Special Issue "Body Sensor Networks for Healthcare and Pervasive Applications"

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A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Sensor Networks".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (14 July 2012)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Christos Verikoukis
Senior Researcher Telecommunications Technological Centre of Catalonia Av. Carl Friedrich Gauss 7 08860 Castelldefels Spain
Website: http://cveri.cttc.es/
E-Mail: cveri@cttc.es
Phone: +34936452911
Fax: +34936452901
Interests: ARQ schemes; MAC protocols; RRM algorithms; cross-layer techniques and cooperative communications in wireless communications systems such as WLAN, WiMax and Wireless Sensor Networks

Special Issue Information

We are currently witnessing a growing interest in the area of wireless body area networking (WBAN) accompanied by the strong demand of the medical and healthcare society as well as by the advances in low-power micro- and nano-electronics and wireless networking. Consumers and doctors envisage an era where mobile health monitoring systems will work seamlessly and in concert to eliminate the lag time between the onset of symptoms and diagnosis. To this end WBAN can assert a key contribution, but as it shows particular characteristics when compared to traditional wireless sensor and ad hoc networks, it can introduce several new research challenges.

The aim of this special issue is to collect the recent advances on BANs for healthcare and pervasive applications. We are inviting the submission of original and unpublished work addressing several areas of wireless BAN. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following issues:

•    Antenna design for in- and on-body networks
•    Channel modeling radio propagation issues for BAN
•    Electromagnetic Radiation and Human tissues
•    Interference management and mitigation
•    Coexistence of BAN with other wireless technologies
•    Protocols and algorithms for the PHY, MAC and Network Layer
•    End-to-end QoS provision for BAN
•    Energy efficient and low-power consumption protocols
•    Power management for BAN
•    Machine-to-machine for BAN
•    Integration of BAN with heterogeneous networks
•    Lightweight security, authentication and cryptography solutions for BAN
•    Modeling and simulation in BAN
•    Context Awareness in BAN
•    Energy Harvesting for BAN
•    Real life experimental platforms, prototypes and pilot studies
•    Personal devices for monitoring and trending for disease detection, progression, remission, and fitness
•    Recent standardization activities for BAN
•    Regulatory issues

Dr. Christos Verikoukis
Guest Editor

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p. 17569-17587
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Sensors 2012, 12(12), 17569-17587; doi:10.3390/s121217569
Received: 15 November 2012; in revised form: 12 December 2012 / Accepted: 13 December 2012 / Published: 18 December 2012
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p. 16557-16570
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Sensors 2012, 12(12), 16557-16570; doi:10.3390/s121216557
Received: 17 October 2012; in revised form: 22 November 2012 / Accepted: 23 November 2012 / Published: 30 November 2012
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p. 16433-16450
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Sensors 2012, 12(12), 16433-16450; doi:10.3390/s121216433
Received: 22 October 2012; in revised form: 22 November 2012 / Accepted: 23 November 2012 / Published: 27 November 2012
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p. 16353-16367
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Sensors 2012, 12(12), 16353-16367; doi:10.3390/s121216353
Received: 20 September 2012; in revised form: 9 November 2012 / Accepted: 13 November 2012 / Published: 26 November 2012
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p. 15599-15627
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Sensors 2012, 12(11), 15599-15627; doi:10.3390/s121115599
Received: 3 October 2012; in revised form: 17 October 2012 / Accepted: 2 November 2012 / Published: 12 November 2012
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p. 15338-15355
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Sensors 2012, 12(11), 15338-15355; doi:10.3390/s121115338
Received: 20 August 2012; in revised form: 16 October 2012 / Accepted: 17 October 2012 / Published: 8 November 2012
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p. 14692-14710
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Sensors 2012, 12(11), 14692-14710; doi:10.3390/s121114692
Received: 11 July 2012; in revised form: 16 October 2012 / Accepted: 19 October 2012 / Published: 2 November 2012
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p. 14730-14773
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Sensors 2012, 12(11), 14730-14773; doi:10.3390/s121114730
Received: 1 September 2012; in revised form: 17 October 2012 / Accepted: 22 October 2012 / Published: 2 November 2012
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p. 13907-13946
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Sensors 2012, 12(10), 13907-13946; doi:10.3390/s121013907
Received: 16 July 2012; in revised form: 9 October 2012 / Accepted: 10 October 2012 / Published: 16 October 2012
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p. 13813-13828
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Sensors 2012, 12(10), 13813-13828; doi:10.3390/s121013813
Received: 20 August 2012; in revised form: 27 September 2012 / Accepted: 29 September 2012 / Published: 15 October 2012
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p. 13567-13582
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Sensors 2012, 12(10), 13567-13582; doi:10.3390/s121013567
Received: 9 August 2012; in revised form: 10 September 2012 / Accepted: 27 September 2012 / Published: 9 October 2012
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p. 13088-13108
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Sensors 2012, 12(10), 13088-13108; doi:10.3390/s121013088
Received: 2 July 2012; in revised form: 12 September 2012 / Accepted: 13 September 2012 / Published: 26 September 2012
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p. 12844-12869
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Sensors 2012, 12(9), 12844-12869; doi:10.3390/s120912844
Received: 25 July 2012; in revised form: 27 August 2012 / Accepted: 6 September 2012 / Published: 21 September 2012
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p. 12473-12488
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Sensors 2012, 12(9), 12473-12488; doi:10.3390/s120912473
Received: 16 July 2012; in revised form: 5 September 2012 / Accepted: 10 September 2012 / Published: 13 September 2012
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p. 10381-10394
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Sensors 2012, 12(8), 10381-10394; doi:10.3390/s120810381
Received: 16 March 2012; in revised form: 24 July 2012 / Accepted: 26 July 2012 / Published: 31 July 2012
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p. 9862-9883
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Sensors 2012, 12(7), 9862-9883; doi:10.3390/s120709862
Received: 30 May 2012; in revised form: 10 July 2012 / Accepted: 10 July 2012 / Published: 23 July 2012
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p. 7917-7937
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Sensors 2012, 12(6), 7917-7937; doi:10.3390/s120607917
Received: 27 March 2012; in revised form: 29 May 2012 / Accepted: 29 May 2012 / Published: 8 June 2012
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