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Aug 04, 2006

Call for papers: Pervasive Computing in Healthcare

From the IEEE Pervasive Computing Journal website 

Author guidelines: www.computer.org/pervasive/author.htm 
Submission address: http://cs-ieee.manuscriptcentral.com
WIP Deadline:  See below
Publication date: January 2007

IEEE Pervasive Computing invites articles about the use of pervasive computing technology in healthcare applications.  We welcome papers that focus on novel applications of embedded sensor and actuators as well as user interfaces for use by caregivers and/or patients. We also encourage surveys of available technologies, and reporting on user experiences. Example topics include:

  • Sensors and mobile devices for continuous patient monitoring
  • Actuators and prompters for rehabilitation and behavior modification
  • Mobile and wearable technologies for next generation drug trials
  • Intelligent prosthetics
  • Medical data-mining from health records
  • Privacy architectures for medical records
  • Applications for first responders including paramedics and emergency rooms
  • Hospital work-flow management
  • Intelligent implantable devices for applications in hearing, pain management, etc.
  • Devices to monitor dietary intake and/or caloric expenditure
  • Technologies for collaborative and/or competitive exercise support groups
  • Issues in healthcare technology standards, interoperability, security, usability, cost, etc

Submissions should be 4,000 to 6,000 words long and should follow the magazine's guidelines on style and presentation. All submissions will be peer-reviewed in accordance with normal practice for scientific publications. Submissions should be received by 5 September 2006 to receive full consideration.

In addition to full-length submissions, we also invite work-in-progress submissions of 250 words or less (submit to mmraz@computer.org) These will not be peer-reviewed but will be reviewed by the Department Editor, Anthony Joseph, and, if accepted, edited by the staff into a feature for the issue. The deadline for work-in-progress submissions is 1 November 2006.

Guest Editors:
Walter Menning, Mayo Clinic
Gaetano Borriello, University of Washington
Chandra Narayanaswami, IBM Research
Vince Stanford, NIST


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