UWBAN 2013

Monday, September 30, 2013 to Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Second Ultra Wideband for Body Area Networking Workshop UWBAN-2013

September 30 - October 2, 2013
Boston, MA, USA

Co-located with the 8th International Conference on Body Area Networks (BodyNets-2013)


· Prof. Kaveh Pahlavan, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

· Prof. Moe Win, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ultra Wideband (UWB) is emerging as a sound technological solution for the newly emerging areas of body area networking (BAN). For example, the IEEE802.15.6-2012 standard for WBANs has defined UWB as a mandatory technology.  Due to its very wide bandwidth, as well as low transmit power, UWB is a serious contender for a number of applications including remote monitoring of both vital signs (temperature, pulse oximetry, etc.) as well as other medically significant data, such as ECG and EMG. The wide bandwidth of UWB signals also makes high-resolution ranging and localization possible, particularly in indoor areas, thereby enabling indoor tracking solutions for disabled patients and children in hospitals. UWB also holds promise for medical implant applications, such as capsule endoscopy, and may even be an enabler of next-generation micro-robotic surgery applications. The first of these applications would benefit from the very high bandwidth of UWB signals in transmission of very high resolution images and video of human body organs, and the second would benefit from the high ranging and localization accuracy provided by UWB signalling.

The primary goal of this workshop is to explore the state of the art in the development of UWB technology for body area networking, ranging from fundamental physical layer concepts, such as channel modelling and system architecture, to development of prototypes and clinical trials.


· UWB antenna design and performance for BANs

· UWB channel modeling for BAN applications

· Energy-efficient PHY and MAC layer designs (including cross layer) for UWB based BANs

· UWB based BAN system architecture design and implementation

· Thermal effects of UWB-based wearable and implantable sensors and SAR assessment

· UWB based BAN performance and coexistence issues

· Security and privacy issues for UWB based BAN applications

· Performance analysis of UWB based BAN platforms in clinical field trials



Paper Submission Deadline: 
June 17, 2013

Acceptance Notification:  
July 15, 2013

Camera Ready Papers Due:
August 5, 2013




Dr. Matti Hämäläinen
University of Oulu, Finland

Prof. Jari Iinatti
University of Oulu, Finland

Dr. Muzaffer Kanaan
Erciyes University, Turkey

Dr. Alberto Rabbachin
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA







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