Call for Papers: Special Issue on Computing in Telemedicine
Computer seeks submissions for this upcoming special issue.

Submission deadline: 18 January 2023
Publication: September 2023

Although not originally called telemedicine, it has been around for more than 100 years–since the electrical heart signal of a patient was recorded remotely for the first time. Telemedicine literally means healing at a distance. In fact, many think the term only refers to remotely delivering patient care. In reality, technology advances have expanded telemedicine to include much more. Telemedicine has disrupted the healthcare industry as it has significantly changed the way businesses, industries, and consumers function.

Technology has advanced the design of medical devices, robotic-assisted surgery, and remote treatment and monitoring–making healthcare more flexible, adaptable, and accessible and thus changing the way the industry operates. Treatment plans and patient control over their own conditions have also been greatly improved by telemedicine. In addition, telemedicine advances have improved early diagnoses, treatment, and monitoring both at home and in healthcare facilities.

The goal of this special issue is to discuss the state of the art, state of the practice, and state of knowledge for computing in telemedicine. Novel, innovative, and exciting contributions relating to computing in telemedicine are invited. Topics of interest for this special issue include (but are not limited to):

  • Telemedicine and robotics
  • Telemedicine and nursing
  • Telemedicine and surgery
  • Telemedicine and the IoT
  • Telemedicine and health monitoring
  • Telemedicine and remote evaluation and treatments
  • Telemedicine and care models
  • Telemedicine design and development challenges (such as cybersecurity, privacy, risk, and energy consumption)
  • Computational needs for telemedicine (such as cloud, edge, and 5G)

Submission Guidelines

For author information and guidelines on submission criteria, please visit the Computer Author Information page. Please submit papers through the ScholarOne system, and be sure to select the special-issue name. Manuscripts should not be published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere. Please submit only full papers intended for review, not abstracts, to the ScholarOne portal.


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Guest Editors

  • Joanna F. DeFranco, Penn State University (USA)
Special Issue on Computing in Telemedicine
18 January 2023