BSN 2019 Call for Papers
The 16th IEEE International Conference on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks (BSN’19) is sponsored by IEEE-EMBS to address the challenges in the emerging sensor medical/healthcare systems and networks. BSN’19 will be co-located with the BHI’19 (IEEE International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics) at the UIC Forum, Chicago during 19-22 May, 2019. The joint program (BHI-BSN’19) will have world-renowned speakers from academic and research institutes, government agencies, and industry.
Body sensor networks provide innovative ways to improve treatment outcome and patients’ comfort. They offer novel ways to measure physiology, behavior observations from users. Leveraging innovative systems, communication modules, on-chip and off-line data processing and modeling, these measurements are turned into actionable information. Formation of closed-loop BSN with therapeutic and interventional functions is becoming a reality.
Authors are invited to submit full papers (4 Pages) and demo/poster abstracts (1 Page) presenting cutting-edge research related to the theory and/or practice of wearable, ingestible and implantable sensors and systems in healthcare/medical domains. Selected papers will be invited to submit to the IEEE TBioCAS Special Issue on Wearable and Flexible Integrated Sensors for Screening, Diagnostics, and Treatment (WFISEDIT’19). Details on the special issue can be found via: http://ieee-cas.org/pubs/tbiocas/posts. All submissions must describe original research that is not published or currently under review elsewhere. Full papers being accepted will be indexed in ISI Web of Science, Scopus, IEEE Xplorer, and Google Scholar. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
This year, BSN will recognize multiple awards from all accepted papers, including Best Paper Award, Best Student Paper Award, Best Poster Award, and Best Demo Award.
BHI-BSN 2019 Key Dates
Dec 10 2018 Submission Deadline of Workshop Proposals
Dec 17 2018Acceptance Notification of Workshop Proposals
Jan 21 2019 Submission Deadline of Regular 4-page Papers
Feb 25 2019 Acceptance Notification of Full-Length Papers
Mar 17 2019 Submission Deadline of Demo/Poster Abstracts
Mar 25 2019 Acceptance Notification of Demo/Poster Abstracts
Apr 1 2019 Submission of Camera-ready Papers and Abstracts
For Accommodation and Venue information click here
BSN 2019 Organizing Committee BSN
Dr. Carmen Poon, The Chinese Univ of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
Dr. John Rogers, Northwestern University, USA
Technical Program Co-Chairs
Dr. Benny Lo, Imperial College London, UK
Dr. Canan Dagdeviren, MIT Media Lab, USA
Dr. Woon-Hong Yeo, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Dr. Jeffrey Palmer, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, USA
Dr. Yali Zheng, The Chinese Univ of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
Dr. Yufei Huang, The University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Dr. Qing Liu, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China
NIH, NSF and Industry Liaison Chair
Dr. Karl Friedl, UCSF School of Medicine, USA
Dr. Sunghoon Ivan Lee, University of Massachusetts, USA
Local Arrangement Chair
Dr. Jie Liang, Univ of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Dr. Roozbeh Jafari, Texas A&M University, USA
BHI-BSN Steering Committee
Dr. Guang-Zhong Yang (Chair), Imperial College London, UK
Dr. May D. Wang, Georgia Tech and Emory Univ, USA
Dr. Stephen Wong, Houston Methodist, USA
Dr. Andrew Laine, Columbia Univ, USA
Dr. Benny Lo, Imperial College London, UK
BSN International Advisory Committee
Dr. Oliver Amft, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Dr. Dinesh Bhatia, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Dr. Paolo Bonato, Harvard Medical School, USA
Dr. Thomas Falck, Philips Research (Eindhoven), Netherlands
Dr. Karl Friedl, UCSF/USARIEM, USA
Dr. Joerg Habetha, Philips Research (Eindhoven), Germany
Dr. Reed Hoyt, USARIEM, USA
Dr. Roozbeh Jafari, Texas A&M University, USA
Dr. Steffen Leonhardt, RWTH Aachen, Germany
Dr. Benny Lo, Imperial College London, UK
Dr. Jeffrey Palmer, MIT, USA
Dr. Joseph Paradiso, MIT, USA
Dr. Carmen Poon, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HKSAR
Dr. Paul Wright, University of California at Berkeley, USA
Dr. Guang-Zhong Yang, Imperial College London, UK
Dr. Eric Yeatman, Imperial College London, UK
Technical Program Committee
Kemal Akkaya, Florida International University, USA
Nabil Alshurafa, Northwestern University, USA
Oliver Amft, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Paolo Bonato, Harvard Medical School, USA
Alper Bozkurt, North Carolina State University, USA
John C. Batchelor, University of Kent, UK
Shanshan Chen, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Theodora Chaspari, Texas A&M University, USA
Wei Chen, Fudan University, China
Wan-Young Chung, Pukyong National University, South Korea
Ali Cinar, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Omid Dehzangi, University of Michigan Dearborn, USA
Aime' Lay-Ekuakille, University of Salento Via Monteroni, Italy
Bjoern Eskofier, Friedrich-Alexander University, Germany
Hananeh Esmailbeigi, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Ali Etemad, Queen’s University, Canada
Giancarlo Fortino, University of Calabria, Italy
Hassan Ghasemzadeh, Washington State Univ., USA
Jackey Jiaqi Gong, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA
Raffaele Gravina, University of Calabria, Italy
Adam W. Hoover, Clemson University, USA
Ming-Chun Huang, Case Western Reserve University, USA
Muhammad Mustafa Hussain, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia
Omer T. Inan, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Zhanpeng Jin, SUNY Buffalo, USA
Jae-Woong Jeong, KAIST, Korea
Haik Kalantarian, Stanford University, USA
JeongGil Ko, Ajou University, South Korea
Ahyeon Koh, Binghamton University-SUNY, USA
Xi Long, Philips Research, Netherlands
Kristof van Laerhoven, University of Freiburg
Steffen Leonhardt, RWTH Aachen, Germany
Sunghoon Ivan Lee, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
Feng Lin, University of Colorado Denver, USA
Qing Liu, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China
Bobak Mortazavi, Texas A&M University, USA
Thanh Duc Nguyen, University of Connecticut, USA
Saman Parvaneh, Philips Research, USA
Luana Persano, National Research Council, Italy
Mohammad Pourhomayoun, California State Univ Los Angeles, USA
Kunal Mankodiya, University of Rhode Island, USA
Yewang Su, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Xing Sheng, Tshinghua University, China
Fernando Seoane Martinez, University of Boras, Sweden
Daniel Roggen, University of Sussex, UK
Nirmalya Roy, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA
Edward Sazonov, University of Alabama, USA
Peter Shull, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Donna Spruijt-Metz, University of South California, USA
Krishna Kumar Venkatasubraman, WPI, USA
Diane Woodbridge, University of San Francisco, USA
Sun Ye, Michigan Tech University, USA
Zhiqiang Zhang, University of Leeds, UK
Yali Zheng, The Chinese Univ of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
Prof. Yuanjin Zheng of NTU Singapore
Gang Zhou, College of William and Mary, USA
Prospective Authors are invited to submit a FULL PAPER of maximum 4 pages consisting of a complete description of the proposed technical content and applicable research results, using the online submission system. Each paper should indicate appropriateness for the scope of the Conference, originality and quality of the technical content, whole organization, and writing style. The paper should, moreover, explain the significance of the contribution and contain a list of key references. It must be prepared according to the paper preparation guidelines provided below. A submission implies willingness to register and present the work if the paper is accepted for presentation at the Conference.Manuscripts will be reviewed by the Technical Program Committee. Authors of accepted initial full papers, must submit the final version according to the deadline of March 25, 2019, register for the Conference, and attend to present their papers. The length for final papers is maximum 4 pages without exceptions. All accepted papers presented at the conference will be submitted for publication to IEEE Xplore.
The 16th IEEE International Conference on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks (BSN’19) is calling for 1-page poster or live-demo abstracts, presenting cutting-edge research related to the theory and/or clinical validation of wearable, ingestible and implantable sensors and systems. Selected papers will be invited to submit to the IEEE TBioCAS Special Issue on Wearable and Flexible Integrated Sensors for Screening, Diagnostics, and Treatment (WFISEDIT’19). Details on the special issue can be found via: http://ieee-cas.org/pubs/tbiocas/posts. All submissions must describe original research that is not published or currently under review elsewhere. This 1-page paper will be not included in the IEEE Proceedings, but authors are welcome to extend it for a full paper.
Authors of accepted abstracts are:
• Required to present their work in the form of a poster;
• Given additional space along with a poster board if they have live demo to present for their works;
• Given a choice to highlight their works in a 2-min oral presentation during the Rapid Fire Sessions.
• Selected papers being accepted will be considered for a Special Issue for IEEE Trans. on BioCAS.
Details of submission guidelines … (template)
• This session requires a different paper template compared to a 4-page paper.
• All submissions must be in US Letter page size format. Please follow the page margins strictly – thus, it is highly recommended that you use the downloadable MS-Word template. Click here for 1 page MS-Word Template.
• Both your initial and final submissions must be in double-column format.
• Do not put your own page numbers or running headers/footers on the manuscript.
• Written in English.
• Only the corresponding author can upload the final paper — but any of the co-authors can register for the conference and pay for registration.
• The corresponding author is required to complete the registration process and pay the registration fee prior to uploading their final paper. If the corresponding author cannot attend the conference BEFORE the final submission is uploaded, then a co-author must arrange to attend and present the paper in their place, update the system to reflect the change in corresponding author, complete registration payment and upload the final paper. Otherwise the paper should be withdrawn.
• The corresponding author will need to verify and update (if needed) the final submission information before they are able to upload the final paper. If the corresponding author cannot attend the conference AFTER the final submission is uploaded, a co-author must arrange to attend and present the paper in their place, notify the conference of the change by submitting the Author No Show form and update the paper submission system to reflect the change in corresponding author. Registration for corresponding authors is non-refundable.
The workshops will be held on Sunday, May 19th
Organizers: Prof. Gaetano Marrocco (University of Rome Tor Vergata); Dr. Sara Amendola (University of Rome Tor Vergata); Prof. John A. Rogers (Northwestern University)
Overview: The workshop aims at drawing the state-of-the-art for skin-like technologies by discussing the latest scientific progress and achievements, the open challenges and the opportunities for future directions. As this research area is at the crossroads of several disciplines (including electronics, electromagnetics, mechanics, materials science, chemistry, biology, medicine, ethics) the workshop will offer the opportunity of fruitful contamination among chemical sensors, electromagnetic components and interconnects, energy harvesting and the smart materials and packaging as well as ethical issues.
Organizers: Prof. Oliver Amft (Chair of Digital Health - FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg); Dr. Samantha Kleinberg (Stevens Institute of Technology); Dr. Benny Lo, (Imperial College London); Dr. Edison Thomaz (University of Texas at Austin)
Overview: The objective of ADM is unobtrusive, continuous long-term diet monitoring as well as supporting sustainable diet change. Investigations on body-worn sensors and related analysis algorithms to monitor dietary behaviour have gained wide interest in the BSN community. Several early business ventures are picking up ideas. And still, unobtrusive monitoring and intervention systems for diet management are broadly lacking. The technology must be made ready for free-living everyday use, while capturing various behavioural aspects related to intake. The ADM workshop invites innovative scientific contributions provided as presentation and abstract (no full papers) on the following non-exhaustive list of topics:
• Intake recognition and pattern analysis algorithms (online and offline) leveraging wearable systems, including intake timing, intake material, amount, and further variables.
• Studies on, and methodologies for technology-supported situative dietary coaching and guidance towards lifestyle changes.
• Trustworthy evaluation methodologies, in particular those that generalise onto freeliving.
• Opinions of dietician and coaches on supportive technology and requirements.
• Presentations of relevant datasets available to other researchers.
Organizers: Dr. Paolo Bonato (Harvard Medical School); Dr. Federico Parisi (Harvard Medical School); Dr. Bjoern Eskofier (Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuernberg)
Overview: The adoption of mHealth technologies in clinical trials has recently gained the attention of researchers and clinicians. These technologies facilitate tracking adverse events, improve the reliability of the clinical trial data thus leading to a decrease in the required sample size, and enable effective strategies to achieve optimal adherence to study protocols. Workshop attendees will hear from field experts how body sensor networks and other mHealth technologies are currently utilized in clinical trials, how data analytics tools are designed to derive clinically-relevant information from sensor data, and how clinical trial endpoints can be derived from body sensor data. Besides, attendees will have the opportunity to hear how funding agencies look upon these technologies as key to advance medical research and accelerate the path toward clinical adoption of experimental medical interventions.
The Conference Proceedings will be included in the IEEE Interactive Electronic Library (IEL) as part of IEEE Xplore. All authors who have been accepted must register for the conference and attend the conference to present their paper. Authors who do not attend the conference to present their papers, or arrange for a co-author or knowledgeable colleague to present their paper in the absence of the primary author, will not have their paper published in the IEEE IEL and IEEE Xplore, per IEEE policy.
IEEE reserves the right to exclude a submission from distribution after the conference, including exclusion from IEEE Xplore, if the submission does not meet IEEE standards for scope and/or quality. Articles excluded from further distribution shall be archived by IEEE but shall not be indexed or appear on IEEE Xplore.
Accepted 4-Page Papers
Please read carefully the following information concerning the registration procedure that is presented in the Author Instructions, especially if you are the prospective presenter of an accepted paper or if you need to guarantee inclusion of your accepted paper in the proceedings. An accepted paper will be published in the proceedings only if the registration payment for one of the authors is received and correctly processed by 1 April 2019 - no exceptions. In addition, the author must attend the conference and present the paper. Papers that are not presented will not be published. No exceptions.
To qualify for member rates, the membership number must be provided in the registration form.
One author registration will cover the publication expenses of only TWO accepted papers. For each additional accepted paper associated to the same registration, you must pay the associated surcharge. In the case no registration has been received and correctly processed to cover the paper publication, the conference organizers will contact the authors before the paper is removed from the proceedings.
You will be required to enter your registration confirmation code in EDAS prior to uploading your paper. If you need to register by bank transfer, please contact Chris Dyer, BHI-BSN 2019 Registration Manager.
NO PAPER WILL BE PUBLISHED WITHOUT THE AUTHOR'S COMPLETED REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT.
2. Generate an IEEE Xplore compatible manuscript using PDF Xpress
All final manuscripts must be generated using the PDF Xpress tool.
To generate the IEEE Xplore compatible PDF file of your paper, follow these steps:
3. Upload your Xplore compatible PDF manuscript to EDAS
Specify the presenter and complete the presenter's biography form - Please declare who will be presenting the paper at the conference. Once in your paper record, click the Change/Add icon in the Presenter row. Indicate who will present the paper and click Choose presenter. Presenters must fill out a short bio (50 word max) on EDAS by going to the ‘My Profile’ tab and filling in the information in the ‘Brief bio’ field. Information in this form will be used by the session chairperson to introduce the presenter.
Complete the electronic copyright form via EDAS - IEEE is enforcing strict copyright rules. For your convenience, the copyright form is made available electronically through EDAS. To access the copyright form, select the icon in the copyright column within your paper record. *NO PAPER WILL BE PUBLISHED WITHOUT THE SUBMITTED COPYRIGHT FORM.
Upload your paper - Bypass the “Review Manuscript” option in your EDAS paper record and upload your paper directly to “Final Manuscript” by selecting the upload icon. Submissions are due by April 1, 2019.
IMPORTANT COPYRIGHT NOTICE FOR WEB AND INTERNET POSTING
If authors wish to post their papers electronically on any web site, any ftp site, or any other electronic dissemination technique, they must include the IEEE Copyright notice on the initial screen displaying the IEEE-copyrighted material.
We are offering a rapid-fire style presentation opportunity for students to present their work at the BSN Student Colloquium (the last session of the BSN conference). The student colloquium is organised with an aim of providing a friendly atmosphere for students to present their recent research and seek constructive feedback from researchers and experts in BSN. It is a unique opportunity for graduate students to share their work with fellow students and researchers, seek collaborative and joint research opportunities, and develop new ideas through interactive discussions. The event will be organised as the last session of BSN conference on May 22 with short oral pitches from students. The approach and format is up to 5 slides (you may choose to present without slides).
Best student presenter award
The presentations at the student colloquium will be judged by the expert panel and an award will be given to the top presenter.
Expert Panel Chair: Prof John Rogers - Northwestern University
The event is opened to all students who are registered and attending the BSN conference, and we especially encourage those who will present their work as poster presentations at the conference. To register, please go to LINK TO REGISTRATION with a tentative title of your talk (and the title of your accepted paper(s) to be presented at the BSN conference) on or before May 1 . Although we would like to accommodate all interested students, given the limited available spaces, we will select students with a first come first served basis and priority will be given to those who will present their work as posters at the conference. We will notify the selected presenters on or before May 15.
The duration of a presentation slot is 20 minutes. You will have 15 minutes for the presentation itself and 5 minutes for questions from the audience.
A LCD projector & computer (Windows 10, MS Powerpoint & Adobe Acrobat Reader) will be available in every session room for regular presentations. Please bring your presentation on a USB, as well as email it to yourself so you have a backup.
Preparation of Visuals:
PLEASE NOTE THAT INDIVIDUALS USING COMPUTER PROJECTION MUST BRING A MEMORY STICK CONTAINING THEIR PRESENTATION. Files can be uploaded to the local PCs in the lecture rooms during the breaks before/between the session. To avoid software compatibility problems (MS Powerpoint), speakers are advised to bring a .ppt or .pptx or PDF-version of their presentation.
Speakers should arrive in their session room 15 minutes BEFORE the start of their session to report to the Session Chair. If you are presenting during a session which does not have a break before it, report to your presentation room 15 minutes prior to the session before yours.
Posters should be put up at least 4 hours prior to the poster session you are scheduled in. Authors are expected to attend the poster session as scheduled in the program.
The placement of your poster will be marked on the panel, where it will be presented with a poster number indicated in the Program. The maximum usable area is 45in x 45in.
Please include a 5 cm x 5 cm photo of the presenter in the upper right hand corner of the poster, and underline the name of the presenter in the author listing.
Push pins will be provided to affix posters to the poster panel.
Posters must be removed at the end of each poster session.
BSN Rapid Fire Instructions
All authors of POSTER PRESENTATIONS will have the opportunity to participate in a RAPID-FIRE SESSION the day of their poster presentation. If you would like to participate, you must upload your slides via EDAS through the PRESENTATION upload option by MAY 12. The presentation time is going to be strictly controlled so that the rapid-fire sessions can be finished in the allotted time and you need to follow these rules: