ZTE Communications Special Issue Wireless Body Area Networks for Pervasive Healthcare and Smart Environments
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ZTE Communications Special Issue
Wireless Body Area Networks for Pervasive Healthcare and Smart Environments
Call for Papers

Guest Editors: Prof. Victor C.M. Leung and Prof. Hongke Zhang
Wireless body area networks (WBANs) employ radio-frequency communications to interconnect tiny sensor nodes in, on, or around human bodies to provide continuous monitoring of physiological signals, physical activities or body positions. It is challenging to design WBANs due to the limited energy capacity and processing capabilities of sensor nodes, and the highly variable radio communication environment that is prone to interference. Recent technological advances in wearable and implantable biosensors, short-range wireless communications, and low-power embedded processors are contributing to increasing pace of research and development on WBANs to address these challenges. WBANs usually function as signal sources in larger intelligent systems that enable useful applications with the potentials for great societal and economic impacts. Such intelligent systems are formed by connecting WBANs with off-body communications and computing infrastructure; e.g., accessing cloud-computing services through a smartphone that connects to the Internet via a wide-area wireless network. There is a strong interest among researchers and practitioners in the development of WBAN-based intelligent systems are enabling pervasive healthcare applications, such as ambulatory monitoring of out-patients, and smart environments that support monitoring of emergency personnel and mission-critical workers, sport training, video gaming, context-aware applications, etc. The purpose of this special issue is to survey the state of the arts and disseminate the latest developments in WBAN technologies, systems and applications. Original papers are solicited, and submissions will be peer-reviewed before they are accepted for publication. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:
·   Measurements, modeling and regulatory aspects of WBAN radio channels
·   Short-range communication and networking standards for WBANs
·   Nano technologies for WBAN sensors and communications
·   Signaling design and access techniques for WBANs
·   Interference mitigation techniques for WBANs
·   Energy harvesting techniques
·   Cognitive and cooperative networking techniques for WBANs
·   Interworking WBANs with wide-area networks and the Internet
·   Architectures and protocols of WBAN-based intelligent systems
·   Cloud computing services for WBAN-based intelligent systems
·   Security and privacy issues in WBAN-based intelligent systems
·   Pervasive healthcare applications enabled by WBANs
·   Smart environment applications enabled by WBANs
Important Dates
Submission: 31 Mar., 2014
First Decision: 28 April, 2014

Final manuscript due: 19 May, 2014

Guest Editors
Prof. Victor C.M. Leung
The University of British Columbia

Prof. Hongke Zhang
Beijing Jiaotong University