Welcome to WISH 2010

We would like to thank everyone who attended WISH 2010!

The program page now contains links to any slides that were made available. WISH proceedings are available here. Print copies are available from Amazon. The remaining content will remain here for posterity.


The Workshop on Interactive Systems in Healthcare (WISH) will take place Sunday, April 11th, 2010 in conjunction with the ACM CHI 2010 Conference on Human Factors and Computing Systems, at the CHI conference site, the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The workshop is open to all CHI attendees. To attend, please register separately for the workshop. When you register for CHI, add WISH as a one day workshop. If you've already registered for CHI, you can log back in to the registration site and add the workshop to your program. WISH will be an event-filled workshop lasting the entire day. See the program for more details.

Presenting at WISH

A new tab has been added with guidelines for presenting at WISH. This should be particularly helpful for authors presenting posters.

Mentoring Program

WISH is pleased to offer a mentoring program for students and other junior researchers joining the fields of HCI, health, wellness, and biomedical informatics.  This program will match participants with members of the steering committee for one on one mentoring as well as inclusion of these participants in some invite-only events for mentors and mentees.  Finally, we will offer partial travel and registration support for those accepted to the program. Applications were accepted through February 15th, 2010, and are now closed. Participants receiving travel support were notified of acceptance.

About WISH

In recent years, the biomedical informatics community has begun to recognize human-computer interaction (HCI) and better understanding of social and human elements as important to a sound Health IT strategy. Meanwhile, research in human-computer interaction has found healthcare a rich and interesting domain of inquiry.  Despite this progress, however, there exists a largely untapped potential to create deeper and more profound connections among the medical, informatics, human-computer interaction, medical sociology and anthropology communities. This event is designed to foster conversation and bridge communities and will include specialists in biomedical informatics, nursing informatics, medical sociology, human-computer interaction, and related fields.

The goals of this workshop are consistent with those of the ACM SIGCHI and the Agency For Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). They are to:

  1. Bring together groups of scientists from a variety of disciplines all focused on issues of human-computer interaction and healthcare.
  2. Guide the work of new researchers by having world-renowned experts provide them advice.
  3. Provide encouragement and support for engagement in research in interactive systems for healthcare.
  4. Make it possible for promising new entrants to the field, many of whom are highly respected professionals in other fields but relatively new to HCI, to attend the CHI conference.
  5. Illustrate the interrelationship and diversity of HCI research, in particular as it relates to healthcare technologies.
  6. Make the interdisciplinary researchers’ experiences at both WISH and the CHI conference an enjoyable and rewarding experience, encouraging them to return and submit papers, panels, demonstrations, posters, etc. to the conference.

WISH will have an exciting program, including plenary speakers, invited panels, and the presentation of peer-reviewed research in the form of paper presentations and posters.  This event is open to the CHI community, even if you do not submit content for presentation.

We hope to see you at WISH!

Gillian Hayes
University of California, Irvine
Workshop Chair

Desney TanDesney Tan
Microsoft Research
Workshop Chair
Lauren Wilcox
Columbia University
Workshop Organizer