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The 2006 IEEE Workshop on Body Sensor Networks


MIT Media Lab and MIT Wang Auditorium, Cambridge MA -USA-


3-5 April, 2006




Important Dates:


                                    Paper Submission deadline:      25 Nov 2005 (deadline extended)

                                    Notification of acceptance:       15 Dec 2005 

                                    Camera ready copy due:          20 Jan 2006


(4 pages in IEEE Computer Society format - see above website)




The last decade has witnessed a rapid surge of interest in new sensing and monitoring devices for healthcare and the use of wearable/wireless devices and sensor networks for clinical applications. One key development in this area is implantable in vivo monitoring and intervention devices. While the problems of long-term stability and biocompatibility are being addressed, several promising prototypes are starting to emerge for managing patients with acute diabetes, for treatment of epilepsy and other debilitating neurological disorders and for monitoring of patients with chronic cardiac diseases. Despite the technological developments in sensing and monitoring devices, issues related to system integration, sensor miniaturization, low-power sensor interface circuitry design, wireless telemetric links and signal processing have still to be investigated. Moreover, issues related to quality of service, security, multi-sensor data fusion, and decision support are active research topics needed for deploying body sensor networks.


The aim of the workshop is to address general issues related to using wearable/wireless and implantable sensors and to bring together scientists from computing, electronics, bioengineering, medicine and industry in order to discuss the latest technological developments and clinical applications of body-sensor networks.


Areas of interest include (but are not limited to) the following topics:



• Novel bioelectrical, biochemical, biophysical, and mechanical sensors


• Hardware considerations for body sensor networks, including:


         Low power RF transceivers, energy scavenging, battery technology, miniaturisation,

         system integration, process and cost of manufacturing


• Biocompatibility and materials


• Context awareness and multi-sensor data fusion for body sensor networks


• Quality of service and security issues for body sensor networks


• Standards and light-weight communication protocols for body sensor networks


• Links from the body to environment sensing, smart dwellings, and home monitoring


• Wearable and implantable (or swallowable, etc.) sensor integration and development platforms


• Wearable biomotion sensors to monitor human activity for diagnosis, therapy, training, sports, etc.


• Applications of body-sensor networks




BSN 2006 Organization:

General & Program Committee Co-chairs


    * Professor Joe Paradiso - MIT Media Lab

    * Professor Guang-Zhong Yang - Imperial College


Program Committee


    * Dr. Paolo Bonato - Harvard Medical School & Harvard-MIT HST

    * Prof. Tony Cass – Imperial College

    * Prof. Sir Ara Darzi  - Imperial College

    * Prof. Dermot Diamond - Dublin City University (DCU)

    * Dr. Terry Dishongh - Intel Inc

    * Thomas Falck - Philips Research, Aachen

    * Dr Leonard Fass – GE Healthcare

    * Dr. Bert Gyselinckx - IMEC Belgium

    * Prof. Hugh Herr - MIT Media Lab  

    * Guy Hirson – DTI, UK

    * Prof. Sundaresan Jayaraman - Georgia Tech

    * Prof. Bill Kaiser - UCLA 

    * Dr. David Krebs – MGH, Harvard

    * Dipl.-Ing. Torsten Linz - Fraunhofer IZM Berlin

    * Benny Lo – Imperial College

    * Prof Nigel Lovell - University of New South Wales

    * Prof. Paul Lukowicz - UMIT-University for Health Sciences, Austria

    * Dr. Andreas Lymberis - European Commission, Information Society Technologies
               and Media Directorate General, Integrated Micro & Nano Systems

    * Dr Danny O'Hare – Imperial College

    * Prof. Sandy Pentland - MIT Media Lab  

    * Prof. Rosalind Picard - MIT Media Lab

    * Prof. Dan Siewiorek - Carnegie Mellon University

    * Prof. Morris Sloman – Imperial College

    * Prof. Thad Starner - Georgia Tech  

    * Prof. Henry Tirri - Nokia Research, Helsinki

    * Prof. Chris Toumazou – Imperial College 

    * Prof. Gerhard Troester - ETH Zurich

    * Prof. Matt Welsh - Harvard University

    * Prof. Stephen Wong - Harvard University

    * Prof. Paul Wright - UC Berkeley

    * Prof. Y.T. Zhang - Chinese University of Hong Kong


Local Organizers:


Lisa Lieberson (MIT)

Oliver Wells (Imperial College)


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