Open Calls

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Call for Articles for the Number 9

Important Dates
Submission of full articles: 10 November 2020
Notification of acceptance: 10 December 2020
Revised version: 20 December 2020
Publication: 30 December 2020

 

Guidelines for authors

Articles and Reviews can be submitted in English, Portuguese, French or Spanish.

All submissions must be made through the OJS platform of the journal JDMI: https://proa.ua.pt/index.php/jdmi. The authors’ guidelines can be found at the following URL https://proa.ua.pt/index.php/jdmi/author, including the .doc template.

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Call for Articles for the Special Issue on eHealth and Wellbeing

Guest Editors
Ana Margarida Almeida, Rita Oliveira & Rita Santos

Important Dates
Submission of full articles: 20 July 2020
Notification of acceptance: 30 September 2020
Revised version: 15 October 2020
Publication: 30 October 2020

Domain and focus
This special issue is intended to promote a discussion of eHealth and wellbeing and its connection with the digital media field.

eHealth relates to the use of Information and Communication Technologies for health, being recognized, by the World Health Organization, as one of the most rapidly growing areas in health today; it is a field that is rapidly transforming the delivery of health services and systems around the world. The term has been used since 2001 and characterizes not only a technical development (Eysenbach, 2001), with communicational, social, ethical, political and organizational implications.

eHealth applications may expand access to health services, improve self-management and enable the creation of health promotion campaigns. In addition, e-health can increase shared decision-making and contribute to creating new interaction dynamics, empowering patients, caregivers and health professionals.

New services and technologies are constantly being presented: eHealth is expanding from the traditional solutions (telemedicine, web-based services, and Electronic Health Records) to new contexts: mobile, games, audio-visual, educational, robotics, physical computing, among others. Additionally, novel fields are now being explored involving a holist approach to health, in which wellbeing and quality of life are important dimensions to consider.

We welcome papers that describe, from the technological, communicational and societal perspectives, innovative digital media solutions to improve health, wellbeing, quality-of-life, accessibility and active ageing, acknowledging the role of digital inclusion and the diversity of populations and health conditions that frame this topic. 

Looking forward to receiving your contribution and creating a special issue that will provide readers with innovative insights on how eHealth and wellbeing are being explored by the digital media field.

Topics
Adaptive interfaces, Assistive technologies, Accessibility and Universal design;
Active and Assisted living;
eHealth Inclusion and Literacy;
Healthy communities, Social media-based interventions and Connected health;
Games and Gamification for Health and Wellbeing;
Mobile Health (m-health);
Sensors, IoT and embodied solutions for Health and Wellbeing;
Privacy and security issues in e-Health and Wellbeing;
Health Promotion and Public Health campaigns;
New Trends in e-Health and Wellbeing and in New media health.

Expected types of papers.
Original Research Papers or Review Papers that describe original studies that follow user-centric approaches in any of the phases of the Research & Development cycle (Understand, Design, Prototype and Validate).

Guidelines for authors

Articles and Reviews can be submitted in English, Portuguese, French or Spanish.

All submissions must be made through the OJS platform of the journal JDMI: https://proa.ua.pt/index.php/jdmi . The authors’ guidelines can be found at the following URL https://proa.ua.pt/index.php/jdmi/author, including the .doc template.

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Call for Articles for the Number 6

Important Dates
Submission of full articles: 1 May 2020
Notification of acceptance: 15 June 2020
Revised version: 20 June 2020
Publication: 30 June 2020

 

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Call for Articles for the dossier Cultural Heritage and Digital Media

Guest Editors
Ana Melro, Lídia Oliveira & Ana Carla Amaro

Domain and focus
The proposed dossier has as its central domain the debate of issues related to Cultural Heritage, Infocommunicational Technologies and Territorial Innovation, in a logic of interdependence, interdisciplinarity and complementarity between the three dimensions.
Currently, Cultural Heritage has gained interest in the most varied scientific areas (Social Sciences, Computer Sciences or Communication Sciences) and in its diverse aspects, from material and immaterial Cultural Heritage, being objects, places or monuments, or even when the focus is on practices, customs and uses. This interest increases as digitalisation (digital cultural heritage) becomes possible.
The attention given to Cultural Heritage is justified since it is part of the legacy of a given society, considering its preservation as a way of preserving the history, values and specific contributions of that society to the globalized world.
But the past is not the only engine of Cultural Heritage, or at least its influence can (and should) be exerted with a view to the future, not only because its sustainability is a goal, but because new contributions are foreseen through Cultural Heritage, namely Territorial Innovation.
Cultural Heritage and the Territory have an umbilical connection, influence each other and can interactively and reciprocally contribute to the evolution and dynamism of each other. Through the analysis and in-depth knowledge of the former, the territory can innovate, transform and enhance the involvement of its residents and visitors in regenerative, innovative and reconstructive practices. Territorial Innovation is nevertheless perceived as a means and not as an end in itself, practices that are changing the territory, encouraging the initiative of the people who interact with it and, consequently, promoting Cultural Heritage action.
Infocommunicational Technologies, namely, the influence of cyberculture and digital media in this i(n)teractive process between Cultural Heritage and Territorial Innovation, translates into the realization of more stable, sustainable and appealing dynamics, although they may also be fast and diffuse. Tools such as Augmented Reality, Internet of Things and Virtual Reality contribute to the emergence of concepts such as Digital Cultural Heritage or Smart Heritage.
The focus of the dossier is in the development of new Cultural Heritage(s) through Territorial Innovation, promoted by Infocommunicational Technologies.

Topics
- Cultural Heritage;
- Territory;
- Patrimony;
- Preservation, maintenance and sustainability;
- Territorial innovation;
- Digital cultural heritage;
- Smart heritage;
- Infocommunicational technologies;
- Cyberculture;
- Digital Media;
- Internet of Things;
- Augmented Reality;
- Virtual Reality;

Objectives
The objectives of the research dossier are:
- Promote the discussion about the importance of Cultural Heritage;
- Promote in-depth knowledge about the actors that intervene in the dynamics of Cultural Heritage and Territorial Innovation;
- Analyze the influence of Infocommunicational Technologies on Territorial Innovation and on the knowledge, sustainability and transformation of Cultural Heritage;
- Contribute to innovative scientific perspectives in the three dimensions under analysis: Cultural Heritage; Infocommunicational Technologies and Territorial Innovation, as well as in their interaction;
- Encourage critical reflection on the under analysis dimensions, as well as the understanding of the critical success points of the interaction between them.

Expected types of papers
Papers that contribute to the fulfillment of the objectives mentioned above and to the scientific and critical reflection of the concepts and others that arise related to the dimensions and focus in analysis are expected.
It may be submitted: papers that focus on predominantly theoretical reflections; systematic literature reviews; empirical studies and books and / or papers reviews that result in the interaction of the three dimensions (Cultural Heritage, Infocommunicational Technologies and Territorial Innovation).

Important Dates
Submission of full articles: 1 May 2020
Notification of acceptance: 15 June 2020
Revised version: 20 June 2020
Publication: 30 June 2020

  

Guidelines for authors

Articles and Reviews can be submitted in English, Portuguese, French or Spanish.

All submissions must be made through the OJS platform of the journal JDMI: https://proa.ua.pt/index.php/jdmi. The authors’ guidelines can be found at the following URL https://proa.ua.pt/index.php/jdmi/author, including the .doc template.