From the International Medical Informatics Association

Call for Papers: Enabling Technologies in Geriatric Medicine and Rehabilitation – Deadline 01 March 2013

Dr Michael Marschollek (Peter L. Reichertz Institute for Medical Informatics, Germany and IMIA Wearable Sensors WG) invites submission of papers to Joint Focus Theme Issues of Methods of Information in Medicine (MIM) and Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie – European Journal of Geriatrics (ZGG) on the theme of  Enabling Technologies in Geriatric Medicine and Rehabilitation. Guest Editors: Michael Marschollek (MIM), Clemens Becker (ZGG).

The deadline for electronic submission of contributions is 01 March, 2013. The full details are in the downloadable PDF version of the Call (CfP Enabling Technologies 2013 MIM ZGG). Please submit your paper electronically (as an email attachment) to the Guest Editor at Michael.marschollek[at] In accordance with the submitting authors he will allocate your manuscript to one of the two journals and provide details on the review process. Submissions of full papers should be limited to about 4,000 words (25,000 characters for ZGG). Papers must not have appeared in, nor be under consideration by other journals.

Demographic change with rising numbers in co-morbidity leads to an increased demand in clinical geriatric expertise as well as in geriatric research. In order to alleviate the effects that aging will have on our societies in terms of increased functional deficits, waning possibilities for participation and communication and a potential risk of emergencies, supportive technical solutions are frequently proposed. Such technologies may comprise a wide range of solutions including e.g. wearable sensor-based systems, ambient assisted living systems for personal environments or communication support tools. To make sure that the rapidly advancing field of research in technologies for the elderly meets the demands of the persons in need, research efforts should be interdisciplinary. Evaluation in controlled clinical trials or field experiments is extremely valuable and therefore highly commended.

January 10, 2013 - Posted by | IMIA, journals, WG | , , , ,

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