Advances of Multisensory Services and Technologies for Healthcare in Smart Cities

Submission Deadline: 15 March 2017

IEEE Access invites manuscript submissions in the area of Advances of Multisensory Services and Technologies for Healthcare in Smart Cities.

Currently, multisensory services and technologies play an important role in providing and managing healthcare services to anyone, anywhere at any time seamlessly aiming to build a smart cities environment for providing improvement to quality of life for citizens. These services and technologies facilitate physicians and other health care professionals to have immediate access to health information for efficient decision making as well as better treatment. Researchers are working in developing various multisensory tools, techniques and services to better support health initiatives in smart cities. In particular, works in health record management, elderly health monitoring, real-time access of medical images and video are of great interest.

This Special Section in IEEE Access aims to report high quality research on recent advances in various aspects of multimedia services in health, more specifically to the state-of-the-art approaches, methodologies and systems in the design, development, deployment and innovative use of multisensory systems, tools and technologies for health management towards the success of smart cities eco systems. Authors are welcomed to submit manuscripts in the following topics, but are not limited to:

  • Socially-aware media for healthcare in Smart Cities Eco Systems
  • Smart home health care monitoring for Smart Cities
  • Gesture-based Multimedia remote therapy management for Smart Cities
  • Multimedia (audio, video, image) healthcare big data processing for Smart Cities
  • Serious Games or Adaptive exergames for Smart Cities Applications
  • Interactive and emotion-aware healthcare systems in Smart Cities
  • Multisensory signal fusion for health care applications in Smart Cities
  • Health service management in smart cities
  • Elderly smart health monitoring environments for Smart Cities
  • Multimedia for Ambient Assisted Living in Smart Cities
  • Novel models, frameworks, techniques, and algorithms for big healthcare data in Smart Cities


We also highly recommend the submission of multimedia with each article as it significantly increases the visibility, downloads, and citations of articles.

Associate Editor: M. Shamim Hossain, King Saud University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Guest Editors:
1. Changsheng Xu, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
2. Stefan Goebel, Technical University Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany
3. Abdulmotaleb El Saddik, University of Ottawa, Canada


IEEE Access Editor-in-Chief: Michael Pecht, Professor and Director, CALCE, University of Maryland

Paper submission: Contact Associate Editor and submit manuscript to:

For inquiries regarding this Special Section, please contact: Bora M. Onat, Managing Editor, IEEE Access (Phone: (732) 562-6036,