Impact Score 2.97
The fast expansion of social media in the last few years is making available an enormous and continuous stream of user-generated contents containing invaluable information that can be used to understand, in near real time, human life dynamics worldwide. These massive quantities of data could support in a wide range of medical and healthcare applications, including among others clinical trials and decision support, disease surveillance, personalized medicines and population health management. Besides, social media combines textual, temporal, geographical and network data, opening up unique opportunities to study the interplay between human mobility, social structure and disease transmission.
On the other side, healthcare delivery is undergoing unprecedented transformation; healthcare systems worldwide continue to strive for innovative approaches all levels of care delivery. The fast-growing and vigorously dynamic trend of social media data analytics for healthcare play a crucial role in healthcare transformation.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the landscape of healthcare and modern personalized precision medicine. With the increasing availability of healthcare data and rapid progress of machine learning algorithms, AI and big data analytics are enabling unprecedented analysis of healthcare. Social media networks, when combined with Big Data applications and health policymaking, enable the development of smart public health applications that will result in high-quality health delivery and reduced costs. Examples of such application include the following ones:
The special issue solicits empirical, experimental, methodological, and theoretical research reporting original and unpublished results on social media analysis and mining on topics in the realm of healthcare and health informatics along with applications to real life situations. This can mean new models, new datasets, new algorithms, or new applications. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Deadline for Submission: 31 December, 2021First Reviews Due: 1 March, 2022Revised Manuscript Due: 1 May, 2022Final Decision: 1 June, 2022
Articles reporting original and unpublished research results pertaining to the above topics are solicited. Submitted articles will follow an academic review process. Manuscripts must be prepared according to the instruction for authors available at the journal webpage and submitted through the publisher's online submission system, available at: https://www.editorialmanager.com/snam
Please note: when submitting choose the correct special issue, i.e. “S.I: Pervasive Health”
Carmela Comito (Lead Guest Editor)National Research Council of Italy, Rende, ItalyEmail : [email protected]
Clara Pizzuti National Research Council of Italy, Rende, ItalyEmail : [email protected]