Guildford Branch AGM and Debate

When: 23rd Sep 2010, 19:00 - 23rd Sep 2010, 21:00
Where: University of Surrey, Lecture Theatre M
Town/City: Surrey
Organiser: Guildford Branch
Further Information: Further Information

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available from 19:00, outside Lecture Theatre M.

Annual General Meeting: starts at 19.45 prompt

Followed at 20:00 by a debate:

Reliability, Security and Privacy Issues Raised when Monitoring the Elderly

Adrian Seccombe (formerly Chief Information Security Officer, Eli Lilly) Ian Wells (Royal Surrey County Hospital) chaired by Roger Peel (Department of Computing, University of Surrey)

Caring for the elderly in their own homes is a compelling problem. Remote monitoring might provide a mechanism for the non-intrusive sensing of their wellbeing, and a degree of comfort for their families and carers. Regardless of whether the technology is home-grown or commercial, this application raises a wide range of legal, ethical, social and technical issues.

Our speakers will introduce the subject from different perspectives - the demonstration of a prototype iPhone monitoring application; concerns over the reliability of the generated alerts; the applicability of recent medical equipment regulations to open source software; and so on.

After an initial introduction, we hope to provoke a debate on a number of issues that should be of interest to every computing professional, and which will turn out to have implications far wider than just for the elderly.

Attendance Certificates will be available at this event for inclusion in your Professional Development Portfolio.

This event is open to Members and Non-Members. Students are particularly welcome.

Please see the Branch website for further details.