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7th International Conference on Body Area Networks

September 24–26, 2012 | Oslo, Norway

Technical Program

Updated September 6 2012

Monday, 24th September 2012

(Room: RH B1.U018 Auditorium 3 Blue)

08:15-18:00 Registration

08:30-08:45 Welcome Address

Prof. Ilangko Balasingham General Chair; Prof. Jun Suzuki and Prof. Tao Gu, TPC Chairs.

08:45-09:20 Keynote I

Towards the Design of Smart Ultra-Low-Power Systems for Wireless Body Sensor Networks Prof. David Atienza École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne EPFL, Switzerland

09:30-10:40 Embedded Medical Devices

Chair: Prof. J. Wang

09:30-09:45 Evaluation of Algorithms for Chew Event Detection S. Päßler and W.J. Fischer

09:45-10:00 Disruption-Tolerant Wireless Sensor Networking for Biomedical Monitoring in Outdoor Conditions D. Benferhat, F. Guidec and P. Quinton

10:00-10:10 A Data-driven Functional PCA Filter for Compensating the Effect of Sensor Position Changes in Motion Data R. Haratian, C. Phillips and T. Timotijevic

10:10-10:20 Body Sensor Networks in Fetal Monitoring with NFC Enabled Android Devices M. Korostelev, L. Bai, J. Wu, C.C. Tan and D. Mastrogiannis

10:20-10:30 Radiation Pattern of an UWB Wearable Antenna: A Preliminary Study Changes in Motion Data W.B. Yang and K. Sayrafian-Pour

10:30-10:40 Does loose fitting matter? Predicting sensor performance in smart garments H. Harms, O. Amft and G. Toester

10:40-11:00 Coffee Break/Poster & Demo Session

11:00-12:30 Networking and Communication I

Chair: Dr. Anna Kim

11:00-11:15 SAR Reduction in Implant Body Area Networks with Spatial Diversity Reception D. Anzai, S. Aoyama, M. Yamanaka and J. Wang

11:15-11:30 Communication using Ultra Wide-band Pulse Position Modulation for In-body Sensors A. N. Kim, P. A. Floor, T. A. Ramstad and I. Balasingham

11:30-11:40 Link Budget Analysis of In-body to On-body UWB Low Band Communications for Capsule Endoscope J. Shi, D. Anzai and J. Wang

11:40-11:50 Error Concealment and Post Processing for the Capsule Endoscope A. N. Kim, E. Darling, T. A. Ramstad and I. Balasingham

11:50-12:00 MHz-Band Near-field Coupling Communication Technology K. Nagata, T. Yanagawa, T. Kusunoki, R. Shimoda, H. Shimasaki, and Y. Kado

12:00-12:10 Radio Wave Propagation in an HBC Device Including a Transceiver R. Abdul Razak, T. Sugo and T. Maeyama

12:10-12:20 Performance Evaluation of Time Synchronization and Clock Drift Compensation in Wireless Personal Area Networks T. Lindh, J. Wåhslén, I. Orhan and D. Sturm

12:20-12:30 Electrically Isolated System for Measuring Signals in MHz-Band Human-Area Networks T. Nakamura, M. Nozawa, T. Kobase, H. Simasaki and Y. Kado

12:30-13:30 Lunch

(Location: Hospital Restaurant)

13:30-14:05 Keynote II

Opportunistic, Self-Organized on Body Sensing Prof. Paul Lukowicz German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Germany

14:15-14:45 Wearable Computing

Chair: Prof. Gill Tsouri

14:15-14:30 Design of Energy Efficient and Dependable Health Monitoring Systems under Unreliable Nanometer Technologies (Invited Paper) M. M. Sabry, G. Karakonstantis, D. Atienza and A. P. Burg

14:30-14:45 An Energy Efficient Model for Monitoring and Detecting Atrial Fibrillation in Wearable Computing R. Bouhenguel, I. Mahgoub and M. Ilyas

14:45-14:55 Authenticated Health Monitoring Scheme for Wireless Body Sensor Networks C. Rong and H. Cheng

15:00-15:40 Networking and Communication II

Chair: Dr. Kamran Sayrafia-Pour

15:00-15:10 A Modified Dijkstra’s Routing Algorithm for Increasing Network Lifetime in Wireless Body Area Networks G.R. Tsouri, A. Prieto and N. Argade

15:10-15:20 Experimental Characterisation of Data Aggregation in BANs with a Walking Subject R. Cavallari, E. Guidotti, C. Buratti and R. Verdone

15:20-15:30 Sum-Rate Distortion Bound for Suboptimal Multiterminal Source Coding Applied in Medical Wireless Sensor Networks H.T. Nguyen, T. A. Ramstad and I. Balasingham

15:30-15:40 Temporal Diversity Coding for Improving the Performance of Wireless Body Area Networks G. E. Arrobo, Z. J. Haas and R. D. Gitlin

15:40-15:50 Coffee Break

15:50-17:35 Systems and Applications I

Chair: Prof. Jari Iinatti

15:50-16:05 SonicSeat: A Seat Position Tracker based on Ultrasonic Sound Measurements for Rowing Technique Analysis F. Gravenhorst, C. Thiem, B. Tessendorf, R. Adelsberger, B. Arnrich, and G. Töster

16:05-16:20 Optimizing Battery Lifetime-Fidelity Tradeoffs in BSNs using Personal Activity Profiles J. Bantley, A. Barth and J. Lach

16:25-16:35 Modelling correlations for Body Sensor Network information P. Brandão

16:35-16:50 The Radiation Properties of the Planar UWB Dipole Antenna in the Proximity of Dispersive Body Models T. Tuovinen, M. Berg, K. Y. Yazdandoost, E. Salonen and J. Iinatti

16:50-17:05 On the Use of a Dielectric Matching Layer for Ultra Wideband Medical Applications A. Khaleghi, R. Chávez-Santiago and I. Balasingham

17:05-17:20 Modeling Capacitive Coupling Systems for Body Coupled Communications R. J.S. Matias, R. M. Escadas, M. B. Cunha and A. M. Mota

17:25-17:35 Empirical Modeling of Intra-BAN Ranging Errors Based on IR-UWB TOA Estimation J. Hamie, B. Denis, R. D'errico and C. Richard

17:45-19:00 Welcome Reception at Edvard Munch Museum. Address: Tøyen gate 63, 0577 Oslo. Transportation will be provided from the conference venue to the museum.

Tuesday, 25th September 2012

(Room: Room: RH B1.U013 Auditorium 1 Green until 1200; Room: RH B1.U018 Auditorium 3 Blue from 1200)

8:30-18:00 Registration

08:45-09:20 Keynote III

Robust Access for Wireless Body Area Sensor Networks Prof.. Victor C.M. Leung University of British Columbia, Canada

09:30-10:30 Systems and Applications II

Chair: : Dr. Matti Hämäläinen

09:30-09:45 Nodes Updates Censoring and Scheduling in Constrained Decentralized Positioning for Large-Scale Motion Capture based on Wireless Body Area Networks J. Hamie, B. Denis and C. Richard

09:45-10:00 Will You Have a Good Sleep Tonight? Sleep Quality Prediction with Mobile Phone Y. Bai, B. Xu, Y. Ma, G. Sun and Y. Zhao

10:00-10:10 Health Monitoring and Wellness for All, a Multichannel Approach through Innovative Interfaces and Systems A. Pozzebon, G. Benelli, G. L. Daino, R. Sesto and R. Zambon

10:10-10:20 Fuzzy Feature for Traditional Chinese Medical Pulse Data J. Cui

10:20-10:30 Design Recommendations for a Reliable Body-Worn Patient Monitoring and Alarming Service Y.B.D. Trinugroho, R. Fensli and F. Reichert

10:30-10:40 Energy Harvesting Enabled Wireless Sensor Networks: Energy Model and Battery Dimensioning R. Gomez Cid Fuentes, A. Cabellos and E. Alarcon

10:40-10:50 Directional Analysis of the On-Body Propagation Channels considering Human’s Anatomical Variations R. Chandra, T. Abbas and A. Johansson

10:50-11:10 Coffee Break

11:10-11:45 Nano Communication

Chair: Dr. Sasi Balasubrramaniam

11:10-11:25 Multiobjective TDMA Optimization for Neuron-based Molecular Communication J. Suzuki, S. Balasubramaniam and A. Prina-Mello

11:25-11:35 An Ant Colony Biological Inspired Way For Statistical Shortest Paths In Complex Brain Networks F. Gao, F. Fei, and I. Balasingham

11:35-11:45 Efficient Acoustic Communication Techniques for Nanobots V. Loscri, V. Mannara, E. Natalizio, and G. Aloi

12:00-12:35 Keynote IV

Body Sensor Networks for the future of medicine: will you still need your doctor? Julien Penders Imec / Holst Centre, Nederlands

12:35-13:40 Lunch (Location: Hospital Restaurant)

13:40-14:45 COST-TERRA Special Session on Cognitive Radio and Regulatory Policies for BodyNets and Sensor Networks

Chair: Dr. Raúl Chávez-Santiago

13:40-14:00 COST Action IC0905 TERRA: Techno-Economic Regulatory Framework for Radio Spectrum Access for Cognitive Radio/Software Defined Radio (Invited Lecture) O. Holland

14:00-14:15 Cognitive Radio Test Bed for Optimized Channel Selection in IEEE 802.11-based networks T. Cuzanauskas and A. Medeišis

14:15-14:30 Cognitive Sensor Networks Implementation in Medical Environmental Surveillance L. Gavrilovska, A. Mateska and K. Chomu

14:30-14:45 On the Use of a Controlling Database for Cognitive Radio in Wireless Body Area Networks G. Sukareviciene, D. Jankunas and V. V. Fomin

14:45-15:00 Coffee Break

15:00-16:15 Panel Discussion “Bodynets 5 years from now”

Chair: Dr. Jacob Bergsland

Participants: Prof. Erik Fosse, Prof. Victor Leung, and Julien Penders.

19:00-22:00 Banquet (Location: Gamle Raadhus, Nedre Slottsgate 1 0157 Oslo))

Wednesday, 26th September 2012

(Room: RH B2.1003 Store auditorium; in addition RH B2.U001 (Seminar room 1) and RH B2.U002 (Seminar room 2))

09:00-17:00 Registration

09:00-09:45 Keynote V

B2.U001 (Seminar room 1) Body Area Network and Its Standardization with IEEE 802.15.6 Dr. Huan-bang Li National Institute of Information and Communication Technology (NICT) Japan

09:45-10:00 Coffee break

10:00- 12:00 Paralell Tracks

Workshop 1 - The standardization of Body Area Networks (BAN's) and Personal Networks (PN's)

B2.U001 (Seminar room 1)

Chair: John Farserotu Head Wireless Program, CSEM, Swiss

Workshop introductory presentations:

Body Area Networks and remaining standardization challenges Dr. John Farserotu Head Wireless Program CSEM, Swiss, Research Coordinator Hermes Partnership

BAN and PN in health Dr. Guido Dolmans Program Manager Ultra Low Power Wireless & Principal Researcher Stichting IMEC Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Requirements for BAN and BAN standardization from the point of view of gaming Dr. Fred Dijkstra XSens, The Netherlands/USA

BAN in defense applications Dr. Mauro Montanari / dr. Sebastiano Schillaci Research&Technology Advisors THALES ITALIA S.p.A. - Defence Business Domain

Requirements for BAN and PN in safety Prof. dr. Sonia Heemstra De Groot Scientific Director and co-founder of Twente Institute of TechnoIogy-(TI-WMC) Enschede, The Netherlands, professor TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Discussion on the performance of existing protocols in relation to application areas. Panel discussion, interaction with workshop participants

Workshop 2 – UWBAN - Ultra Wide Band for Body Area Networking

RH B2.U002 (Seminar room 2)

Chair: Prof. Jari Iinatti and Dr. Matti Hämäläinen, University of Oulu, Finland

Integration Interval and Threshold Evaluation for an Energy Detector Receiver with PPM and OOK Modulations V. Niemela, J. Haapola, M. Hämäläinen, Matti and J.Iinatti University of Oulu, Finland

Human Body Effect on the Polarization Properties of the New UWB Dipole Antenna in UWB WBAN Applications T. Tuovinen, M. Berg, K.Y, Yazdandoost, E. Salonen, J. Iinatti University of Oulu, Finland

Channel Modeling for UWB WBAN On-Off Body Communication Link with Finite Integration Technique M. Särestöniemi, T.Tuovinen, M. Hämäläinen, K. Y. Yazdandoost, J. Iinatti University of Oulu, Finland

Performance of Wireless ECG Monitoring in City Hospital in the Presence of Interference L. Mucchi, F. Trippi, A. Carpini, M. Amato University of Florence, Italy

12:00- 13:00 Lunch

13:00- 15:00 Paralell Tracks

Workshop 1 – Continued:

B2.U001 (Seminar room 1)

ETSI standardization machine, conditions and tools to develop standards Dr. Igor Minaev, Senior advisor ETSI, France

Discussion on the performance of existing protocols in relation to application areas. Panel discussion, interaction with workshop participants (continued) Participant presentations

Workshop wrap up, conclusions. Needs for further standardization actions Conclusions and decisions on actions to taken.

Closure of the workshop

Workshop 3 - Workshop on Security Tools and Techniques for Internet of Things (SeTTIT)

RH B2.U002 (Seminar room 2)

Chair: Dr. Habtamu Abie NR, Norway

Keynote speech : Information Management Challenges in a context-aware Internet of Things Towards a Healthy You, Prof. Stefan Poslad, Queen Mary University of London, UK

Security and Privacy Threats in IoT Architectures D. Kozlov, J. Veijalainen and Y. Ali University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Towards Metrics-Driven Adaptive Security Management in E-Health IoT Applications R. M. Savola, H. Abie and M. Sihvonen VTT Finland

Keynote speech : Game Theory and Trust Models for the Internet of Things, Dr. Mohamed Hamdi, School of Communication Engineering, Tunisia

Risk-Based Adaptive Security for Smart IoT in eHealth H. Abie and I Balasingham Norwegian Computing Center, Norway

Managing Access Control for Things: a Capability Based Approach D. Rotondi and S. Piccione TxT e-solutions S.p.A., Italy


Prof. Ilangko Balasingham, Norway (General Chair)

Prof. Ryuji Kohno, Japan (TPC Co-Chair)

Prof. Junichi Suzuki, USA (TPC Co-Chair)

Prof. Tao Gu, Denmark (TPC Co-Chair)

Prof. Eduard Alarcón, Spain (Demo/Poster Co-Chair)

Prof. Yunhuai Liu, China (Demo/Poster Co-Chair)

Prof. Tadashi Nakano, Japan (Workshop/Tutorial Co-Chair)

Prof. Haojin Zhu, China (Workshop/Tutorial Co-Chair)

Prof. Ali Khaleghi, Iran (Publicity Co-Chair)

Prof. Shui Yu, Australia (Publicity Co-Chair)

Prof. Shih-Hsi "Alex" Liu, USA (Publicity Co-Chair)

Dr. Jacob Bergsland, Norway (Panel Chair)

Dr. Raul Chavez-Santiago, Norway (Publication Co-Chair)

Dr. Anna Kim, (Publication Co-Chair)

Karl Øyri, Norway (Web Chair)

Prof. Dirk Plettemeier, Germany (Program Track Co-Chair)

Dr. Catherine Dehollain, Switzerland, (Program Track Co-Chair)

Prof. Xiaodong Lin, Canada (Program Track Co-Chair)

Prof. Chunming Rong, Norway (Program Track Co-Chair)

Dr. Huan-Bang Li, Japan, (Program Track Co-Chair)

Dr. Kamran Sayrafian, USA (Program Track Co-Chair)

Prof. Gill Tsouri, USA (Program Track Co-Chair)

Prof. Tor Ramstad, Norway (Program Track Co-Chair)

Prof. Eryk Dutkiewicz, Australia (Program Track Co-Chair)

Prof. Jari Iinatti, Finland (Program Track Co-Chair)

Prof. Jianqing Wang, Japan (Program Track Co-Chair)

Dr. Sasitharan Balasubramaniam, Ireland (Program Tra. Co-Chair)

Prof. Ozgur Akan, Turkey (Program Track Co-Chair)