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Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (J-BHI)
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Call For Papers
IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (J-BHI) publishes original papers describing recent advances in the field of biomedical and health informatics where information and communication technologies intersect with health, healthcare, life sciences and biomedicine. Papers must contain original content in theoretical analysis, methods, technical development, and/or novel clinical applications of information systems.

Retitled from the IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine (T-ITB) in 2013, the J-BHI is one of the leading journals in computer science and information systems with a strong interdisciplinary focus and biomedical and health application emphasis. Papers published by J-BHI are typically organised under section headings of Bioinformatics, Imaging Informatics, Sensor Informatics, Medical Informatics, and Public Health Informatics. These are complemented by managed special issues/sections covering topics that are of strategic importance to the journal, coordinated by guest editors who are leading experts in these fields. We particularly encourage large cohort studies with clearly demonstrated clinical translational values supplemented by online data sets or algorithms that can be shared by the research community.

Specific topics covered by J-BHI include but are not limited to:

    Sensor Informatics – body sensor networks; wearable, ingestible and implantable systems; biosensor design, miniaturisation and embodiment; antennas, RF and intra-body communication; wireless communication standards, security and privacy, and QoS; smart point-of-care and wireless physiological monitoring devices (e.g. ECG, EMG, EEG and PPG); ASIC and embedded system design, on-node processing, smart devices and app development; autonomic sensing, distributed inference, context aware sensing and multi-sensor fusion; data compression; wearable and assistive devices for rehabilitation, well-being and ageing population;
    Bioinformatics – biological information systems and large scale ‘-omics’ databases, modelling, pattern matching and algorithms; systems biology, computational biology, and organ/system/disease-level informatics (e.g. physiome, neuro-informatics, cancer-informatics, and cardiovascular-informatics platforms);
    Imaging Informatics – image-enabled electronic medical records (EMR), PACS, hospital information systems (HIS), and radiology information systems (RIS) integration; computer aided diagnosis, database aggregation and distribution; image biomarkers and high-throughput systems; metadata, ontology and content-based image retrieval and decision support; multi-scale image fusion, visualisation, high-content screening and image data mining;
    Medical Informatics – electronic health record, interoperability, connectivity, semantics, syntax, vocabulary, terminology, ontologies, standards, clinical guidelines/pathways, protocols; privacy, security, trust, PKI, smart card technology; regional and community health information networks, hospital information systems and clinical information systems, including PACS and disease management systems; collaborative technologies in health care delivery, including telemedicine; intelligent interpretation of health data, decision support systems, computer assisted, remote guidance and virtual reality applications in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
    Public Health Informatics – pervasive healthcare, wellness management utilising, e.g., ubiquitous computing, smart environments, embedded and wearable sensors; influenza monitoring and prediction; life-style chronic disease management and behaviour modification; personalized and pervasive health technologies (telemedicine, u-, p-, m- and e-Health) for public health.
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2017-09-15
Special Issues
Special Issue on Small Things and Big Data: Controversies and Challenges in Digital Healthcare
Submission Date: 2017-11-30

Recent advances in information and communication technologies (ICT) have acted as catalysts for significant developments in the sector of health care, affecting strongly medical diagnosis, patient and healthcare management, treatment and health education. Small wearable, disposable sensors or medical devices as well as elementary services are featured as keys for monitoring health and facilitating well-being. The Internet of “small” Things (IoT) is at its infancy, and it will slowly but surely play a pivotal role in the monitoring of health, in early diagnosis/prognosis, in prompt design of interventions, and their precise personalisation. IoT is incrementally feeding a pool of Big Data and additional research is needed on knowledge discovery, data representation and innovative algorithms to extract meaningful information to foster the personalisation of Digital Medical Systems. As lots of new Big Data from various sources become available on top of existing biomedical data sets there is a need for harmonizing the datasets to gain more especially when aligned with (disparate) IoT data. Moreover, acceptability of such advancements in biomedical and health informatics is only feasible by training the experts and increasing awareness in public through cost effective solutions with the role of Massive Online Education, although it remains questionable how a personalised approach to fulfil individuals’ knowledge gaps can be met. The proposed special issue aims at attracting contributions on the aforementioned research areas and technologies, focusing on how they can be applied to personalising Digital Medical Systems. The goal of this special issue is to publish the latest research advances on the research and application of Internet of small Things; knowledge discovery and knowledge representation for the analysis of Big Data and the role of Massive Open Education on acceptance towards personalizing Digital Medical Systems. Only articles from contributors to the recent 30th IEEE International Symposium on Computer Based Medical Systems (IEEE-CBMS2017) will be considered. Topics include but are not limited to: - Data Analysis and Knowledge Discovery - Knowledge Representation - Decision Support and Recommendation Systems - Big Data and Everywhere Data Management - Systems Integration and Security for Internet of small Things - Biomedical Signal and Image Processing and Machine Vision as part of Internet of small Things - Multimodal Biomedical Big Data Harmonization - Personal Learning Networks for Health - Digital literacy for biomedical engineers, health Informaticians and service users - Robotics, Intelligent Medical Devices and Smart Technologies enabled by IoT and Big Data
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2017-09-15
Special Issue on Advances on Neuro-Informatics
Submission Date: 2017-12-01

Neuro-Informatics is one of the most attractive research topics for many generations of Scientists, Engineers, Practitioners, Physicians, others due to its profound importance in healthcare and in our lives, as well. Significant driving forces behind of such research topic are, human curiosity, the BRAIN Project in USA with a very large funding budget, the exponential evolution of the IT (or Computational Informatics) and Nano-Tech the last two decades, which have inspired and motivated many researchers around the globe to contribute with their research to the “last frontier (the brain)”. The figure briefly shows a hierarchy that associates Brain (fMRI) images to Neuro images and Molecular images. It represents a framework on which researchers will connect these layers to better understand the structure and functionality of the human brain. There are already research efforts around the globe regarding Neuro and Brain discoveries, but this is a research area that more scientists are needed from different fields to engage and inspire new contributions that may lead faster to the desirable goals. The main goal for this special issue is to motivate researchers and scientists to contribute to Neuro-Ιnformatics and associated fields with state of the art methodologies and devices that may lead to new discoveries for diseases, deficiencies and early prognosis. So, we invite the submission of original papers addressing the contributions on the field of Neuro-Ιnformatics for the following topics: - Neuro and Brain Imaging (EEG, fMRI, PET, CT, other) - Multiple Modalities for Brain Activities (memory, learning, decision-making, emotion, consciousness other) - Brain Diseases (mental, deficiencies, diagnosis) - IT Devices for Brain Signalling (implanted, micro-nano)
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2017-09-15
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