Pervasive Health and Technology

Submission instructions: 
  • Free OA submission and Open Access to all papers

  • Fair and transparent community review using the e-Scripts submission management system

  • A PDF file containing additional links to videos, web pages or social networks can be uploaded with the paper (strongly encouraged).

  • Two paper types:

        o Short papers: 5-10 pages

        o Full papers: 10-20 pages

  •  Two paper formats:

        o LaTeX

        o Word

Publication ethics and malpractice statement


It is internationally recognized that future healthcare systems will be supported by pervasive healthcare systems in order to target upcoming societal health challenges. Pervasive Health and Technology (PHT) Journal is a cross-disciplinary journal focusing on issues related to the development, delivery and management of pervasive healthcare, and to the impact of technology within future healthcare systems. The journal aims to become an information source and to create a community of shared interests between health professionals, technologists, patients, and others working in areas related to pervasive healthcare.

The journal will present and discuss issues pertaining to personal electronic health assistants, health crowdsourcing, data mining and knowledge management, needs of patients, disease prevention and awareness, electronic and mobile health platforms including design, implementation and evaluation of supporting hardware and software in ambulant and hospital workflows, needs of physicians, nurses and other healthcare staff.

PHT seeks novel contributions in the areas including, but not limited to:

  • Pervasive Healthcare Management: data quality, standards and interoperability, security and privacy
  • Understanding healthcare actors: patients, physicians, nurses, carers and other health stakeholders
  • Knowledge representation and reasoning: interpreting health data from daily life, user modeling and personalization
  • Application of pervasive healthcare technologies and out of lab case studies: health/wellbeing promotion and disease prevention, telemedicine, independent living
  • Public health approaches and large-scale health initiatives: health crowdsourcing, disease prevention
  • Economic impact of pervasive healthcare systems when targeting societal health challenges: business cases, cost analysis, impact on society

Editors in Chief

Thaier Hayajneh is the founding director of Fordham Center for Cybersecurity, associate professor in Computer Science, program director of MS in Cybersecurity and MS in Data Analytics at Fordham University, New York. He was a full-time faculty of computer science at New York Institute of Technology and founding director of NYIT Center of Excellence in Cyber Security (2014-2016). He received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Information Sciences with specialization in cybersecurity and Networking from the University of Pittsburgh, PA, in 2009 and 2005, respectively. He served on several NSF Cybersecurity review panels and serves as a CAE reviewer and mentor for NSA. His research focuses on cybersecurity and networking, including wireless security, applied cryptography, blockchain and cryptocurrency. He published over 60 papers in reputable journals and conferences. He is serving as the Editor in Chief for EAI Endorsed Transactions on Pervasive Health and Technology, Editor for ACM/ Springer Wireless Networks, and a guest editor for other prestigious journals. He also served as the Program Chair on the technical program committee of several leading conferences including IEEE NSS, GLOBECOM, and ICC. He reviewed for several prestigious journals (over 85 reviews) and received Sentinels of Science as a peer review award from Publons.

Muhammad Imran is working as Assistant Professor in the College of Computer and Information Sciences, King Saud University (KSU) since 2011. He is certified IT professional, senior consultant, and leading various IT service management and Security projects in Saudi Arabia. He worked as a Postdoctoral Associate on joint research projects between KSU and University of Sydney, Australia. He is a Visiting Scientist with Iowa State University, USA. His research interest includes mobile ad hoc and sensor networks, WBANs, M2M, IoT, SDN, fault tolerant computing and Security and privacy. He has published a number of research papers in refereed international conferences and journals. His research is financially supported by several grants. Recently, European Alliance for Innovation (EAI) has appointed him as an Editor in Chief for EAI Transactions on Pervasive Health and Technology. He also serves as an associate editor for IEEE Access, IEEE Communications Magazine, Wireless Communication and Mobile Computing Journal (SCIE, Wiley), Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks Journal (SCIE), IET Wireless Sensor Systems, International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communication Systems (Inderscience) and International Journal of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering. He served/serving as a guest editor for IEEE Communications Magazine (SCIE), Computer Networks (SCIE, Elsevier), Future Generation Computer Systems (Elsevier), MDPI Sensors (SCIE), International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks (SCIE, Hindawi), Journal of Internet Technology (SCIE), and International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems. He has been involved in more than fifty conferences and workshops in various capacities such as a chair, co-chair and technical program committee member. These include IEEE ICC, Globecom, AINA, LCN, IWCMC, IFIP WWIC and BWCCA. He has received number of awards such as Asia Pacific Advanced Network fellowship.

Special Issue Editor

Manik Sharma is MCA, UGC-NET qualified and has received his Ph.D. degree in “Distributed Query Optimization”. He has more than 12 years of teaching experience. He has worked as a head of department of Computer Science and Application at Sewa Devi SD College Tarn Taran. Additionally, he has also acted as an officiating principal at Sewa Devi SD College Tarn Taran. Currently, he is working as an Assistant Professor in the department of Computer Science and Applications at DAV University Jalandhar, India. His main research work focuses on query optimization, data mining, soft computing and machine learning. He has also published 04 books related to Computer Network, Internet Applications, Management Information System and Database Theory. In addition, he has published 20 research papers in various journals of International repute including Scopus and Thomson Reuters. He also presented more than ten research articles in various national and international UGC and IEEE conferences. Besides, he has given several talks on query optimization, data mining and health informatics. Moreover, he is an active member of several International Program Committee, Technical Program Committee, and Advisory Committee of several academics conferences (United Kingdom, Singapore, Mauritius, Thailand, Vietnam, USA, Hong Kong, Canada, UAE, and India).

Editorial Board

Tanvir Zia, School of Computing & Mathematics, Charles Sturt University, Australia

Ansar-Ul-Haque Yasar, Hasselt University, Belgium

Nadeem Javaid, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan

Daojing He, South China University of Technology, China

Mauro Femminella, University of Perugia, Italy

Honggang Wang, UMASS. USA

Venet Osmani, CREATE-NET, Trento, Italy

Bert Arnrich, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey

Razan Hamed, New York Institute of Technology, NY, USA

Mohammad Upal Mahfuz, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Stefan Rahr Wagner, Aarhus University

Marcela Deyanira Rodriguez Urrea, Autonomous University of Baja California

Frank Wallhoff, Jade University of Applied Sciences

Silvia Serino, Catholic University of Milan, Italy

Pietro Cipresso, Istituto Auxologico, Milan, Italy

Laszlo Bokor, BME, Hungary

Wilko Heuten, OFFIS


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