solving some health-related problems. The health and healthcare domain has been targeted because of its impact on the quality of life of people and with a view to getting concrete, implementable results.

Although, we believe that ICT cannot replace the human factor in healthcare, we believe that ICT as a tool can provide complementary support, give new opportunities, like homecare and support to mobility, and remove the social or geographic distances between patients, their families and caregivers. Additionally, ICT can also reinforce people’s involvement in the community through the development of new activities, and through new ways of becoming part of human networks.

By identifying the needs of end-users, the ways in which ICT can be integrated into their lives will be addressed more effectively in order to provide the best possible support for their health and well-being.
In this workshop we are inviting papers that will give a good insight into the user needs in ICT Research with a Focus on Health Aspects. The results of the workshop will be the basis for further work and initiatives.

Papers should be submitted at the following email address:
Emilija Stojmenova Duh (

Workshop venue: Ohrid, R. Macedonia
Workshop date: 2-3 October 2015
Paper submission: September 10th 2015
Review: September 17th, 2015
Camera-ready manuscripts: September 22th, 2015

Workshop Chairs:
Emilija Stojmenova Duh (Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana)
Mojca Volk (Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana)
Natasa Koceska (Faculty of Computer Science, University Goce Delcev – Stip)