[AISWorld] Double Issue on Sociotechnology and Pervasive Health International Journal of Sociotechnology and Knowledge Development (IJSKD)

Jose Abdelnour-Nocera Jose.Abdelnour-Nocera at uwl.ac.uk
Mon Feb 17 17:14:13 EST 2014

Double Issue on Sociotechnology and Pervasive Health
International Journal of Sociotechnology and Knowledge Development (IJSKD)

Guest Editors:
Barbara Rita Barricelli (Human Factors and Technology Laboratory,
Department of Computer Science, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy)
and Priya Davda (The Bayswater Institute, United Kingdom)

Technologies for telehealth, telecare and telemedicine have existed for
over forty years and have often been presented as heralding a new era of
healthcare, one in which patients would not need to travel to see
specialists, people could be kept safe in their own homes and there
would be less need for expensive in-hospital treatment. Such societal
changes would especially regard the improvement the quality of life of
people affected by chronic diseases that could benefit by the
introduction of mobile technology as pervasive tools for continuous
monitoring of health status at a distance by health practitioners and
Direct involvement of patients and health professionals (medical
doctors, nurses, and health care assistants) in the co-design process of
pervasive health technologies poses sociotechnical design challenges
because of the integration of the contribution of different expertise –
different stakeholders with diverse roles in the same domain of
application and also diverse degrees of IT literacy.
This double issue of the International Journal of Sociotechnology and
Knowledge Development welcomes papers which present research works aimed
at understanding the processes, forces and challenges of the
implementation of pervasive healthcare projects with a sociotechnical

Possible topics include (but are not limited to):
- Mobile health: technologies, methodologies, case studies
- Internet of Things applied to medical/health/wellness domains
- Telecare, telemedicine, telehealth
- Pervasive health for elderly, children or teenagers
- Self-care, home-care, residential care homes
- Co-design and implementation of scenarios with the involvement of
patients and healthcare professionals

Deadline and guidelines:
Prospective authors should note that only original and previously
unpublished articles will be considered. Manuscripts for this double
issue must be submit before March 16th through the online submission
The Journal's guidelines for manuscript submissions are available at:
All papers will be forwarded to at least 3 members of the Editorial
Review Board of the journal for double-blind, peer review. Final
decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the
reviews received from the reviewers.

Contacts and links:
For questions, please contact the guest editors: Barbara Rita Barricelli
(barricelli at di.unimi.it<mailto:barricelli at di.unimi.it>) or Priya Davda (priya.davda.2008 at live.rhul.ac.uk<mailto:priya.davda.2008 at live.rhul.ac.uk>).
IJSKD Web site:

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