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CFP: 8th ICST Int'l Conference on Body Area Networks (BodyNets 2013)

September 30 to October 2, 2013
Boston, MA, USA

Technically-sponsored by IEEE EMB and ACM SIGCHI
Proceedings to be published by ACM

BodyNets 2013 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, physiological monitoring, 
prosthetics, robotics, smart garments, sports science, and vehicular 

In addition to the main track that covers general/mainstream topics, the 
BodyNets 2013 technical program features a series of special tracks that 
focus on specific/emerging topics:

- Antennas for Body Area Networks (ABAN)
- Body Area Networks for Sports Applications and Systems (BANS)
- Body Area Networks with Social Networks (BANSN)
- Brain and Body Computing based on Embodied Knowledge (BBC)
- Cloud-assisted Cyber-Physical Systems (CCPS)
- Computer Vision for Human Sensing (CVHS)
- Energy Harvesting in Body Area Networks (EHBAN)
- Healthcare Applications and Challenges of Body Area Networks (HACBAN)
- Human Body Communications (HBC)
- Mobile Grid Computing for Smart Health and Well Being (mGrid4SHB)
- Nano-scale Communications and Networking (NCN)
- Privacy, Security and Trust in Body Area Networks (PSTBAN)
- Smart Garments (SG)
- Smart Health and Big Data (SHBD)

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 and submitted for indexing 
by ISI, EI Compendex, Scopus, Google Scholar, and many more. Selected 
papers will be considered for publication in leading journals such as:

   IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
   IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management
   ACM/Springer Mobile Networks and Applications
   Elsevier Information Sciences
   Springer Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing
   Wiley Security and Communication Networks Journal

Keynotes (To be completed):

   Paolo Bonato, Harvard Medical School, USA
   Geneviève Dion, Drexel University, USA
   Tadashi Nakano, Osaka University, Japan
   Kamran Sayrafian, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA

Co-located Workshops:

   Workshop on Perspectives and Future Trends for Body Area Networks (PFT)
   Workshop on Security Tools and Techniques for Internet of Things (SeTTIT)
   Workshop on Ultra Wide Band for Body Area Networking (UWBAN-2013)

General Chair
   Jun Suzuki, University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA

PC Chair
   Honggang Wang, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, USA

PC Vice Chairs
   Thomas Brennan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
   Geneviève Dion, Drexel University, USA
   Hua Fang, UMass Medical School, USA
   Renato Figueiredo, University of Florida, USA
   Isao Hayashi, Kansai University, Japan
   Hao Jiang, Boston College, USA
   Tigang Jiang, University of Electronic Science and Technology of 
China, China
   Yinlai Jiang, Kochi University of Technology, Japan
   Yuichi Kado, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan
   Aravind Kailas, University of North Calorina, Charlotte, USA
   Shan Lin, Temple University, USA
   Xiaodong Lin, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
   Hong Liu, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, USA
   Michael Moore, Penn State University, USA
   Tadashi Nakano, Osaka University, Japan
   Dirk Plettemeier, Technical University of Dresden, Germany
   Dario Pompili, Rutgers University, USA
   Bo Sheng, University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA
   My Thai, University of Florida, USA
   Gill Tsouri, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
   Sana Ullah, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
   Jianqing Wang, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
   Shuoyu Wang, Kochi University of Technology, Japan
   Dalei Wu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
   Shaoen Wu, University of Southern Mississippi, USA
   Qing Yang, Montana State University, USA
   Shucheng Yu, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA
   Zhengbo Zhang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Special Tracks Chair
   Gill Tsouri, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA

Workshops Chair
   Sasitharan Balasubramaniam, TSSG, Ireland
   Wei Wang, South Dakota State University, USA

Publication Chair
   Pruet Boonma, Chiang Mai University Thailand
   Dalei Wu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Sponsorship Chair
   Michael Moore, Pennsylvania State University, USA

Publicity Chair
   Raul Chavez-Santiago, Oslo University Hospital, Norway

Web Chair
   Chonho Lee, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Conference Coordinator
   Ruzanna Najaryan, ICST, Italy

Steering Committee
   Athanasios V. Vasilakos, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
   Imrich Chlamtac, University of Trento, Italy

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