Special Issue "Body Sensor Networks (BSN) and Innovative Approaches for Data Fusion and Analytics in Internet of Medical Things (IoMT)"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020).
Interests: wearable sensors; IoT; semantic web; Edge and cloud computing
Interests: Information Retrieval; Affective Computing; Semantic Web
Interests: body area networks; Internet of Things; agent-based computing
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MDPI Sensors invites manuscript submissions in the area of Internet of Medical Things (IoMT).
In recent decades, the world has been facing major challenges to manage the rapid aging of the population, the increase of individuals with chronic illnesses, infant mortality, high-frequency outbreaks of epidemics, poor health, and increased pollution. The continued growth in the demand for medical services requires a transition from the traditional model of hospital care (in which the citizen turns to the medical facility when symptoms of a pathological state appear) towards a more sustainable model in the long term, where continuous monitoring of the health status as well as remote treatment (where possible) of the diseases will be feasible. In this context, information technologies and in particular the Internet of Things (IoT) are finding a privileged position thanks to technological advances in the world of wearable sensor networks (body sensor networks—BSN), machine learning, and the wide diffusion of low-cost microcontrollers and single board computers. With the IoT becoming a context for data analysis in the medical field, a general Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) scenario can be exploited at different layers: A sensing layer (physical or virtual sensors); an edge/fog computing layer (e.g., microcontrollers or single board low-power computers meant for pre-processing), or a cloud layer (for high complexity processing and/or storage).
In this context, the research challenges concern several aspects: Body sensor networks (BSN) and innovative approaches for data fusion; fog and edge computing for pre-processing, filtering and compression of data produced by sensors; stream processing and parallel architectures; cloud computing for intensive processing and data storage; machine learning algorithms and deep networks for the detection of anomalies and prevention (risk reduction); and real-time monitoring and analysis for predictive and/or evaluative purposes on the effect of physiatric and pharmacological therapies in relation to chronic diseases.
The primary goal of this Special Section in MDPI Sensors is to provide an overview of the current state-of-the-art advances in the domain of IoMT.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Body sensors networks (BSN) in IoMT;
- Nano and bio sensors for health monitoring, disease prevention, diagnostic and drug delivery;
- Data fusion from BSN for IoMT;
- IoMT architecture for healthcare;
- IoMT infrastructure and applications for home patient care;
- Innovative machine learning algorithms or applications in IoMT;
- Medical data security and privacy techniques for healthcare;
- Fog and edge computing in IoMT;
- Parallel architectures for medical big data in IoMT;
- Low-power medical devices for IoMT;
- Reinforcement learning in IoMT;
- Smart medical systems based on cloud-assisted body area networks;
- Flexible and wearable sensors in the IoMT paradigm;
- Healthcare informatics to analyze patient health records, for enabling better clinical decision making and improved healthcare outcomes.
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Prof. Dr. Pierluigi Ritrovato
Dr. Luca Greco
Prof. Dr. Giancarlo Fortino
Dr. Kelvin Wong
Dr. Hassan Ghasemzadeh
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- Body sensors networks (BSN)
- Nano sensors
- health monitoring
- smart medical systems
- wearable sensors