The World Health Organization predicts that by the year 2030, mental illnesses will be the leading disease burden globally. Advances in technology create opportunities for collaboration between computation and mental health researchers to develop technologies to help those in mental distress. Yet for mental health technologies to succeed, human-centered design and evaluation will be essential.
In convening at CHI we are especially interested in work that seeks to understand users and contexts. This lends itself naturally to a focus on disadvantaged groups and social inclusion.
Four kinds of submission are invited.
- Short papers are expected to be developed later for inclusion in a special issue of JMIR, to be published in May 2019. Authors will present a poster at the symposium.
- Long papers should be submitted straight to JMIR. Authors will be invited to give a presentation at the symposium.
- Posters describe work-in-progress, a technology, or an existing publication.
- Social papers are maximum one page in length and act as a CV for networking.
Please cite as “G. Wadley, R.A. Calvo, J. Torous, M. Czerwinksi (2018). 3rd Symposium on Computing and Mental Health: Understanding, Engaging, and Delighting Users. in Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems.”
- Greg Wadley, University of Melbourne
- Rafael A. Calvo, University of Sydney
- John Torous, Harvard Medical School
- Mary Czerwinski, Microsoft Research
- Submission deadline: 2 February 2018
- Acceptance notifications: 22 February 2018
- Symposium: 21 April 2018
- Special issue papers due by: Jan 2019