MINDCARE 2014

8-9 May 2104, Tokyo, Japan

Call for Papers

Scope

MindCare 2014 will bring together top researchers and practitioners from various technological, medical and psychological disciplines focused on maintaining and/or improving mental health. Technological advancements have radically changed the ways of acquiring new information about individuals’ mental wellbeing, aiming to improve diagnosis, to provide support to both healthy subjects and patients, to afford higher quality of their life and to extend theoretical knowledge.

Important dates

Submission: 22 February, 2014
Notification:   14 March, 2014
Camera-ready:  28 March, 2014

Please visit the conference website for detailed submission instructions.

Keynotes

Neema Moraveji - Director of Calming Technology Lab, Stanford University, USA
Manabu Honda - Director of the Department of Functional Brain Research, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, Tokyo, Japan

Publication

Accepted papers will be published in Springer's LNICST series and will appear in the SpringerLink - one of the largest digital online libraries which covers a myriad of scientific disciplines. In addition, the accepted papers will be available in EU digital library (EUDL) and indexed in Scopus and EI as well as submitted for indexing in ISI Proceedings.
Selected papers will be given a possibility to be extended for a journal publication.

Topics

We are soliciting high-quality papers in the following topics (but not limited to):

Sensing and data processing
•    Wearable computing
•    Smart environments
•    Biomedical devices
•    Combined sensing systems and infrastructures
•    Computer-enhanced self reporting
•    Machine learning and data mining methods

User experience
•    Novel interfaces
•    Usability studies
•    Visualizations
•    Augmented reality
•    Virtual reality approaches

Applications
•    Mental wellbeing support
•    Stress / Emotional response analysis
•    Affective computing
•    Serious games for mental health
•    Cognitive stimulation
•    Life-logging methods
•    Monitoring activities relevant to mental health
•    Treatment of mental disorders
•    Systems to support patients and / or caregivers
•    Using technology to improve the understanding of cognitive processes
•    Mental health promotion and disorders prevention

Paper Submission Authors are invited to submit papers in the following categories:
•    Regular papers: up to 10 pages
•    Short papers: up to 6 pages
•    Poster paper: up to 3 pages
Please refer to Author Instructions for submission details and templates. All the submissions will be reviewed anonymously by at least three expert reviewers. Papers will be judged on originality, correctness, clarity and relevance. Submitted papers must be original work, and may not be under consideration for another conference or journal.

General Chairs
Pietro Cipresso, Istituto Auxologico, Milan, Italy
Guillaume Lopez, Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan
Aleksandar Matic, CREATE-NET, Italy
TPC Chairs
Charalampos Doukas, CREATE-NET, Italy
Kyriaki Kalimeri, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Publication Chair
Ozlem Durmaz Incel, Galatasaray University, Turkey
Publicity ChairGyu Hyun Kwon, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Korea
Masaki Shuzo, Kanagawa University, Japan

08.05.2014