Welcome to the Fifth International Conference on Body Area Networks (BodyNets 2010), which will be held in Corfu, Greece on September 10-12, 2010 . This year's Conference continues its tradition of being the premier forum for presentation of results on cutting-edge research in Body Area Networks (BAN) . The mission of the conference is to share novel basic research ideas as well as experimental applications in the BAN area in addition to identifying new directions for future research and development. BodyNets 2010 gives researchers a unique opportunity to share their perspectives with others interested in the various aspects of BAN. The conference consists of four symposia that cover a broad range of research aspects. In addition, the program includes two outstanding keynote speakers from academia and industry: Dr. William Scanlon and Dr. Byung K. Yi. A panel session on "Wireless body area networks: from theory to practice" will surely provoke thoughtful discussions. There will also be two tutorials given free of charge to all BodyNets 2010 attendees. We hope that the conference proceedings will serve as a valuable reference to researchers and developers in the area.
This year, we have received more than 80 paper submissions from all over the world. All papers received rigorous peer reviews from our Technical Program Committee (TPC). After carefully examining all the received review reports, the TPC finally selected 34 regular papers for presentation at the conference and publication in the ACM proceedings. In addition, four demo papers and three poster papers will be presented at the conference.
Putting together BodyNets 2010 was a team effort. First of all, we would like to thank the authors for providing the content of the program. We would also like to express our gratitude to the TPC and reviewers, who worked very hard in reviewing papers and providing suggestions for their improvements. We would like to thank our financial sponsor ICST, corporate sponsor LG Electronics, technical sponsors IEEE EMB and CREATE-NET, and the technical cooperation of ACM, for their support in making BodyNets 2010 a successful event. For a list of all individuals who have contributed to BodyNets 2010 , please visit the conference website: http://www.bodynets.org/
We hope that you will find this year's program interesting and thought-provoking and the conference will provide you with a valuable opportunity to share ideas with other researchers from around the world. We look forward to greeting you personally at BodyNets 2010!
Victor Leung General co-Chair
Athanasios Vasilakos General co-Chair