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Call for Chapter Proposals: Encyclopedia of E-Health and Telemedicine

Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha - Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, Portugal
Isabel Miranda - Municipality of Guimarães, Portugal
Call for Chapters
Proposals Submission Deadline: May 18, 2014
Full Chapters Due: September 30, 2014

Use this link to
Propose a chapter for this book

Health and social care, e-Health, Telemedicine, are at the center of the research policies, on the research agenda of the world governments and are facing major developments.
This publication intends to put together, in a comprehensive way, the problems of ageing, health, health care, social care, mobility, ageing well, quality of life of people with special needs, user needs analysis, and the recent approaches provided by ICT, such as e-Health and Telemedicine, new technologies, new applications, emerging trends, the ethical and legal implications (eg. clinical records) and case studies. It is an ambitious project of addressing the social, technological, organizational, ethical and legal aspects of the topic.

The mission of the Encyclopedia of e-Health and Telemedicine is to discuss the main issues, challenges, opportunities, and trends related to this new field of knowledge able to transform the way we live and deliver services, from the social, technological and organizational dimensions, in a very comprehensive way, and to disseminate current developments and practical solutions and applications.
The overall objectives are:
To discuss the importance of e-Health, Telemedicine, ICT-based healthcare and social care delivery, and the emerging technological developments and practical solutions.
To introduce the state-of-the-art supporting technology.
To introduce and discuss the challenges associated with e-Health developments, from the social, organizational and technological perspectives.
To introduce recent technological developments and associated human, ethical and legal implications.

Target Audience
The encyclopedia intends to be a tool for researchers, academics, professionals of medicine, healthcare and social care, professionals of IT, providing some of the most advanced research, concepts, applications, developments, discussions and case studies on digital crime and digital threats from one side, and security, privacy, information assurance, law and regulation, and human aspects, on the other.

Recommended Topics
The Encyclopedia intends to collect the most recent contributions on the social and technological dimensions of the largely multidisciplinary field of e-Health and Telemedicine.
It is intended to cover the following aspects:
The technological dimension that enables and supports teleservices, telemedicine, teleoperation and telemonitoring.
The technological dimension includes:
Information systems and technologies
Communication technologies
Monitoring technologies
Information and systems integration
Electronic medical records
Electronic devices
The social and human dimensions, which explores motivations, benefits and emergent effects of e-Health project implementations, and which include, for example:
Increased quality of life
Increased life expectancy
Trust and privacy issues
Ethical aspects
Legal aspects
Organizational aspects and management of e-health services
Business and entrepreneurial perspective focusing on the added value of specific applications
Impact, implications and challenges (social and technological) of e-Health
On individuals, families and communities
On organizations and business
On scientific knowledge and on research
Ongoing developments, applications and case studies
Emerging solutions
Relevant R&amp;D projects
Integration between applications and solutions
Current development trends
Integration with other disciplines:
Distributed technologies and systems
Knowledge management

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit a chapter proposal (an extended abstract of around 300 to 500 words) clearly explaining the mission and concerns of a proposed chapter by
May 18, 2014
.. Submissions should be made through the link at the bottom of this page. Please include all information about the author and co-authors, affiliations and email addresses when submitting your chapter proposals. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by
May 25, 2014
about the status of their proposals. Full articles (at around 3,000 to 5,000 words) are expected to be submitted by
September 30, 2014
.. All submitted articles will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit
.. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2015.

Important Dates
Proposal Submission Deadline:
May 18, 2014
Notification of Acceptance:
May 25, 2014
Full chapter submission:
September 30, 2014
Notification of acceptance:
December 30, 2014
Revised version of accepted chapters:
January 15, 2015
Submission of Final Chapters:
February 15, 2015

Isabel Maria Miranda,
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Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha,
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