Technical Program

Thursday, 13th March 2008 Friday, 14th March 2008 Saturday, 15th March 2008

Thursday, 13th March 2008
Location: Brickyard Artisan Court, Room 190
Time Event
8:30-9:00 Registration
Tutorial I
  • Title: Body Sensor Networks for Health-care Monitoring: Premises, Challenges and Prospective
  • Speaker: Roozbeh Jafari, University of Texas at Dallas
  • Download Slides Part 1, Part 2
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
Tutorial I Continued
12:30-14:00 Lunch
Tutorial II
  • Title: Energy-efficient Design for Mobile Phone-Centered Wireless Body Area Networks
  • Speaker: Lin Zhong, Rice University
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15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
Tutorial II Continued
17:30-19:00 School of Computing and Informatics Welcome Reception, Poster Session and Lab Tours.
Friday, 14th March 2008
Location: Brickyard Artisan Court, Room 110
Time Event
7:30-8:00 Registration

Welcome Address: Dr. Deirdre Meldrum, Dean, Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, Arizona State University.

Opening Remarks: Dr. Sethuraman (Panch) Panchanathan, General Chair,
Dr. Sandeep K. S. Gupta, TPC Chair.

  • Title: Artificial Intelligence on the Body, in the Home, and Beyond
  • Speaker: Dr. Diane Cook, Washington State University
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9:30-10:00 Coffee Break

Center for Adaptive Neural Systems Best Paper Award Presentation
Dr. James Abbas and Dr. Ranu Jung, Co-Directors of Center for Adaptive Neural Systems, Arizona State University.

Session I: Medical Applications
Chair: Dr. Tim Buchman
  • The SmartCane System: An Assistive Device for Geriatrics (Short Paper)
    Winston Wu, Lawrence Au, Brett Jordan, Thanos Stathopoulos, Maxim Batalin, William Kaiser, Alireza Vahdatpour, Majid Sarrafzadeh, Meika Fang, Joshua Chodosh
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  • Preliminary Studies for the development of a Ubiquitous Computing and Health-monitoring System for Wheelchair Users (Work-in-Progress Paper)
    Jongbae Kim, Sangyeun Cho , Seung-Jae Kim
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  • A wireless platform for fall and mobility monitoring in health care (Short Paper)
    Pepijn W J Van de Ven, Alan Bourke, John Nelson, Gearaid O’Laighin
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  • Physiological Signal Monitoring in the Waiting Areas of an Emergency Room (Regular Paper)
    Dorothy Curtis, Jason Waterman, Jacob Bailey, Eugene Shih, Thomas Stair, John Guttag, Robert Greenes, Lucila Ohno-Machado
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Session II: Software Technology and Platforms
Chair: Dr. Vijay Sivaraman
  • Distributed Pervasive Services using Group Service communication supporting Body Area Networks (Regular Paper)
    Christopher Foley, Sasitharan Balasubramaniam, Dimitri Botvich, William Donnelly, Stefan Michaelis, Jens Schmutzer, Thomas Stair
    Download Slides Here
  • Service Discovery and Composition in Body Area Networks (Short Paper)
    Matteo Coloberti, Clemens Lombriser , Daniel Roggen, Gerhard Troester, Renata Guarneri, Daniele Riboni
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  • A Framework for Creating Healthcare Monitoring Applications Using Wireless Body Sensor Networks (Work-in-Progress Paper)
    Sameer Iyengar , Filippo Tempia , Raffaele Gravina , Antonio Guerrieri , Giancarlo Fortino , Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli
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  • CareNet: An Integrated Wireless Sensor Networking Environment for Remote Healthcare (Work-in-Progress Paper)
    Yuan Xue , Stephen Wicker , Philip J Kuryloski , Shanshan Jiang , Roozbeh Jafari, Ruzena Bajcsy , Yanchuan Cao , Sameer Iyengar
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Lunch, Welcome by General Chair
Dr. Sethuraman Panchanathan, Director, School of Computing and Informatics, Arizona State University.

Session III: Communication Techniques
Chair: Dr. Eric Yeatman
  • Effect of quantization on beamforming in binaural hearing aids (Short Paper)
    Sriram Srinivasan , Ashish Pandharipande , Kees Janse
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  • Investigation of Wireless Data Transmission between Hearing Aids (Short Paper)
    Crista L. Malick, Steven J. Franke, Qi Xie, Jennifer T. Bernhard, Mitesh Parikh, Douglas L. Jones, and Francois Callias
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  • Body-Coupled Communication for Body Sensor Networks (Short Paper)
    Adam Barth, Stephen Wilson, Mark Hanson, Harry Powell , Dincer Unluer, John Lach
    Download Slides Here
  • Analysis of Body Sensor Network Using Human Body as the Channel (Short Paper)
    Jerald Yoo, Namjun Cho, Hoi-Jun Yoo
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15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
Session IV: Powering and Energy
Chair: Dr. Douglas Jones
  • Adapting Radio Transmit Power in Wireless Body Area Sensor Networks (Regular Paper)
    Shuo Xiao, Vijay Sivaraman, and Alison Burdett
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  • Approaches to Self-Powered Biochemical Sensors for In-Vivo Application (Work-in-Progress Paper)
    Eric M. Yeatman, Danny O’Hare, Cate Dobson, Eleni Bitziou
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  • Joint Encryption/Multiple Access for Body Area Sensor Networks (Work-in-Progress Paper)
    Walter D. Leon-Salas, Yugyung Lee, Deep Medh
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Enactive Arts Immersive Installation
  • Venue: iStage/Digital Arts Ranch
  • Organizer: Dr. Ellen Campana, Assistant Professor, Arts Media and Engineering, Arizona State University
19:30 pm (Starting) Banquet
Location : University Club, Arizona State University
Saturday, 15th March 2008
Location: Brickyard Artisan Court, Room 110
Time Event
7:30-8:00 Registration
Introduction, Consortium for Embedded Systems Best Paper Award Presentation
Prof. Sarma Vrudhula, Director of Consortium for Embedded Systems, Arizona State University.
  • Title: On Innovation, Quality of Life and Technology of BodyNets
  • Speaker: Dr. Sundaresan Jayaraman, Georgia Institute of Technology
9:30-10:00 Coffee Break
Panel Discussion
  • Topic: Context Aware Computing in Healthcare
  • Organizer: Mary Murphy-Hoye (Intel Corp.)
  • Participants:
    • Dan Siewiorek (CMU)
    • Pat Langley (ASU)
    • Atul Hatalkar (Intel Corp.)
    • Celeste Null (Intel Corp.)
    • Lam Nachman (Intel Corp.)
    Download Slides Here
Session V: Activity and Signal Classification
Chair: Dr. D. K. Arvind
  • ECG Segmentation in a Body Sensor Network Using Adaptive Hidden Markov Models (Regular Paper)
    Huaming Li, Jindong Tan
    Download Slides Here
  • Body Posture Identification using Hidden Markov Model with Wearable Sensor Networks (Regular Paper)
    Muhannad Quwaider, Subir Biswas
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  • Classifying Wheelchair Propulsion Patterns with a Wrist Mounted Accelerometer (Short Paper)
    Brian French, Asim Smailagic, Dan Siewiorek, Vishnu Ambur, Divya Tyamagundlu
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  • Analysis of human performance using physiological data streams (Short Paper)
    Gaurav Pradhan, Balakrishnan Prabhakaran
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Lunch, Introduction to BMI @ ASU
Talk Title:Can Biomedical Informatics Save Your Life?
Speaker: Dr. Robert A. Greenes, Ira A. Fulton Chair and Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics School of Computing and Informatics, Arizona State University
Session VI: HCI/Wearable Computing
Chair: Dr. Jindong Tan
  • SMASH: A Distributed Sensing and Processing Garment for the Classification of Upper Body Postures (Regular Paper)
    Holger Harms, Oliver Amft, Daniel Roggen, Gerhard Troester
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  • Modeling of EOG and Electrode Position Optimization for Human-Computer Interface (Short Paper)
    Niina Nojd, Jari Hyttinen
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  • An Architecture for Smart Textiles (Work-in-Progress)
    Mark T Jones, Thomas Martin, Braden Sawyer
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15:15-15:45 Coffee Break
Session VII: Communication Protocols
Chair: Dr. Eleni Karatza
  • On the performance of Bluetooth and IEEE 802.15.4 radios in a body area network (Regular Paper)
    Rahul C. Shah, Lama Nachman and Chieh-yih Wan
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  • IEEE Body Area Network And Medical Implant Communication (Short Paper)
    Bin Zhen, Huan-Bang Li, Ryuji Kohno
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  • Novel QoS Scheduling and Energy-saving MAC protocol for Body Sensor Networks Optimization (Short Paper)
    Begonya Otal, Luis Alonso, Christos Verikoukis
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Session VIII: Non-Medical Applications
Chair: Dr. Pepijn Van Den Ven
  • The Speckled Golfer (Regular Paper)
    D K Arvind, Andrew Bates
    Download Slides Here
  • A Wearable Wireless RFID System for Accessible Shopping Environments (Regular Paper)
    Sreekar Krishna, Vineeth Balasubramanian , Narayanan Chatapuram Krishnan , Terri Hedgpeth
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  • SerPens -- A Tool for Semantically Enriched Location Information on Personal Devices (Work-in-Progress Paper)
    Sourav Bhattacharya, Joonas Kukkonen, Petteri Nurmi, Patrik Floreen
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18:15-18:30 Concluding Remarks