Clinical Use of Technology for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
6th October 2019 | Kyoto, Japan
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that affects communication and behavior. People with ASD have difficulty with communication and interaction with other people, restricted interests and repetitive behaviors, and symptoms that hurt the person’s ability to function properly in school, work, and other areas of life. ASD can cause lifelong challenges. However, there are a variety of therapeutic and educational approaches, any of which may have educational benefits in some but not all individuals with ASD. Thus, there is an urgent need for more efficacious treatments whose realistic applications will yield more substantive impacts on the neurodevelopmental trajectories of individuals with these disorders given the current resource-strained environments. Given recent rapid technological advances, it has been argued that specific technological applications could be effectively harnessed to provide innovative clinical treatments for individuals with ASD. There have, however, been few exchanges between psychiatrists and informatics researchers. Recently, exchanges between psychiatrists and informatics researchers are now beginning to occur. In this workshop, to promote a world-wide interdisciplinary discussion about the potential technological applications for ASD’s fields, pioneering research activities for patients are introduced not only by psychiatrists but also engineers.
Call for Papers
We welcome submission on all topics related to clinical use of technology for individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Papers should be formatted according to the SCM SIGCHI Extended Abstracts Format. The following are the templates: Latex, MS Word. Papers should be a minimum of two pages and no more than four pages in length. All submitted papers will be reviewed by at least two reviewers.