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BSN 2012 : The 9th International Conference on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks


Conference Series : Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks
When May 10, 2012 - May 12, 2012
Where London, UK
Submission Deadline Jan 23, 2012
Notification Due Mar 15, 2012
Categories    sensor networks   wearable computers   wireless health   pervasive sensing

Call For Papers

Following the successes of eight annual BSN workshops held at Imperial College in London (2004, 2005), MIT in Boston (2006), RWTH Aachen University (2007), Chinese University in Hong Kong (2008), the University of California at Berkeley (2009), Singapore (2010), and the University of Texas at Dallas (2011), we’re bringing the Body Sensor Networks (BSN) conference back to Imperial for 2012.

Body Sensor Network (BSN) technology has gained significant interest in recent years from researchers both in academia and industry. With the development of innovative wearable/wireless/implantable biosensors, the applications for BSNs extend from in-vivo monitoring and intervention for healthcare, to fitness, life-style monitoring, sport and security. BSN 2012 will address the fast-growing BSN research and offer participants a unique forum to discuss the key issues and innovative solutions in current BSN research and its future applications. The conference features a number of invited lectures by leading academic researchers and industrial experts. It will also include showcases and demonstrations of the latest BSN developments.

Topics to be addressed by BSN 2012 include, but are not limited to:

* Novel bioelectrical, biochemical, biophysical, and mechanical sensors;
* Hardware considerations for body sensor networks, including: Low power RF transceivers, energy scavenging, battery technology, miniaturization, system integration, process and cost of manufacturing;
* Biocompatibility and materials;
* Context awareness and multi-sensor data fusion for body sensor networks;
* Quality of service and security issues for body sensor networks;
* Standards and light-weight communication protocols for body sensor networks;
* Links from the body to environment sensing, smart dwellings, and home monitoring;
* Wearable and implantable (or swallowable, etc.) sensor integration and development platform;
* Wearable biomotion sensors to monitor human activity for diagnosis, therapy, training, sports, etc.;
* Value of BSN to healthcare – hospital and community contexts
* Applications of body sensor networks;
* Machine learning and pattern recognition/mining of large continuous BSN data sets.

We highly encourage submissions of tutorial proposal on all topics in the general areas of the BSN, especially tutorials bridging these areas, or presenting new perspectives in these areas. Proposals will be considered for half-day tutorials.

All submissions must be original, unpublished, and are not under
consideration elsewhere, with the exception of internal technical
reports. Submissions should be no more than 6 pages formatted to
the two-column IEEE conference style. Two page poster submissions
are also welcome. For accepted papers, at least one
of the authors (with no double-counting allowed) must register for
the conference by the early registration deadline in order for the
paper to be included in the conference and its proceedings.

Please see the conference website ( for other details of this event.


* Tutorial Proposal: Nov 30, 2011
* Abstract: Jan 20, 2012
* Full paper due: extended to 10AM GMT, 23rd Jan, 2012 (however, you must unload your paper details by 20th Jan, you can then update your submission including your manuscript PDF till the new deadline)
* Acceptance: March 15, 2012
* Application for student travel awards: 20th March, 2012
* Early registration: April 1, 2012

General and Programme Chairs

* Guang-Zhong Yang, Imperial College London, UK
* Eric Yeatman, Imperial College London, UK
* Chris McLeod, Imperial College London, UK

Local Organising Chair

* Morris Sloman, Imperial College London, UK

Area Chairs

* David Clifton, University of Oxford, UK
* Dermot Diamond, Dublin City University, Ireland
* Steffen Leonhardt, RWTH Aachen, Germany
* Ruud Vullers, IMEC, Netherlands

Steering Committee

* Dinesh Bhatia, UT Dallas, USA
* Paolo Bonato, Harvard Medical School, USA
* Thomas Falck, Philips Research, Achen, Germany
* Roozbeh Jafari, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
* Steffen Leonhardt, RWTH Achen University, Germany
* Keck Voon Ling, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
* Weng-Fai Wong, National University of Singapore, Singapore
* Joseph Paradiso, MIT, USA
* Paul Wright, UC Berkeley, USA
* Guang-Zhong Yang, Imperial College, London, UK
* Eric Yeatman, Imperial College, London, UK
* Yuan-Ting Zhang, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

Publicity Co-Chairs

* John Lach, University of Virginia, USA
* Lei Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

BSN Competition and Exhibition Co-Chairs

* Roozbeh Jafari, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
* Louis Atallah, Imperial College London, UK

Tutorial and Workshop Co-Chairs

* Benny Lo, Imperial College London
* Carmen Poon, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Programme Committee (additional members being finalised)

* DK Arvind, University of Edinburgh, UK
* Daniel Berckmans, KU Leuven, Belgium
* Gert Cauwenberghs, UC San Diego, USA
* Danielo De Rossi, University of Pisa, Italy
* Sandeep Gupta, Arizona State University, USA
* Joerg Habetha, Philips Research, Netherlands
* Yang Hao, Queen Mary’s University of London, UK
* Srinath Hosur, Texas Instruments, USA
* Emil Jovanov, University of Alabama, USA
* Bill Kaiser, UCLA, USA
* Thomas Lindh, KTH, Sweden
* Paul Lukowicz, Universität Passau, Germany
* Richard Luxton, University of the West of England, UK
* Rita Paradiso, Smartex, Italy
* Radislav Potyrailo, GE, USA
* Majid Sarrafzadeh, UCLA, USA
* Toshiyo Tamura, Chiba University, Japa
* Surapa Thiemjarus, SIIT, Thammasat University, Thailand
* NJ Tao, Arizona State University, USA
* Chris Toumazou, Imperial College London, UK
* Pankaj Vadgama, Queen Mary’s University of London, UK
* Joe Wang, UC San Diego, USA

Local Organising Committee (additional members being finalised)

* Anil Bharath, Imperial College London, UK
* Tim Constandinou, Imperial College London, UK
* Aldo Faisal, Imperial College London, UK
* Len Fass, GE, UK
* Hans Gellerson, Lancaster University, UK
* Gerd Kortuem, Open University, UK
* Emil Lupu, Imperial College London, UK
* Paul Mitcheson, Imperial College London, UK
* Richard Mortier, Nottingham University, UK
* Lionel Tarassenko, University of Oxford, UK
* Niki Trigoni, University of Oxford, UK

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