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Call for Papers: Edge Intelligent Sensors for Infectious Diseases

Under certain conditions, infectious diseases maybe caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites which live in and on our bodies. Moreover, some infectious diseases can be transmitted from person to person or by insects or other animals, as well as by consuming contaminated food / water or being exposed to organisms in the environment. The scope of this Special Issue will be the promise and challenge of theory, design, fabrication, manufacturing and applications of edge intelligent sensors and signal processing for sensor data for symptoms analysis, virus tracing, disease risk assessment, disease prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. Fortunately, various multifunctional physical sensors, chemical sensors and biosensors have been designed and fabricated in many fields. Moreover, fog/edge computing and Artificial Intelligence have become a promising paradigm for sensor systems. The basic idea is to leverage a multitude of cooperative fog/edge devices and near-user infrastructures to carry out a substantial amount of intelligent computation, and signal processing for sensor data and communications on applications of Infectious Diseases. Thus, signal processing for sensor data, biomedical signal processing and Edge Intelligence have come together to provide new opportunities for sensing, preventing, treating infectious diseases.

There is considerable promise and challenges in the use of edge intelligent sensors for infectious diseases. Some of these challenges include, (1) how to design and manufacture the fog/edge assisted computational intelligent sensors; (2) how to deploy and charge sensors in or on human body, animals, water and other environment for sensing and detecting bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites with high quality of experience; (3) how to guarantee the quality of joint signal processing of audio, image and video in a variety of applications; (4) how to design and model the risk assessment and disease management framework with the assistance of intelligent fog/edge computing; (5) how to make the virus tracking and tracing more intelligent; (6) how to design the Machine Learning-enabled complex content (text, image, speech, video) analysis methods to support treatment of infectious diseases, etc.

This Special Issue on edge intelligent sensors will be devoted to the technologies of research and development of fog/edge computing and intelligent sensors for infectious diseases. Within this context and as supplemental observations, suggested theory, design, fabrication, manufacturing and applications for edge intelligent sensors and systems would be of great interest.

The topics of interest for the special issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Architectures and models for edge intelligent Infectious Diseases
  • Intelligent Signal Processing for sensor data
  • Universal end-edge-cloud architecture assisted edge AI for Infectious Diseases
  • Edge AI assisted biomedical signal processing
  • Deployment and charging schemes for edge intelligent sensor applications
  • symptoms analysis with edge intelligence
  • Intelligent signal processing of audio, image and video
  • Intelligent prevention and treatment sensors for Infectious Diseases
  • Intelligent signal processing for communications in Infectious Diseases
  • Services discovery and mobility for edge intelligent sensors in Infectious Diseases
  • Learning empowered virus tracing edge intelligent sensors for Infectious Diseases

Important Dates:
Submission deadline: Jul. 31, 2021
First notification: Sep. 31, 2021
Submission of revised manuscript: Nov.30, 2021
Notification of the re-review: Nov. 30, 2021
Final notification: Dec.31, 2021
Publication: in 2022


Lead Guest Editor
Kaijian Xia, Changshu Hospital of Soochow University, Jiangsu, China

Guest Editors
Adel M. Alimi, University of Sfax, Tunisia
Wenbing Zhao, Cleveland State University, USA
James J. (Jong Hyuk) Park, Seoul National University of Science and Technology (SeoulTech), Korea


Submission Instructions
Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the Instructions for Authors for EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct special issue please select the appropriate section in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the special issue on 'Edge Intelligent Sensors for Infectious Diseases'. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.Sign up for article alerts to keep updated on articles published in EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing - including articles published in this special issue!

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