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ITIIS 2013 - Special Issue on WBANs for Pervasive Healthcare, Consumer Electronics, and Entertainment Applications: Issues& Challenges

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Category ITIIS 2013

Deadline: October 15, 2012 | Date: March 25, 2013

Venue/Country: Online, Online

Updated: 2012-04-15 01:06:55 (GMT+9)

Call For Papers - CFP

[Special Issue on

WBANs for Pervasive Healthcare, Consumer Electronics, and Entertainment Applications: Issues& Challenges]

in KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems (http://WWW.ITIIS.ORG)

A WBAN (Wireless Body Area Network) interconnects low-power, miniaturized, and intelligent sensor nodes in, on, or around a human body to serve a variety of healthcare, Consumer Electronics (CE), and entertainment applications. It provides unprecedented opportunities for long-term health monitoring of patients without additional interference with their normal activities. When integrated in hospitals and clinics, WBAN can support people with disabilities and chronic diseases and can treat or even predict life threatening diseases. Medical applications include supervised rehabilitation, early detection of abnormal condition, and treatment of chronic diseases, such as diabetes and hypertension. Non-medical applications include monitoring forgotten things, establishing social networks, monitoring of athletes, or assessing soldier fatigue and battle readiness. Numerous publications have focused on the design and development of novel technologies for WBAN (mostly for healthcare applicatio


However, many issues and challenges should be resolved to make this technology adaptable and ubiquitous for non-medical applications, such as CE and entertainment applications. This includes solutions to many technical issues and challenges such as interference, energy efficiency, reliability, network management, scalability and interoperability, and security issues. The interference and coexistence are among the most important topics to be addressed because they may degrade the performance of WBANs and can lead to loss of crucial health information. Other important topics are the interoperability, which may allow WBANs to work in heterogeneous wireless networks, and the integration of WBANs with cloud computing, which may allow to store and process huge amount of data collected by WBANs.

This special issue is dedicated to recent advances in WBAN for medical and non-medical applications. It invites high quality unpublished research& review articles that disseminate the state-of-the-art research and development on fundamental WBAN technologies, articulate new perspectives, and highlight open issues and challenges. Topics of interest include, but not limited to:

● Topics of Interest

1-Coexistence and interferences issues

2-System Scalability and interoperability

3-End-to-End QoS management

4-Energy-efficient protocols and algorithms

5-Cross layer optimization

6-Multi-hop WBANs

7-Novel technologies for multimedia communication in WBANs

8-Integration of WBANs with cloud computing/other networks

9-Mobility management

10-RFID-based WBANs

11-Security and fault tolerance issues

12-RF propagation

13-WBAN security

14-Wireless prototype, tested, and software with hospital trials

15-Wireless Body Area Nano-network

16-Survey and tutorial articles in the above areas are highly encouraged

● Submission Guideline

1. All of submissions should follow the TIIS journal's author guidelines on the web page (

2. SELECT the "Special Issue Paper-WBANs for Pervasive Healthcare, Consumer Electronics, and Entertainment Applications: Issues& Challenges" in the manuscript type menu of the manuscript submission system. If you select other manuscript type, your submitted paper will NOT be considered for this special issue.

● Important Dates.

Paper submission deadline: 15 Oct 2012

First notification of acceptance: 15 Jan 2013

Second notification of acceptance: 25 Feb 2013

Camera ready final manuscript due: 25 March 2013

Publication: May/June 2013

● Guest Editors:

1.Sana Ullah (Corresponding Guest Editor)

Chair of Pervasive and Mobile Computing

College of Computer and Information Sciences

King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

2. Emil Jovanov

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

The University of Alabama in Huntsville

301 Sparkman drive, 213 EB

Huntsville, AL 35899, U.S.A.

3. Waleed Alsalih

Computer Science Department

Vice Dean for Projects and e-Services,

Deanship of e-Transactions and Communications

King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

4.Abdelmajid Khelil

Dept. of Computer Science, TU-Darmstadt,

Hochschulstr 10, 64289 Darmstadt, Germany

5. Bin Shen

Key Lab of Mobile Communication Technology,

Chongqing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (CQUPT),

Chongqing, 400-065, P. R. China

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