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Call for Papers for a Special Section of IEICE Transactions on Communications: Innovation of Medical Information and Communication Technology for Dependable Society
IEICE Transactions on Communications

Call for Papers for a Special Section of IEICE Transactions on Communications: Innovation of Medical Information and Communication Technology for Dependable Society

Submission deadline: August 1, 2014

The IEICE Transactions on Communications announces that it will publish a special section entitled "Innovation of Medical Information and Communication Technology for Dependable Society" in April 2015.

Recently, information and communication technology (ICT) for medical and healthcare application has drawn considerable attention, which makes an important role to support reliable and efficient medical technologies and solve significant problems in an aging society,
such as regional variation in medical services, escalating medical costs, physician shortage and so on. And furthermore, medical/healthcare ICT provides a new paradigm to research and development areas due to innovative integration between medicine and engineering. However, although medical/healthcare ICT has been widely recognized as an emerging area in a biomedical engineering research field, dependable communication technologies for reliable medical services have still not been realized and developed, therefore, it is quite necessary to rapidly establish a fundamental research field for medical in formation and communication technology for dependable society.

For realization of reliable medical services in a future dependable society and leading innovation in the medical/healthcare ICT research field, the special section is planted to publish papers on the related field.


This special section aims at timely dissemination of research in these areas. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

-body area network technology; PHY layers (modulation/demodulation scheme, communication system, antenna, etc.)

- body area network technology; MAC and network layers (sensor network, multi-hop network, MAC protocol, security, QoS, etc.)

- biomedical EMC and propagation characteristic (specific absorption rate (SAR), channel modeling, etc.)

- standardization and application (medical/healthcare system model, remote healthcare, ranging and localization, experimental validation, etc.)

- medical device regulation and law (medical device, regulatory science for medical ICT equipment, etc.)

Computer Scientist, Information Scientist, Policy Analyst, Public Servant, Technologist
Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Health and Human Rights: Bioethics and the Right to Health
Health and Human Rights

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Health and Human Rights: Bioethics and the Right to Health

Guest Editors from the University of Toronto: Jennifer L. Gibson, PhD (Joint Centre for Bioethics and Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation), Lisa Forman, SJD (Dalla Lana School of Public Health), and Stephanie Nixon, PhD (Department of Physical Therapy and Dalla Lana School of Public Health).

This special issue of Health and Human Rights is calling for scholarly papers that explore the relationship between bioethics and the right to health, in an explicit effort to address this lacuna. We welcome articles that address synergies and conflicts between these two areas, including (but not limited to) the following areas: 1) the conceptual and theoretical underpinnings of a right to health from different normative perspectives within bioethics (e.g., law, philosophy, public health, medicine); 2) the degree of concordance or discordance between bioethics and international human rights law conceptions of the right to health; 3) the implications of this concordance/discordance for health policy and/or practice; 4) the potential contribution of bioethics as a field in addressing challenges related to the implementation of human rights frameworks, such as clarifying what specific entitlements are comprised in the right to health in particular contexts, determining whose rights ought to have priority in cases of conflict, or establishing how such conflicts ought to be resolved; 5) the potential contribution of the right to health to addressing the conceptualization and implementation of bioethics related to individual, public and global health; and 6) the contribution of combined bioethics and human rights approaches to pressing health equity concerns, including global health governance, justice and funding; the sustainable development agenda; and universal health coverage.

We are particularly interested in papers that explore this theme in a global health context, by which we mean a focus on the transnational and structural determinants of health inequities everywhere.

Original articles (research, commentary, and analysis) suitable for scholarly peer review are invited (3,500–7,000 words). In addition to research papers, we seek manuscripts that emerge from and reflect on practical efforts for the realization of social and economic rights, of genuine relevance to people engaged in related work (up to 7,000 words). All papers will be peer reviewed. The editors also invite letters, research or fieldwork summaries, and essays (up to 2,500 words) for publication as Perspective Essays or blog posts. These might include case studies illustrating the interaction between bioethics and human rights frameworks in health policy or practice.

For specific format details, please see Author Guidelines.

Please submit all manuscripts to the editors by September 20, 2014.

Academic, Bioethicist, Ethicist, Health Economist, Health Services Researcher, Lawyer, Philosopher, Physician, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant
Call for Papers: Journal of Bioethical Inquiry
Journal of Bioethical Inquiry

Call for Papers: Journal of Bioethical Inquiry

The JBI welcomes both reports of empirical research and articles that increase the theoretical understanding of medicine and health care, the health professions, and the biological sciences. The JBI is also open to critical reflections on medicine and conventional bioethics; the nature of health, illness, and disability; the sources of ethics; the nature of ethical communities; possible implications of new developments in science and technology for social and cultural life and human identity; and the impact of social policies and current world events on health, welfare, and systems of power. We welcome contributions from perspectives that are less commonly published in existing journals in the field as well as studies using qualitative and/or quantitative methodologies.

Contributions discussing bioethical issues in different geographical and cultural settings are welcomed and encouraged.

In addition to original research, each issue of the JBI includes a symposium edited by guest scholars focusing on a specific bioethical topic as well as regular features such as: Editorials; Letters to the Editor; Critical Perspectives; Recent Developments (particularly in law); Book, Film, and Art Reviews; and Case Studies to which readers respond and comment.

The JBI accepts contributions from authors working in or across disciplines, including—but not limited to—the following:

Philosophy, Bioethics, Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Disability Studies, Economics, Environmental Sciences, Feminism, Gay and Lesbian Studies, History, Law, Linguistics and Discourse Analysis, Literature and Literary Studies, Psychology, Public Health and Epidemiology, Social Theory, and Theology and Religious Studies

Academic, Bioethicist, Epidemiologist, Ethicist, Philosopher, Physician, Physician Researcher, Psychologist, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Social Scientist
Call for Papers: The SciTech Lawyer
The SciTech Lawyer

Call for Papers: The SciTech Lawyer

Winter 2015 The SciTech Lawyer will focus on current developments in law, science, medicine, and technology that is of professional interest to the members of the American Bar Association Section of Science & Technology Law.

We are in need of approximately 6 timely footnoted articles ranging about 2000 words in length, but we also have published longer and shorter articles. If you have published any books related to potential topics of Winter issue, we could publish one or two book reviews too. Some ideas for articles include the following, but you are free to suggest others:

(1) Brain-imaging and (moral/legal) responsibility

(2) Brain-imaging as evidence: brain injury and trial issues

(3) Free will, decision-making and legal responsibility

If you are interested in authoring an article, please send an email to Jung Jin Lee ( or Lisa von Biela ( with a summary of your article proposal, along with information about you and what you do by August 1, 2014.

Proposals will be reviewed by the the SciTech Lawyer Editorial Board for selection and approval.  Note: for those articles selected, the deadline for submission of articles for publication is September 15, 2014.

Academic, Bioethicist, Ethicist, Lawyer, Philosopher, Social Scientist
Call for Manuscripts: Technology and Innovation (T&I)
Technology and Innovation (T&I)

Call for Manuscripts: Technology and Innovation (T&I)

We are currently solociting manuscripts for issues of Technology and Innovation (T&I). T&I presents information encompassing the entire field of applied sciences with a focus on transformative technology and academic innovation, and welcomes manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence.  We publish original articles in basic and applied research, critical reviews, surveys, opinions, commentaries, essays, and patent and book reviews of interest to our readers. Manuscripts for general issues are accepted year-round on a rolling basis.

Contributions on the following topics are invited:

• Advances in transformative technology and translational science

• Critical assessments of specific segments of science, engineering, medicine or other technologies

• Economics of a technology, governmental and policy action, and innovation as related to intellectual property

• Environmental (including human health) impact of various technologies

• Historical, societal, ethical, and related aspects of science, engineering, medicine, or technology

• The process of innovation and invention


Paul Sanberg

Diana Vergara

Academic, Bioethicist, Ethicist, Historian, Lawyer, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Servant, Scientist, Social Scientist, Technologist
Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the Journal of Forensic Practice: Investigative Interviewing: Investigation and Probative Value
Journal of Forensic Practice

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the Journal of Forensic Practice: Investigative Interviewing: Investigation and Probative Value

Guest editorsDr Becky Milne and Professor Ray Bull
University of Portsmouth, UK

About the editionInvestigative interviewing is at the heart of any investigation and thus is the root of achieving justice in society. Thus it is one of the most important tools in an investigator’s tool box. As a result, over the past 20 years practitioners and researchers have sought, and in some countries have substantially succeeded, in developing procedures that improve the quality of interviews of witnesses, victims, and suspects of crime. This body of work has seen successful outcomes of the interplay between academic research and practical policing.

This special issue aims to outline recent developments in this field and focuses upon the practical aspects of interviewing in an investigation and the courts.

While all submissions will be considered, the following are likely to be of particular interest to this issue.

1. Recent developments for interviewing witnesses, victims and suspects.

2. The application of interviewing methods in the field.

3. Examination of interviewing issues in court.

Submission criteriaSubmissions must be in the range of 5,000 to 7,000 words (including references).

See the full author guidelines:

Submit your paper to this issue at:

(NB Please ensure that you submit to the special issue on 'investigative interviewing'.)

Deadline for submissions: 31 January 2015

Academic, Behavioral Scientist, Forsensic Scientist, Lawyer, Psychologist, Public Servant
Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the Journal of Radiology Nursing: Legal Considerations for Radiology and Imaging Nursing
Journal of Radiology Nursing

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the Journal of Radiology Nursing: Legal Considerations for Radiology and Imaging Nursing

Special Issue 2015

Issue planned to release late spring to early summer 2015

Submission deadline date: September 15, 2014

Radiology and imaging nursing is involved in every radiology modality and nurses care for patients across the life span, prenatal to forensic.

This special issue on Legal Considerations for Radiology and Imaging Nursing will include articles on the following:

• Root Cause Analysis with a Case Study

• Point of Care Testing (Competencies/Maintenance, etc.)

• Documentation

• Communication/Hand-offs

• EMR Initiation/Use

• Risk Mitigation

• Clinician Mentoring and Support

• Peer Review


Editor: Kathleen A. Gross, MSN, BS, RN-BC, CRN, welcomes any subject queries and can be reached at

Nurse, Nurse Researcher
Call for Proposals for a Special Issue of the Canadian Journal of Disability Studies: Law, Religion and Disability
Canadian Journal of Disability Studies

Call for Proposals for a Special Issue of the Canadian Journal of Disability Studies: Law, Religion and Disability

The relationship of law, religion and disability is complex, emerging and still in development as a research area. Scholarship on religion and disability has included feminist reflections regarding religion and disability (e.g. Minister 2013) and analysis of the physical isolation that can result in congregations where accommodations are made but without reflection on the communal aspects of integration (Eiesland 1994). Further, health care providers working with disabled individuals negotiate and navigate their own religious identities in their professional sphere (Bray, Egan and Beagan 2012). Legal advancement within the disability movement has produced results such as the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Public and policy challenges remain highly contested and disability advocates reflect on the limitations of existing policy as well as the challenge of the application of these policies (e.g. Prince 2012; Johner 2013).

We are seeking articles that articulate the diverse perspectives of disability studies as it relates both to law and religion. There are multiple ways the religion, law and disability intersect with one another. The special issue intends to explore overlapping themes in dialogue to reflect on the current discourse about disability, disabled identities and its interconnections with law and religion.

Possible topics can include, but are not limited to:

-- What social, cultural or religious norms have created exclusive or inclusive environments? E.g. What constraints might the Quebec Charter of Values have created for individuals at the intersection of religion and disabled identities?

-- Religious individuals and organizations face challenges regarding the theological debates regarding inclusivity versus exclusivity in the accommodation of disabled individuals. What are some of the challenges of negotiating theological doctrine and what are the nuances made possible through theology regarding disability?

-- How is disability taught or not taught, in schools or within religious institutions? What are the policies in the education system regarding disability and what challenges are ongoing regarding education and disability?

-- How do religious organizations and law respond to disability within a health framework? What challenges are faced by healthcare workers who are religiously identified or disabled? In what ways are religion, law and disability or disabled identities negotiated?

We welcome submissions from across the disciplines of law, religious studies and disability studies, as well as submissions from outside those fields. Proposals should be no more than 2 pages in length (single spaced) and should include: theoretical and methodological approach; central thesis or argument; and data used within article (i.e. legislation, doctrine). Proposals must be submitted to Ravi Malhotra (Ravi.Malhotra) and Heather Shipley (hshipley) by September 30, 2014. Notifications will be sent out by November 15, 2014 and final submissions will be due January 30, 2015. Full articles should be between 6,000-7,000 words, using the Turabian style guide (16th Edition) or another recognized citation style. All final articles will be subject to the peer-review process. Publication is conditional on reviewer reports. As per Canadian Journal of Disability Studies policies, all methods and methodologies and disciplines are welcome, as are submissions in French or English. This CFP additionally invites perspectives on religion from across traditions, and legal perspectives from outside of Canada or North America.

Academic, Bioethicist, Disabled Person, Ethicist, Health Services Researcher, Lawyer, Policy Analyst, Public Health Expert, Public Servant
Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness: the Role of Communication in Public Health Preparedness Measures and Response to Pandemics
Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness: the Role of Communication in Public Health Preparedness Measures and Response to Pandemics

Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness is publishing a special issue in 2014 on the role of communication in public health preparedness measures and response to pandemics, with particular reference to infectious disease outbreaks.

A call for papers was launched and its deadline, which was June 30 has been postponed to August 22. Aim of this issue is to bring together the most relevant research from two EU-funded projects – TELL ME and Ecom@EU – that are currently investigating the factors that impact on communication strategies and their relative effectiveness during a pandemic.

This special issue will focus into the following main focuses:

• Crisis preparedness framework

• Tools for outbreak communication

• Models for outbreak communication

• Information management and access

• Public involvement in communications

• Governance and policy issues

• Ethical and legal issues

• Socio-cultural contexts

• Vaccination campaigns

• Social marketing

• Business continuity

• Mass media / Social media

• Training and education

• Risk and uncertainty

Health Services Researcher, Public Health Expert, Public Health Worker, Public Servant
Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Sport Management Review: Doping in Sport: Current Issues and Challenges for Sport Management
Sport Management Review

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Sport Management Review: Doping in Sport: Current Issues and Challenges for Sport Management

James Skinner, Griffith University, Australia, email:

Terry Engelberg, Griffith University, Australia, email:

Sport is a major global industry generating billions of dollars in sponsorship, media rights and gambling funds. In recent times a number of sports have been tarnished by doping scandals. These incidents pose threats to the integrity of sport both nationally and on a global scale. In response, sporting organisations and governments have introduced legislation and accompanying punishments to deter the use of both performance enhancing and recreational drugs. However, it could be argued that effective strategies for combating doping in sport are hindered by a lack of organisational commitment, varying opinions on how the problem should be managed and a lack of reliable information and empirical data to formulate and implement appropriate doping policy.

It is timely for sport managers to focus on the topic of doping, as public concerns over the use of drugs in sport cause significant damage to the sports industry, with consequences such as reduced attendance at sporting events, reduced sponsorship and possible impacts on broadcasting rights amongst some of the most pressing concerns.

The aim of this Special Issue is to advance our theoretical and empirical understanding of the management of doping in sport. We are aware that scholarly research in this field has evolved from various science disciplines and therefore we are keen to encourage cross-disciplinary contributions, encompassing a variety of methodologies (such as quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods), whilst keeping a sport management focus. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

• Drug Policies: International Comparisons

• Doping in Sport: Managing Community Expectations and Concerns

• Impact of Doping on Spectators and Participation

• Implications of Doping for Marketing and Sponsorship

• A Review of Drug Testing Agencies

• Attitudes Towards Drug Testing: Implications for Managing Doping

• Organisational Culture and Incidence of Doping

• The Economic Implications of Managing Doping

• Drugs and specific groups, e.g., females, sport with a disability

• The Impact of Doping on Mega Events

• Drugs in Sport and the Law

• Managing the Ethics of Drug Testing

• Educating Athletes on Doping

• Public Relations and Doping Scandals

• Media Reporting of Doping and its Implications for Sporting Organisations

• The Role of Social Media in Managing Doping

• Athletes’ Rights and Doping Legislation

• The Future of Anti-Doping for Sport Organisations

• Redefining Doping Policies for the 21st Century

The list is indicative and the editors welcome approaches from authors who would like to discuss ideas for papers. The focus of the special issue will be conceptual and empirical research with a strong contextual, theoretical or methodological basis that advances knowledge. Case studies and review papers are welcomed, as per the SMR guidelines.

Deadline for submissions

Submissions are due on or before September 1, 2014 via the SMR online submission system at To ensure that all manuscripts are correctly identified for review in relation to the special issue it is important the authors select ‘Doping in Sport’ when they reach the ‘Article Type’ step in the submission process.

All manuscript submissions must adhere to the Sport Management Review ‘Guide for Authors’ available at

Special Issue editors contact details

Professor James Skinner
Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management
Griffith Business School
Griffith University, Gold Coast
Phone: +61 7 5552 9162
Fax: + 61 7 5552 8507

Dr Terry Engelberg
Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management
Griffith Business School
Griffith University, Gold Coast
Phone: +61 7 5552 7675
Fax: + 61 7 5552 8507

Forsensic Scientist, Lawyer, Policy Analyst, Public Servant, Social Scientist