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E-BANNET 2014 : Special track: Electromagnetic-Body Area NanoNETworks


When Sep 29, 2014 - Oct 1, 2014
Where London
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
September 29–October 1, 2014
London, Great Britain

Special track: "Electromagnetic-Body Area NanoNETworks (E-BANNET)"

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.

Organizing Chairs:

- 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

- Massimiliano Pierobon, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA


Recently, nanotechnology has emerged as a novel evolution in technology enabling the design of miniaturized devices at nanoscale level (i.e., nanorobots and nanoparticles). At this scale, the behaviors and characteristics of nanodevices require a deep understanding and a revision of well-known features of devices at the macroscale level.

A set of nanodevices, sharing the same medium (e.g., the biological tissue or the bloody flow) and collaborating for the same task, forms a nanonetwork. Nanonetworks are expected to expand the capabilities of single nanodevices and enable new nanotechnology applications in biomedical, environmental, military, industrial, and consumer fields.

Electromagnetic Body Area NanoNETworks (E-BANNET) represent a novel field of research that will allow the interconnection of various components to support health monitoring, medical diagnoses and treatment, telemedicine, sensing, and assistance to people with disabilities.

E-BANNET is intended to have a twofold aim of both telecommunications and electromagnetic issues in body area nanonetworks. The main goal of this special track is to involve researchers and academics from various and inter-disciplinary fields of study, such as electrical and electronic engineering, computer science, biology, medicine, chemistry, physics, materials science, bio-engineering, bio-technology, and nanotechnology.

Topics of interest:

We invite submissions to E-BANNET special track with original (unpublished and not currently under review) and novel contributions on electromagnetic body area nanonetworks, in areas including (but not limited to), the following:

• Communications Techniques for E-BANNET
• Terahertz Band Communication:
• Intra-body Channel Modeling & Capacity Analysis
• Modulation and Channel Coding
• Near Field Communication:
• Intra-body Propagation Modeling
• Modulation and Channel Coding
• Protocols and architectures for E-BANNET
• Medium Access Control
• Synchronization and Flow Control
• Error Control
• Addressing
• Routing and Neighbor Discovery
• Network Infrastructure
• Security and Privacy
• Nano-Device Design for E-BANNET
• Nano-antennas:
• Nanomaterial- and Metamaterial-based Nano-antennas
• On-body/wearable Nano-antennas
• In-body/implanted/tattoo-like Nano-antennas
• Nano-antenna Arrays
• Nano-transceivers:
• Signal Generators & Detectors
• Modulators & Demodulators
• Filters & Amplifiers
• Nano-processors
• Nano-memories
• Nano-batteries and Energy Harvesting
• Nanosensors
• Electromagnetic Nanoparticles
• Applications of E-BANNET
• Nanosensing for Health Monitoring
• Intra-body Drug Delivery
• Human Life Enhancement
• Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Analysis for E-BANNET

Papers must follow the ACM conference paper format
Different page limits are given to different paper categories:
• Regular paper (Up to 7 pages)
• Short paper (Up to 4 pages)
• Poster/demo paper (Up to 1 page)
All paper submissions will be handled electronically. Papers must be uploaded to the EasyChair conference management system

Important dates:

Full Paper Submission deadline: 1 June 2014
Notification and Registration opens: 30 June 2014

Camera-ready deadline: 31 July 2014

Start of Conference: 29 September 2014

End of Conference: 1 October 2014

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