27 July 2007

Call for papers: Biotechnology and Computing: the Principal Drivers of Change in Healthcare

Call for papers: Biotechnology and Computing: the Principal Drivers of Change in Healthcare

A special issue of International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management

Biotechnology and computing are the principal technological engines reshaping medical research and clinical care. They are transforming biology and medicine from descriptive, empirical disciplines into mechanistic, information-based sciences, typified by bioinformatics, the application of computer technology in the management and analysis of biological-related data. The goal of the Special Issue is to provide a forum for ethical reflection upon and dissemination of current and future activities of biotechnology and computing in healthcare.

Original contributions, including conceptual, empirical, and case studies, as well as technical reports, management reports, benchmarks, and software and book reviews addressing and/or relating to any of the subject coverage areas are welcome from authors.

Papers are invited from but not limited to the following major areas:
  • Application of genomic technologies and computing in healthcare
  • Biotechnology and nanotechnology
  • Biocomputing and statistical applications in healthcare
  • Bioinformatics in healthcare
  • Biotechnology in medical diagnosis and therapy
  • Biotechnology, bioethics, and healthcare
  • Emerging business models
  • Enabling environments of biotechnology in the healthcare industry
  • Ethics of testing novel biotechnologies in domestic and global settings
  • Global R&D collaboration and technology transfer
  • Government and regulatory compliance
  • Infrastructure and security
  • Management and economics of biotechnology in healthcare
Important Dates
Manuscripts submission: 31 December, 2007
Notification of Acceptance: 31 March, 2008
Final Submission: 30 April, 2008

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