Thursday, April 17, 2014

Call for Chapters: Encyclopedia of E-Health and Telemedicine

Call for Chapters: Encyclopedia of E-Health and Telemedicine


Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha

Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave


Isabel Miranda

Municipality of Guimarães


Proposals Submission Deadline: May 18, 2014

Full Chapters Due: September 30, 2014

Health and social care, e-Health, Telemedicine, are at the center of the research policies, on the research agenda of the world governments and are facing major developments.

This publication intends to put together, in a comprehensive way, the problems of ageing, health, health care, social care, mobility, ageing well, quality of life of people with special needs, user needs analysis, and the recent approaches provided by ICT, such as e-Health and Telemedicine, new technologies, new applications, emerging trends, the ethical and legal implications (eg. clinical records) and case studies. It is an ambitious project of addressing the social, technological, organizational, ethical and legal aspects of the topic.


The mission of the Encyclopedia of e-Health and Telemedicine is to discuss the main issues, challenges, opportunities, and trends related to this new field of knowledge able to transform the way we live and deliver services, from the social, technological and organizational dimensions, in a very comprehensive way, and to disseminate current developments and practical solutions and applications.

The overall objectives are:

To discuss the importance of e-Health, Telemedicine, ICT-based healthcare and social care delivery, and the emerging technological developments and practical solutions.

To introduce the state-of-the-art supporting technology.

To introduce and discuss the challenges associated with e-Health developments, from the social, organizational and technological perspectives.

To introduce recent technological developments and associated human, ethical and legal implications.

Target Audience

The encyclopedia intends to be a tool for researchers, academics, professionals of medicine, healthcare and social care, professionals of IT, providing some of the most advanced research, concepts, applications, developments, discussions and case studies on digital crime and digital threats from one side, and security, privacy, information assurance, law and regulation, and human aspects, on the other.

Recommended Topics

The Encyclopedia intends to collect the most recent contributions on the social and technological dimensions of the largely multidisciplinary field of e-Health and Telemedicine. It is intended to cover the following aspects:

The technological dimension that enables and supports teleservices, telemedicine, teleoperation and telemonitoring. The technological dimension includes:

Information systems and technologies

Communication technologies

Monitoring technologies

Information and systems integration

Electronic medical records

Electronic devices

The social and human dimensions, which explores motivations, benefits and emergent effects of e-Health project implementations, and which include, for example:

Increased quality of life

Increased life expectancy

Trust and privacy issues

Ethical aspects

Legal aspects


Organizational aspects and management of e-health services

Business and entrepreneurial perspective focusing on the added value of specific applications

Impact, implications and challenges (social and technological) of e-Health

On individuals, families and communities

On organizations and business

On scientific knowledge and on research

Ongoing developments, applications and case studies

Emerging solutions

Relevant R&D projects

Integration between applications and solutions

Current development trends

Integration with other disciplines:




Distributed technologies and systems

Knowledge management

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit a chapter proposal (an extended abstract of around 300 to 500 words) clearly explaining the mission and concerns of a proposed chapter by May 18, 2014. Submissions should be made through the link at the bottom of this page. Please include all information about the author and co-authors, affiliations and email addresses when submitting your chapter proposals. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by May 25, 2014 about the status of their proposals. Full articles (at around 3,000 to 5,000 words) are expected to be submitted by September 30, 2014. All submitted articles will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2015.

Important Dates

Proposal Submission Deadline: May 18, 2014

Notification of Acceptance: May 25, 2014

Full chapter submission: September 30, 2014

Notification of acceptance: December 30, 2014

Revised version of accepted chapters: January 15, 2015

Submission of Final Chapters: April 30, 2015


Isabel Maria Miranda,

Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha,

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

5 big EU tech projects you should follow


The Smart Rural Grid Workshop - The concept and potential impact on business development and operations

Smart Rural Grid is a new multi-national R&D project funded by the EU under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). It focuses on the specific challenges related to grid operations and grid management in rural areas. The aim of this workshop is to gather input from those experts willing to share their knowledge to help fine tune the project objectives in accordance with pertinent business goals.


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Commission welcomes European Parliament support for a safer, healthier, high-tech and more #Connected Continent

Neelie Kroes today welcomed European Parliament votes on cheaper and easier to install broadband, on eCall, on research to keep Active an Assisted Living and Electronics.


Monday, April 14, 2014

Webinar - AFE-INNOVNET: a solution to demographic change

The aim of the webinar will be to introduce the AFE-INNOVNET project and its objectives to all interested stakeholders (local and regional authorities, universities/research centres, civil society organisations, industry and SMEs).