Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the International Journal of Medical Engineering and Informatics: Health Informatics for Ageing and Independent Living
Dr. Hissam Tawfik and Dr. Davide Bruno, Liverpool Hope University, UK
Owing to the increasing ageing population of the world, including the developing world, renewed research efforts have focused on exploring innovative service models and technologies aimed at ensuring an active and independent participation in social life, and personalised health, especially for the elderly.
This special issue will focus on recent developments in the field of health informatics and assistive technologies for supporting independent living, particularly for, but not limited to, the ageing population. A key goal is to exploit technological enhancements to help facilitate the creation of better user experiences and to increase support for active and independent living.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
Emerging m-health and p-health trends and technologies to support independent living
User requirement studies focusing on the understanding of the target user's needs for improved e-health solutions design
Social and cultural factors influencing user acceptance of e-heath for the elderly and other target populations such as people with mobility difficulties
Applications of virtual reality and data mining for ageing and independent living
Technology adoption for ICT for independent living
Public involvement in assistive technologies for ageing and independent living
Practitioners' perception of current and emerging health informatics solutions
Case study scenarios and user acceptance studies
Notes for Prospective Authors
Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written)
All papers are refereed through a double blind process.
All papers must be submitted online.
Deadline for submission: 30 September, 2014
First reviews due: 30 November, 2014
Revised manuscripts due: 1 February, 2015
Final decision: 28 February, 2015