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Spinger SI: MM Cloud for Health 2014 : Advances in Multimedia-based Cloud-Computing for Healthcare


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Submission Deadline Sep 15, 2014
Notification Due Nov 15, 2014
Final Version Due Mar 15, 2015
Categories    multimedia   cloud   healthcare

Call For Papers

Special Issue on
Advances in Multimedia-based Cloud-Computing for Healthcare

Springer Cluster Computing
Editor-in-Chief: Salim Hariri

Guest Editors: M. Shamim Hossain, Manzur Murshed and Abdulmotaleb El Saddik

Today multimedia (e.g., medical audio or speech, real-time or recorded video, high resolution still image, and so forth) has become indispensable in the healthcare domain for quality patient care. However, due to the challenge of managing petabytes of such multimedia content in terms of computations, communications, storage, and sharing there is a growing demand of an infrastructure to have on-demand access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, storages, servers, applications, and services) for efficient decision as well as quality care.
Cloud computing provides scalability, flexibility, agility, and ubiquity in terms of data acquisition, data storage, data management and communications. The combination of multimedia and cloud for healthcare enhances many technical issues for many media-rich applications such as video streaming, serious games, rehabilitation exercise, health sports, e-healthcare and so forth. Some of the issues are: seamless access of medical media content by heterogeneous devices (e.g., mobile phone, laptop, and IPTV), resources capacity demands (e.g., bandwidth, memory, storage, and processors), medical multimedia’s quality of service/Experience/Context (m-QoS/m-QoE/m-QoC) requirements, and dynamic resource allocation for processing of media content.
The goal of this special issue is to bring forward the recent advancements in multimedia on the cloud for health care. More specifically, it looks for the contributions into the state-of-the-art and approaches, methodologies, systems and innovative use of multimedia-based cloud services for health care. Topics include but not restricted to:
• Cloud-based multimedia processing for health care
• Emerging cloud-based applications for managing medical media data
• Real time analytics on streaming medical media data
• Mobile multimedia cloud for health care
• Cloud-based health monitoring
• M-QoE/M-QoS/M-QoC variations in health-cloud applications
• Cloud-based remote display Protocol for health care
• Media-cloud based resource allocation approaches
• Cloud based model for speech-enabling healthcare
• Emerging media cloud protocols, surveys, applications and new research approaches
• Serious games/Exergames for health and Sports

Tentative Schedule:
• Paper submission due: Sep. 15, 2014
• First-round acceptance notification: Nov 15, 2014
• Revision submission: Dec 31, 2014
• Notification of final decision: Feb 1, 2015
• Submission of final paper: March 15, 2013
• Publication date: April 15, 2015

Submission Details
All the papers should be full journal length versions and follow the guidelines set out by Cluster Computing ( Manuscripts should be submitted online at by choosing “Advances in Multimedia-based Cloud-Computing for Healthcare” as article type, no later than September 15, 2014. All the papers will be peer reviewed following the Cluster Computing reviewing procedure.

Submission Instruction for the authors
1. Each paper will be charged the policy of Cluster Computing Journal accordingly.
2. Each paper will have the minimum length 10 pages.
3. Each paper will provide the abstract and conclusion (more than 1,000 words).
4. The references must include minimum of 3 citations of Cluster Computing Journal.

Guest Editors
M. Shamim Hossain, King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA, E-mail: mshossain(at)

Manzur Murshed, PhD
Federation University Australia (Monash), Gippsland Campus Churchill Vic 3842, Australia, Email: manzur.murshed (at)

Abdulmotaleb El Saddik,University of Ottawa, Ottawa,Canada
E-mail: elsaddik (at)

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