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10th EAI International Conference on Body Area Networks

September 28–30, 2015 | Sydney, Australia

Call for Papers

10th International Conference on Body Area Networks (BodyNets 2015), September 28–30, 2015, Sydney, Australia

BodyNets 2015 aims to provide a world-leading and unique opportunity for bringing together researchers and practitioners from diverse disciplines to plan, analyse, design, build, deploy and experiment with/on body area networks (BANs).

TOPICS

We are soliciting high-quality original papers in the following topics (but not limited to):

1. Wearable Computing

Chaired by Giancarlo Fortino (University of Calabria)

  • 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

Chaired by Gang Zhou (College of William and Mary)

  • 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

Chaired by Ming Li (Utah State University)

  • 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 - Ambient Intelligence

Chaired by Qi Zhang (Aarhus University)

  • 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

In addition to the main track that covers general/mainstream topics, the BodyNets 2015 technical program will feature a series of special tracks.

CALL FOR SPECIAL TRACKS PAPERS

In addition to the regular track that covers general/mainstream topics, BodyNets 2015 features several special tracks that focus on specific, emerging or underrepresented topics. All special track 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.

ST1: Wireless Implantable Antennas (WIAN)

chaired by Yang Hao (Queen Mary College, University of London, UK), Karu Esselle (Macquarie University, Australia)

ST2: Human Body Communications (HBCM)

chaired by Yuichi Kado (Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan)

ST3: Privacy, Security and Trust in Body Area Networks (PSTB)

chaired by Shucheng Yu (University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA)

ST4: Antennas and Propagation in Body Area Networks (APBN)

chaired by Dirk Plettemeier (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany), Matti Hämäläinen, (Oulu University, Finland), Jari Iinatti (Oulu University, Finland)

ST5: Unconventional Intrabody Communication (UNIC)

Please download the Call for Papers HERE

chaired by Enrico Natalizio (Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France), Tommaso Melodia (Northeastern University, Boston, USA),Laura Galluccio (University of Catania, Italy)

ST6: Cloud-assisted Body Area Networks (CBAN)

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chaired by Raffaele Gravina (University of Calabria, Italy), Junichi Suzuki (University of Massachusetts, USA)

ST7: Sensors and Algorithms for Human Motion Analysis and Classification (SAHM)

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chaired by Angelo Maria Sabatini (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy), Rezaul Begg (Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia)

ST8: Body Area NanoNETworks: Electromagnetic, Materials and Communications (BANN-EMC)

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chaired by Valeria Loscri, (INRIA Lille-Nord Europe, France), Anna Maria Vegni (University of Roma Tre, Italy), Ildiko Peter (Politecnico di Torino, Italy), Ladislau Matekovits (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)

More Special Tracks may be available at a later date.

For more information please visit the conference website.

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 1page

Papers must follow the ACM conference paper format. ACM Templates are available at:

http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates

For detailed submission instructions visit:

http://bodynets.org/2015/show/initial-submission

All paper submissions will be handled electronically. Papers must be uploaded to

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bodynets2015

Important dates

  • Full Paper Submission deadline: 30 June 2015
  • Short Papers and Posters deadline: 1 July 2015
  • Notification and Registration opens: 31 July 2015
  • Camera-ready deadline: 15 August 2015

PUBLICATION

All accepted paper will be published by ACM. The proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: DBLP, Google Scholar, Thomson Scientific ISI Proceedings, EI Elsevier Engineering Index, CrossRef, Scopus, as well as ICST's own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

We reserve the right to exclude papers accepted but not presented without prior request and satisfactory explanation from the conference proceedings submitted for archiving and indexing.

The event is endorsed by the European Alliance for Innovation, a leading community-based organisation devoted to the advancement of innovation in the field of ICT.