Special Issue "Artificial Intelligence in Public Health"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Digital Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 July 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. María Teresa García Ordás
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Seguridad y Conocimiento en el Mundo Cibernético (SECOMUCI) Research Group, Escuela de Ingenierías Industrial e Informática, Universidad de León, Campus de Vegazana s/n, C.P. 24071 León, Spain
Interests: artificial intelligence; neural network; deep learning; machine learning; eHealth
Dr. José Alberto Benítez Andrades
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Salud Bienestar Ingeniería y Sostenibilidad Sociosanitaria (SALBIS) Research Group, Department of Electric, Systems and Automatics Engineering, University of León, Campus of Vegazana s/n, León, 24071 León, Spain
Interests: knowledge engineering; ontologies; artificial intelligence; machine learning; eHealth; public health
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Dr. Jose Luis Calvo-Rolle
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Department of Industrial Engineering, University of A Coruña, 15405 Ferrol, Spain
Interests: knowledge engineering and expert systems for diagnosis and control systems; intelligent systems for modeling, optimization, and control; fault and anomaly detection using traditional and intelligent techniques; new sensors, robust sensors, and virtual sensors
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge Engineering in Public Health papers must relate to real-world medical domains. Technical and medical points of view must be presented at the proper depth. This Special Issue is looking for innovative works in the artificial intelligence and knowledge engineering fields, which must have a special relevance and a clear application to public health.

Related to artificial intelligence, supervised or unsupervised learning techniques for dealing with medical data, robotic systems improvements or new AI systems using the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), such as medical or wearable devices, sensors or apps, and data analytics for public health care, are in the scope of this Special Issue.

On the other hand, the scope and topics of interest related to knowledge engineering are listed below: ontologies and controlled vocabularies, linked data, natural language processing and semantic web, human–computer interaction, knowledge representation and reasoning, storage solutions for the semantic web, semantic technologies in medicine and semantic social web.

All papers must be methodologically sound, showing how the proposal can be applied to real public health scenarios, and they have to explicitly mention improvements or advantages with respect to existing approaches and offer a discussion stressing the novelty of the work.

Including publicly available datasets is strongly recommended to increase the reproducibility of the research works.

Dr. María Teresa García Ordás
Dr. José Alberto Benítez Andrades
Dr. Jose Luis Calvo-Rolle
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2300 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • deep learning
  • machine learning
  • internet of medical things
  • AI for public heath
  • knowledge engineering
  • knowledge representation
  • ontologies in public health
  • semantic web
  • semantic technologies

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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