Special Issue on Intelligent Technologies for Smart Healthcare Across the Lifespan

Journal: Information Processing & Management

Guest Editors

  • Daqing He: University of Pittsburgh, dah44@pitt.edu
  • Bo Xie: The University of Texas at Austin, boxie@utexas.edu
  • Rita Orji: Dalhousie University, rita.orji@dal.ca
  • Khin Than Win: University of Wollongong, win@uow.edu.au

Recent advancements in intelligent technologies combined with wearable devices, internet of things (IoT), and mobile internet introduce rich transformation opportunities for rapid improvements in healthcare processes and outcomes. Examples of intelligent technology include, but are not limited to, machine learning, natural language processing, data mining, artificial intelligence, intelligent voice assistants, user modeling, adaptive systems, smart sensors, and other advanced information technologies. These technologies can be applied to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities across the lifespan, with various health conditions, and at any stage of a health condition.

This Special Issue reports cutting edge interdisciplinary research at the intersection between intelligent technology and healthcare across the lifespan. We expect contributions to this Special Issue to be highly interdisciplinary, featuring collaborations from researchers in computer science/engineering, health sciences, social sciences, and interdisciplinary fields such as information science and data science. We especially encourage submissions illustrating the opportunities and challenges associated with using intelligent technology to care for the health of traditionally underserved groups such as individuals who belong to racial/ethnic minority groups, those with disabilities, and with low incomes.

Potential topics may include but are not limited to are:

  • Intelligent technologies or systems for helping diverse populations, e.g., children, older adults, racial/ethnic minorities, new immigrants, people with limited technology access and literacy;
  • Intelligent technologies for supporting various aspects of healthcare process, including disease prevention and monitoring, diagnosis and treatment, hospital management, and health decision-making;
  • Intelligent technology-based interventions for health education, patient engagement, self-management, patient monitoring, behavior change, and chronic disease management;
  • Perceptions and experiences of diverse populations in adopting intelligent technologies for smart healthcare in professional and home settings;
  • ethical, social, security and privacy issues related to intelligent technologies for smart healthcare.

The guest editors will organize a virtual session at the 2021 Aging and Health Informatics Conference (https://sites.utexas.edu/ahic/) to meet with potential authors for the special issue.

Important Dates

Submissions deadline: January 31, 2022

First-round review decisions: February 28, 2022

Deadline for revision submissions: April 11, 2022

Notification of final decisions: May 16, 2022

Tentative publication: Late 2022

Submission Information

Manuscripts submitted to this Special Issue should be original research papers, and must not be previously published in any form and currently not under consideration in any publication outlet. Authors should prepare their manuscript according to the “Guide for Authors” from the Information Processing & Management (IP&M) journal. To ensure that manuscripts are correctly assigned to this special issue, authors must select the option “VSI: IT4SH”, when reaching the “Article Type Selection / Issue selection” step during submission.

For questions and further information, please contact Daqing He at dah44@pitt.edu.