We invite submissions to the Computers and Graphics Journal (C&G) Special Section on Visual Computing for Biology and Medicine (VCBM). This call addresses original research, system, and survey papers that summarize and expand the state of the art in visual computing with a strong focus on applications to biology and medicine. We especially encourage submissions on interdisciplinary approaches that contribute to the next generation of visual computing solutions for medicine, healthcare, and the biotechnology sector by integrating elements from visualization, visual analytics, computer graphics, image processing, computer vision, and human-computer interfaces, guided by domain expertise in biology and medicine.
We solicit three types of submissions:
Journal paper submissions presenting original work within the scope described below.
Survey papers discussing the state of the art in topics relevant to VCBM.
Significantly extended and revised versions (at least 30% of additional material) of full papers and surveys presented at the VCBM 2020 EG Workshop on Visual Computing for Biology and Medicine (vcbm.org).
Suggested topics for papers include, but are not limited to:
Visual computing solutions for medical applications like radiology, surgery, pathology, cardiology, nephrology, neurology, etc., including medical education.
Visual computing solutions for applications that support biomedical research in systems biology, *omics research, molecular pathology, neuroanatomy, biomedical imaging, etc.
Operation room of the future, including the uses of virtual reality and augmented reality in medical applications.
Visualization approaches for data from new or challenging imaging modalities including real-time imaging (e.g., ultrasound).
Visual computing solutions in the context of the virtual physiological human. Medical simulation and visual computing solutions that support new approaches in computational medicine.
Visual analytics solutions for data coming from epidemiological studies, like population studies.
Survey papers on visual computing in biology and medicine.
All submissions will be fully peer-reviewed by at least three experts according to the standards of Computers and Graphics. Please find for the complete author guidelines at: https://www.elsevier.com/journals/computers-and-graphics/0097-8493/guide-for-authors .
Submission Due: January 29, 2021
First Decision: March 8, 2021
Revised Papers Due: April 8, 2021
Final Decision: June 11, 2021
Publication: August 2021
The Guest Editors
Barbora Kozlikova, Michael Krone, Kay Nieselt, Renata Raidou, Noeska Smit