Friday, October 31, 2014

Artificial pancreas: What's the status?

A dream for diabetes patients is about to come true: A wearable artificial pancreas that automatically regulates your insulin delivery, while living your normal live. The EU-funded AP@home project has developed a prototype to reduce the treatment burden for people with insulin treated diabetes.


Thursday, October 30, 2014

eHealth Week 2015: Save the Date

The next European eHealth Week will take place on 11-13 May 2015 in Riga (Latvia). It will combine the EU high-level conference on eHealth, the World of Health IT conference and exhibition.


Results from the EU-project iStoppFalls presented at German Sport University Cologne

On October 24 and 25 the German Sport University Cologne hosted a symposium about the results of the 3 year iStoppFalls project. This EU-funded project deals with ICT-based fall prevention and risk assessment of older adult that still live independently.


New approach on cooperative positioning of connected cars - Paper of Dr Rodrigo Ordonez

A technical paper will be presented by Dr. Rodrigo Ordonez from Maynooth National Univeristy of Ireland at the 3rd International Conference on Connected Vehicles on 6th November 2014


Med-e-Tel and Connectathon 2015

The next annual telemedicine and eHealth conference Med-e-Tel will be held in conjunction with the IHE-Europe Connectathon 2015.


European Voice conference "Health Check"

European Voice’s annual healthcare event gathers key policy makers, business leaders and specialists. On this years' agenda is a session on digitising healthcare. Director Paul Timmers (Sustainable & Secure Society, DG Connect) will discuss the upcoming regulations and programmes on EU and national level.


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

"Growing up digitally" - Safer Internet Forum

Around 250 participants from Europe and beyond - youth ambassadors, academics, industry, NGOs, the European Commission and Ministry representatives - will discuss future and emerging trends on child online safety.


Monday, October 27, 2014

Call for Chapters: E-Governance Applications for User-Driven Healthcare

Call for Chapters: E-Governance Applications for User-Driven Healthcare


Rakesh Biswas, M.D. (Department of Medicine, LN Medical College and Research Center, India)

Ephrem Eyob, Ph.D. (Department of Engineering Technology, Virginia State University, USA)

Proposals Submission Deadline: January 15, 2015

Full Chapters Due: April 30, 2015

For release in the Advances in Electronic Government, Digital Divide, and Regional Development (AEGDDRD) Book Series.

Series Editor: Zaigham Mahmood (University of Derby, UK & North West University, South Africa)

ISSN: 2326-9103

The Advances in Electronic Government, Digital Divide & Regional Development (AEGDDRD) book series aims to publish authored, edited and case books encompassing the current and innovative research and practice discussing all aspects of electronic government development, implementation and adoption as well the effective use of the emerging technologies (including social media and mobile technologies) for a more effective electronic governance (or e-governance).

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Fast transformation of human activities due to information and communication technology (ICT) innovation is becoming a ubiquitous phenomenon as government and health care delivery are directly impacted. New discoveries in biotechnology, artificial intelligence, and nano-technology is speeding the creation of new knowledge. Comprehensive e-services framework is speeding the distribution of best-in-kind services in healthcare, with new modules for helping them build better IT networks for healthcare services, especially healthcare delivery. Some governments are becoming leaders by building a range of applications and Internet-based services to connect with citizens about the healthcare services they receive, including healthcare and wellness services.All this activity needs a platform for documentation and further development through shared learning with an international audience of academics and interested individuals.


The objective of this work is to provide a clear and consolidated view of current e-government and healthcare network models. We seek to explore the new methods to model, characterize, and build e-government networks for health care. We need to study the critical issues (cultural, security, threats, legal, and technical) confronting e-government healthcare networking, the emergence of new mobile healthcare networking devices and applications, and how healthcare networks impact the business aspects of healthcare industry. Network robustness is also a vital property that needs to be addressed. Furthermore, the collection of chapters will be able to offer tools and guidance and best practices for local governments to optimize their experiences in transacting business internally and externally to citizens that either are interested to get information, interested in having an assessment done, or need to keep track about how their care is being laid out.

Target Audience

This book is designed for professionals and researchers working in the field of health care and e-government, both from theoretical and practical point of views. The book will also provide insights to the executives responsible for understanding the technology and utilizing it to positively impact their business. The audience for this book includes, but is not limited to, the following:

• Researchers

• Health practitioners

• Government officials

• Bloggers

• Healthcare networkers

• Web developers

• People and enterprises involved in marketing/advertising health care products and services using internet and mobile applications

Recommended Topics

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Models of healthcare networks

• Healthcare networks analysis of virtual online communities

• Healthcare networks evolution

• Information diffusion in healthcare networks

• M-government

• M-health care

• Infrastructure for e-government and healthcare

• E-healthcare issues

• Patient Safety in e-care

• Radio Frequency identification (RFID) for health care applications

• E-Health and Patient Care for the Elderly

• Cultural issue and e-healthcare disparities

• Robustness of Healthcare networks

• Online communities

• E-healthcare networks and security

• E-healthcare networks on mobile devices

• Integrating individual patient needs with population based governance: role of user driven healthcare

• Personalized medicine and e-governance

• Open health information management and e-governance

• Dynamic case reports model of open electronic health records for e-governance

• Ethics of online health and e-governance

• Role of e-governance in driving public engagement in health services research

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before January 15, 2015, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by February 15, 2015 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by April 30, 2015. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, E-Governance Applications for User-Driven Healthcare .All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2016.

Important Dates

Proposal Submission Deadline: January 15, 2015

Full chapter Submission: April 30, 2015

Review Results to Authors: June 30, 2015

Revised Chapter Submission: July 31, 2015

Final Acceptance Notifications: August 15, 2015

Submission of Final Chapters: August 31, 2015


Rakesh Biswas, M.D.


Department of Medicine,

LN Medical College and Research Center,

Kolar Road, Bhopal, India