Calls for papers


International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology
International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Technology


Special Issue on: "Telemedicine & E-Health"

Guest Editor: Dr. John Puentes, GET – ENST Bretagne, France

Enabling medical practice through the application of telecommunication and information technologies to overcome geographical separation has been a long-sought vision, currently challenged by an abundance of incompatible technology, lack of performing service models, and dramatic disparities in the population access to healthcare. New trends like mobile patients, computer supported collaborative medical sessions, ambulatory monitoring with intelligent alarm processing, patient centered information systems, diagnosis expertise subcontracting across national borders, and knowledge extraction from large repositories of specialised patient records, among others, are irreversibly accentuating the gap between private and public medicine practices, leaving at the same time rural telemedicine behind its urban counterpart. Nevertheless, improvement of healthcare quality and delivery in such framework is envisioned beyond rapid retrieval and exchange of multimedia patient data, addressing issues that mainly concern end-user ergonomics, ubiquity, standardisation, detailed process workflow analysis, security, and medical practice support.

Subject Coverage
Original contributions on novel, robust, user and environment constraints aware, interoperable and effective solutions, to existing problems within the aforementioned context are invited. Authors are requested to submit manuscripts including, but not limited to, the following topics:
  • Open source software-hardware applications
  • Standardisation
  • Mobile telemedicine
  • Nomad multimedia patient records
  • Personal health
  • Smart homes
  • Collaborative work
  • Medical practice support for collaborative work
  • Virtual and augmented reality for telemedicine and e-health
  • Networked home monitoring and home care
  • Remote therapy and rehabilitation
  • Special needs, disability and distant healthcare
  • Integration of telemedicine platforms with hospital information systems and PACS
  • Wireless multimedia platforms
  • Exploitation of broadband wireless quality of service
  • Service models effectiveness assessment
  • Privacy and security issues
  • Emerging approaches

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Full paper submission deadline: June 30, 2007

Review results and notification: August 31, 2007

Submission of revised papers: September 28, 2007

Final acceptance of papers: October 31, 2007