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BodyNets 2014 : 9th International Conference on Body Area Networks


When Sep 29, 2014 - Oct 1, 2014
Where London, UK
Submission Deadline Jun 1, 2014
Notification Due Jun 30, 2014
Final Version Due Jul 31, 2014

Call For Papers

9th International Conference on Body Area Networks -
BodyNets 2014
September 29th - October 1st 2014
London, UK

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Guang-Zhong Yang (Imperial College London)
Antonio Liotta (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven)
Mischa Dohler (King's College London)

BodyNets 2014 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, smart buildings, physiological monitoring, prosthetics, robotics, smart garments, sports science, and vehicular networks.


In addition to the regular track that covers general/mainstream topics, BodyNets 2014 features several special tracks that focus on specific, emerging or underrepresented topics. All special tack 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.

Electromagnetic-Body Area NanoNETworks (E-BANNET), chaired by Valeria Loscrì (INRIA Lille-Nord Europe, France), Anna Maria Vegni (University of Roma Tre, Italy), Sara Pizzi (University Mediterranea of Reggio Calabria, Italy), Josep Miquel Jornet (The State University of New York at Buffalo, USA), and Massimiliano Pierobon (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA)

UNconventional Intrabody Communication (UNIC),chaired by Laura Galluccio (University of Catania, Italy), Tommaso Melodia (State University of New York, USA), Enrico Natalizio (Université de Technologie de Compiègne, France)

Technologies and Applications for Telerehabilitation (TAT), chaired by Laura Contin (Telecom Italia, Italy), Roberto Nerino (CNR-IEIIT, Italy), and Angelo Maria Sabatini (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy)

Privacy, Security and Trust in Body Area Networks (PSTBAN), chaired by Shucheng Yu (University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA) and Xiaodong Lin (University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada)

For more information please visit

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 (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.

General Chair
Giancarlo Fortino, University of Calabria, Italy

PC Chairs
Jun Suzuki, University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA
Yiannis Andreopoulos, University College of London, UK
Mehmet Yuce, Monash University, Australia
Yang Hao, Queen Mary University of London, UK

Special Tracks Chairs
Marco Tagliassachi, Politechnique of Milan, Italy
Hassan Ghasemzadeh, University of California at Los Angeles, USA

Workshops Chair
Miguel Rodrigues, University College of London, UK

Publication Chair
Ren Liu, CSIRO, Australia

Sponsorship Chair (TBD)

Publicity Chair
Enrico Natalizio, University of Technology of Compiegne, France

Web Chair
Raffaele Gravina, University of Calabria, Italy

Conference Coordinator
Ruzanna Najaryan, EAI, Italy

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