Computing in Healthcare

in Special Issue   Posted on June 21, 2019 

Information for the Special Issue

Submission Deadline: Sat 15 Jun 2019
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Journal Name : Computers & Electrical Engineering
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Special Issue Call for Papers:


Healthcare and treatment have long been one of the main concerns of humans. Along with the invention of a variety of medical sensors that can sense the physiological signs of the human body as well as mobile computers (such as smartphones), which always accompany the users, computer science and information technology have entered the healthcare and treatment domain and various projects and research studies have been defined and completed. Nowadays, computer sciences and technologies play an important role in promoting healthcare services around the world. Employing robots in surgeries, machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques in medical diagnosis, pervasive computing systems for anytime, anywhere and high-quality medical care, and distributed systems (such as clouds) for processing huge volume of medical data are just a few examples of computer use in healthcare.

This special issue focuses on healthcare computing systems and technologies. In particular, this issue will publish papers on the computational theories, methodologies, techniques and tools that, in practice, can improve health services. This issue will consider revised and substantially extended version of selected papers presented at the \”First Conference on Healthcare Computing Systems and Technologies (CHEST 2019) \”, which will be held in Birjand, Iran on 17-18 of April, 2019. We also strongly encourage researchers who are unable to attend the conference to submit their outstanding papers to this special issue.


The topics of interest are:

  • Network infrastructures, architectures, and protocols for e-health
  • Pervasive healthcare systems
  • Big data in healthcare
  • Parallel and distributed systems in healthcare
  • Data mining in healthcare
  • Smart hospitals
  • Continuous and event-driven monitoring of patients
  • Image processing in healthcare
  • Modeling and simulation in healthcare
  • Computer assisted learning in medical education
  • Emerging cloud-based services and applications in healthcare
  • E-Health services and applications for physical and mental health

Submission guidelines

Research articles must not have been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. All articles will be peer reviewed, and accepted based on quality, originality, novelty, and relevance to the special issue theme. Before submission, authors should carefully read over the journal\’s Author Guidelines, which is available at

Papers must be submitted online at:

by selecting “SI-cih” from the “Issues” pull-down menu during the submission process.


Submission Deadline: 15 June 2019
First Notification: 15 Sep 2019
Revisions Due: 15 Nov 2019
Final Decision: 15 Dec 2019
Publication: April 2020

Guest editors

  • Dr. Hamed Vahdat-Nejad (Managing guest editor), University of Birjand, Iran ,

  • Dr. Javad Sadri, Concordia University, Canada,

  • Dr. Mahmoud Naghibzadeh, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran ,

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