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Decentralized approaches to health data

Guest Editors:
Alexandre Sztajnberg, PhD, Rio de Janeiro State University, Brazil
Qian Zhu, PhD, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences; National Institute of Health, USA

Submission Status: Open until 21 March 2025

Deep phenotyping

Guest Editors:
Tudor Groza, PhD, Perth Children’s Hospital, Australia; Institute of Precision Medicine, Singapore; Curtin University, Australia
Patrizia Vizza, PhD, Magna Graecia University of Catanzaro, Italy

Submission Status: Open until 14 March 2025

Computational tools for infection control

Guest Editors:
Francesco Branda, PhD, Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome, Italy
Gerardo Chowell, PhD, Georgia State University School of Public Health, Atlanta, USA
Shi Zhao, PhD, Tianjin Medical University, Tianjin, China

Submission Status: Open until 16 January 2025

Sensor informatics and disease prediction

Guest Editors: 

Fazlullah Khan, PhD, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Nottingham Ningbo, China 
Imran Razza, PhD, School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales, Australia
T Poongodi, PhD, School of Computing Science and Engineering, Galgotias University, India 
Varun G Menon, PhD, SCMS School of Engineering and Technology, India

Submission Status: Open until 31 October 2024

Open source medical software

Guest Editor:
Shawn Murphy, PhD, Mass General Brigham and Harvard Medical School, USA

Submission Status: Open until 31 October 2024

Data sources and registries in healthcare

Guest Editors:
Andrew D. Boyd, PhD, University of Illinois Chicago, USA
Pierangelo Veltri, PhD, Department of Computer Engineering, Modelling, Electronic and Systems Engineering, University of Calabria (Rende), Italy

Submission Status: Open until 30 September 2024

Computational techniques for drug repositioning

Guest Editors:
Alejandro Rodríguez González, PhD, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Lucía Prieto Santamaría, PhD, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Pu-Feng Du, PhD, College of Intelligence and Computing, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China

Submission Status: Open until 30 September 2024

Natural language processing in medical informatics

Guest Editor:
Honghan Wu, PhD, Institute of Health Informatics, University College London, UK

Submission Status: Open until 16 August 2024


Ethics of artificial intelligence in health and medicine

Guest Editors:
Nan Liu:
 National University of Singapore, Singapore
Kadri Simm: University of Tartu, Estonia
Honghan Wu: University College London, UK


Health information privacy and security

Guest Editors:
Tony Sahama: University of Victoria, Canada
Kassaye Yitbarek Yigzaw: University Hospital of North Norway, Norway


Advanced machine learning and health-related multi-omics data

Guest Editors:
Alejandro Rodríguez-González:
 Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Wei Lan: Guangxi University, China

Patient involvement and shared decision making

Guest Editors:
Gaetano Gallo:
 La Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
Rosanne Janssens: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium


Counterfactual prediction models in medicine

Guest Editors:
Umesh Kumar Lilhore: KIET Group of Institutions, India
Matthew Sperrin: University of Manchester, UK


Big Data and Machine Learning in Bioinformatics and Medical Informatics

Guest Editors: Frank Eisenhaber, Somail Chaterji, Khanh N.Q. Le, Placide Poba-Nzaou 



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