Special Issue "Smart Health 2016"
A special issue of Informatics (ISSN 2227-9709).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (27 June 2016)
Prof. Dr. Francisco Javier Falcone Lanas
One of the main challenges in the provision of Health Care services is to achieve sustainability in a scenario in which the population is ageing. Traditional health systems are strongly based on physical presence of a medical specialist with patients, which increases overall costs, as well as a reduction in the quality of life of patients, especially in the case of an elderly population, the disabled, or chronic diseases. In this context, the inclusion of Information and Communication Technologies can provide a means to reduce overall health service provision costs, as well as increasing quality of living levels, by enabling users to be remotely monitored in the comfort of their homes. This has given rise to multiple solutions based on e-Health and m-Health solutions, which can also be coupled to different types of wearable technologies in order to provide context-aware scenarios, also known as Ambient Assisted Living. These multiple systems can interact with higher-level management systems within a city or region, which can be in the framework of a Smart City context, leading to the paradigm of Smart Health.
This Special Issue is focused on solutions, case studies and test beds in order to enable Smart Health environments, from the point of view of Health specialists, IT professionals, Social Services, and End Users.
Prof. Dr. Francisco Falcone
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Informatics is an international peer-reviewed Open Access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. For the first couple of issues the Article Processing Charge (APC) will be waived for well-prepared manuscripts. English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.
- Smart Health
- Ambient Assisted Living
- Building Automation Systems
- Wearable Devices
- Wireless Sensor Networks
- User Centric Communications/Human Computer Interfaces