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BodyNets 2013 : 8th International Conference on Body Area Networks


When Sep 30, 2013 - Oct 2, 2013
Where Boston, MA
Submission Deadline Jun 1, 2013
Notification Due Jun 30, 2013
Final Version Due Jul 31, 2013
Categories    body area networks   pervasive computing   medical informatics   e-health

Call For Papers

CFP: 8th ICST Int'l Conference on Body Area Networks (BodyNets 2013)

September 30 to October 2, 2013
Boston, MA, USA

Technically-sponsored by IEEE EMB and ACM SIGCHI
Proceedings to be published by ACM

BodyNets 2013 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, physiological monitoring, prosthetics, robotics, smart garments, sports science, and vehicular networks.

In addition to the main track that covers general/mainstream topics, the BodyNets 2013 technical program features a series of special tracks that focus on specific/emerging topics:

- Antennas for Body Area Networks (ABAN)
- Body Area Networks for Sports Applications and Systems (BANS)
- Body Area Networks with Social Networks (BANSN)
- Brain and Body Computing based on Embodied Knowledge (BBC)
- Cloud-assisted Cyber-Physical Systems (CCPS)
- Computer Vision for Human Sensing (CVHS)
- Energy Harvesting in Body Area Networks (EHBAN)
- Healthcare Applications and Challenges of Body Area Networks (HACBAN)
- Human Body Communications (HBC)
- Mobile Grid Computing for Smart Health and Well Being (mGrid4SHB)
- Nano-scale Communications and Networking (NCN)
- Privacy, Security and Trust in Body Area Networks (PSTBAN)
- Smart Garments (SG)
- Smart Health and Big Data (SHBD)

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 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 1
Short, poster and demo paper submission due: July 1
Notification of acceptance for regular papers: June 30
Notification of acceptance for short, poster and demo papers: July 15
Camera ready due: July 31


All accepted paper will be published by ACM and submitted for indexing by ISI, EI Compendex, Scopus, Google Scholar, and many more. Selected papers will be considered for publication in leading journals such as:

IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management
ACM/Springer Mobile Networks and Applications
Elsevier Information Sciences
Springer Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing
Wiley Security and Communication Networks Journal

Keynotes (To be completed):

Paolo Bonato, Harvard Medical School, USA
Geneviève Dion, Drexel University, USA
Tadashi Nakano, Osaka University, Japan
Kamran Sayrafian, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA

Co-located Workshops:

Workshop on Perspectives and Future Trends for Body Area Networks (PFT)
Workshop on Security Tools and Techniques for Internet of Things (SeTTIT)
Workshop on Ultra Wide Band for Body Area Networking (UWBAN-2013)

General Chair
Jun Suzuki, University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA

PC Chair
Honggang Wang, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, USA

PC Vice Chairs
Thomas Brennan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Geneviève Dion, Drexel University, USA
Hua Fang, UMass Medical School, USA
Renato Figueiredo, University of Florida, USA
Isao Hayashi, Kansai University, Japan
Hao Jiang, Boston College, USA
Tigang Jiang, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
Yinlai Jiang, Kochi University of Technology, Japan
Yuichi Kado, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan
Aravind Kailas, University of North Calorina, Charlotte, USA
Shan Lin, Temple University, USA
Xiaodong Lin, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
Hong Liu, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, USA
Michael Moore, Penn State University, USA
Tadashi Nakano, Osaka University, Japan
Dirk Plettemeier, Technical University of Dresden, Germany
Dario Pompili, Rutgers University, USA
Bo Sheng, University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA
My Thai, University of Florida, USA
Gill Tsouri, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
Sana Ullah, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
Jianqing Wang, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
Shuoyu Wang, Kochi University of Technology, Japan
Dalei Wu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Shaoen Wu, University of Southern Mississippi, USA
Qing Yang, Montana State University, USA
Shucheng Yu, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA
Zhengbo Zhang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Special Tracks Chair
Gill Tsouri, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA

Workshops Chair
Sasitharan Balasubramaniam, TSSG, Ireland
Wei Wang, South Dakota State University, USA

Publication Chair
Pruet Boonma, Chiang Mai University Thailand
Dalei Wu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Sponsorship Chair
Michael Moore, Pennsylvania State University, USA

Publicity Chair
Raul Chavez-Santiago, Oslo University Hospital, Norway

Web Chair
Chonho Lee, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Conference Coordinator
Ruzanna Najaryan, ICST, Italy

Steering Committee
Athanasios V. Vasilakos, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Imrich Chlamtac, University of Trento, Italy

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