Calls for Papers (special): International Journal of Privacy and Health Information Management (IJPHIM)

Special Issue On: Theories and Applications in Healthcare Management

Submission Due Date

Guest Editors
Francesco Longo, University of Calabria, Italy

The Special Issue on Theories and Applications in Healthcare Management will host the extended versions of the best papers submitted and presented at the International Multidisciplinary Modeling & Simulation Multi-conference (I3M 2017) and will focus on the most recent theories and applications in healthcare management and systems.

However, external authors are also invited to submit papers presenting new researches related to theories, applications, new modelling and analysis methodologies, simulation tools and software. Only high-quality, original scientific contributions will be considered and selected for publication.

A holistic view of healthcare leads to an interdisciplinary field of research ranging from life-science to management disciplines. The increasing computational power and the tight integration of natural and computational sciences open the doors to new paradigms in life science research. The huge complexity of biological systems let deterministic and deductive methods reach their limitations, thus large scale simulations together with advanced methods of modelling are new tools to get insight into the huge diversity of healthcare.

Furthermore, in recent years, healthcare systems all over the world have faced huge challenges caused by new diseases, demographic changes, medical accidents and rising costs.

New theories, applications and groundbreaking technologies can be regarded as the only way for investigating, managing and solving complex problems in today’s and future healthcare systems. This Special Issue aims to bring together great research from engineering, natural and life sciences to stimulate discussion on new methods and topics in the emerging field of healthcare.

Recommended Topics
Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following:

Computer aided diagnostics and therapy

  • Modelling and simulation in bio-systems, physiology, cardiology, anesthesia, cancer, circulatory system, respiratory system, renal system, biomechanics
  • Virtual Reality in surgical procedures
  • Virtual Reality for the treatment of disorders and/or rehabilitation
  • Virtual Reality for development and validation of medical simulators
  • Model based information processing of medical images
  • Advanced methods in model based image processing
  • New methods of diagnostic imaging,
  • New paradigms in functional imaging, e.g. PET and MR
  • Reconstruction in computed tomography
  • Model based segmentation and registration
  • Simulation in the context of diagnostics
  • Simulation of emergency procedures (disaster gaming)
  • Simulation of disease proliferation
  • Disease management
  • Healthcare networks
  • Clinical information flows

Cellular and Molecular Models in Medicine

  • Simulation in genetics and system biology
  • Simulating biological phenomena and organs
  • Modeling and recognition of regulatory motifs and modules
  • Pharmacometric modelling
  • Physiological simulations
  • Drug inventory management
  • Personalized drugs design
  • Algorithms in DNA analysis
  • Tissue engineering
  • Molecular tumour diagnostics
  • Novel methods in DNA arrays
  • Protein structure analysis
  • Regulatory networks, metabolic networks, proteomic networks
  • Databases in Bioinformatics
  • Protein ontology data bases
  • Novel HPC-paradigms in Bioinformatics

Management of Healthcare

  • Waiting time issues in hospitals
  • Patient pathways
  • Modelling Emergency Departments
  • Modelling ancillary services
  • Patient flows in outpatient facilities
  • Simulation for surgical and clinic scheduling
  • Simulation for logistics of healthcare
  • Simulation of patient care
  • Models of elderly people care
  • Healthcare policy analysis
  • Ambulance planning
  • Simulation for health economics analysis
  • Modelling of clinical environments

Modeling and Simulation for Biosciences and Bioinformatics

  • Exploratory Bioinformatics and Computational Biological models, simulations and tools for helping Bioscientists
  • Modeling and simulation as decision support for assisting Bioscientists and Medical practitioners
  • Agent-based Modeling and simulation for Biological Systems, Healthcare facilities or Social Systems etc.
  • Verification and Validation of Biological Simulations
  • Equation based Modeling of Biological Systems
  • Development and analysis of Complex Biological and Social Networks (Formal Specification, Modeling, Analysis and Simulation)
  • Modeling and Simulation in System Biology
  • Modeling and simulation of congenital disorders
  • Modeling and simulation of epidemics and other diseases
  • HIV/AIDS related M&S
  • Tumor Growth modeling and Simulation
  • Distributed Simulation of Biological Systems
  • Formal Specification and Models such as using Z formal specification language, Systems Biology Markup Language (SBML) etc.
  • Use of Cognitive Computation and AI techniques such as Neural Networks, Genetic

Algorithms, Bio-inspired techniques, swarm intelligence algorithms for developing models of Biological systems

  • Modeling and Simulation of Body Sensor Networks for e-Health
  • Modeling and Simulation of Pervasive and Ambient Assisted Living systems, Disease Tracking and Monitoring systems
  • Artificial Life related topics

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Theories and Applications in Healthcare Management on or before January 31, 2018. 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 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:
Francesco Longo
Guest Editor
International Journal of Privacy and Health Information Management (IJPHIM)