Calls for papers


International Journal of Collaborative Enterprise
International Journal of Collaborative Enterprise


Theme Issue on: "Simulation Modelling and Tools in Healthcare"

Ali K. Kamrani, University of Houston, USA

The healthcare industry has proven to have a significant influence on the industrial nations' global competitiveness and their economic growth. Currently, the United States' cost of healthcare is estimated to be 15% of the GDP and is expected to increase to more than 20% by 2015. The high cost of healthcare delivery has put a significant strain on the resources available by the healthcare providers. The increasing cost of healthcare while maintaining high quality of delivery have forced many nations to consider the need to address this national issue and consider the application of a systematic approach for addressing this issue. Based on the Bureau of Statistics of the US Department of Labor, the number of management and administrative personnel in the healthcare industry is expected to grow by 22 percent from 2010 to 2020. These personnel are needed to organise information, resources and staffs for better decisions and delivery of the healthcare services. A systematic way of improving healthcare systems, application of the state-of-the-art medical and information technologies, and reengineering process of delivery and organizational operations are called "Healthcare Systems Engineering". The goal of this issue is to address and publish the latest articles on a variety of topics as related to the applications of simulation modelling and tools for healthcare management.

Subject Coverage
Topics of interest include:

  • Economics and cost analysis
  • Infrastructure design and analysis
  • Healthcare services design and analysis
  • Policy evaluations and risk analysis
  • Data mining
  • Statistical analysis
  • Computer-based/assisted applications
  • Case studies and other related topics

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

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: 31 December, 2012

Notification of reviews: 1 March, 2013

Revised manuscript submission: 15 April, 2013

Notification of results: 1 May, 2013