ACM Transactions on Computing for Healthcare (HEALTH)


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Computing for Healthcare has emerged as an important and growing research area. By using smart devices, the Internet of Things for health, mobile computing, machine learning, cloud computing and other computing based technologies, computing for healthcare can improve the effectiveness, efficiency, privacy, safety, and security of healthcare (e.g., personalized healthcare, preventive healthcare, ICU without walls, and home hospitals).  

ACM Transactions on Computing for Healthcare (HEALTH) is the premier journal for the publication of high-quality original research papers, survey papers, and challenge papers that have scientific and technological results pertaining to how computing is improving healthcare. This journal is multidisciplinary, intersecting CS, ECE, mechanical engineering, bio-medical engineering, behavioral and social science, psychology, and the health field, in general. All submissions must show evidence of their contributions to the computing field as informed by healthcare. We do not publish papers on large pilot studies, diseases, or other medical assessments/results that do not have novel computing research results. Datasets and other artifacts needed to support reproducibility of results are highly encouraged. Proposals for special issues are encouraged.

HEALTH will cover the following topics: 

  •   Novel healthcare sensing, actuation, and control
  •   Healthcare Robotics
  •   Body sensor networks
  •   Wearables
  •   Mobile apps
  •   Software as Medical Devices
  •   In-situ smart homes/assisted living/nursing homes/hospitals
  •   Telemedicine and remote monitoring
  •   Cloud computing for healthcare 
  •   Compositionality and interoperability of healthcare devices
  •   Connected Health
  •   Formal Methods
  •   Safety
  •   Security
  •   Privacy
  •   Dependability, Resiliency and Robust System Designs
  •   Machine Learning, Explainable AI, and Deep Neural Nets
  •   Natural Language Processing
  •   Data Mining
  •   Big Data Analytics
  •   Affective Computing
  •   Humans in the Loop
  •   Personalized healthcare
  •   HCI
  •   Human behaviors/physiology/psychology
  •   Social Impact
  •   Legal and Ethical Issues
  •   Consumer Health

All manuscripts considered for publication in HEALTH must be prepared using the ACM template and submitted as a PDF via the Manuscript Central submission site at

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