We are delighted to share the good news that our special interest group (SIG) has been invited back for our third consecutive and final SIG at IMFAR 2015.
The theme of the 2015 SIG will be dissemination. The main part of the meeting will be a chaired expert panel discussion. The multi-disciplinary panel will be asked to respond to questions submitted in advance by members of the ASDtech mailing list, permitting a focused discussion, followed by open comments from the floor.
Topics may include: Open sourcing: both data and programs, including online versions of autism clinical and research tools Technological solutions for the developing world – cultural differences in design and application Procedural integrity in technology research and practice Learning analytics and implementation science: what lessons are relevant for autism research? Expectations of technology: it could be free so should it be free? Time and resources required to make technology accessible and support users Challenges of and guidelines for, bringing technologies to the market Since this will be the closing meeting of the SIG we will also invite specific suggestions from members about how to build on the work of the SIG, drawing on existing tools such as the mailing list and international expertise map, in addition to identifying further opportunities for meetings.
The organizing committee for the SIG will soon meet via conference call to specify plans for the SIG. Further announcements will be circulated to this mailing list and posted at: http://www.dart.ed.ac.uk/asdtech/imfar_sig
with thanks to Sue Fletcher-Watson