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Mario Cannataro <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 30 Sep 2010 23:19:53 +0200
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   Special Issue of the Journal of Computational Science, Elsevier

      “Advanced Computing Solutions for Health Care and Medicine”



 * * * CALL FOR PAPERS - Deadline Extended to October 30, 2010 * * *

It is undoubtful that Computer Science and Health Care are two research

fields that, especially recently, are sharing common topics. Many conferences

(e.g. see CBMS - Computer-Based Medical Systems and ICCS - International

Conferences on Computational Science) have been organized where both computer

scientists and physicians discussed about research problems and results of

common interests.

Similarly, measurements, communication and electronic engineering communities

are presenting their results to medical doctors and biologists communities

for health care and life quality applications. There are research problems in

computer science that are critical while addressing issues related to health

care and there are research topics in biomedicine and in health care that

cannot be addressed without computer science applications.

For instance, in the first direction (computer science versus health care),

high performance computing and communications, (large) data base management

techniques, data quality and real time communications poses research problems

that find application and validation in health care management systems where

performances cannot accept any compromise. In other words, the health care

domain can be considered as a realistic validation platform for many computer

science solutions.

On the other side, health care information and management systems are

currently one of the main interests for health care actors. Significant

improvement in efficiency and effectiveness in health care strategies have

been improving by using information and communication technologies (ICT).

High-performance and large-scale health care applications pose different

challenges to computer science such as in distributed data management of

medical images, high-performance simulation of organs or biological systems,

data mining and warehousing of large health care data stores, just to name a


The goal of this special issue is to collect high quality papers containing

results in computer science applications for health care and medical

environments. In particular, we invite papers on solutions and prototypes

that already have found their utilization in clinical houses or in biomedical

laboratories, both in patient front solutions (such as surgery room,

electronic patient records improvements, medical doctor decision process) or

in back office solutions (such as in biological laboratory, off line clinical

data analysis).

Research areas of relevance to this special issue would therefore include,

but are not limited to, the following topics:
- advanced solutions for clinical information system
- bioinformatics applications for genomics and proteomics
- bioinformatics applications for medical images
- medical data and communication integration
- high performance computation within health care applications
- Peer-to-Peer and large scale social networks techniques for health care

problems managements (e.g., epidemiological control and studies)
- data management and communication improvements in large scale health care

- large-scale Electronic Health Records
- high-performance simulations of organs
- high-performance simulations of biological systems
- large-scale, trans-national health-care infrastructures and applications

The special issue is also interested in computer science solutions integrated

in electronic devices, or high performance communication solutions supporting

health care management problems, as for instance:
- telemedicine,
- integrated Informatics Systems for Medicine,
- high performance and portable clinical data management solutions.

Paper submission: 		30 October 2010 (Deadline Extended)
First Decision notification: 	15 December, 2010
Revised Paper Submission: 	31 January, 2011
Second Decision notification: 	31 March, 2011
Final papers: 			30 April, 2011
Tentative Publication 		Schedule: 2011

All manuscripts and any supplementary material should be submitted through

the Elsevier Editorial System (EES). The EES website is located at
Authors must select “Special Issue: Healthcare Computing” when they reach the

“Article Type” step in the submission process.
The Guide for Authors is located at

More information about the Journal of Computational Science can be found


Please contact Mario Cannataro ([log in to unmask])  for further information

- Mario Cannataro, University Magna Græcia of Catanzaro, Italy
- Joakim Sundnes, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
- Pierangelo Veltri, University Magna Græcia of Catanzaro, Italy
- Rodrigo Weber dos Santos, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil

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