Elizabeth Sergeant (Social Work Manager, Aberdeen City Social Work Department): "Dependability and Electronic Assistive Technology: A Service Provider Perspective".
Electronic Assistive Technology (EAT) can support people with disabilities and the elderly to increase their independence and quality of life, but to do so it must be dependable. It must do exactly what it is supposed to do every time it is called upon. It must be designed and installed sympathetically so that it is actually used, and it must answer the real needs and wishes of its users.
The HEAT workshop provides a forum for discussion and debate on issues of dependability as they apply to the different types of EAT in the home:
The workshop will be relevant to a wide range of people who have contact with, or use EAT:
To accommodate this wide range of views the HEAT workshop will have two interconnected threads: the first focuses on the practical, hands-on issues of EAT, dependability and the home; the second focuses on more academic research investigations within theses areas.
WORKSHOP PROGRAMME: The full programme will be available here from mid December.
· Short papers (15 minutes including questions)
· Longer papers (20 minute presentation + general discussions and questions at the end of the session)
· Posters (time will be allocated within the programme for delegates to visit the posters and talk to their authors)
For longer papers please submit a paper of not more than 4000 words.
Extended abstracts and papers must be submitted for review, in
their final form, by 30th October 2003. NOTE: The date for submissions
is now closed.
Authors will be notified of their acceptance or rejection by 3rd December 2003.
Papers should be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word (.doc or .rtf) or Adobe (.pdf) format to: Gordon Baxter (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Guy Dewsbury (email@example.com). The body of the text should be in 11 point Times font.
All accepted papers will appear in the workshop proceedings.
Selected papers will be considered for a special issue of a journal (to be announced).
WORKSHOP COST: Cost is £60 per person per day, which includes workshop proceedings tea, coffee and lunch. Attendance is limited to 80 people. Places will be assigned on a first come first served basis.
There will also be a workshop dinner on 16th March, which will be free to those people attending both days of the workshop.
There are a small number of bursaries (registration and travel) for people who would not otherwise be able to attend. Please enquire to: Gordon Baxter (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Guy Dewsbury (email@example.com).
Participants will be responsible for organising their own accommodation. A list of available accommodation in York can be found at http://www.york.ac.uk/admin/accom/returner/usefullocal.htm.
Details of Kings Manor can be obtained from http://www.york.ac.uk/admin/presspr/kmanor/
Gordon Baxter (University of York)
Mark Blythe (University of York)
Karen Clarke (Lancaster University)
Guy Dewsbury (Lancaster University)
Kate Hone (Brunel University)
John Hughes (Lancaster University)
Lorna Lines (Brunel University)
Andrew Monk (University of York)
Darren Reed (University of York)
Mark Rouncefield (Lancaster University)
Ian Sommerville (Lancaster University)
Peter Wright (University of York)
More information can be obtained from Gordon Baxter (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Guy Dewsbury (email@example.com). Could all participants who have special requirements please make these known to Gordon or Guy at the earliest opportunity..