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   Special Issue of the Journal of Computational Science, Elsevier

      “Advanced Computing Solutions for Health Care and Medicine”

           http://bioingegneria.unicz.it/HealthCareComputing/

                    http://ees.elsevier.com/jocs/

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     * * * CALL FOR PAPERS - Deadline September 30, 2010 * * *
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SCOPE
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 few.

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).

TOPICS OF INTEREST
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 systems
- 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.


IMPORTANT DATES:
Paper submission: 		30 September, 2010
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


SUBMISSION GUIDELINE:
All manuscripts and any supplementary material should be submitted through
the Elsevier Editorial System (EES). The EES website is located at
http://ees.elsevier.com/jocs/.
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
http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/721195/authorinstructions
More information about the Journal of Computational Science can be found
here:
http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/721195/description#description
Please contact Mario Cannataro ([log in to unmask])  for further information

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

Backup Web Site:
http://staff.icar.cnr.it/cannataro/HealthcareComputing/


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New book release
Handbook of Research on Computational Grid Technologies for Life Sciences,
Biomedicine, and Healthcare
ISBN: 978-1-60566-374-6; 1,050 pp; May 2009 Published under Medical
Information Science Reference an imprint of IGI Global
http://www.igi-global.com/reference/details.asp?id=34292
Edited by: Mario Cannataro, University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, Italy
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Prof. Mario Cannataro,
Informatics and Biomedical Engineering,
University "Magna Gręcia" of Catanzaro,
Viale Europa (Localitą Germaneto), 88100 CATANZARO, ITALY,
Tel: 0961-369 4100, Fax: 0961-369 4073/4090, Email: [log in to unmask],
Web: http://bioingegneria.unicz.it/~cannataro/
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