Theme issue: Adaptive Healthcare through Wearable Computing [CFP]

Personal and Ubiquitous Computing
Personal and Ubiquitous Computing

Guest Editors

Gwanggil Jeon
Incheon National University, Korea
Valerio Bellandi
Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Abdellah Chehri
Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Canada
Ernesto Damiani
Khalifa University, UAE

Wearable computing - body-borne computational and sensory devices - include those with specific feature sets (such as heart rate monitors and pedometers) to those with a variety of advanced smart functions and features.

There remain many research challenges in wearable computing - robustness, reliability, walkability, and manufacturing of sensors and materials - along with those of data aggregation and transmission, signal processing and energy harvesting.

New applications are driving innovation - blending wearable computing with the internet of things, distributed computing, mobile internet, big data processing - offers new challenges and possibilities.

Against this background, advances in telecommunications, microelectronics, sensor manufacturing, and data analysis techniques have opened up new possibilities for using wearable technology in
digital health.

Aiming to improve health outcomes, wearable technology products use multiple digital health sensors that are typically integrated into sensor networks comprising other body-worn sensors and ambient sensors.

Some monitoring systems require the data to be uploaded to a remote site such as a hospital server for further clinical analysis. With the advent of cloud computing, many wearable sensor systems can now be easily upgraded without the need for user installation of software in their monitoring devices, which makes it easier and cheaper to maintain health monitoring system networks.


This issue looks at recent trends, challenges, and applications in communication technologies for
wearable computing and smart textiles in adaptive healthcare.

Papers submitted to this issue should explore state-of-art research issues, architectures and applications in wearable computing for adaptive healthcare and include, but are not limited to:
Sensing and data gathering techniques of bio-signals using wearable sensors
Signal processing techniques for disease assessment with wearable computing
Wireless Body Area Network and e-health monitoring using internet of wearable things
Internet of medical things with embedded devices for smart health
Artificial intelligence in intelligent wearable computing
Machine learning and computational modelling in wireless healthcare services
Mobility management and routing protocol design for WBAN
Strategies for optimization in internet of wearable things
Energy minimization and QoS provisioning in wearable computing
Wearable computing in ubiquitous, pervasive and mobile healthcare solutions
Remote patient monitoring with wearable computing
Robotics, Intelligent Medical Devices and Smart Technologies for smart health
Predictive Modelling for Improving Healthcare using wearable computing
Wearable Sensor applications in clinical trials and hospital healthcare


Submissions should be original papers and should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Extended versions of high quality conference papers that are already published at relevant venues may also be considered as long as the additional contribution is substantial (at least 30% of new content).

Authors should follow the formatting and submission instructions for Personal and Ubiquitous Computing at

For more information visit the
Springer Nature Information for journal Article Authors
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During the first submission step in Editorial Manager select
Original article
as the article type. In further steps you should confirm that your submission belongs to this special issue by choosing the special issue title from the drop-down menu.

All papers will be peer-reviewed.

Important Dates

Manuscript due
March 31, 2021
Notification of reviewers’ 1st feedback
May 31, 2021
Final manuscript submission
July 31, 2021
Notification of final decision
September 30, 2021
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