BODYNETS 2015 - 10th International Conference on Body Area Network

28-30 September 2015, Sydney, Australia

CALL FOR PAPERS!
SCOPE
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), Sanjay Jha (University of New South Wales)
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)
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)
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)
chaired by Angelo Maria Sabatini (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy)
ST8: Body Area NanoNETworks: Electromagnetic, Materials and Communications (BANN-EMC)
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.

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:

www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates
For detailed submission instructions visit:
bodynets.org/2015/show/initial-submission
All paper submissions will be handled electronically. Papers must be uploaded to

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

PUBLICATION
All accepted paper will be published by ACM (pending). Selected papers will be considered for publication in leading ISI-impacted journals.

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

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