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Special Issue "Digital Healthcare Leveraging Edge Computing and the Internet of Things"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Internet of Things".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Antonio Celesti
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MIFT Department, University of Messina, Viale F. Stagno d'Alcontres, 31 98166 Messina, Italy
Interests: distributed systems; cloud computing; edge computing; Internet of Things (IoT); machine learning; assistive technology; eHealth
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Dr. Ivanoe De Falco
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Institute of High Performance Computing and Networking of National Research Council (ICAR-CNR), 80131 Naples, Italy
Interests: artificial intelligence; machine learning; soft computing; computational intelligence; parallel and distributed computing; explainable artificial intelligence; AI/ML applications to eHealth and mobile health; pattern recognition; signal processing; optimization; classification; regression; time series forecasting
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Dr. Giovanna Sannino
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Institute of High Performance Computing and Networking – National Research Council of Italy (ICAR-CNR), 80131 Naples, Italy
Interests: eHealth; mobile health; signal processing; pattern recognition; biomechanical and physiological parameter extraction and analysis; statistical analysis; machine learning/artificial intelligence techniques for eHealth applications; ICT-based intelligent solutions for chronic disease (cardiovascular diseases); wearable devices (ECG sensors, accelerometer sensors, etc.)
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Dr. Lorenzo Carnevale
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Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics and Hearth Sciences (MIFT), University of Messina, 98166 Messina, Italy
Interests: Artificial Intelligence; Cloud Computing; Edge Computing; Big Data
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In 2025, the global market for Internet of Things (IoT) medical devices is expected to exceed USD 500 billion. This means that the paradigm of digital healthcare will still change. Most computing will happen at the edge, namely, data are analyzed and acted closer to the point of collection, or on a nearby system situated between the connected device and the Cloud.

Edge computing combined with the IoT offers several advantages, such as greater data transmission speed, less dependence on limited bandwidth, greater privacy and security, and lower costs, because as more sensor-derived data are used locally, fewer data need to be transmitted remotely. This not only decreases cost but increases efficiency and improves the patient’s experience and quality of life, bringing us one step closer to autonomous instead of merely automated care.

The smart use of edge computing can strongly impact the management of chronic diseases and also emergency medical scenarios on ambulances where real time is crucial to saving time and lives. The combination of IoT and fast 5G cellular connections will also enhance the delivery of at-home care and allow for the continuous monitoring of patients for diseases such as diabetes and congestive heart failure.

This Special Issue will address all novelties related to edge, IoT, and 5G applications, sensor and actuator systems consisting of wearable medical smart devices, signal processing techniques, artificial intelligence techniques, and decision support systems for healthcare.

Dr. Antonio Celesti
Dr. Ivanoe De Falco
Dr. Giovanna Sannino
Dr. Lorenzo Carnevale
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Digital healthcare
  • Edge computing
  • IoT
  • 5G
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Signal processing
  • Artificial intelligence
  • AI accelerators
  • Security
  • Decision support systems

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