International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications (IJEHMC)
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International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications (IJEHMC)

Editor-in-Chief: Joel J.P.C. Rodrigues (Federal University of Piauí (UFPI), Teresina - Pi, Brazil; Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal)
Indexed In: Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), SCOPUS, INSPEC and 10 more indices
Published: Quarterly |Established: 2010
ISSN: 1947-315X|EISSN: 1947-3168|DOI: 10.4018/IJEHMC


The International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications (IJEHMC) focuses on theories, systems, methods, algorithms, and applications in healthcare, biomedicine, telemedicine, and medical communications. This journal acts as an interface between e-health and communication technologies and their contribution to medical fields. IJEHMC publishes high quality application papers, survey and tutorial papers, case studies, and short research notes reflecting global e-health technologies and medical communications contributing to the state-of-art advances in the fields.

Topics Covered

  • Ambient Assisted Living
  • Applications and communications protocols
  • Biomedical and biosensors engineering
  • Body sensor networks
  • Clinical biofeedback, decision support systems, and tools
  • Data Storage
  • E-Health
  • E-health for aging (to support quality of life for older adults, aging in place, and independence)
  • Embedded Systems
  • Emerging e-health applications
  • Health and healthcare applications
  • Health grid and health cloud
  • Health monitoring, traffic characterization, and management
  • Healthcare Management
  • Image and video processing
  • Information and knowledge management tools
  • Medical communications
  • Medical signal acquisition, analysis, and processing
  • Mobile Applications
  • Modeling, simulation, and performance evaluation
  • Multi-agent systems for e-health
  • Multimedia Technology
  • Networking and embedded systems
  • Pervasive and ubiquitous computing
  • Real-Time Systems
  • Security and Privacy
  • Telemedicine and mobile telemedicine
  • Virtual Reality
  • Wearable sensors and systems
  • Wireless Sensor Networks

Mission and Scope

The mission of the International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications (IJEHMC) is to be a prime source for the advancement of knowledge, application, and practice in the interdisciplinary areas of biomedicine, healthcare, telemedicine, and medical communications. IJEHMC addresses innovative concepts and critical issues in the emerging field of e-health and medical communication. Targeting students, professors, researchers, academicians, and industry professionals, IJEHMC provides a forum for the publication of research impacting e-health technologies and medical communications.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Reviews and Testimonials

Applying recent advances from information and communication technologies (ICT) to improve the healthcare practice is increasingly gaining momentum in the last years. This requires highly multidisciplinary research, involving different fields of knowledge such as engineering, computer science, and medicine or other health related areas. In this context, the International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications (IJEHMC) is well positioned in providing a forum for the timely dissemination of relevant research and development work that build bridges between different areas in ICT and their applications in healthcare and thus contribute in advancing the e-health field.

– Prof. Artur Ziviani, National Laboratory for Scientific Computing (LNCC), Brazil

It was a great pleasure to witness the rapid development of the International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications under the outstanding leadership of Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Joel Rodrigues. The journal has been well received in the community with high-quality papers selected from rigid review process and handled by responsible Editors and Reviewers. I feel very thankful to be invited into this journey at the very beginning and would be glad to continue make efforts during the exciting campaign.

– Dr. Haohong Wang, Chair, MMTC of IEEE ComSoc, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Communications

International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications (IJEHMC) is an interesting and innovated peer-reviewed research journal in the field of e-health and medical communications. It addresses useful and creative issues and concepts in the different interdisciplinary areas such as telemedicine, biomedicine, healthcare, etc. The review process is very adequate. IJEHMC provides a wide forum for the publication of research papers by part of professors, academicians, industry professionals, researchers and targeting students around the world. All published works in this journal show important research advances in e-health and medical communications.

– Prof. Isabel de la Torre-Díez, University of Valladolid, Spain

Medical communications is a rapidly developing research area. Its multidisciplinary nature brings a wide potential for innovation and break-through ideas. I am very pleased that International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications has been timely launched and publishes the most recent results on ICT-enabled medical technologies. Definitely the journal is a good source of the relevant state-of-the-art information. The IJEHMC is highly recommended to the engineers and researchers involved into the design of novel health-care applications.

– Dr. Alexey Vinel, SPIIRAS, Russia

The fantastic and high quality E-health and medical journal make both readers and authors excited. The knowledge, applications and practice brought by this journal open a new vista to fill the gaps between the medical research and communication technology, between the industry and academia.

– Prof. Honggang Wang, University of Massachusetts, USA

We support and contribute to this journal, because it is the only journal in the world at the moment that deals with communication technology in the medical field. The subjects covered are not only hardware, but also software, management, and the legal system. This journal is attracting articles from a wide range of eHealth & telemedicine and deserves to be highly praised.

– Isao Nakajima, M.D., Ph.D., Tokai University School of Medicine, Japan

Using information and communication technology to improve healthcare quality and reduce costs for ubiquitous healthcare has been recognized and is being implemented as a national priority in major world economies. The International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications (IJEHMC) acts as an interface between e-health and communication technologies and their contribution to medical fields. IJEHMC publishes high quality application papers, survey and tutorial papers, case studies, and short research notes reflecting global e-health technologies and medical communications contributing to thestate-of-art advances in the fields. In my opinion, IJEHMC is one the best journals on E-Health all over the world.

– Prof. Liang Zhou, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China

In its short lifespan IJEHMC has achieved to bring to the attention of the research community a large number of innovative concepts in e-health and medical communications. As an academic and researcher in computer systems and networks I was looking for a better understanding of the applications of my field in medicine and healthcare. This journal has provided exactly that, since it combines, very successfully, the medical and biomedical field with practical healthcare and ICT. This makes IJEHMC an invaluable tool to anyone wanting to stay abreast of the critical issues in this emerging multi-disciplinary field.

– Prof. Vasos Vassiliou, University of Cyprus

International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications is a very interesting journal in the area of health technologies. It explores how communication and embedded devices can leverage and bring better health care to all populations. This is also especially important as the challenges posed by aging population are pushing researchers and technicians to act quickly before the health systems become unsustainable in developed countries. In these times of information overload, it is important to find magazines like IJEHMC. It is informative, timely and a comprehensive resource.

– Prof. Jorge Sá Silva, University of Coimbra, Portugal

The Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications (IJHMC) is an important venue dedicated for publishing high quality research articles in the area. E-Health is an emergent topic that poses many challenges to multiple disciplines, such as Computer Science, Engineering, Health and Social Sciences. Particularly, in the Computer Science concern, E-Health has a great interface with pervasive and assistive computing, therefore, allowing a whole new set of innovative applications. In this context, the IJHMC plays a key role for developing of new technologies in the E-Health field.

– Prof. Eduardo Freire Nakamura, Federal University of Amazonas, Brazil

The research works published in the "International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications" are great sources to stay current with the latest applications and practices in the interdisciplinary areas of telemedicine, and medical communications. Over the past past few years, the high quality articles in the journal have guided many of my students' works. I look forward to more issues and topics over the coming year."

– Prof. Farid Farahmand, Sonoma State University – CA, USA

As a reviewer, and a contributing Author, I wish to endorse the International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications (IJEHMC) as a very good resource to keep up with the latest in the interdisciplinary areas of biomedicine, telecare and telemedicine from different parts of the globe. Moreover, being one of the "official" peer-reviewed journal publications of the e-health Technical Committee of the IEEE ComSoc, it is another avenue to disseminate novel ideas t an international level in these fast-developing areas. I would also like to draw attention to the truly international editorial board, which is another factor to ensure high-quality, unpublished ideas to find a place in the IJEHMC, thereby impacting the quality of the publication positively.

– Dr. Aravind Kailas, Aravind Kailas, Univ of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA


Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

Joel J. P. C. Rodrigues [S’01, M’06, SM’06] is a professor at the Federal University of Piauí (UFPI), Brazil; and senior researcher at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal. He received the Academic Title of Aggregated Professor in informatics engineering from UBI, Portugal, the Habilitation in computer science and engineering from the University of Haute Alsace, France, a PhD degree in informatics engineering and an MSc degree from the UBI, and a five-year BSc degree (licentiate) in informatics engineering from the University of Coimbra, Portugal. Prof. Rodrigues is the leader of the Next Generation Networks and Applications research group (CNPq), Director for Conference Development - IEEE ComSoc Board of Governors, IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, Technical Activities Committee Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Latin America Region Board, the President of the scientific council at ParkUrbis – Covilhã Science and Technology Park, the Past-Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on eHealth, the Past-chair of the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on Communications Software, Steering Committee member of the IEEE Life Sciences Technical Community and Publications co-Chair, and Member Representative of the IEEE Communications Society on the IEEE Biometrics Council. He is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal on E-Health and Medical Communications and editorial board member of several high-reputed journals. He has been general chair and TPC Chair of many international conferences, including IEEE ICC, IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE HEALTHCOM, and IEEE LATINCOM. He is a member of many international TPCs and participated in several international conferences organization. He has authored or coauthored over 800 papers in refereed international journals and conferences, 3 books, 2 patents, and 1 ITU-T Recommendation. He had been awarded several Outstanding Leadership and Outstanding Service Awards by IEEE Communications Society and several best papers awards. Prof. Rodrigues is a licensed professional engineer (as senior member), member of the Internet Society, and a senior member ACM and IEEE.

Editorial Board

Associate Editors
Eric Addeo, DeVry University, United States
Heng-Shuen Chen, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taiwan
Heung-Kook Choi, Inje University, Korea, Republic Of
Isabel de la Torre Díez, University of Valladolid, Spain ORCID
Farid Farahmand, Sonoma State University, United States
Russell Hsing, Telcordia Technologies Inc., United States
Jaime Lloret, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
Pascal Lorenz, University of Haute-Alsace, France ORCID
Isao Nakajima, Tokai University, Japan
Pradeep Ray, The University of New South Wales, Australia
Kashif Saleem, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Jian Song, Tsinghua University, China
Andriyan Suksmono, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia
Christos Verikoukis, Telecommunications Technological Centre of Catalonia (CTTC), Spain
Haohong Wang, TCL Research America, United States
Tsong-Ho Wu, Telcordia Inc., United States
Editorial Review Board
Haider Abbas, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Majida Ali Abed Meshari, University of Tikrit, Iraq
Prateek Agrawal, Lovely Professional University, India, Austria ORCID
Athanasios Anastasiou, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
André Aquino, Universidade Federal de Alagoas, Brazil
Saikat Banerjee, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade-IIFT, India ORCID
Min Chen, Seoul National University, Korea, Republic Of
Nelson Luis Saldanha da Fonseca, State University of Campinas, Brazil
Paulo de Lira Gondim, University of Brasilia, Brazil
José Fonseca-Moutinho, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
Aura Ganz, University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States
Nuno Garcia, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
Begoña Garcia-Zapirain, University of Deusto, Spain
Amjad Gawanmeh, University of Dubai, UAE, United Arab Emirates
Güney Gürsel, Ufuk Üniversity, Turkey ORCID
Guangjie Han, Hohai University, China
Doan Hoang, University of Technology, Australia
Wei-Min Huang, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan, Taiwan
Muhammad Imran, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Youssef Iraqi, Khalifa University, United Arab Emirates ORCID
Abbas Jamalipour, University of Sydney, Australia
Antonio Jara, HES-SO, Switzerland
Christos Kalloniatis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Mohammed Sayim Khalil, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Aditya Khamparia, Lovely Professional University, India ORCID
Fernando Koch, Samsung Research Institute, Brazil ORCID
Yevgeny Koucheryavy, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Neeraj Kumar, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology University, India
Mikołaj Leszczuk, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Kai Lin, Dalian University of Technology, China
Xiaodong Lin, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
Rui Lopes Rijo, Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal
Hsi-Pin Ma, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Mário Macedo, Universidade Atlantica, Portugal ORCID
Henrique Martins, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
Abdelhamid Mellouk, University of Paris XII - Val de Marne, UIT Creteil-Vitry, France
Varun Menon, SCMS School of Engineering and Technology, India ORCID
Mário Moreira ORCID
Augusto Neto, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil
Jianwei Niu, Beihang University, China
António Nogueira, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Norbert Noury, INL INSA-Lyon, France
Paulo Novais, University of Minho, Portugal
Henrique O’Neill, ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal
Alois Paulin, Technische Universität München-KRI, Germany
Mario Lemes Proença, Jr., State University of Londrina, Brazil ORCID
Victoria Ramos, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Spain ORCID
Mamoon Rashid, Lovely Professional University, India
Rodrigo Righi, Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos - Unisinos, Brazil ORCID
Alvaro Rocha, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Jorge Sá Silva, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Tony Sahama, Queensland University of Technology, Australia ORCID
Miguel Sales Dias, ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal
Saeed Samet, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Arun Kumar Sangaiah, Vellore Institute of Technology, India
Mohd Adib Sarijari, University Technology Malaysia, Malaysia
Lei Shu, Nanjing Agricultural University, China & University of Lincoln, UK, Japan
Bruno Silva, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal
Aman Singh, Lovely Professional University, India
José Souza, Federal University of Ceará, Brazil
Christoph Thuemmler, Edinburgh Napier University, United Kingdom
Muhammad Umair Aslam, National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan
Ricardo Vardasca, University of Porto, Portugal
Athanasios Vasilakos, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Vasos Vassilliou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Fernando Velez, Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal
Alexey Vinel, Halmstad University, Finland
Hoggang Wang, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, United States
Yonggang Wen, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Liang Zhou, ENSTA ParisTech, France
Artur Ziviani, National Laboratory for Scientific Computing (LNCC), Brazil ORCID


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