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Computer, the flagship publication of the IEEE Computer Society, publishes peer-reviewed technical content that covers all aspects of computer science, computer engineering, technology, and applications.
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2016-11-11
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Special Issue on E-Coaching for Health
Submission Date: 2017-08-15

Organized increasingly around computers and the information economy, our modern lives require very little physical activity, and, for nourishment, we have embraced the convenience and thriftiness associated with fast, processed foods. As a result, people living in developed nations face serious health challenges related to sedentary lifestyles and diseases arising from nutritional lapses. It is therefore essential that we find new ways to improve health so that we can live longer and age well. Whereas research has traditionally focused on biomedical science and advances in clinical practices, recent efforts have made significant strides in finding novel ways to promote behavioral changes to improve health outcomes. In fact, avoiding unhealthy habits is currently a major epidemiological priority. To achieve this goal, innovative approaches that automatically and autonomously identify troublesome behaviors are essential in leading to lasting, beneficial behavioral changes. With an increasing number of smart, ubiquitous sensing systems developed and deployed across the globe, we are primed to help coach people to have healthier behaviors. The increasing accountability associated with app- and device-based behavior tracking not only provides timely and personalized information and support, but also gives us an incentive to set goals and do more. The guest editors of this special issue aim to bring together the latest advances, experiences, findings, and developments related to smart sensing, modeling, and understanding of human behavior and how these can be useful in service of automated or smart coaching in support of adopting healthier habits and improving health. We invite novel, innovative, and exciting contributions relating to sensor systems used for behavior monitoring and coaching, the ethical and societal aspects of such technologies, and how best to model behavior to improve the effectiveness of e-coaching strategies. Additional topics for this special issue could also include: - wearable, mobile, and ubiquitous health sensing systems; - participative, crowd, and collective sensing; - collective e-coaching; - context-awareness and semantic modeling; - physical and virtual coaching systems; - e-coaching system design; - technology-enabled behavioral change; - persuasive tactics and associated ethics their use; - e-coaching applications to address specific domains such as weight control, sleep deprivation, or exercise promotion; and - managing clinical trials and evaluation frameworks.
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2017-05-12
Special Issue on Web Science
Submission Date: 2017-11-01

Twenty-eight years ago, Tim Berners-Lee defined the technical foundations for the World Wide Web. Since then, its adoption has driven some of the most significant societal changes in history, thanks to both exponential growth and related technological reverberations. The Web's influence has transformed business models and the future of work, empowered our ability to realize human rights and mobilize grassroots social movements, and reinvented our goals around human health and the pursuit of happiness. The Web's infrastructure has also created a paradigm shift in how we learn, communicate, and seek entertainment. Of course, with every technological advancement, there is a cost. For one, the digital divide-that is, the quality of life disparity between those who have and do not have access to the Web-puts added pressure on the poorest and most vulnerable societies around the globe. Another challenge we face due to the success of the Web is how best to balance data ownership requirements and protection of an individual's privacy. The dangers of failing to meet this particular challenge could result in a crisis of trust stemming from potentially overwhelming surveillance or an inability to prevent physical or virtual crimes on a massive scale. Ultimately, the Web's future success or failure will rely on whether it abides by principles of fairness, inclusivity, and open governance. In 2006, Web Science was created as the field to explore all areas of the Web from a socio-technical perspective, including mathematical properties, engineering principles, and social impact [T. Berners-Lee et al., Science, 2006, vol. 313, no. 5788, pp. 769-771]. Eleven years on, we are still learning. The guest editors of this special issue seek articles that help establish the current state of the art and science in Web Science as well as highlight major challenges and barriers to the Web's future development. Articles could address topics such as - architecture and philosophy of the Web; - social machines: collective intelligence, collaborative/peer production, and the future of work; - Web-enabled social movements; - Web economics, social entrepreneurship, and innovation; - socio-technical analysis of the emergence and impacts of online social and information networks; - governance, democracy, access, and intellectual property; - personal data and privacy; - security and trust; - the digital divide: global access and development; - knowledge, education, and scholarship on and through the Web ; - Web Science and the Internet of Things; and - future Internet.
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2017-05-12
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