Call for Papers

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Scope

Recent advances in the field of wireless sensor networks have moved them beyond their traditional areas of application in monitoring of remote and mobile environments. Sensor networks are increasingly being deployed within and at the surface of the human body to form Body Area Networks (BodyNets). BodyNets allow for unidirectional (monitoring) and even bidirectional (effector) interactions. They can be utilized in diverse applications such as physiological monitoring, human computer interactions, education and entertainment through interactive games. This conference will explore and explain the scope and challenges of designing, building, and deploying BodyNets. In this regard, the conference aims to establish a forum to bring together research professionals from diverse fields including computer science, biomedical engineering and medicine in both academia and industry to address the technical, social, systems and application issues related to BodyNets.

Topics

The conference invites original technical papers that were not previously published and are not currently under review for publication elsewhere. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • BodyNets Systems and Technology
    • Novel communication techniques and protocols
    • In-vivo, on-body, near-body networks
    • Performance modeling
    • System design issues
      • Powering
      • Reliability and fautl-tolerance
      • Security and privacy, including HIPAA for medical applications
  • HCI/Wearable Computing
    • Social impacts
    • Usability
    • Brain Computer Interactions
    • Wearable system design issues
    • Entertainment
    • Asistive Technologies (for aging and disabled)
  • Medical Applications
    • Pervasive health care and patient monitoring
      • within hospitals and other healthcare delivery settings
      • in residential and other non healthcare delivery settings
    • BodyNets for Prosthetics
    • Novel medical applications of BodyNets

The proceedings of the conference will be listed in the ACM Digital Library. Extended version of technically superior papers will be invited for IEEE JSAC special issue on Body Area Networks: Technology and Applications and meritorious papers related to multimedia issues will be invited for IEEE Multimedia.

Important Dates

Abstract Due:
Full Paper Due:
Notification of Acceptance:
Camera-ready Manuscripts due:
Conference Dates:
October 22, 2007 by 11:59pm PDT
October 29, 2007 by 11:59pm PDT
December 21, 2007
January 28, 2008
March 13-15, 2008