SSH 2014 : IEEE International Workshop on Service Science for eHealth
Call For Papers
Technological developments in computing and networking have largely made the delivery of health services possible from a distance. The key requirements for current and emerging healthcare systems are ubiquitous access
to services, delivery of personalized services, broadly understood security, openness to new networking technologies and techniques for the purpose of flexible management of the quality of service (QoS) and delivery of high quality of experience (QoE). The fulfilment of the above requirements will lead to the utilization of Future
Internet architectures and concepts (e.g., Internet of Things, Internet of Services, Internet of Media) as well as new system design paradigms (e.g., communication enabled applications, service oriented architecture, user centricity, content and context awareness) to design and implement advanced e-Health systems.
Service science is an emerging interdisciplinary approach to design, implement and evaluate complex service systems. It brings together science, ICT technologies and business to provide an added value to domain-specific applications of service-based systems. Service science is often defined as application of scientific, engineering, and
management disciplines that integrate elements of computer science, operations research, industrial engineering, business strategy, management sciences, and social and legal sciences, in order to encourage innovation in how organizations create value for customers and shareholders that could not be achieved through such disciplines
working in isolation. The application of service science in the e-Health area seems to be a natural approach to build platforms, systems and applications which meet current and future demands of the healthcare domain.
The main aim of the workshop is to bring together representatives of academia, industry and healthcare business to present recent advances in the field of e-Health. The most welcome are high quality interdisciplinary papers presenting utilization of service science to develop new or enhance existing healthcare systems and services.
Prospective authors are invited to submit their original contributions covering completed or ongoing work related to the area of service science for healthcare.
The topics of interest include but are not limited to
e-Health services design and implementation
Business models for e-Health services’ delivery
Cloud computing for e-Health
Middleware for e-Health services
Models and methods for decision making support in the healthcare domain
Network architectures for e-Health
Service-based e-Health systems
Virtual and augmented reality for e-Health
Wireless access to e-Health services
Mobile Health solutions
Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers using the EDAS System at http://edas.info/. A full paper should not have
more than five (5) IEEE style pages including results, figures and references. Papers will be reviewed with the standard reviewing
procedure (with at least 3 independent anonymous reviews). Accepted papers will be published on IEEExplore (http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/). Selected papers will be considered to be published in adedicated special issues of the following
international journal: International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications (http://www.igi-global.com/IJEHMC)
Note: To be published in the IEEE SSH 2014 Proceedings and IEEEXplore, an author of an accepted paper is required to register at the full (member or non-member) rate and present the paper at the conference.