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(sorry, alweer een aankondiging in het engels, geert) =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= This message was forwarded through the Red Rock Eater News Service (RRE). You are welcome to send the message along to others but please do not use the "redirect" option. For information about RRE, including instructions for (un)subscribing, see http://dlis.gseis.ucla.edu/people/pagre/rre.html =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2001 16:03:45 +0100 From: "Marc Berg" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Rotterdam Conference on IT in Health Care: Sociotechnical Approaches Please forward IT in Health Care: Sociotechnical Approaches International Conference, Rotterdam, September 6-7, 2001 Department of Health Policy and Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam Call for Papers In recent years, the importance of the 'social' has become thoroughly accepted within health care informatics. Whether labeled as 'social aspects', the 'organizational context' or 'human factors', it has become clear that a thorough understanding of these issues is crucial to information systems development. Within the field of health care informatics, scholars have started to develop and draw upon what we will call here 'sociotechnical' approaches: approaches that consider 'social' and 'technical' aspects as inextricably intertwined, and as equally important in information systems design, implementation and evaluation. These approaches sometimes borrow from developments in science and technology studies, where the importance of studying the interrelation of 'social' and 'technical' elements has been a core tenet for quite some time. For these investigators, health care informatics is a fascinating field to explore because of the coming together of issues of professional work, patients' experiences and embodiment, and the development and employment of formal technologies. In this conference, we would like to further the depth and scope of sociotechnical approaches to health care IT by bringing together investigators from different fields: health care informatics, information systems research, sociology, science and technology studies, and so forth. The conference is aimed to be modest in size, to allow in-depth discussions and continuity between sessions. In addition to several plenary speakers selected from the different fields, both established scholars and junior researchers are invited to submit papers. Papers may deal with design practices, or with implementation or evaluation issues; they may consist of descriptive analyses of IT developments in health care, discuss the implications for practice in the field, or outline new ways of developing information systems. Both empirical and more theoretical discussions are welcome (the ideal paper should contain both). At this moment, confirmed plenary speakers are: Claudio Ciborra (London School of Economics), Ole Hanseth (University of Oslo), Eric Monteiro (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), Rob Proctor (University of Edinburgh), Joan Ash (Oregon Health Sciences University) and Marc Berg (Erasmus University). Within a few weeks, the definite program will be listed on the conference web-site. If you want to contribute to this conference, you should submit a title for your contribution and a one-page abstract BEFORE April 20th. A selection of the accepted papers will be included in a special issue of Methods of Information in Medicine. For this purpose, those whose abstracts have been accepted should submit a full paper by September 1st. If you want to participate without presenting a paper, please also register as soon as possible, since the number of participants is limited. The conference fee is 215 Euro. For PhD students, we have a reduced rate of 110 Euro. These rates include lunch and drinks but do not include lodging. Since the week of 6-7 September is a popular one in Rotterdam (it is the week of the World Harbour Days, to mention one event), hotels do fill up quickly, so book a room as soon as possible! See the conference web site http://www.bmg.eur.nl/smw/ithc for a list of hotels. You can register by sending us an e-mail with your name, affiliation and address; registration is definite upon reception of the conference fee. Please pay the appropriate rate to bank account nr. 46 15 87 084, ABN AMRO bank in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, in the name of EUR/iBMG, mentioning 'ithc'. The swiftcode for the bank is ABNANL2R. Please send all queries, applications and submissions ELECTRONICALLY to: email@example.com. Conference web-site: http://www.bmg.eur.nl/smw/ithc/ Conference Chairs: - Dr. M. Berg, Institute Health Policy and Management, Erasmus University, Rotterdam - Prof. Dr. J. van der Lei, Medical Informatics, Erasmus University, Rotterdam This conference is supported by: - European Federation of Medical Informatics (EFMI) - Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences (NIHES) ______________________________________________________ * Verspreid via nettime-nl. Commercieel gebruik niet * toegestaan zonder toestemming. <nettime-nl> is een * open en ongemodereerde mailinglist over net-kritiek. * Meer info, archief & anderstalige edities: * http://www.nettime.org/. * Contact: Menno Grootveld (firstname.lastname@example.org).