Wednesday, February 26, 2014

[DMANET] The First International Workshop on Recent Advances in WBANs Design and Deployment, for Real-time and Healthcare Applications (RA-WERHA 2014)


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The First International Workshop on Recent Advances in WBANs Design and
for Real-time and Healthcare Applications (RA-WERHA 2014)

To be held in conjunction with The 39th IEEE Conference on Local
Computer Networks (LCN),
Sep. 8-11, 2014, Edmonton, Canada


The recent advances in wireless sensing technology have led to the
emergence of a wide
range of applications in different domains such as medical, sports,
consumer electronics,
social networking, and enterprise usage. E-health is recognized as the
most important and
promising among these applications for its potential for health
monitoring of chronic
illnesses, lifesaving in emergency situations, and its ability to
provide round the clock
healthcare to rural and disadvantaged areas. Wireless Body Area Networks
(WBANs) are the
key enabler of remote and in-hospital health monitoring and are expected
to revolutionize
the health and real-time body monitoring industry.

WBAN technology has quickly attracted a lot of attention from
researchers, practitioners
and clinicians as well as mobile health related data managers. The main
objective of WBAN
is to provide cost-effective, flexible, and secure use of biotelemetry
information and
communication technologies to support both medical and non-medical
applications. This
technology enables ambient assisted living by providing more freedom to
the elderly,
disabled, and chronic illness sufferers. Moreover, it can be rapidly
deployed in emergency
and disaster situations facilitating faster and more accurate remote
diagnosis of victims.
WBAN technology unleashes the possibilities and potentials for
personalized medicine which
promises to revolutionize healthcare that will have a significant
societal and economic
impact and improve the citizens' quality of life, particularly in future
smart cities.
However, WBAN applications present several challenges for the research
community including:
passive non-intrusive and power utilisation design issues, security and
reliability with
regards to the integrity of the acquired biotelemetry data and the
real-time transmission
of the monitored data using QoS aware techniques. Moreover, new emerging
which consider critical flows, are gaining more and more popularity in
various activity domains.

This workshop seeks to bring together leading academic and industrial
practitioners, and clinicians to identify and discuss the major
technical challenges
and recent results related to WBANs based medical and non-medical
All are welcome to present and share their latest research findings,
ideas, simulation
tools and prototype test-beds at the 2014 RA-WERHA workshop.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Wearable and body sensor networks
- Wireless biotelemetry sensor technologies
- Emerging eHealth applications
- Health monitoring, traffic characterization, and management
- Future Network/Communications Infrastructures and Architectures for
- Energy Saving for Long Time Monitoring
- Pervasive and ubiquitous computing on eHealth
- MAC and Routing protocols design for WBANs
- Practical Applications of e-Health
- Intra and Inter WBAN communications
- Storage and Display devices for eHealth
- Telemedicine and mobile telemedicine
- Distributed storage of WBANs data
- Interference mitigation techniques in WBANs
- QoS-mapping from Application level to Network and MAC levels
- Cross-layer Designs for WBANs
- QoS-oriented dynamic reconfiguration in WBANs
- M-healthcare mobile social networks
- Fault tolerant routing techniques in WBANs
- Experimental prototypes and test-beds
- Security and privacy concerns in WBANs


Soufiene Djahel, University College Dublin, Ireland
Rahim Kacimi, Paul Sabatier University, France
John Murphy, University College Dublin, Ireland

Nikki Cranley, University College Dublin, Ireland
Amit Pande, University of California Davis, USA
André-Luc Beylot, INPT/ENSEEIHT, France

Riadh Dhaou, INPT/ENSEEIHT, France


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