25 June 2014

Call for papers: "Health Informatics for Ageing and Independent Living"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Medical Engineering and Informatics.

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

Important Dates
Deadline for submission: 30 November, 2014
First reviews due: 15 February, 2015
Revised manuscripts due: 15 April, 2015
Final decision: 15 May, 2015

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