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Information technology has become ubiquitous in healthcare environments. It provides the link that lets functions like admissions, patient charting, and billing communicate with one another. IT Professional magazine seeks articles for a March/April 2008 special issue on healthcare IT. Interoperability standards are being developed at both national and international levels, and the privacy of healthcare information is a growing concern. IT Professional is soliciting papers on these and similar topics relating to the use of IT in healthcare.
Topics of interest include the role of IT networks, data management, and the electronic medical record in the automation of medical information management; IT for genomic and pharmacogenomic research; data management and storage for health IT; and state-of-the-practice articles on health IT standardization efforts.
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Services now account for more than half of the US economy. Services computing, a new, multi-disciplinary field, addresses how IT technology can help people perform business services more efficiently and effectively.
The 2008 IEEE International Conference on Services Computing works to bridge the gap between services computing and business models with an emerging suite of ground-breaking technology that includes service-oriented architectures, business process integration and management, services engineering, grid/utility computing, and Web 2.0.
The theme of SCC 2008 is "Services: Business, Technology, and Application." The conference, which shares a venue this year with the 2008 IEEE Congress on Services, will take place from 8–11 July 2008 in Hawai'i.
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Computer seeks articles for a July 2008 special issue on high-assurance service-oriented architectures. The guest editors are Jing Dong from the University of Texas at Dallas, Raymond Paul from the US Department of Defense, and Liang-Jie Zhang from IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center.
Recent advances in services computing technology make it possible to register, request, discover, and supply software services online. Such loosely coupled software services form a service-oriented architecture with the support of network resources. Service-oriented architectures have been applied in many mission-critical environments including medical, traffic control, and defense systems. These systems are required to be highly reliable, secure, available, timely, fault-tolerant, and dependable. Recently, architects have come to face new challenges in developing service-oriented systems with high assurance requirements.
Computer invites papers that describe techniques, tools, or experiences related to the design, development, or assessment of practical high-assurance systems. Editors are particularly interested in submissions that address applications of service-oriented techniques. Examples of suitable topics include high-assurance service compositions; service specifications for security, reliability, dependability, availability, and QoS properties; service discoveries with high-assurance system requirements; and service security, trust, and privacy.
The deadline for papers is 14 December. Detailed author instructions are available at www.computer.org/portal/pages/computer/mc/author.html. Send inquiries to the guest editors at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org.