9th International Conference on Body Area Networks

September 29–October 1, 2014 London, Great Britain

CALL FOR PAPERS (PDF version)

9th International Conference on Body Area Networks - BodyNets 2014 September 29th - October 1st 2014 London, UK

CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

  • Guang-Zhong Yang (Imperial College London)
  • Mischa Dohler (King's College London)
  • Giancarlo Fortino (University of Calabria, Italy)

SCOPE and TOPICS

BodyNets 2014 aims to provide a world-leading and unique opportunity for bringing together researchers and practitioners from diverse disciplines to plan, analyze, design, build, deploy and experiment with/on body area networks (BANs). We are soliciting high-quality original papers in the following topics (but not limited to):

1. Wearable Computing

  • Ambient intelligence
  • Pervasive user interface
  • Context and situation awareness
  • Augmented reality
  • Sensory augmentation
  • Motion detection and activity recognition
  • User modeling and personalization

2. Embedded Devices and Medical Applications

  • High-confidence medical devices
  • Integration of medical devices with healthcare systems
  • Medical device plug-and-play
  • Assistive technologies for independent aging
  • Pervasive health care and patient monitoring
  • New medical diagnostics and treatments
  • Ambient assisted living
  • Virtual hospitals

3. Communications and Networking

  • Various types of BANs; e.g, in-body, on-body and around-body networks
  • Signal/information processing and communication models in BANs
  • BAN architectures and protocols
  • Power-efficient communications
  • Wireless energy transfer
  • Delay-tolerance, fault-tolerance and reliability in BANs
  • Cloud computing and BANs
  • Cognitive networks for medical bands

4. Systems and Applications

  • Sensing and actuation in BANs
  • Software engineering and systems engineering for BANs
  • Modeling, simulations and empirical experiments
  • Design and performance issues
  • Tools, testbeds and deployment issues
  • Wireless-to-bio interface/transduction
  • Standardization

Application domains include, but not limited to, biomedical engineering, computer vision, defense, entertainment (e.g. computer games), human computer interaction, industrial design, interactive arts, Internet of things, logistics and transportation, smart buildings, physiological monitoring, prosthetics, robotics, smart garments, sports science, and vehicular networks.

CALL FOR SPECIAL TRACK PAPERS

In addition to the regular track that covers general/mainstream topics, BodyNets 2014 features several special tracks that focus on specific, emerging or underrepresented topics. All special tack papers will be peer-reviewed with the same criteria and quality standard used in the regular track. All accepted special track papers will be included as conference papers in the proceedings.

  • Electromagnetic-Body Area NanoNETworks (E-BANNET), chaired by Valeria Loscrì (INRIA Lille-Nord Europe, France), Anna Maria Vegni (University of Roma Tre, Italy), Sara Pizzi (University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Italy), Josep Miquel Jornet (The State University of New York at Buffalo, USA), and Massimiliano Pierobon (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA)
  • UNconventional Intrabody Communication (UNIC),chaired by Laura Galluccio (University of Catania, Italy), Tommaso Melodia (State University of New York, USA), Enrico Natalizio (Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France) (website)
  • Technologies and Applications for Telerehabilitation (TAT), chaired by Laura Contin (Telecom Italia, Italy), Roberto Nerino (CNR-IEIIT, Italy), and Angelo Maria Sabatini (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy)
  • Privacy, Security and Trust in Body Area Networks (PSTBAN), chaired by Shucheng Yu (University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA) and Xiaodong Lin (University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada)
  • Millimeter-wave Body Area Networks (MilliBAN), chaired by Julien Sarrazin (Sorbonne Universités, France), Philippe de Doncker (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium), and Raffaele D'Errico (CEA-LETI, France)
  • Cloud-assisted Cyber-Physical Systems (CCPS), chaired by Jun Suzuki (University of Massachusetts, Boston), Giancarlo Fortino (University of Calabria, Italy), and Raffaele Gravina (University of Calabria, Italy)
  • Coding for Emerging Wireless Networks (CEWN), chaired by Akiko Manada (The University of Electro-Communications, Japan), Eimear Byrne (University College Dublin, Ireland), and Jun Suzuki (University of Massachusetts, Boston)
  • Human Body Communications (HBC), chaired by Yuichi Kado (Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan) and Jianqing Wang (Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • Antennas and Propagation in Body Area Networks (APBAN), chaired by Dirk Plettemeier (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)

For more information please visit http://bodynets.org/2014/show/wip-papers

Paper Submission:

Authors are invited to submit papers in the following categories:

  • Regular papers: Up to 7 pages
  • Short papers: Up to 4 pages
  • Poster and demo papers: Up to 1 page

Papers must follow the ACM conference paper format. Please visit http://bodynets.org/2014/show/initial-submission for detailed submission instructions.

The authors of regular and short papers will deliver oral presentations. The authors of poster/demo papers will deliver posters and/or system demonstrations.

Important Dates:

  • Regular paper submission due: June 20 (HARD DEADLINE - submitted papers might be updated until June 30th on easychair)
  • Short, poster and demo paper submission due: July 1
  • Notification of acceptance for regular papers: July 31
  • Notification of acceptance for short, poster and demo papers: July 31
  • Camera ready due: August 15

Publication:

All accepted paper will be published by ACM. Best selected papers of Bodynets 2014 will be invited to be submitted (after significant extension and revision) to a special issue on IEEE Trans. on Affective Computing (more information will be available during the conference), Guest Editor. Prof. Giancarlo Fortino.

Proceedings will be submitted for indexing by Google Scholar, ISI, EI Compendex, Scopus and many more.

We reserve the right to exclude papers accepted but not presented from the conference proceedings submitted for archiving and indexing.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

General Chair

Giancarlo Fortino, University of Calabria, Italy

PC Chairs

Jun Suzuki, University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA
Yiannis Andreopoulos, University College of London, UK
Mehmet Yuce, Monash University, Australia
Yang Hao, Queen Mary University of London, UK

Special Tracks Chairs

Marco Tagliassachi, Politechnique of Milan, Italy
Hassan Ghasemzadeh, University of California at Los Angeles, USA

Workshops Chair

Miguel Rodrigues, University College of London, UK

Publication Chair

Ren Liu, CSIRO, Australia

Sponsorship Chair

Siva Subramani, Toshiba Research Europe Ltd, UK

Publicity Chair

Enrico Natalizio, University of Technology of Compiegne, France

Web Chair

Raffaele Gravina, University of Calabria, Italy

Conference Coordinator

Ruzanna Najaryan, EAI

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