HeADS 2019 China: Developing Eldercare Workforce in Digitized Societies


Group Photo at HeADS 2018, University of Eastern Finland

Workshop Title: Healthy Aging in Digitized Societies (HeADS) 2019 China – Developing Eldercare Workforce in Digitized Societies

Time: May 6 – May 7, 2019

Place: Jade S&T Building A502, Jade Lake Campus, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei, China

Host{主办方}: National 111 Center for Geron-Informatics {国家老人福祉信息科技111基地}

In collaboration with: {合作方}

  • Council of Smart Care for Elderly,  Chinese Aging Well Association {中国老年保健协会老年护理与智能化分会 }


Tentative Agenda {临时日程}

May 6, 2019, Monday

  • 08:00-08:50   Registration
  • 08:50-09:00   Openning Remark
    • Presenter: TBD
  • 09:00-09:30   Keynote Title: TBD
    • Presenter: Dr. Bruce A. Thyer,  Professor, College of Social Work, Florida State University
  • 09:30-10:00   Presentation Title: TBD
    • Presenter:  TBD
  • 10:00-10:30   Tea Break
  • 10:30-12:00   Roundtable: Challenges for the Eldercare Workforce Development (TBD)
  • 12:00-14:00   Lunch Discussion
    • Participants: All-hands
    • Lead:
  • 14:00-15:30   Roundtable: Value Creation in Eldercare Workforce Development (TBD)
    • Participants: All-hands
    • Lead: Professor Gyewan Moon
  • 15:30-16:00   Tea Break
  • 16:00-17:30   Roundtable: Social Technologies for Eldercare Workforce Development (TBD)
    • Participants: All-hands
    • Lead: DR. Hongtu CHEN

May 7, 2019, Tuesday 

  • 09:00-09:30   Keynote Title: TBD
    • Presenter:
  • 09:30-10:00   Presentation Title: TBD
    • Presenter:  TBD
  • 10:00-10:30   Tea Break
  • 10:30-12:00   Roundtable: The Dynamics between the Eldercare Workforce and emerging Service Robots (TBD)
    • Participants: All-hands
    • Lead: Mr. Yanong HE
  • 12:00-14:00   Lunch Discussion
    • Participants: All-hands
    • Lead:
  • 14:00-15:30   Roundtable: Standardization for Eldercare Workforce Development (TBD)
    • Participants: All-hands
    • Lead: Dr. Markku Tukiainen
  • 15:30-16:00   Tea Break
  • 16:00-17:00   Roundtable: Social Work Support for Demential Care Workfoce Development {认知症照护人力资源建设的社会工作支撑}
    • Participants: All-hands
    • Lead: Dr. Honglin Chen
    • References
      • Harvard’s Arthur Kleinman’s perspective: Shared Nanny (in Chinese Press)
  • 17:00-17:30   Closing Remark
    • Presenter: TBD


DR. HONGLIN CHEN, Fudan University, China


Dr. Honglin Chen is an associate professor and the vice chair at the Department of Social Work, Fudan university. She is both the editorial board member and reviewer of many international journals. Dr. Chen serves as the deputy committee member, Aging Division, Social Work Education Association of China and the Committee member of Shanghai Municipal Preventive Medicine Association, Branch of Social Medicine. She is also a Sino-Sweden Linnaeus-Palme Visiting Professor at the social work department of Gothenburg University (2014-) and Sino-America Fulbright Scholar at the Gerontology school in USC (2015-2016).

Her current research interests focus upon: Gerotechonology and evidence-based social work practice and intervention. Particularly in respect of social work with older adults and family. She has published more than 40 papers internationally. She is a good partner for teamwork and has been actively engaged in a few interdisciplinary research projects worldwide. Dr. Chen has a stout belief on transferring research knowledge to practical world and has been engaging in many community services.

DR. HONGTU CHEN, Harvard University, USA

陈宏图Dr. Hongtu Chen, PhD, is a senior scientist at the Department of Psychiatry, and Co-Director of the Program of Global Aging and Social Change, at the Global Health and Social Medicine Department, at Harvard Medical School. He is also the Director of Research at the Environment and Health Group, a company devoted to developing products and services using health information and communication technologies for elders with dementia and other chronic diseases.

He served as Principal Investigator on numerous research projects related to aging and health service delivery, most of which were funded by NIH and other U.S. governmental agencies. He received the Fulbright Scholar Award to develop intervention programs to improve care of elders with dementia in Thailand.  His recent research areas focus on implementation of innovative interventions for improving eldercare in Asian countries and developing innovative technologies for elders in China. 


Saara Hiltunen has been working over 15 years in East Asian countries, mainly in Thailand, Vietnam and China in WHO projects as the nursing specialist and in the Chinese university as visiting lecturer from Finland. Experiences in East-Asian countries have created a desire to understand prerequisites for trust development between oriental and Finnish cultures which has become the topic for her research interest. She is currently pursuing doctoral studies in the University of Eastern Finland. Saara is involved in building bridges over cross-cultural gaps by working actively towards partnership development in the field of healthy aging.

DR. MIRJAMI IKONENM, University of Eastern Finland 

Dr. Mirjami Ikonen (D.Sc. Economics and Business Administration, Management and Leadership) is a Senior Lecturer at UEF Business School in Joensuu Campus. Passionate about trust in relationships and networks, her current research interests cover various aspects of leadership, organizational processes and entrepreneurial ecosystems. Her research focuses on trusting in leadership, leader-follower relationships in particular, and networks with a particular interest in process ontological perspective. Mirjami’s teaching expertise includes management and organizations, human resource management, leadership and managerial work and qualitative research methods. She is interested in applying novel learning practices in her courses based on the pedagogy of inquiry learning.

email: mirjami.ikonen@uef.fi

PEKKA KUOSMANEN, MD, Director – Regional reform in North Karelia, Finland

Specialised in Family Medicine, Management & Public Health and International Health Care.  Senior management positions in public health care and social services in Finland for 30 years.
International long and short term health care consultancies / advisory assignments for NGOs, EU, the WB, WHO, MCA and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland for 10 years including project planning, implementation and evaluation assignments in over 20 countries. The latest assignments have concentrated on sector reforms and development in Lesotho and Mongolia.

His areas of practical expertise in Finland include promotion of health and wellbeing at the city level and practical involvement in the implementation of prevention and control of NCDs in North Karelia.


DR. GYEWAN MOON, Kyungpook National University, South Korea

Professor, School of Business Administration, Kyungpook National University, South Korea.
Gyewan Moon is a Professor of Strategic Management & Organization Theory in the School of Business Administration at Kyungpook National University in Korea. He is currently the 27th President of Korean Academy of Management. He served his University as a Chairman of Faculty Assembly (2014~2016), an Associate Vice-President for International Affairs (2012~2014) and a Director of Research Institute of Economics and Business Administration (2013~2014). He also works for Smart-Health Forum as a President. He published several papers in Academy 10 of Management Review, International Journal of Information Management, etc. He received his DBA at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. U.S.A.

He has been coordinating multidisciplinary initiative of Healthy Aging in Digitalized Societies within KNU in order to enhance evidence based ecosystem for entrepreneurship, and legitimacy building in rapidly modernized and aging South Korea.

DR. JYRKI SAARINEN, University of Eastern Finland, Finland 

Professor, MBA, Head of the Institute of Photonics and Head of the Department of Physics and Mathematics, University of Eastern Finland.
Dr. Saarinen is President of Photonics Finland, and past president of Finnish Physical Society and past executive director of European Optical Society. In Photonics21 he belongs to its Board of Stakeholders representing UEF. He is also non-executive Board Member, Advisory Board Member, advisor & mentor and portfolio entrepreneur in start-ups and SME’s. He holds a HHJ (Approved Board Member) and a HHJ PJ (Approved Chairman of the Board) from Finland Chamber of Commerce.

email: jyrki.saarinen@uef.fi

DR. JUKKA-PEKKA SKöN, Savonia University of Applied Sciences, Finland

Over 10 years of experience working in research and development. For the past five years, Dr. Skön was a research manager at University of Eastern Finland, and was responsible for environmental technology research area, research projects, funding, project preparation, and commercialization of research results. The research focus has been on refining measurement data to information to be used in decision making by using advanced analytics, utilizing big data analytical tools, creating and maintaining models. Application areas included built environment, health technology, health and safety living, energy consumption, and air quality. I have a strong expertise for applying research funding in national and international level. Moreover, I have acted as an evaluator and rapporteur in several H2020 calls since 2014.

Dr. Skön’s main scientific interests include data processing, data analysis (statistical analysis, predictive modeling and clustering), developing new methods, and utilizing computational methods. I have a strong expertise for data-based problem solving in method and application level.

e-mail: : jukka-pekka.skon@savonia.fi www.savonia.fi

DR. MARKKU TUKIAINEN, University of Eastern Finland, Finland 

Dr. Markku Tukiainen

Professor, Vice Head of School of Computing, University of Eastern Finland.

Dr. Tukiainen’s research interest include interactive technologies, computing education, Human-Computer Interaction and learning environments., ICT4D.

Professor Markku Tukiainen has been a Professor in Computer Science in the Faculty of Science and Forestry, the University of Eastern Finland since 2004. He earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Joensuu, in 2001.  Professor Tukiainen is a Vice Head of School of Computing and a director of the research area Technologies for Education and Development, including two research groups, Educational Technology and Interactive Technologies, at the School of Computing, UEF.   Professor Tukiainen has conducted empirical studies in human visual attention, the psychology of programming, elderly people as technology users and games studies, and has extensive experience with humancomputer interaction research, software engineering, and digital accessibility. Professor Tukiainen has published over 100 scientific publications and participates in national standardization work in Finland (through Finnish Software Measurement Organization FiSMA ry) and at an international level (trough ISO International Organization for Standardization). He has been involved in the work of ISO JTC1/SC7 Software and Systems Engineering under Working Groups WG6 Software product Quality Requirements and Evaluation (SQuaRE) and WG20 Standardization of the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge. Currently, he is a co-editor of ISO 25024 Software Product Quality in Use Measurement standard.

email: markku.tukiainen@uef.fi

DR. JIA ZHOU, Chongqing University, China

Dr. Jia Zhou

Dr. Jia Zhou is an associate professor at Department of Industrial Engineering, Chongqing University. She is the co-chair of the International Conference on Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population (ITAP) and the editorial member of three international journals.

Jia has strong research interest on the interaction between older adults and smart handheld devices. She has been working in this area for more than ten years to dig deep into older adults’ bahaviours, understand their mental models of mobile technologies, and adapt user interface into a form that they can understand and use.





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