Calls for Papers (special): International Journal of Distributed Systems and Technologies (IJDST)


Special Issue On: Current and Future Trends of Information and Communication Technologies in Healthcare (SI-ICTH)

Submission Due Date
1/22/2018

Guest Editors
Dr. Elhadi Shakshuki
Acadia University, Canada
(elhadi.shakshuki@acadiau.ca)

Dr. Ansar Yasar
Hasselt University, Belgium
(ansar.yasar@uhasselt.be)

Introduction
ICTH is a premier venue for bringing together multi-disciplinary researchers, professionals and practitioners from academia and healthcare who are engaged in different facets of ICT and healthcare. The conference encourages innovative research contributions providing the recent significant developments and promising future trends of ICT based applications, systems, tools, environments and infrastructures in the fields of health/medical care, and related domains, such as public health and pharmaceuticals.

Objective
ICTH has planned a special issue with the International Journal of Distributed Systems and Technologies, by IGI Global: (http://www.igi-global.com/journal/international-journal-distributed-systems-technologies/1164). This special issue is based ONLY on the selected high-quality papers that were submitted and presented at the ICTH conference (held in Lund, Sweden).

Recommended Topics
Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Ambient Assisted Living for Elderly Care
- Ambient Intelligence and Intelligent Service Systems
- Analysis and Evaluation of Healthcare Systems
- Clinical Data and Knowledge Management
- Cloud Computing for Healthcare
- Collaboration Technologies for Healthcare
- Context-aware Applications for Patient Monitoring and Care
- Data mining Techniques and Data Warehouses in Healthcare
- Data Visualization
- Decision Support Systems in Healthcare
- Design and Development Methodologies for Healthcare Systems
- Diagnostic and Therapeutic Technologies in Healthcare
- Digital Hospitals
- Drug Information Systems
- E-health & m-health
- Electronic Health Records (EHR) & Personal Health Records (PHR)
- Evidence Based Medicine (EBM)
- Healthgrids
- Health Portals
- Information and Knowledge Processing in Healthcare Environments
- Middleware Support for Smart Homes and Intelligent Applications
- Quantified Self for Pervasive Healthcare
- Privacy, Confidentiality and Security Issues in Healthcare Systems
- Related Real World Experimentations and Case Studies in Healthcare
- RFID Solutions for Healthcare
- Smart Homes and Home Care Intelligent Environments
- Telemedicine and Health Telematics
- Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing in Healthcare
- Usability & Socio Technical studies
- User Interface Design for Healthcare Applications
- Virtual and Augmented Reality in Healthcare
- Virtual Environments for Healthcare

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on 20-Dec-2017. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/. All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Dr. Ansar Yasar or Dr. Elhadi Shakshuki
Managing Guest Editors
SI-ICTH
E-mail: ansar.yasar@uhasselt.be, elhadi.shakshuki@acadiau.ca