Call for Papers - Journal of Medical Systems - SI on New Trends on Biomedical Knowledge Acquisition

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Special Issue on New Trends on Biomedical Knowledge Acquisition and
Information Processing Systems - Journal of Medical Systems

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to encourage you to submit papers to Special Issue on New
trends on Biomedical Knowledge Acquisition and Information Processing
Systems which will be published in Journal of Medical Systems (JCR 2010:

Over the last years, Biomedical Knowledge acquisition and information
processing systems have gained momentum as a main research fields in the
biomedical informatics area. Biomedical knowledge acquisition has motivated
the necessity of extracting, storing and processing this particular type of
knowledge, promoting the emergence of new techniques which should be
adapted to the constant evolution in the bioinformatics field.

Information processing systems have been appraised as vital to enable the
acquisition of biomedical knowledge given the vast amount of information
generated by new medical equipment, taking into account the nature of task
environment in which processes operate. A particular example to delve in
are the new medical image modalities which require image registration
processes that can take advantages of different algorithms but they can
involve new processing systems.

On the other hand, the evolution of the Web requires a new unwavering breed
of knowledge extraction, acquisition and processing techniques adapted to
the new models for the Web. Web 2.0 is a great example of this kind of
evolution, where the users communicate with other users through Web
platforms where the information is stored in several ways.

Hence, this evolution will be forced to yield a new lattice of breaking
techniques adapted to new times. However, the improvements of actual
techniques are fundamental for the extraction of biomedical knowledge from
classic sources which are still a big source of resources.

Given this situation, this special issue intends to publish new research
advances on the mentioned field.

Potential topics for research papers include, but are not limited to:

• Biomedical Knowledge mining over social environments
• AI based clinical decision support
• Biomedical data acquisition and system engineering
• Semantic Web based biomedical and health care mining and their
• Distributed e-Healthcare systems
• Methods  and tools for biomedical data analysis and interpretation
• Intelligent and seamless human computer interaction for biomedical
systems and information processing systems
• Applications of information and communication technologies for
monitoring, treatment and follow-up in high prevalence medical fields for
developing healthcare systems

Submission Guidelines and Other considerations

This special issue will publish a maximum of 5 regular research papers (up
to 15 pages) and 3 work in progress papers (up to 7 pages). Authors should
indicate in the cover letter which types of paper are submitting.

An abstract submission is mandatory to allow to editors a better assignment
of reviewers. For this reason, authors which pretend to submit a paper to
this special issue should send an email with title, abstract and type of
submission (regular paper or work in progress paper) to the main guest
editor (Alejandro Rodríguez) before May 15, 2012.

Final submission of the papers should be done using EM platform of Journal
of Medical Systems at

Papers submitted must have not been published previously or under
consideration for publication, though they may represent significant
extensions of prior work. All submitted papers will go through a rigorous
peer-review process (with at least two reviewers) that will include both
programmatic relevance as well as scientific quality. The acceptance
process will focus on those papers that address innovative methods for
adopting and implementing new techniques on Biomedical Knowledge
Acquisition and Information Processing Systems.


Abstract submission: May 15, 2012
Manuscript submission deadline: June 15, 2012
First Review to be completed (includes author notification): July 15, 2012
Deadline for receipt of revisions: August 15, 2012
Second review to be completed (includes author notification): September 15,
Final version: September 30, 2012
Publication: November, 2012


See webpage for an updated version of the committee members.

Guest Editors and Web Page

[!] Alejandro Rodríguez González, PhD, University Carlos III of Madrid (
[!] Giner Alor-Hernandez, PhD, Instituto Tecnológico de Orizaba (
[!] Ruben Posada-Gomez, PhD, Instituto Tecnológico de Orizaba (


Received on Monday, 9 April 2012 16:40:25 UTC