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WN-TEL-WEB-ELSEVIER 2014 : Special Issue on Wireless Networking, Telematic and Web Services for Active Ageing and Independent Living


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Submission Deadline Dec 30, 2013
Notification Due Feb 15, 2014
Final Version Due Jun 30, 2014

Call For Papers

Journal “Information Sciences” [Impact Factor: 3.643]

Special Issue on
Wireless Networking, Telematic and Web Services for Active Ageing and Independent Living


The proportion of elderly people in Western countries is increasing forcing governments to consider strategies to support independent elderly living. Due to this demographic change there has been growing interest in investigating the elderly themselves as active content providers for their own everyday life supporting services. Elderly can, instead of a burden, be seen as resource. General health improvements lead to increasing life expectancy, and the impact of such health improvements on life expectancy must diminish as human longevity approaches its natural limits. It is important for older people having the need to be supported in their daily-life-activities to remain integrated in social life - despite of their age and existing disabilities.
Empowering a healthy individual to maintain and self-manage their health throughout life would improve health outcome and wellbeing and save resources of the healthcare system. This requires research into socio-economic factors and cultural values, behavioral and social models, attitudes and aspirations in relation to personalized health technologies, mobile and/or portable and other new tools, new diagnostics, sensors and devices (including software) for monitoring and personalized services and interventions which promote a healthy lifestyle, wellbeing, mental health, self-care, as well as support for knowledge infrastructures.
Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) includes assistance to carry out daily activities, health and activity monitoring, enhancing safety and security, getting access to social, medical and emergency systems, and facilitating social contacts. Receiving social and/or medical support in various new ways consequently contributes to independent living and quality of life for many elderly and disabled people. Overall, AAL can improve the quality of life of elderly people at home and reduce the need of caretakers and personal nursing. The proposed special issue focuses on Innovative ICT-based Products, Services and Systems for Elderly People.

Overall Objectives and Mission

The papers will be peer reviewed and selected on the basis of their qualities and relevance to the theme of this special issue. This special issue of Information Sciences will present a set of articles that cover recent research results on Wireless Networking, Telematic and Web Services for Active Ageing and Independent Living. More specifically, we encourage interested researchers to submit their original and unpublished work on the following topics (but are not limited to):
•Innovative E-Health and Telemedicine Services, Applications and Products
•Smart Technologies for Aging, Disability and Independence
•ICT for the Management and Prevention of Chronic Conditions of Elderly People
•ICT based solutions for Advancement of Social Interaction of Elderly People
•ICT-based Solutions for Advancement of Older Persons’ Independence and Participation in the “Self-Serve Society"
•ICT based solutions for Advancement of Older Persons’ Mobility
•ICT-based Solutions for (Self-) Management of Daily Life Activities of Elderly People at Home
•ICT Solutions for Independent Living with Cognitive Impairment
•RFID Technologies for Smart Living Space
•Web Services for Telegeriatric and Independent Living of the Elderly in their Homes
•Wireless Technologies and Architectures for Health Monitoring Systems
•Wireless Communication and Sensor Networks in Smart Living Space
•Service Robotics within Assisted Living Environments

Instructions for Manuscripts

Papers will be evaluated based on their originality, presentation, relevance and contribution to the field of Wireless Networking, Telematic and Web Services, as well as their suitability to the special issue, and for their overall quality. The submitted papers must be written in excellent English and describe original research which has not been published nor is currently under review by other journals or conferences. Previously published conference papers should be clearly identified by the authors (at the submission stage) and an explanation should be provided how such papers have been extended to be considered for this special issue. Guest editor will make an initial determination of the suitability and scope of all submissions. Papers that either lack originality, clarity in presentation or fall outside the scope of the special issue will not be sent for review and the authors will be promptly informed in such cases.

Before submitting please read carefully the Journal’s guidelines for authors:
Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Editorial System at
The submission website for this journal is located at:
The authors must select as “SI: WN-TEL-WEB-SERVICES” when they reach the “Article Type” step in the submission process.
The review process will be managed by the Guest Editor of this Special Issue and the Editor-in-Chief, Professor W. Pedrycz (

Important Dates

Manuscript Due: December 30, 2013
First Round of Reviews: February 15, 2014
Revised version submission: March 30, 2014
Second Round of Reviews: May 15, 2014
Notification of Acceptance: May 30, 2014
Final version submission: June 30, 2014

Guest Editor

Athina A. Lazakidou, PhD
Assistant Professor of Health Informatics
University of Peloponnese
Faculty of Human Movement and Quality of Life Sciences
Department of Nursing
Orthias Artemidos & Plateon
GR-23100, Sparta, GREECE


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