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Mario Andrés Paredes-Valverde Instituto Tecnológico de Orizaba, Mexico, [email protected]
Giner Alor-Hernández Instituto Tecnológico de Orizaba, Mexico, [email protected]
Rafael Valencia-García Universidad de Murcia, Spain, [email protected]
Paolo Bellavista Università di Bologna, Italy, [email protected]
As part of the growth of ubiquitous computing we have seen the emergence of ubiquitous computing in healthcare with the aim of improving a patient’s health and quality of life.
‘Ubiquitous healthcare’ describes a seamless blend of technologies including cloud computing, mobile devices, embedded systems, software agents, plus environment and patient sensors and actuators.
Interacting with ubiquitous healthcare systems should be both enjoyable and intuitive for patients and there are significant human computer interaction (HCI) issues that need to de considered in developing effective, robust, unobtrusive and friendly user interfaces to ubiquitous healthcare systems.
One way to achieve this is through natural language interfaces, and natural language processing (NLP) has received significant attention in areas such as personal assistants, intelligent tutors, question answering, search and information retrieval, sentiment analysis, recommender systems.
Relevant research in these areas has been published in many international forums including PervasiveHealth, Per-Health, the IEEE International Conference on E-health Networking, Application & Services, the ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and many others.
However, the full extent of the synergies between ubiquitous healthcare and NLP is yet to be realized and this theme issue aims to collect and consolidate innovative and high-quality research in NLP in ubiquitous healthcare.
The issue invites original scientific contributions in the form of theoretical foundations, experimental research, surveys, case studies, NLP-based techniques and ubiquitous healthcare systems.
The list of topics in scope for this issue includes, but is not limited to:
Submission deadline: July 2020
Notification of review: September 2020
Revision due: October 2020
Notification of Final Acceptance: December 2020
Expected Publication of the Special Issue: 2021
Submissions should be original papers and should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Extended versions of high quality conference papers that are already published at relevant venues may also be considered as long as the additional contribution is substantial (at least 30% of new content).
Authors must follow the formatting and submission instructions of the Personal and Ubiquitous Computing journal at https://www.springer.com/journal/779.
During the first step in the submission system Editorial Manager (https://www.editorialmanager.com/pauc/default.aspx), please select “Original article” as article type. In further steps, please confirm that your submission belongs to a special issue and choose from the drop-down menu the appropriate special issue title.