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BodyNets 2012 : 7th International ICST Conference on Body Area Networks


When Sep 24, 2012 - Sep 26, 2012
Where Oslo
Submission Deadline May 15, 2012
Notification Due Jul 1, 2012
Final Version Due Aug 10, 2012

Call For Papers

The 7th International ICST Conference on Body Area Networks
BodyNets 2012, Oslo, Norway
24 - 26 September 2012


Deadline for workshops, special sessions, and tutorials proposals:
February 15, 2012
Paper submission deadline (short papers, work-in-progress papers,
poster papers, student papers): May 15, 2012
Notification of acceptance: July 1, 2012
Camera-Ready submission deadline: August 10, 2012

Don't miss out on the opportunity to network with international
researchers and practitioners and discuss the latest research findings
and trends in Body Area Neetworks at BodyNets 2012, an event connected
to the European innovation community through EAI endorsement

The advancement in sensing, embedded computing, and wireless
communication has accelerated the progress of adopting sensor networks
to form Body Area Networks (BodyNets). BodyNets integrate and deploy
wireless sensors, RFID tags, and other pervasive devices within and
around human bodies for constructing diverse and practical systems for
physiological monitoring, human computer interaction, and provision of
entertainment. 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 exchange ideas,
discuss practices, raise awareness, and share experiences among
researchers and practitioners in the field of computer science,
electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, medicine, and other
disciplines in both academia and industry. This conference also allows
authors to present new and emerging trends to address the technical,
social, system and application issues related to BodyNets.

The Seventh International Conference on Body Area Networks (BodyNets
2012) will be held in Oslo, Norway in September, 2012. The Conference
continues its tradition of being the premier forum for presentation of
results on cutting-edge research in BodyNets. While the mission of the
conference is to share novel basic research ideas as well as
experimental applications in the BodyNets area in addition to
identifying new directions for future research and development the new
scientific topics such as nano communication networks, bio-inspired
networks, molecular networks, etc. will be considered. BodyNets 2012
will give researchers a unique opportunity to share their perspectives
with others interested in the various aspects from molecular to micro
level communication to novel applications from medicine to automobile
industry. The conference consists of four symposia that cover a broad
range of research aspects. In addition, the program will include three
outstanding keynote speakers from academia and industry. A panel
session on "Nano communications networks: from theory to practical
applications" and an industrial track will surely provoke thoughtful
discussions. There will also be two tutorials given free of charge to
all BodyNets 2012 attendees. We hope that the conference proceedings
will serve as a valuable reference to researchers and developers in
the area.

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:

1. Network management:
In-body, on-body, and around body networks
Scalable, flexible network architectures & deployments
Advanced propagation and channel model for BodyNets
Fault-tolerance and reliability of BodyNets

2. Embedded Medical Devices:
Wearable system design issues
Integrating BodyNets into the healthcare system
High-Confidence Medical Devices
Medical Device Plug-and-Play
Assistive technologies for independent aging
Interactive Arts

3. Privacy and Security:
Lightweight security solutions for BodyNets
Privacy issues of BodyNets
Authentication and Trustworthiness
Attacks and Countermeasures

4. System and Application:
System design and modeling
Emerging self-powered BodyNets
Pervasive health care and patient monitoring
Entertainment and lifestyle applications
Novel closed-loop applications of BodyNets
Case studies and system deployment
New medical diagnostics and treatments
Ambient assisted living
Smart transportations
Smart homes
Virtual hospitals

5. Networking and Communication
Communication techniques and protocols for BodyNets
Networking and security issues for BodyNets
Advanced propagation and channel model for BodyNets
Novel wireless communication technologies
Cognitive networks for medical bands

6. Nano Communication Networks and Systems
THz communication systems
Molecular communications
Channel modeling
Nano devices

BodyNets 2012 is technically co-sponsored by IEEE Engineering in
Medicine and Biology Society. All accepted and presented papers will
be included in the conference proceedings, made available in the ACM
Digital Library, as well as in the ICST's own EU Digital Library

Authors are invited to submit papers of up to 7 pages for full papers,
4 pages for short papers, posters and demos, in ACM Proceedings format
(7"x9" print area, single spaced, double column, 9-pt font
size). ACM's LaTex and MS WORD templates are located at: Authors
should apply ACM Computing Classification categories and terms. The
templates provide space for this indexing and point authors to the
Computing Classification Scheme at: Please see for details.


Steering Committee

Prof. Athanasios V. Vasilakos, National Technical University of
Athens, Greece
Prof. Chenyang Lu, Washington University

Organising Committee

General Chair: Prof. Ilangko Balasingham, Oslo University Hospital HF
and Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Technical Program Co-Chairs:
Prof. Ryuji Kohno, Yokohama National University, Japan and University
of Oulu, Finland
Prof. Junichi Suzuki, University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA
Panels Chair
Dr. Jacob Bergsland, MD, Oslo University Hospital, HF, Norway
Workshop and Tutorial Chair
Prof. Tadashi Nakano, Osaka University, Japan
Demo and Poster Chair
Prof. Eduard Alarcon, Technical University of Catalunya, Spain
Dr. Yunhuai Liu, Shenzhen Institutes of Advance Technology, Chinese
Academy of Sciences, China
Publicity Chair
Dr. Shui Yu, School of Information Technology, Deakin University, Australia
Publication and Local Chair
Dr. Raul Chavez-Santiago, Oslo University Hospital HF, Norway
Web Chair
Karl Oyri, Oslo University Hospital HF, Norway

Program Track Chairs:

Embedded Medical Devices
Prof. Dirk Plettemeier, Technical University of Dresden, Germany
Dr. Catherine Dehollain, EPFL, Switzerland
Privacy and Security
Prof. Gill Tsouri, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
Prof. Chunming Rong, University of Stavanger, Norway
System and Applications
Dr. Huan-Bang Li, National Institute of Information and Communication
Technology, Japan
Dr. Kamran Sayrafian, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA
Networking and Communication
Prof. Tor Ramstad, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway,
Prof. Eryk Dutkiewicz, Macquarie University, Australia
Wearable Computing
Prof. Jari Iinatti, University of Oulu, Finland
Prof. Jianqing Wang, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
Nano communication networks and systems
Dr. Sasitharan Balasubramaniam, Telecommunications software and
systems group & Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland
Prof. Ozgur Akan, Koc University, Turkey

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