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.)