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EEHealth 2019 : Elsevier 2019 - EE-Health: Call for book chapters for book 'Energy Efficiency of Medical Devices and Healthcare Applications'


When Jan 1, 2019 - Apr 30, 2019
Where Elsevier
Abstract Registration Due Apr 15, 2019
Submission Deadline Jul 31, 2019
Notification Due Sep 30, 2019
Final Version Due Oct 31, 2019
Categories    healthcare   energy efficiency   medical devices   internet of medical things

Call For Papers

Title: Energy Efficiency of Medical Devices and Healthcare Facilities
to be published by Elsevier by end of 2019

Continuous improvement of cost-effective healthcare and patient treatment is by far the top national interest worldwide. The proliferation, versatility, and agility of medical devices have revolutionized healthcare and contributed to the new era of internet of medical things (IoMT). Broadly speaking, these medical devices can range from heavy equipment for patient treatment in medical facilitates, to robotic and electro-mechanical artificial organs, to miniaturized medical sensors, and finally implantable medical devices. Energy efficiency of such medical devices has enormous benefits, not only to provide cost-effective healthcare, but also to improve patient care quality through continuous availability and robust measurements, which are key for the treatment of chronic diseases, and emergency situations. Diverse characteristics of medical devices pose many challenges to provide energy-efficient healthcare systems, which in many cases, requires multidisciplinary approaches to provide comprehensive solutions.
This book focuses on the energy efficiency of medical devices and healthcare facilities, providing comprehensive coverage of cutting-edge & interdisciplinary research, and commercial solutions in this field. Intended audience for this book include, but not limited to, academic and junior researchers, graduate students, technology developers/adopters, and those beginning a new line of research and development in this area. We discuss energy-related issues such as energy-efficient design, including renewable energy, of different medical devices from a hardware and mechanical perspectives, as well as energy management solutions and techniques in healthcare networks and facilities. We also discuss energy-related trade-offs to maximize the medical devices availability, especially battery-operated ones, while providing immediate response and low latency communication in emergency situations, sustainability and robustness for chronic disease treatment, in addition to high protection against cyber-attacks that may threaten patients’ lives. Finally, we discuss energy-related issues for enabling technologies and future trends of next generation healthcare, such as personalized or smart health and IoMT, where patients can participate in their own treatment through innovative medical devices and software applications and tools.
Researchers, industry stakeholders, and practitioners are invited to submit book chapters on the topics below, but not limited to:
(to be finalized based on proposals received for book chapters):

* Hardware design and nanotechnology of Implantable medical devices with emphasis on energy efficiency and renewable energy
* Energy-efficient wireless medical sensors for smart health applications
* Energy-efficient solutions and systems for patients’ action recognition and tracking
* Energy-efficient electromechanical design of robotic and artificial organs
* Energy-efficient telecommunication systems for remote monitoring applications
* Energy management solutions and techniques for medical systems and facilities
* Sustainability and scalability of healthcare systems: energy perspective
* Next generation internet of medical things and systems: energy-related issues and techniques
* Edge and fog computing for medical systems and applications: energy perspective
* Energy-efficient cybersecurity techniques and solutions for wearable and implantable medical devices.
* Blockchain solutions and frameworks for energy management and medical data exchange
* Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence solutions and techniques for energy efficiency in healthcare systems.

The book will be indexed in major indexing repositories such as SCOPUS and Web of Science.

Intended audience:
- Academic and junior researchers,
- Graduate students,
- Technology developers/adopters,
- Those beginning a new line of research and development in this area

List of key-benefits for the audience:
1- Help gain in-deep knowledge and understanding of the benefits of energy efficiency in the design of medical devices and healthcare networks and facilities.
2- Expose developers and healthcare practitioners to best practices and state-of-art techniques and commercial solutions in energy management of healthcare networks and systems.
3- Build awareness of the key energy-tradeoffs to provide scalable, robust, and effective healthcare systems and networks.

Estimated manuscript delivery:
Call for book chapter proposals :December 2018
Deadline for submitting book chapter proposals : April 15th, 2019
Notifications to potential authors of book chapters :May 2019
Full chapter submissions :August 2019
Final notifications: accept/reject :September 2019
Camera ready submission :October 2019
Final print version available :April 2010

Submission instructions:
Researchers, industry stakeholders, and practitioners are invited to submit a 2 - 3 page chapter proposal by April 15th, 2019 to the editor (email address: The proposals should contain proposed title of the chapter, table of contents, how this chapter topic fits the general scope of the book, in addition to full details of authors, their affiliations, and contact details. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by May, 2019 about the status of their proposals along with chapter writing guidelines.
Full chapters are expected to be submitted by August, 2019.

Book Editor:
Amr Mohamed, computer engineering, Qatar University, Qatar
Contact info: email:, tel: +974-4403-4273

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