Call for Papers for a Special Section of IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics: Healthcare Systems and Technologies
Editor-in-Chief: Kim-Fung Man, http://tii.ieee-ies.org/ email@example.com Tel: +852-3442-7754 Fax: +852-2788-7283 Head of the Electronic Engineering Department, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
The Theme: The market for healthcare services has increased exponentially. This is due to the growing tendency for personal healthcare to move away from the traditional hubs of healthcare, such as hospitals and clinics, to the private home and especially the mobile environment. In most developed countries an aging population contributes to the growth in the demand for distributed healthcare services. As a result of the nature of healthcare, the precision and real-time delivery of data is crucial. To fulfill all these requirements, advanced and smart technologies should be applied. For example, telehealth technologies can be used to tackle remote healthcare, and optimization of healthcare systems is essential for improving reliability and efficiency. Furthermore, without compromising reliability, energy saving methodologies are also required to prevent excessive energy consumption by healthcare systems. Another critical consideration is the role of technology standards in this rapidly-evolving landscape, as pointed out in the recent release of the white paper Standardize This: A Mobile Health Conversation You Can't Avoid, by the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) in collaboration with ICF International, examining the effect of mobile health information and communication technologies and its pervasive role.
This Special Session on “Healthcare Systems and Technologies” is focused on the development and application of advanced technologies and methodologies for healthcare applications. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following research topics and technologies:
-- Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) in healthcare
-- Health and environmental monitoring systems
-- Optimization of healthcare systems and data transmission
-- Auto-diagnosis of diseases
-- Telehealth: wireless technologies in healthcare
-- Patient tracking and in-/on- body sensor networks
-- Internet-of-Things (IoT) in healthcare systems
-- Ambient intelligent technologies for healthcare services
-- Mobile health
-- The role of standards to mitigate technological risks, facilitate interoperability and save on costs
Papers discussing new application areas and the resulting new developments at the interface of ambient intelligent technologies and healthcare are especially welcome.
All contributions must focus on the use of healthcare related applications. Results obtained by simulations must be validated by experiments or analytical results.
Manuscript Preparation and Submission
Follow the guidelines in “Information for Authors” in the IEEE Transaction on Industrial Informatics http://tii.ieee-ies.org/. Please submit your manuscript in electronic format through the Manuscript Central web site: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tii. On the submission page #1 in the popup menu of the manuscript type, select: SS on Healthcare Systems and Technologies
Submissions to this Special Section must represent original material that has been neither submitted to, nor published in, any other journal. Extended versions of papers previously published in conference proceedings may be eligible for consideration if conditions listed in http://tii.ieee-ies.org/o/PC.pdf are fulfilled. Before submitting manuscript check the review criteria (http://tii.ieee-ies.org/o/RC.pdf) and other information (http://tii.ieee-ies.org/o/DI.pdf)
Note: The recommended papers for the section are subject to final approval by the Editor-in-Chief. Some papers may be published outside the Special Section, at the EIC’s discretion.
Timetable: Deadline for manuscript submissions 31 January 2015
Expected publication date (tentative) September 2015
Gerhard P. Hancke, Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, University of Pretoria, South Africa. firstname.lastname@example.org
Kim-Fung Tsang, Electronic Engineering Department, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, email@example.com