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ERHS 2021 : Extended Reality for Healthcare Systems


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Abstract Registration Due May 29, 2021
Submission Deadline Aug 15, 2021
Notification Due Aug 31, 2021
Final Version Due Sep 15, 2021
Categories    extended reality   healthcare technologies   AR   VR

Call For Papers

EDITED BOOK: Extended Reality for Healthcare Systems

Healthcare is an application domain that has rapidly evolved with advancement in technology and continues to remain the focus of most inter/trans-disciplinary research. The methodical nature of practices and processes involved in healthcare gives rise to several challenges and problems that clinicians have struggled with for years. Some of the commonly known healthcare issues include high costs of training practitioners and grave risks associated with patient safety and wellbeing during surgeries. Besides this, the future of healthcare lies in improved precision, personalization and enriched effectiveness.
Considering the fact that the healthcare industry is a USD $3 trillion industry, active industry/academic research involvement remains inevitable. One of the key technologies that have evolved in recent times for healthcare transformation is extended reality, which is an umbrella term used for augmented, virtual and mixed reality. Several use cases have already been implemented in Europe and North America that make use of VR glasses for surgery and medical training. However, research in this area is still in its infancy and is far from the level where it can aggressively be adopted into critical care systems.
One of the most crucial aspects of how this technology can improve existing systems includes improved precision and reduced costs. For instance, transferring medical education and training to extended reality shall provide more practice to professionals in near-real environment before they are exposed to real scenarios. Moreover, use of extended reality can have significant cost impacts on areas such as elderly care and remote monitoring of patients. This book shall cover different aspects of using extended reality for diverse healthcare applications and aggregate the current state of research in this domain. The core audience of this book includes researchers, healthcare professionals, allied medical practitioners, academicians and inter-disciplinary science experts. In entirety, this book shall explore and investigate the use of extended reality in healthcare, creating a milestone for prospective research in the development of –
State of the art tech-driven healthcare systems
Technologies for improving the quality of healthcare
Healthcare solutions that are inclusive and cost-effective
Engineered environment for healthy living
Key highlights of the book include:
Developed with a thorough emphasis on evidence and research-based practices and work.
Comprehensive coverage of XR technology and their applications to medical contexts.
Major focus includes the future, limitations and challenges associated with the use and adoption of XR for healthcare.

Recommended Topics:
This book will be accepting contributions from experts of various fields. The tentative table of contents is as follows –

Part I: Introduction
Chapter 1. Extended Reality: Bringing the 3Rs Together
Chapter 2. State of the Art in XR for Healthcare
Chapter 3. Transformative Healthcare Technologies: From XR Perspective
Chapter 4. Synergistic Use of Technologies for Smart Healthcare Applications

Part II: Building Systems for Enhanced Health
Chapter 5. Revolutionizing Healthcare with Innovative Telehealth Systems
Chapter 6. Integrated XR-Enabled Information Access for Effective Medical Practice
Chapter 7. Next-Gen Technologically Empowered Telehealth and Telepsychiatry
Chapter 8. Extended Reality for Patient Recovery and Wellness
Chapter 9. Reducing Medical Malpractices with XR-Enabled Healthcare

Part III: Enhancing Medical Education with AR/VR
Chapter 10. Accelerating Healthcare Visualization and Skills Training with
Extended Reality
Chapter 11. Augmented and Virtual Reality for Procedure Simulations
Chapter 12. AR/VR Telehealth Platforms for Remote Procedural Training
Chapter 13. Surgical Simulation Training Systems
Chapter 14. Impact Analysis of AR/MR/VR Usage on Medical Staff Training

Part IV: XR: The Future of Surgery
Chapter 15. Extended Reality for Surgery Planning
Chapter 16. Recent Innovations in XR-Enabled Surgical Operations
Chapter 17. Role of Haptics in AR/VR Surgical Procedure Simulation Systems
Chapter 18. Challenges and Limitations of XR-Mediated Surgery
Chapter 19. Efficacy Evaluation of Extended Reality for Surgeries

Part V: Healthcare and XR: Research Challenges and Prospective Research
Chapter 20. XR-Empowered Healthcare: Review of Technical Challenges
Chapter 21. Impact Analysis and Adoption Challenges in XR for Healthcare
Chapter 22. 5G-Driven Technological Innovation in XR: Looking at the Future
Chapter 23. The Future of XR-Healthcare: Roadmap for 2050

Important Dates:
Abstract Submission: 15th May 2021
Full Chapter Submission: 15th June 2021
Notification to Authors: 31th July 2021
Submission of the Revised Versions: 31st August 2021
Final Acceptance Notification: 15th September 2021

Submission Guidelines
Academic scientists, researchers and industrial practitioners are invited to submit chapter proposal for this edited book entitled "Extended Reality for Healthcare Systems: Recent Advances in Contemporary Research " to be published by Elsevier.
All submissions must be original and should not be under review by another publication. Authors should make sure that their submission has 10% or lower similarity as per iThenticate or Turnitin. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. The book chapters should be 20-25 pages of content as per Elsevier format.

Submit Chapter Proposals (Abstracts) and full Chapters to:

Alternatively chapter(s) may be submitted via email to:
Dr Samiya Khan:
Dr. Shoaib Amin Banday:

Dr. Samiya Khan
Postdoctoral Research Fellow,
School of Mathematics and Computer Science,
University of Wolverhampton,
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Dr. Mansaf Alam
Associate Professor,
Department of Computer Science,
Jamia Millia Islamia,
New Delhi, India

Dr. Shoaib Amin Banday
Assistant Professor,
Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering,
Islamic University of Science & Technology,
Awantipora, J&K, India

Dr. Mohammed Shaukat Usta
Deputy Director General & Advisor (Retd.),
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare,
Government of India, India

Dr Samiya Khan:
Dr. Shoaib Amin Banday:

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