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Call for papers: Journal of Information Technology Research (JITR). Special Issue on "Medical Diagnosis Systems"

From: Dr. Miquel Angel Mayer <mmayer.wma@comb.cat>
Date: Wed, 5 May 2010 23:58:09 +0200
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Call For Papers - Special Issue

Submission Due Date: June 30, 2010

Special Issue On Medical Diagnosis Systems

Guest Editors: 

- Alejandro Rodríguez-González (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain)
- Miguel Angel Mayer (Barcelona Medical Association, Spain)


>From the early 1970s, several diagnosis systems were introduced to assist physicians in the diagnosis process. Most of these systems were focused on concrete artificial intelligence techniques related to statistics and probabilistic-like Bayesian networks, probabilistic reasoning, and so forth. Today, there are several new artificial intelligence techniques that can be fully exploited to help the research and development of clinical decision support systems oriented to diagnosis. This diagnosis process can be of several types depending on the scope that appears to be covered: from the diagnosis of very concrete pathologies to the diagnosis of the most common diseases.

Objective of the Special Issue

The idea of this special issue is to invite researchers in the eHealth field, as well as those related to the development of diagnosis systems in medicine covering novel techniques of diagnosis, to submit their work. This special issue aims to receive research papers containing accurate evaluation, data validation, and innovation about the techniques used (new techniques, mixed techniques, etc.). Special attention will be paid to those papers where the research discusses the development of diagnosis systems to help general practitioners or to those medicine specialties that most literature fails cover.

Recommended Topics

Topics to be discussed in this journal include (but are not limited to) the following:

- Computer-aided diagnosis
- Evaluation methods of diagnosis systems
- Evaluation and/or comparative of actual diagnosis systems
- Hand-held computing applications in medicine
- Knowledge-based & decision support systems
- Medical databases & information systems
- Multimedia biomedical databases
- Signal and image processing in medicine
- Telemedicine systems
- Use of AI techniques to the generation of multidisciplinary diagnosis systems


Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on Medical Diagnosis Systems on or before June 30, 2010. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL'S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at http://www.igi-global.com/Files/AuthorEditor/guidelinessubmission.pdf, submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations.

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

    Alejandro Rodríguez- González & Miguel Angel Mayer
    Guest Editors
    Email: alejandro.rodriguez@uc3m.es

    JITR Special Issue Page: http://www.igi-global.com/Bookstore/TitleDetails.aspx?TitleId=1100&DetailsType=CallForPapersSpecial

Alejandro Rodríguez González - PhD Student

Computer Science Department
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
http://www.alejandrorg.com <http://www.alejandrorg.com/> 
Telf: +34916245936
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