[Elsnet-list] ICST - BODYNETS 2009: Call for Participation

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Call for Participation
4th International Conference on Body Area Networks
April 1-3, 2009
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Sponsored by ICST
Technical support from ACM

Networks of sensing, computing, and communication devices are increasingly being deployed as wearable, and even implantable, systems to form Body Area Networks (BodyNets). BodyNets allow for unidirectional (monitoring) and even bidirectional (effecting) interactions with subjects. BodyNets are now appearing in diverse applications, including physiological monitoring for diagnosing, treating, tracking, and studying diseases and disorders; biokinetic monitoring for improving physical medicine and rehabilitation; human-computer interactions; and education and entertainment through interactive games. This conference will explore and explain the scope and challenges of designing, building, and deploying BodyNets. This will also include sessions devoted to presenting applications that are creating new business opportunities as well as compelling research challenges. In this regard, the BodyNets conference, now in its fourth year, aims to establish a forum for convening research pro
 fessionals from diverse fields, including computer science and electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, medicine, and other disciplines in both academia and industry to address the technical, social, and application opportunities being driven by BodyNets.

Technical Sessions
The detailed technical program is posted on the conference website. 21 papers will be presented in the following single-track sessions:
-Applications of On Body Networking (2 sessions)
-Sensing and Signal Processing (2 sessions)
-Body-Area Networking
-Energy and System Performance
-Security in On Body Networking

-"The Wireless Health Industry" will include discussions on the current state of wireless technologies in health systems, as well as the potential of BodyNets in a variety of medical applications, including electronic medical records.
-"BodyNets Hardware and Software Platforms" will explore some hardware and software BodyNets infrastructure currently available or in development, with a focus on systems that can be made available to the general BodyNets community for experimentation and application deployment.

The conference will be held in the new Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on the UCLA campus:

The conference website provides details about hotel accommodations, directions, and other travel related information.

*** Important Dates ***
Early Registration Deadline (discounted rates): March 1, 2009

General Chair: William Kaiser (UCLA)
Publicity Chair: John Lach (University of Virginia)
Web Chair: Michael Golamco (UCLA)
Publication Chair: Chenyang Lu (Washington University in St. Louis)
Industry Chair: Harinath Garudadri (Qualcomm Corporation)
Conference Coordinator: Karen Decker (ICST)

Technical Program Committee Co-Chairs: Majid Sarrafzadeh (UCLA), Mark Yarvis (Intel)

Technical Program Committee: Alex Bui (UCLA Radiology), Roozbeh Jafari (UT Dallas), Steffen Leonhardt (RWTH Aachen, Germany), Tom Martin (Virginia Tech), Sal Mastroianni (Motorola), Alex Mihailidis (Univ Toronto), Joe Paradiso (MIT), Jack Stankovic (Univ Virginia), Eric Yeatman (Imperial College), Y. T. Zhang (CUKH, Hong Kong), Lin Zhong (Rice Univ)

Steering Committee: Imrich Chlamtac, Sandeep Gupta, David Tacconi, William Kaiser, Majid Sarrafzadeh

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