Call for Papers: Special Issue on Bio Sensing

IEEE Pervasive Computing seeks submissions for this upcoming special issue.
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Submissions Due: 1 October 2024

Important Dates

Biosensors measure biological elements. Biosensing refers to the use of analytical devices capable of converting a biological response into a measurable signal, often an electrical one, to measure complex biological phenomena. 

Biosensing has the potential to play a pivotal role in healthcare technologies, by providing superior diagnostic methods as well as more advanced monitoring and therapeutic techniques. Apart from medical diagnostics, biosensing also has wide applications in environmental monitoring, food safety and industrial process control. There are a wide range of biosensing technologies, including optical, electrochemical, and immunological in a variety of contraptions such as bandaids, contact lenses, and wearables. This special issue invites original research on topics related to biosensing technologies and related areas such as novel designs and ways of sensing, intelligent sensing and communication approaches, as well as innovative analysis methods such as signal processing, and deep learning approaches.

Relevant topics of this special issue include but are not limited to the following:

  • Biosensors and Biosensing platforms
  • Biomedical sensors and novel ways of sensing
  • Implantable devices 
  • Transformative biomedical sensors
  • Bioelectronics 
  • Advanced biosensing technologies with artificial intelligence integration
  • Novel biosensing applications in areas such as agri-tech, health, security, and food safety
  • Understanding signal interactions and measurement in biosensing applications
  • Bridging the gap between research and practice in biosensing technologies
  • Economic and social impact of biosensing technologies

Submission Guidelines

Submissions tackling any aspect of this field are welcomed, as long as the connection to pervasive computing is clear and central to the paper. Review or summary articles—for example, critical evaluations of the state of the art, or an insightful analysis of established and upcoming technologies—may be accepted if they demonstrate academic rigor and relevance.

Articles submitted to IEEE Pervasive Computing should not exceed 6,000 words, including all text, abstract, keywords, bibliography, biographies, and table text. The word count must include 250 words for each table and figure. References should be limited to at most 20 citations (40 for survey papers). Authors are encouraged, but not required, to use a template for submission (accepted articles will ultimately be typeset by magazine staff for publication).

Please submit papers through the ScholarOne Manuscripts 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 Manuscripts portal.


Contact the guest editors at

  • Kate Farrahi, University of Southampton
  • Tanaya Guha, University of Glasgow