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10th EAI International Conference on Body Area Networks

September 28–30, 2015 | Sydney, Australia

Monday – September 28, 2015

9:00 – Session 1.1 - Opening Remarks (Prof. Eryk Dutkiewicz, Macquarie University, Australia)

Keynote Speech 1

Kevin Crowe, Cochlear

Keynote Speech: Cochlear Implants in a Wireless World

Keynote Speech 2

Prof. Branko Celler, UNSW & CSIRO, Australia

Keynote Speech: Monitoring of vital signs at home for the management of chronic disease

10:30 Morning Tea

11:00 - Session 1.2 - Chaired by: Ren Ping Liu, CSIRO, Australia / Wearable Computing

  • AcuGlass: Quantifying Acupuncture Therapy using Google Glass

Haotian Jiang, James Starkman and Ming-Chun Huang

  • WISEglass: Smart eyeglasses recognising context

Florian Wahl, Martin Freund and Oliver Amft

  • Correlations between Inertial Body Sensor Measures and Clinical Measures in Multiple Sclerosis

Jiaqi Gong, Matthew Engelhard, Myla Goldman and John Lach

  • The Speckled Cellist : Classification of Cello Bowing Styles using the Orient Specks

Debadri Mukherjee and D K Arvind

  • A smart phone based gait monitor system

Dong Qin and Ming-Chun Huang

12:30pm - Lunch break

2:00pm - Session 1.3 - Chaired by: Mehmet Yuce, Monash University, Australia / Embedded Devices and Medical Applications

  • Ear-Lead Multiple Smart Bio Sensor System in M-health

Numan Celik, Wamadeva Balachandran and Nadarajah Manivannan

  • Body-IMU autocalibration for inertial hip and knee joint tracking

Sarvenaz Salehi, Gabriele Bleser, Attila Reiss and Didier Stricker

  • Muscle Strength Testing using Wearable Wireless Sensors

Debadri Mukherjee and D K Arvind

  • WE-Harvest: A Wearable Piezoelectric-Electromagnetic Energy Harvester

Mehmet Yuce, Rawnak Hamid and Ali Mohammadi

  • Miniaturized Implantable DS-PIFA Antenna for Biomedical Applications

Farhad Gozasht and Ananda Sanagavarapu Mohan

3:30 Afternoon Tea

4:00pm - Session 1.4 - Chaired by: Raffaele Gravina (University of Calabria, Italy), Prof. Junichi Suzuki (University of Massachusetts Boston) / ST6: Cloud-assisted Body Area Networks (CBAN)

  • Personalized neuroscience: User modeling of cognitive function and brain activity in the cloud

Teresa Nick, Laura Berman and Arye Barnehama

  • Using Cloud-assisted Body Area Networks to Track People Physical Activity in Mobility

Giancarlo Fortino, Raffaele Gravina, Wenfeng Li and Congcong Ma

  • Cloud based Software Defined Wireless Body Area Networks Architecture for Virtual Hospital

Md Al Shayokh, Abebe Abeshu and Soo Young Shin

  • Mauka-Mauka : Measuring and Predicting Opportunities for Webcam-based Heart Rate Sensing in Workplace Environment

Mridula Singh, Abhishek Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Himanshu Madhu and Tridib Mukherjee

  • Energy Efficient Duty Cycle Design based on Quantum Immune Clonal Evolutionary Algorithm in Body Area Networks Jie Zhou, Eryk Dutkiewicz, Ren Ping Liu, Gengfa Fang and Yuanan Liu

Tuesday – September 29, 2015

9:00am - Session 2.1 - Chaired by: Matti Hämäläinen, Oulu University, Finland / Ultra Wideband for Body Area Networking (UWBAN-2015)

Keynote: Robust Wideband Printed Antennas for Body-Centric Communications

Roy B. V. B. Simorangkir, Syed Muzahir Abbas and Karu P. Esselle

  • Energy Efficiency Evaluation of ECC Scheme Utilizing Decomposable Codes in IEEE Std 802.15.6 Based WBANs

Kento Takabayashi, Heikki Karvonen, Tuomas Paso, Hirokazu Tanaka, Chika Sugimoto and Ryuji Kohno

  • Performance Evaluation of IEEE 802.15.4-2011 IR-UWB System with Enhanced Modulation Scheme

Tuomas Paso, Ville Niemelä, Jussi Haapola, Matti Hämäläinen and Jari Iinatti

  • Impact of On-Body Channel models on positioning success rate with UWB Wirelss Body Area Networks

Arturo Guizar, Claire Goursaud and Bernard Uguen

10:30am - Morning Tea

11:00am - Session 2.2 - Chaired by: Ildiko Peter (Politecnico di Torino, Italy), Ladislau

Matekovits (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)j / Body Area NanoNETworks: Electromagnetic, Materials and Communications (BANN-EMC):

  • Sub-threshold Energy Harvesters Circuits for Biomedical Implants Applications

Meriam Gay Bautista, Eryk Dutkiewicz and Michael Heimlich

  • Design and Simulation of a Low-Actuation-Voltage MEMS Switch

Yasser Mafinejad, Abbas Kouzani and Ladislau Matekovits

Eisa Zarepour, Najmul Hassan, Mahbub Hassan, Chun Tung Chou and Majid Ebrahimi Warkiani

  • Modeling and Experimental Analysis of an In-body Area Nanonetwork

Valeria Loscrí, Ladislau Matekovits, Ildiko Peter and Anna Maria Vegni

  • Bio-compatibility of metallic alloys for body-area communication systems Ildiko Peter and Mario Rosso

12:30 - Lunch break

2:00pm - Session 2.3 - Chaired by: Angelo Maria Sabatini (Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Italy), Rezaul Begg (Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia) / Sensors and Algorithms for Human Motion Analysis and Classification (SAHM)

  • Gait Parameters Change Prior to Freezing in Parkinson's Disease: A Data-Driven Study with Wearable Inertial Units Maria Laura Ferster, Sinziana Mazilu and Gerhard Tröster

  • A smartphone-centered wearable sensor network for fall risk assessment in the elderly

Andrea Mannini and Angelo Maria Sabatini

  • Support Vector Machines for Young and Older Gait Classification using Inertial Sensor Kinematics at Minimum Toe Clearance

Braveena K. Santhiranayagam, Daniel T. H. Lai and Rezaul K. Begg

  • Estimating Calorie Expenditure from Output Voltage of Piezoelectric Energy Harvester - an Experimental Feasibility Study

Guohao Lan, Sara Khalifa, Mahbub Hassan and Wen Hu

  • mBeacon: Accurate, robust proximity detection with smart phones and smart watches using low frequency modulated magnetic fields

Gerald Pirkl, Peter Hevesi, Jingyuan Cheng and Paul Lukowicz

  • Simultaneous estimation of WCE moving distance and heading direction based on RSSI-based localization

Takahiro Ito, Daisuke Anzai and Jianqing Wang

3:30pm – Afternoon Tea

4:00pm - Session 2.4 - Chaired by: Syed Muzahir Abbas, Macquarie University, Australia / Poster Session

  • Securing the Timestamping of Sensor Data from Wearable Healthcare Devices

Muhammad Siddiqi, Gerard Hager, Vijay Sivaraman and Sanjay Jha

  • Feasibility of a low-cost platform for physiological recording in affective computing applications

Hamed Monkaresi and Rafael A. Calvo

  • Diagnosing Bipolar Disorders in a Wearable Device Chao Gui and Jie Zhu

  • Multilayered Phantom for Input Impedance Evaluation of Human Body Communication Electrodes Dairoku Muramatsu, Fukuro Koshiji, Kohji Koshiji and Ken Sasaki

  • Posture Sensor: Cross Leg Detection at Knee Level Siva Leela Krishna Chand Gudi, Nadea Nabilla Putri and Soo Young Shin

7:00pm – Gala Dinner

Wednesday – September 30, 2015

9:00am - Session 3.1 - Chaired by: Yuichi Kado, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan / Human Body Communications (HBCM):

  • Driver’s ECG Signal Detection and Transmission by Impulse-Radio-Based Human Body Communication Technology

Jianqing Wang, Taku Kato and Daisuke Anzai

  • An Empirical Measurement of Signal Attenuation and BER of IEEE 802.15.6 HBC using a phantom solution Kim Taylor and Daniel Lai

  • Maximization of Received Signal Power by Impedance Matching in Human Body Communication Receiver Naruto Arai, Dairoku Muramatsu and Ken Sasaki

  • Signal Interference Analysis Model In Near-Field Coupling Communication Shin Hasegawa, Ibuki Yokota, Masaki Ishida, Hitoshi Shimasaki, Yuichi Kado and Mitsuru Shinagawa

  • Noise measurement via human body for intra-body communication Yuki Hayashida, Mari Hasegawa, Akito Suzuki, Mitsuru Shinagawa, Yuichi Kado and Nozomi Haga

10:30am - Morning Tea

11:00am - Session 3.2 - Chaired by Wei Ni, CSIRO, Australia / Communications and Networking

  • Low Energy Clustering in BAN Based on Fuzzy Simulated Evolutionary Computation Jie Zhou, Eryk Dutkiewicz, Ren Ping Liu, Gengfa Fang and Yuanan Liu

  • Transmission Policies for Energy Harvesting Sensors Based on Markov Chain Energy Supply Wenxiang Zhu, Pingping Xu and Maozong Zheng

  • Analysis of Indoor Rowing Motion using Wearable Inertial Sensors Stephan Bosch, Muhammad Shoaib, Stephen Geerlings, Lennart Buit, Nirvana Meratnia and Paul Havinga

  • A Dual-channel Routing Protocol for Wireless Body Area Networks Sobia Omer, Rein Vesilo, Eryk Dutkiewicz and Qi Zhang

  • Energy Harvested IEEE 802.15.4 Wireless Body Area Network Thien D. Nguyen, Jamil Y. Khan and Duy T. Ngo

  • Foot Motion Measurement for Home based Rehabilitation Using Distributed Wearable Sensor Sen Qiu and Zhelong Wang

12:30pm – Lunch Break

2:00pm - Session 3.3 - Chaired by: Eryk Dutkiewicz, Macquarie University, Australia / Systems and Applications- Ambient Intelligence

  • Towards Implantable Body Sensor Networks - Performance of MICS Band Radio Communication in Animal Tissue Vignesh Raja Karuppiah Ramachandran, Kui Zhang, Nirvana Meratnia and Paul J M Havinga

  • Low-threshold CMOS Rectifier Design for Energy Harvesting in biomedical sensors Ali Mohammadi, Mehmet Yuce and Jean-Michel Redoute

  • Frequency Modulation based Resistive Sensing for Wearable Galvanic Skin Response Md Shamsul Arefin, Jean-Michel Redoute and Mehmet Rasit Yuce

  • Toward Detection and Monitoring of Gait Pathology using Inertial Sensors under Rotation, Scale, and Offset Invariant Dynamic Time Warping Matthew Engelhard, Sriram Dandu, John Lach, Myla Goldman and Stephen Patek

  • Estimation and Tracking of Knee Angle Trajectory using Inertial Sensors and a Smartphone Application Jaskaran Grover and Venkat Natarajan

  • Exploring the Dominant-Hand Effect Using a Multi-Scale SEMG Model Chi-Yu Wu, Ching-Fen Jiang and Nan-Ying Yu

3:30pm - Afternoon Tea

4:00pm - Session 3.4 - Chaired by: Sanjay Jha (University of New South Wales, Australia) / ST5+ST3: Unconventional Intrabody Communication (UNIC) & Privacy, Security and Trust in Body Area Networks (PSTB)

  • Metallic Plasmonic Nano-antenna for Wireless Optical Communication in Intra-body Nanonetworks Mona Nafari and Josep Miquel Jornet

  • Mobility Independent Secret Key Generation for Wearable Health-care Devices Girish Revadigar, Chitra Javali, Hassan Jameel Asghar, Kasper Bonne Rasmussen and Sanjay Jha

  • Secret Key Generation by Virtual Link Estimation Chitra Javali, Girish Revadigar, Ming Ding and Sanjay Jha

  • Stretchable and Highly Conductive Carbon Nanotube-Graphene Hybrid Yarns for Wearable Systems Syed Muzahir Abbas, Jawad Foroughi, Yogesh Ranga, Ladislau Matekovits, Karu Esselle, Stuart Hay, Michael Heimlich and Farzad Safaei

Closing of the Conference