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The International Society for Research on Internet Interventions (ISRII) invited the submission of innovative, high quality research that advances the field of eHealth interventions. ISRII, founded in 2004, promotes the scientific study of information and communication technologies targeting behavioral, psychosocial, health and mental health outcomes. These “Internet interventions” are broadly inclusive of existing and emerging technologies, including, but not limited to, the web, mobile and wireless devices and applications, digital gaming, virtual reality, remote sensing, and robotics. ISRII members include researchers, clinicians, engineers and computer scientists, informaticists, software developers, economists, and policy experts across the public and private sectors, who are committed to fostering excellence in evidence-based eHealth interventions.
The theme of this year’s meeting is “Behavioral Intervention Technologies for a Healthy Future: From Design to Dissemination.” This comprehensive program will span basic design and development, clinical trials, integration of eHealth interventions into healthcare delivery systems, dissemination (distribution and marketing), and policy implications. The goal is to generate vibrant discussion and collaboration both within and across each of these areas.
ISRII will be introducing a number of new events this year to both expand the program and further engage members:
- Demonstration Displays: An opportunity to share interventions, devices and tools.
- The Sounding Board: An interactive forum where attendees can present ideas for interventions and tools that are in formative stages.
- The Think Tank: A collaborative discussion around one topic that is a specific challenge to the field.
- The ISRII Throwdown: A competition in which small groups of investigators will have an opportunity to work together to conceptualize and storyboard a new eHealth intervention application.
Special consideration was given to submissions that linked multiple topic areas, such as the integration of clinical and behavioral science, engineering, design, usability, informatics, assessment, methodology, implementation and dissemination, and policy.
- Workshop: Intensive smaller group sessions providing focused education, training or discussion on a method, theory or problem area related to eHealth.
- Symposium: Symposia are groups of papers submitted together around a common theme. The presentations tend to be data-driven on projects completed or near completion.
- Panel: An audience-interactive format in which invited panelists make short, relatively informal presentations that serve as a springboard for discussion among panelists and between panelists and the audience.
- Paper: Oral presentations not otherwise incorporated into symposia or panels.
- Poster: A graphically oriented presentation that is displayed on a poster board.
- Demonstration: Demos may include such things as running examples of Internet interventions, mobile apps, etc., and will be included in the Poster Session.
- Sounding Board: A unique session to provide attendees an opportunity to briefly present ideas or projects in very early stages and to then receive feedback from the audience.
Workshop. Workshops will occur the first half day prior to the beginning of the official conference. They will be made available to attendees for an extra fee. Workshops will run for 3 hours and should focus on unique but related areas of interest to those attending the ISRII meeting. These might include topics such as Machine Learning, Usability, Instructional Design, Gamification, Policy, etc.
Symposia. A Symposium consists of oral paper presentations organized around a common theme. These sessions can be structured in several different ways: for example, the invited papers might be preceded by an overview from the session organizer and followed by a response from a discussant. Symposium sessions will run either 50 minutes or 100 minutes depending on the number of papers included. The length allotted to the papers is up to the session organizer. The proposal must include: (a) a session overview abstract that describes the session’s theme and its importance, as well as its format (e.g., who will chair the session, how long each oral paper presentation will be, whether there will be a Q&A session or open audience discussion following the presentations, etc.); and (b) individual abstracts for each of the oral paper presentations (there must be a minimum of 2, but no more than 5, papers). Because we require all the abstracts up front, it is incumbent upon the session organizer to seek out paper presenters early, get them to produce abstracts, and confirm that each one is willing and able to attend the conference.
Panel Discussion. A Panel Discussion is an audience-interactive format in which invited panelists make short, relatively informal presentations that serve as a springboard for discussion among panelists and between panelists and the audience. In proposing a Panel Discussion, your abstract must indicate who will chair the session, what format it will take, who have been invited to participate as panelists (no more than 5 panelists are allowed), and how many of these invited panelists have confirmed that they are willing and able to attend the conference. Preference will be given to proposals with confirmed panelists.
Paper. Present a Paper for assignment to a concurrent session. If you have a paper that you’d like to present, but which is not already affiliated with a session proposal, you can submit a proposal for an oral Paper presentation. If there are enough other papers on the same topic, the Conference Committee will consider creating a concurrent session for them. Paper presentations can include reports on original research; intervention development; issues of implementation/dissemination; methods and tools, theories and models, etc. Papers are expected to be allotted 10-15 minutes each.
Poster. A Poster is a graphically oriented presentation that is displayed on a poster board. Posters often provide an excellent alternative to oral Paper presentations because they are well-suited for visual data, as well as for promoting discussion about ideas or projects that are in-progress.
Sounding Board. The Sounding Board is a unique session to provide attendees an opportunity to present very briefly ideas or projects in very early stages and to then receive feedback from the audience. Depending on the number of submissions, the idea is to have 1-2 minute presentations by those included and then informal discussion between audience members and presenters in small groups. If you have an idea you are considering or one that is in an early stage of development, consider presenting it here. You may be surprised by what you get out of it!