[AISWorld] Last Call for Chapters (EXTENDED DEADLINE) - "Mobile Health: Adoption, Implementation and Use"

Emre Sezgin esezgin at metu.edu.tr
Sun Jul 10 09:45:51 EDT 2016

Dear Colleagues,

This is the last call for abstract submission! Deadline is extended to  
July 15, 2016.

We invite you to contribute to our upcoming Springer book: "Mobile  
Health: Adoption, Implementation and Use of Current and Emerging  

You may find the details below.Please forward this email to your  
colleagues who would be interested.

Best regards,

Title of Book
Mobile Health: Adoption, Implementation and Use of Current and  
Emerging Technologies

The book will be published by Springer.

Emre Sezgin, M.Sc. Middle East Technical University, School of  
Informatics, Ankara, Turkey. E-mail: esezgin at metu.edu.tr

Soner Yildirim, Ph.D.  Professor. Middle East Technical University,  
Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technology, Ankara,  
Turkey. E-mail: soner at metu.edu.tr

Sevgi Özkan Yıldırım, Ph.D. Assoc. Professor. Middle East Technical  
University, School of Informatics, Ankara, Turkey. E-mail:  
sevgiozk at metu.edu.tr

Evren Sumuer, Ph.D. Assist. Professor. Kocaeli University, Faculty of  
Education, Kocaeli, Turkey. E-mail: evrensumuer at gmail.com


Mobile market is on the fast track. The reports presented that the  
economic impact of mobile market is estimated to reach to 14 digit  
numbers and over 100 percent annual growth rate. In this context,  
Mobile health (mHealth) is an important actor as a major component of  
electronic health services. As the definition, mHealth is a platform  
to provide healthcare services eliminating the constraints as time,  
location and mediums.  It provides accessibility, reachability and  
availability in terms of exchanging information regarding to  
healthcare. Today, proliferation of smart devices as well as internet  
access enabled many societies to reach the services with minimum  
efforts. International reports presented that there are over 40  
thousand healthcare apps available in the market, and the target  
market of these apps constituted by 2 major users: Patients/consumers  
and healthcare providers. However, majority of the market dominated by  
apps focusing on consumers who are seeking for medical information and  

On the other side, the growth of the market pointed out the key issues  
as security, regulations, transformation, costs and technology use.  
They are all important issues to be held for effective dissemination  
of mobile health. However, here in this book, what we focus on is the  
technology use. Thus, the main question is: “Do we actually use this  
technology?” It is a fact that mobile health significantly reduces the  
cost and increases the accessibility, yet the use of the technology  
can also depend on many other factors that cannot be expressed by  
digits. In this context, a socio-technological perspective stands as  
an important indicator towards understanding the use of the technology  
by the end users. In the literature, the studies, which investigate  
the mobile health technologies, suggest assessing the actual use.  
Thus, to fill this gap, this book aims to investigate adoption,  
implementation and use of mobile health technologies from a  
socio-technological perspective.

Possible topics (but not limited to) are as the followings:

Monitoring and surveillance use
-Adoption, implementation and use of mHealth regarding to monitoring  
and surveillance for healthcare providers and patients or consumers.

Communication use
-Adoption, implementation and use of mHealth regarding to  
communicational purpose for healthcare providers and patients or  

Information use
-Adoption, implementation and use of mHealth regarding to information  
gathering and dissemination for healthcare providers and patients or  

Instructional use
-Adoption, implementation and use of mHealth regarding to  
instructional design and development

Health education use
-Adoption, implementation and use of mHealth regarding to education in  
health domain

Mobile devices, tools and sensors
-Adoption, implementation and use of mHealth regarding to development  
and implementation of mobile devices, tools and sensors

Common perspective: What are the common issues that patients and  
professionals encounter?
-Studies that are investigating challenges and opportunities, common  
adoption and implementation problems, possible solutions and  
implications for both patients and professionals

Target audience

• Researchers who are interested in mobile health development and  
implementations as well as technology adoption.
• Mobile health system developers and managers who are interested in  
the implications of mobile health use by patients and/or healthcare  
professionals. The book will be developmental guidelines for what to  
focus on in the development and implementation process of mHealth.
• The book will have a potential for instructional use, thus,  
instructors may show interests in the book. It can be used as a  
reading material for courses in technology adoption and health  

Type of contributions

We welcome all scholar studies investigating the mobile health  
adoption of potential users in various contexts (including  
quantitative and qualitative researches), such as usability studies,  
technology acceptance studies and literature researches, adoption and  
implementation challenges and other sociotechnical approaches.  
However, it should be noted that the implications of the study would  
shape the book in order to provide practical guidelines for readers.  
Thus, the studies need to provide implications to address particular  
issues of mobile health.

All chapters are expected to be maximum of 15 pages in length  
(excluding references) and in accordance with Springer formatting  
instructions. Contributions should be original and not submitted to  

Review process

The review will be held in two steps. In the first step, the  
prospective authors will be invited to submit an abstract of 500  
words. The editors will review the abstract considering if the  
proposed book chapter (1) fits to the theme of the book, (2) makes a  
practical or scientific contribution and (3) is relevant for the  
target audience.

In the second step, the selected authors will be invited to submit a  
full version of the proposed book chapter. The submissions will be  
reviewed by at least two reviewers and the book editors. Based on the  
outcome of the review process, the authors will be requested to revise  
their book chapters and to submit the final version. If the editors  
are satisfied with the revision of the book chapter, the authors will  
be invited to submit a camera-ready version of the paper (After  
minor/major revisions, if required).


July 15, 2016: Submission of abstracts (max. 500 words)
July 30, 2016: Invitation to submit full paper
October 5, 2016: Submission of full chapter
November 15, 2016: Review notification
December 15, 2016: Submission of revised paper
January 15, 2017: Final notification of acceptance
February 5, 2017: Submission of final version


Abstracts should be submitted as a plain text (you may use MS Word or  
any text editor that you can create a .txt, .doc(x) or .pdf document),  
and submitted via e-mail to springer.chapters at gmail.com. The abstract  
document should contain:
1) Title of the proposed chapter
2) Author(s) of the chapter (including affiliation)
3) Type of contribution (case study, full research paper or conceptual paper)
4) Estimated amounts of pages (excluded references)
5) The abstract: 500 words describing contents and the scope of the  
book chapter (including methodology and expected results and  
6) Keywords (2 to 5 words)
Full book chapters will also be submitted through e-mail to  
springer.chapters at gmail.com. The chapters need to be formatted  
accordingly following the Springer instructions and submitted in MS  
Word (.docx) or PDF format. These formatting instructions will be  
e-mailed together with the acceptance notification of your abstract.

For further questions, please contact us via email  
(springer.chapters at gmail.com)

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