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Emerging topics in Pervasive Health and Technology Special Issue

Editorial Board
Special Issue Editors:
  • Manik Sharma (DAV University, India)+ BioDr Manik Sharma is MCA and UGC-NET qualified, and received his PhD degree in Distributed Query Optimization. He has more than 12 years of teaching experience, having previously worked as head of the Department of Computer Science and Application and officiating principal at Sewa Devi S.D. College, India. Currently, he is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Applications at DAV University, Jalandhar, India. His main research work focuses on query optimization, data mining, soft computing and machine learning. Currently, he is working in the area of data mining, machine learning and soft computing, with a specialization in the diagnosis of diseases and modeling of DSS query optimizers. The thrust area of his research is to improve predictive accuracy in early diagnosis of several fatal human disorders. He has published four books related to computer networks, internet applications, management information systems and database theory. In addition, he has published 25 research papers in various journals of international repute including some indexed by Scopus and Thomson Reuters. He also presented more than 10 research articles in various national and international UGC and IEEE conferences, and has given several talks on query optimization, data mining and health informatics. He is an active member of the international program committees, technical program committees, and advisory committees of several academic conferences.
Scope

It is internationally recognized that future healthcare systems will be supported by pervasive healthcare systems in order to target the upcoming societal health challenges. Pervasive Health and Technology (PHT) Journal is a cross-disciplinary journal focusing on issues related to development, delivery and management of pervasive healthcare and the impact of technology within future healthcare systems.

The journal aims to become an information source and to create a community of shared interests between health professionals, technologists, patients and other professionals related to pervasive healthcare.

The journal will present and discuss issues pertaining to personal electronic health assistants, health crowdsourcing, data mining and knowledge management, IT applications to needs of patients, disease prevention and awareness, electronic and mobile health platforms including design, implementation and evaluation of supporting hardware and software in ambulant and hospital workflows, needs of physicians, nurses and other healthcare staff.

Topics

Knowledge Representation and Reasoning

  • Physiological models for interpreting medical sensor data
  • Sensing/Actuating Technologies and Pervasive Computing
  • Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health Professions
  • Human-Computer Interaction and Computer Supported Cooperative Work
  • Hardware and Software Infrastructures
  • Activity recognition and fall detection
  • User modelling and personalization
  • Modelling of Pervasive Healthcare environments
  • Sensor-based decision support systems
  • Design and evaluation of patient and ambient-related sensors
  • Wearable and implantable sensor integration
  • Data fusion in pervasive healthcare environments
  • Data mining of medical patient records
  • Software architectures
  • Electronic Health Records

Understanding Users

  • Identifying and addressing stakeholder needs
  • Usability and acceptability
  • Barriers and enablers to adoption
  • Social implications of pervasive health technology, and social inclusion
  • Coverage and delivery of pervasive healthcare services
  • Patient and caregiver empowerment
  • Diversity: population and condition-specific requirements
  • Inclusive research and design: engaging underrepresented populations
  • Digital interventions and health behavior change

Applications

  • Autonomous systems to support independent living
  • Clinical applications, validation and evaluation studies
  • Telemedicine and mHealth solutions
  • Chronic disease and health risk management applications
  • Health/Wellbeing promotion and disease prevention
  • Home based health and wellness measurement and monitoring
  • Continuous vs event-driven monitoring of patients
  • Smart homes and hospitals
  • Using mobile devices in the storage, update, and transmission of patient data
  • Wellbeing and lifestyle support
  • Systems to support individuals with auditory, cognitive, or vision impairments
  • Systems to support caregivers

Pervasive Healthcare Management

  • Challenges surrounding data quality
  • Standards and interoperability in pervasive healthcare
  • Business cases and cost issues
  • Security and privacy issues
  • Training of healthcare professional for pervasive healthcare
  • Legal and regulatory issues
  • Staffing and resource management
Keywords
Manuscript submission deadline:
31.08.2018
Notification of acceptance:
14.09.2018
Submission of final revised paper:
30.09.2018
Publication of special issue (tentative):
October 2018

Publication:
Pervasive Health and Technology