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CFC: Book on E-Healthcare and Wireless Communications, 2-3 Pages Chapter Proposal, Due: June 15

From: Mohamed Watfa <mohamed.watfa11@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 15 May 2010 18:16:14 +0400
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To: Mohamed Watfa <mohamed.watfa11@gmail.com>

*2-3 Pages* Proposal Submission Deadline: *June 15, 2010*



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There has been a dramatic increase in the utilization of wireless
technologies in healthcare systems as a consequence of the wireless
ubiquitous and pervasive communications revolution. The emerging information
and wireless communication technologies in Health and Healthcare lead to
eHealth systems, also known as E-healthcare, which have been drawing
increasing attention in the public and have gained strong support from
government agencies and various organizations.  The advances in wearable
computing, bioengineering,  wireless sensors networks, mobile devices and
wireless communications  have paved the way to new definitions of eHealth
systems, moving from  original telemedicine systems to the integration of
existent specialized medical technologies with pervasive technologies. In
order to make future eHealth systems a reality, a strong cooperation among
several diverse research areas in engineering is vital. These areas include
research in bioengineering, Body Area Networks (BANs), wearable sensors,
microprocessors, wireless communications, wired communications, data mining,
data processing, security, and many other diverse areas. The design of
eHealth systems comes with a set of newly emerged challenges due to
requirements for accuracy, security and privacy of electronic health
information, strict regulatory compliance, low network latency, low packet
loss, high availability, small device size with power constraints, and
multi-hop short-distance communications.

*Objective of the Book*

Providing a book about the research challenges associated with the
successful and realistic implementation of future E-Healthcare is both
timely and looked-for. The objective of this book is to explore the
developments and current/future challenges in the successful deployment of
future E-Healthcare Systems. The book will combine the research efforts in
different disciplines from pervasive wireless communications, wearable
computing, context-awareness, sensor data fusion, artificial intelligence,
neural networks, expert systems, databases, security and privacy. To the
best of our knowledge, there has not been a book in the field of
E-healthcare that combines all the up to date research challenges associated
with the successful implementation of such systems.

*Target Audience*

The primary target audiences of this book are those who are interested in
E-healthcare systems and related issues including scholars, researchers,
developers and postgraduate students. In particular, the book will be a
valuable companion and a comprehensive reference for graduate students who
are taking a course in bioengineering or pervasive wireless communication
systems. To provide greatest reading flexibility, the book will be organized
in self-contained chapters. In general, this book is intended to assist
researches in academia and industry to tackle the challenges in future
E-Healthcare systems including accuracy, reliability, security and privacy.
For researchers in the medical industry, this book helps them handle the
challenges that await them on the road by implementing a “worth-full” and
cost-effective pervasive and ubiquitous wireless communication system.
Moreover, this book introduces them to the major innovations achieved by
academia that might be valuable in their endeavors.

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*Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:***

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Wireless communications in healthcare

 Security, privacy and legal issues in e-healthcare

 Autonomic Sensor Networks for Healthcare

 Middleware for e-health

 Wireless Sensor Networks for Healthcare

 Energy Efficiency in health monitoring

 RFID applications in e healthcare

 Artificial intelligence and expert systems

 Wireless multimedia platforms

 User interface, usability and acceptability of e

 Wearable and Implantable sensors for healthcare

 Healthcare applications for clinicians

 Cyber physical systems for patient monitoring

 Home monitoring and ambient assisted applications

 E*-S*urgery using large bandwidth connections

 Wireless Body Area Networks

 Data fusion and context elaboration

 System architecture and networking protocols

 Semantic Web in Healthcare

 Medical data analysis and management

 Standards and frameworks

 Modeling and performance evaluation

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Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit *on or before June 15,
2010*, only *a 2-3 page chapter proposal* clearly explaining the mission and
concerns of his or her proposed chapter. A typical proposal will include a 1
page summary of the chapter followed by a short table of contents of the
proposed chapter. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by *July 1,
2010* about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full
chapters are expected to be submitted by *Sept. 15, 2010*. All submitted
chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may
also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.


 This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group
Inc.), publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group
Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,”  and  “IGI Publishing”
imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit
www.igi-global.com <http://www.igi-pub.com/>. This publication is
anticipated to be released in 2010.

*Important Dates**:*

*June 15, 2010:                *Proposal Submission Deadline**

*July 1, 2010:                    *Notification of Proposal Acceptance**

*September 15, 2010:   *Full Chapter Submission**

*November 30, 2010:   *Review Result Returned**

*February 28, 2010:      *Final Chapter Submission**

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*Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically *

*(Word document attachment with EMAIL Subject: Chapter Proposal VANETs,
“Chapter TITLE”)*

Prof. Mohamed Watfa, Book editor

Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Wollongong; Tel.:
+971 50 1143757

*E-mail*: mohamed.watfa11@gmail.com
*Website*: http://mohamedwatfa.synthasite.com/
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