7th International Conference on Body Area Networks

September 24–26, 2012 | Oslo, Norway


  • The event is endorsed by the European Alliance for Innovation (http://eai.eu/), a leading community-based organisation devoted to the advancement of innovation in the field of ICT

  • All accepted papers will be published by ACM Digital Library

  • Student Travel Grants announced


The advancement in sensing, embedded computing, and wireless communication has accelerated the progress of adopting sensor networks to form Body Area Networks (BodyNets). BodyNets integrate and deploy wireless sensors, RFID tags, and other pervasive devices within and around human bodies for constructing diverse and practical systems for physiological monitoring, human computer interaction, and provision of entertainment. This conference will explore and explain the scope and challenges of designing, building, and deploying BodyNets. In this regard, the conference aims to establish a forum to exchange ideas, discuss practices, raise awareness, and share experiences among researchers and practitioners in the field of computer science, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, medicine, and other disciplines in both academia and industry. This conference also allows authors to present new and emerging trends to address the technical, social, system and application issues related to BodyNets.   The Conference continues its tradition of being the premier forum for presentation of results on cutting-edge research in BodyNets. While the mission of the conference is to share novel basic research ideas as well as experimental applications in the BodyNets area in addition to identifying new directions for future research and development the new scientific topics such as nano communication networks, bio-inspired networks, molecular networks, etc. will be considered. BodyNets 2012 will give researchers a unique opportunity to share their perspectives with others interested in the various aspects from molecular to micro level communication to novel applications in medicine, gaming to automobile industry. The conference consists of four symposia that cover a broad range of research aspects. In addition, the program will include three outstanding keynote speakers from academia and industry. A panel session on “Nano communications networks: from theory to practical applications” and an industrial track will surely provoke thoughtful discussions. There will also be two tutorials given free of charge to all BodyNets 2012 attendees. We hope that the conference proceedings will serve as a valuable reference to researchers and developers in the area.


The conference invites original technical papers that were not previously published and are not currently under review for publication elsewhere. Topics include, but are not limited to:

1. Wearable Computing:

Ambient intelligence

User interface


Augmented reality

Pattern recognition

Mobile and unobstrusive computing

2. Embedded Medical Devices:

Wearable system design issues

Integrating BodyNets into the healthcare system

High-Confidence Medical Devices

Medical Device Plug-and-Play

Assistive technologies for independent aging

Interactive Arts

3. Privacy and Security:

Lightweight security solutions for BodyNets

Privacy issues of BodyNets

Authentication and Trustworthiness

Attacks and Countermeasures

4. System and Application:

System design and modeling

Emerging self-powered BodyNets

Pervasive health care and patient monitoring

Entertainment (gaming) and lifestyle applications

Novel closed-loop applications of BodyNets

Case studies and system deployment

New medical diagnostics and treatments

Ambient assisted living

Smart transportations

Smart homes

Virtual hospitals

5. Networking and Communication

Communication techniques and protocols for BodyNets

Networking and security issues for BodyNets

Advanced propagation and channel model for BodyNets

Novel wireless communication technologies

In-body, on-body, and around body networks

Scalable, flexible network architectures & deployments

Advanced propagation and channel model for BodyNets

Fault-tolerance and reliability of BodyNets

Cognitive networks for medical bands

Bio cloud communication and computing  

6. Nano Communication Networks and Systems

THz communication systems

Molecular communications

Channel modeling

Nano devices  


Call for papers (full papers, and short papers): May 15, 2012

Call for posters and demo abstracts: May 1, 2012

Notification of acceptance: 1 July, 2012

Camera-Ready submission deadline: August 8, 2012


BodyNets 2012 is technically co-sponsored by IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. All accepted and presented papers will be included in the conference proceedings, made available in the ACM Digital Library, as well as in the ICST's own EU Digital Library (EUDL).


Selected papers will be invited for the ACM/Springer Mobile Networks & Applications (MONET) Special Issue, the IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management Special Issue, the IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, the Elsevier Nano Communication Network Special Issue and the Springer Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing


Travel grants will be made available for student authors attending the conference. Each grant is worth of NOK 3000 (approx. US$500). Student authors are encouraged to submit proof on student status and a 1/2 page motivation letter for consideration after they registered for the conference before August 31, 2012.


Authors are invited to submit papers of up to 7 pages for full papers, 4 pages for short papers, and 1 page abstract for posters and demos, in ACM Proceedings format 7"x9" print area, single spaced, double column, 9-pt font size). ACM's LaTex and MS WORD templates are located at: http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates. Authors should apply ACM Computing Classification categories and terms. The templates provide space for this indexing and point authors to the Computing Classification Scheme at: http://www.acm.org/about/class/1998. Please see http://www.bodynets.org/submission.shtm for details.