Special Issue "Body Area Networks"
A special issue of Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks (ISSN 2224-2708).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2015).
Interests: Body area networks; autonomous adaptive distributed systems; biologically-inspired computing; molecular communication and multiobjective optimization
Interests: Sensor networks; distributed systems; parallel computing; biologically-inspired computing and multiobjective optimization
This special issue targets a broad range of challenges and solutions to plan, analyze, design, build, deploy and operate body area networks (BANs).
It solicits original papers in (but not limited to) the following topics:
Wearable and Pervasive Computing
- Sensing and actuation in wearable devices/materials
- Ambient intelligence
- Pervasive user interface
- Context and situation awareness
- Sensory augmentation
- Motion detection and activity recognition
- User modeling and personalization
Communications and Networking
- In-body, on-body and around-body networks
- Signal/information processing and communication in BANs
- BAN architectures and protocols
- Power-efficient communication
- Wireless energy transfer
- Delay-tolerance, fault-tolerance and reliability in BANs
- Cloud computing, big data, smartphones and BANs
- Privacy, security and trust in BANs
Systems and Applications
- Software engineering and systems engineering for BANs
- Modeling, simulations and empirical experiments
- Design and performance issues
- Tools, testbeds and deployment issues
- Wireless-to-bio interface/transduction
- Novel applications including pervasive health, ambient assisted living, smart prosthetics, biomedical engineering, smart garments, sports science/intelligence and entertainment (e.g., computer games).
Dr. Junichi Suzuki
Dr. Pruet Boonma
Dr. Isao Hayashi
Dr. Michael Medley
Manuscript Submission Information
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