Special Issue "e-Health Pervasive Wireless Applications and Services (e-HPWAS'18)"

A special issue of Information (ISSN 2078-2489). This special issue belongs to the section "Information and Communications Technology".

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IRISA CNRS Lab, Univ Rennes, IUT de Lannion, 22300 Lannion, France
Interests: context awareness; pervasive and ubiquitous computing; IoT; e-Health; smart and media services in heterogeneous environments; smart content delivery; content-centric
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Laboratoire d'Informatique Gaspard Monge, Université Gustave Eiffel, 77454 Marne-la-Vallée, France
Interests: computer network; Internet of Things; AIoT: artificial Intelligent of Things; applied cryptography; blockchain
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School of Computing and Digital Technology, Birmingham City University, Birmingham B5 5JU, UK
Interests: artificial intelligence; machine learning; software engineering; embedded systems; software–hardware integration; sensors and wearables; cyber security; mutli-agent systems; healthcare informatics; movement science and movement and art therapy
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Dear Colleagues,

e-HPWAS'18 aims at providing optimal, secure, and context-aware e-health systems with the best quality of services (QoS) and user’s experience (QoE). Applications and services are implemented in wireless environments and architecture with the use of IoT (Internet of Things), big data analysis, and a strong heterogeneity of access technologies, sensors, terminals, users’ needs analyzers, and services (data, content, live streams, or complex network services).

Emerging e-health services and applications can involve the use of “heavy” content such as multimedia content and streams (e.g., 3D-TV, media conferencing, remote live diagnostics) using conventional e-health devices or terminals like smart TV sets, home boxes, smartphones, tablets, and new Things. The main topics of e-HPWAS are related to e-health care and safety services provided for patients, elderly, and dependent persons. These services are generally built using different communication technologies, for different profiles of people in different contexts and places (e.g., in health institutions, at home, in cities). The provided services should, ideally, be accessible anytime, anywhere, and using any kind of device or platform.

Authors of the IEEE eHPWAS 2018 are encouraged to submit an extended version of their work to this Special Issue of the journal Information with a minimum of 50% of new content and input. Papers describing advanced prototypes, platforms, techniques, and general surveys for discussing future perspectives and directions are encouraged. Each manuscript will be blind-reviewed by academic editors.

Guest Editors
Dr. Tayeb Lemlouma
Dr. Abderrezak Rachedi
Dr. Sébastien Laborie
Dr. Yevgeniya Kovalchuk

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  • E-Health
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Big Data analysis, summarization, prediction
  • Sensor networks (e.g., BAN, WPAN, etc.) Network interoperability
  • Security and privacy
  • User acceptance
  • Norms for e-Health (e.g., HL7 norms, electronic health information exchange-HIE, Health Record-HER)
  • Web norms for e-health (e.g., WebRTC)
  • Context Models

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Experimenting Mobile and e-Health Services with Frail MCI Older People
Information 2019, 10(8), 253; https://doi.org/10.3390/info10080253 - 05 Aug 2019
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The ageing population has become an increasing phenomenon world-wide, leading to a growing need for specialised help. Improving the quality of life of older people can lower the risk of depression and social isolation, but it requires a multi-dimensional approach through continuous monitoring [...] Read more.
The ageing population has become an increasing phenomenon world-wide, leading to a growing need for specialised help. Improving the quality of life of older people can lower the risk of depression and social isolation, but it requires a multi-dimensional approach through continuous monitoring and training of the main health domains (e.g., cognitive, motor, nutritional and behavioural). To this end, the use of mobile and e-health services tailored to the user’s needs can help stabilise their health conditions, in terms of physical, mental, and social capabilities. In this context, the INTESA project proposes a set of personalised monitoring and rehabilitation services for older people, based on mobile and wearable technologies ready to be used either at home or in residential long-term care facilities. We evaluated the proposed solution by deploying a suite of services in a nursing home and defining customised protocols to involve both guests (primary users) and nursing care personnel (secondary users). In this paper, we present the extended results obtained after the one-year period of experimentation in terms of technical reliability of the system, Quality of Experience, and user acceptance for both the user categories. Full article
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