Journal of Sensors and Actuator Networks (JSAN) Special Issue "Sensor Networks and IoT in eHealth Applications"

Call for Papers:
With recent advancements in wireless connected medical sensors and powerful embedded hardware, the Internet of Things (IoT) and related technologies have started to play a crucial role in smart health and healthcare applications. The number of globally connected medical devices is set to exceed 50 billion in the next decade, according to a recent report by IBM. IoT healthcare devices have already started to revolutionise healthcare by speeding up treatments, diagnostic processes and facilitating proactive prevention strategies, reducing physician visits, continuously monitoring and measuring physiological signals from the human body, injecting pharmaceutical compounds into the body, in addition to providing rehabilitation support to users. Yet, there remain significant research challenges regarding the efficient operation and applicability of these smart healthcare systems. While it is beneficial to have such IoT systems for healthcare applications that are simultaneously accurate, energy-efficient, low cost, safe, seamlessly operable, and scalable, there are tradeoffs between these design goals that can affect the complexity of the solution both in technology as well as in usability. Energy efficiency and low-cost goals become challenging to achieve as the complexity of the systems increases. Similarly, if reduced complexity is a design goal, then accuracy and safety goals become challenging to meet.

This special issue aims to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners in academia and industry to present their latest notable research achievements and engineering experiences in developing and applying novel techniques for smart-health and IoT enabled healthcare systems.
Due Dates
Paper Submission: April 30, 2021

Interpretable and explainable Data Science and data analytics in e-Health
Energy-efficient data compression and aggregation on the Internet of Medical Things
Change and Anomaly detection for preventive and diagnostic health monitoring
Causal Inference for smart healthcare systems
Privacy, Security, and Safety Issues related to smart healthcare
Cloud and Edge computing for IoT on e-Health
Telemedicine and telerehabilitation
Interoperability and standards for IoT on e-Health
Ambient assisted-living IoT for active and healthy ageing

Paper Submission:

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

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