Special Issue "Secure IoT Adoption and Its Challenges in Health & Wellbeing Applications"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Jims Marchang
Guest Editor
Department of Computing. Sheffield Hallam University. Sheffield, UK
Interests: focuses on securing and optimising network performance of resource constraint IoT network and its applications; IoT & Blockchain Applications; Securing Healthcare Systems & Building Trusted Supply Chain Models and Machine learning & AI in Cybersecurity
Prof. Steven Furnell
Guest Editor
Centre for Security, Communications and Network Research, Plymouth University, UK
Interests: IT security; security management and culture, cybercrime, usability of security and privacy technologies, mobile security, technologies for user authentication and intrusion detection
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Dr. Bogdan Ghita
Guest Editor
Faculty of Science and Engineering, Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA, UK
Interests: computer networks; wireless networks; network performance; network security
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In this era of the Internet of Things (IoT), any device, machine, sensor, or object, including people and animals, can be connected and integrated with ease through the internet. IoT applications range from IoT-enabled medical devices to the monitoring of medical equipment or individuals and their environments. Further opportunities for the use of IoT in health and wellbeing management systems include direct and indirect monitoring of elderly people, infants, handicapped individuals, and mental health patients, as well as for fitness activity tracking. IoT provides the opportunity to create a safe, comfortable, and welcoming personalized environment to encourage improved health and overall wellbeing. The adoption of wearable devices is just the beginning of a future pervasive and robust IoT-based health and wellbeing management infrastructure.     
This Special Issue focuses on the design, implementation, testing, and issues encountered by IoT health and wellbeing applications. Topics covered in this issue will include uncompromised privacy and security during remote monitoring and tracking, mobile health, environmental monitoring, fitness and body activity recording, smart hospital management, device access control, healthcare compliance and regulations, secure data recording systems, trust-based data storing mechanisms, tamperproof storage for sensitive data, or any schemes that support reliable and secure management of health and wellbeing data.

Dr. Jims Marchang
Prof. Steven Furnell
Dr. Bogdan V Ghita
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • secure IoT
  • tracking
  • monitoring
  • trust
  • privacy and healthcare

Published Papers

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