7 August 2014

Call for papers: "Smart Devices and Collective Intelligence for the Telemedicine and Healthcare System"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Telemedicine and Clinical Practices.

Integration of technology and medical sciences is playing a major role in the global momentum of the healthcare industry. Smart and collective intelligence medical devices are emerging as a critical component for hospitals as well as telemedicine platforms. Today, more flexible implementations of intelligent devices are being designed that allow access to geographically distributed knowledge and the software capable of processing this information, which is likely to be the patient-confidential.

Intelligent biomedical electronics and devices brings together researchers in studying and using models, equipment and materials inspired by biological systems to monitor devices, instrumentation sensors and systems, micro-nanotechnologies and biomaterials. There are devices which measures physiological information about the patient, and environmental information such as humidity, temperature and carbon monoxide level. This physiological and environmental data is now collated to assess the patient’s state of health and to identify external factors. The ability to automatically capture and manage patient data from intelligent devices is now becoming the part of the function of improving both patient safety and clinical outcomes. The healthcare industry is experiencing an unprecedented level of technology interoperability, integrating multiple sources of real-time and life-critical data.

This special issue will cover various research areas of smart devices and collective intelligence relating to telemedicine and clinical practices.

Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Healthcare devices and technologies
  • Intelligent sensors for physiological information
  • Embedded healthcare system
  • Wearable medical devices
  • Medical imaging and image processing
  • Medical signal analysis and processing
  • Bioinstrumentation, biosensors and bio-micro/nano technologies
  • Biomechanics and bio-robotics
  • Neural and rehabilitation engineering
  • Diagnostics and therapeutics devices
  • Smart fitness devices
  • Computer-aided diagnosis
  • Data analytics for clinical care
  • Biomarker discovery and biomedical data mining
  • Intelligent medical data management
  • Predictive modelling for personalised treatment
  • Data integration for healthcare
  • Medical recommender systems
  • Optimisation models for planning and recommending therapies
  • Text mining for biomedical literature and clinical notes
  • Intelligent systems for electronic health records
  • Computational intelligence methodologies for healthcare
  • Effective information retrieval for healthcare applications
  • Fibre optic and laser technology in medical applications
  • User interface keypads and switches
  • Semantic web, linked data, ontology and healthcare
  • Continuous monitoring and streaming technologies for healthcare
  • Collaboration technologies for healthcare
  • E-communities, social networks and social media for patients and caregivers
  • Intelligent user-interfaces for medical devices and software
  • Bioinformatics and computational biology
  • Biomedical modelling and computing
  • Visual analytics for healthcare
  • Wireless communications and device data control and fusion
  • Tissue engineering and biomaterials
  • Clinical engineering
  • Healthcare information systems and telemedicine
  • Emerging topics in biomedical engineering

Important Dates
Submission of manuscripts: 31 May, 2015
Notification to authors: 31 July, 2015
Final versions due: 31 August, 2015

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