Computing Now: Special issue on Smart and Connected Health
“Computing plays an important role in many facets of our lives, increasingly so in aspects of individual and social well-being. Individual health is encouraged with the development of intelligent systems, apps, gadgets, and mobile systems that focus on diet, exercise, and information provision. Medication, surgery, and assistive devices rely on intelligent systems to analyze data and human responses, guiding the implementation and management of therapies and interventions. In addition to work that focuses on individuals, there is a proliferation in use of intelligent systems for large-scale analysis of biomedical data, socially relevant data, and metadata, such as the spread of disease or certain health-habits in populations.
In this special issue, we are particularly interested in research papers depicting intelligent systems and their components, describing a novel technical component as well as its rigorous evaluation. The evaluations would ideally include both technical and human-impact evaluations.”