7th International Conference on Natural Language Processing
and Knowledge Engineering

Nov. 27 C 29, 2011  Tokushima, Japan


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Special Poster Session: Human Health Care and Human Support Technologies

New Deadline 26th September, 2011

The twentieth century was a period primed for the development of information technologies. Personal computers and the Internet have made communication and collaboration on a worldwide scale possible. We must be fully aware of the situations in which social phenomena and changes in ethical approaches are warranted because of the introduction of information technology for supporting humans in health care situation in everyday life. Therefore, it is essential to share information about advancements in the use of technology in health care involving not only nurses but also engineers, social workers, medical doctors, and other health care professionals, thus manifesting an interdisciplinary approach. For instance, nurses and other healthcare providers must be involved in the process of considering the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) system in health care.

The acquisition of knowledge related to AI is helpful to health care providers when using certain devices to care for patients. A common knowledge and language at a level that enables interdisciplinary communication between specialists (e.g. between engineers and health care providers) are essential in the development of technological competency in nursing and health care. The most important consideration, therefore, when applying engineering technology in a clinical setting, is for health care providers to give appropriate information to meet users demands. Otherwise, the product cannot be used.

This poster session aims to share the clinical experiences in the development of human support technologies based on clinical and recipient/user needs among researchers. We invite you to submit papers relevant to the following topics:

    1   Health care related information technology
    2   Nursing and informatics
    3   Nursing and computers
    4   Outcomes management
    5   Nursing and social welfare
    6  Alternative therapy and its evaluation
    7  Nursing education and information technology
    8  Human communication information technology

Authors are requested to submit an abstract of no more than 300 words until 26th September, 2011. We will select the best papers suitable for this special poster session according to our selection criteria and process. Please send your abstract by Microsoft Word following e-mail addresses.

Special Poster Session Chairs
Tetsuya Tanioka RN; PhD
Professor, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Graduate School, Tokushima, Japan
3-18-15, Kuramoto-cho, Tokushima, Japan
Tel & Fax: +81-88-633-9021
E-mail: tanioka@medsci.tokushima-u.ac.jp