Call for Papers

EAI BODYNETS 2021 will be held as a fully-fledged online conference (with an on-site possibility).

In 2020, EAI successfully launched an online conference format to ensure the safety, comfort and quality of experience for attendees and a successful course of the events, all while retaining fully live interaction, publication and indexing. Due to the unrelenting global pandemic, this will also be the case in 2021.
Although we will miss having everyone meet and connect in person, we feel strongly that knowledge exchange must continue, if not more so. That is why we have equipped our online conferences with live viewing with chat, virtual Q&A, and a multitude of other measures to provide you with a great experience. Learn more about EAI’s online conferences.
If the situation allows it, the event will take place in its original location with an option to present remotely. In any case, all matters related to publication and indexing will remain unchanged.

Scope

With recent advances in wireless communication, low-power miniaturized sensors, and semiconductor technologies, the sensor networks have become an integral part of ubiquitous healthcare systems. Wearable communications and personal health management are the future trends the healthcare procedures are nowadays heading for – Wireless body area networks (WBAN) are one major element in this process. Compared to traditional sensor networks, WBANs face additional research challenges including signal propagation in/around a human body, power scavenging issues, fault tolerance, mobility, reliable MAC protocols, Quality of Service (QoS), biocompatibility, and security. The huge amount of data collected by WBAN nodes demands scalable, on-demand, powerful, and secure storage and processing infrastructure. Moreover, WBANs have emerged as a promising technology for medical and non-medical applications. Other potential applications include interactive gaming, social computing, entertainment, and military applications.

This conference will explore the scope and challenges of designing, building, and deploying body area networks (BodyNets). The conference aims to establish a forum to exchange ideas, discuss practices, raise awareness, and share experiences among researchers and practitioners in the field of computer science, electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, medicine, and other disciplines in both academia and industry.

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Topics

We seek novel, innovative, and exciting work in areas including but not limited to:

  • Sensor for BAN
  • Sensors and System for wearables and implants
  • Wearable Computing
  • Embedded Devices and Medical Applications
  • In-On- and Off-Body Communications & Networking
  • Antennas and Propagation
  • Security and privacy of health data communications
  • Smart BAN for Social Inclusion, Socio-economic aspects of health caring
  • Medical device regulation
  • Bio Signal Processing (EEG, EMG, ECG, PPG, EDR, etc.)
  • Body Centric communications
  • Remote patient management and preventive care
  • Radio coexistence and interference management
  • Rehabilitation and activity monitoring
  • Wellness and sports applications of body area networks
  • ICT solutions for health and wellness education
  • Molecular Communications WBANs supporting cognitive impairments
  • WBANs supporting cognitive impairments
  • WBAN supporting non-medical applications

Publication

All registered papers will be submitted for publishing by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library: BODYNETS Conference Proceedings.

BODYNETS proceedings are indexed in leading indexing services, including Ei Compendex, ISI Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version to:

All accepted authors are eligible to submit an extended version in a fast track of:

Additional publication opportunities:

Paper submission

Papers should be submitted through EAI ‘Confy+‘ system, and have to comply with the Springer format (see Author’s kit section).

All conference papers undergo a thorough peer review process prior to the final decision and publication. This process is facilitated by experts in the Technical Program Committee during a dedicated conference period. Standard peer review is enhanced by EAI Community Review which allows EAI members to bid to review specific papers. All review assignments are ultimately decided by the responsible Technical Program Committee Members while the Technical Program Committee Chair is responsible for the final acceptance selection. You can learn more about Community Review here.

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