8th International Conference on Body Area Networks

September 30–October 2, 2013 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

CALL FOR PAPERS: Special Track on Cloud-assisted Cyber-Physical Systems (CCPS)

Technically-sponsored by IEEE EMB and ACM SIGCHI
Proceedings to be published by ACM

Paper submission due: June 1, 2013
Conference dates: September 30, 2013 (Mon) - October 2, 2013 (Wed)
Boston, MA

The advances of body area networks, mobile computing, wireless networking and cloud computing offer tremendous opportunities in providing newer and better cyber-physical systems (CPS). The main objective of this special track is to provide a medium for researchers and practitioners to present their research findings related to the synergy among cloud computing and various CPS-enabling technologies such as body area networks, sensor-actuator networks and machine-to-machine (M2M) communication.

TOPICS OF INTEREST

  • Communication, information and software architectures
  • Integration techniques between clouds and CPS
  • A cloud of clouds for CPS
  • Massively distributed/deployable CPS
  • Cloud-assisted data management, mining and processing for CPS
  • Cloud-assisted decision support systems with CPS
  • Data acquisition, exchange and dissemination methods
  • Pervasive services for mobile cloud users
  • Resource management
  • Security and privacy
  • Energy efficiency
  • Intelligence and optimization between clouds and CPS
  • Data visualization
  • Heterogeneity of in/on-body and ambient sensors/actuators
  • Nanoscale sensors and communication in/on/around human bodies
  • Applications and experience

IMPORTANT DATES

Regular paper submission deadline: June 17, 2013
Short, demo and poster paper submission deadline: July 15, 2013
Notification deadline: July 15, 2013
Camera ready deadline: August 5, 2013

PAPER SUBMISSION

Regular papers are limited to 7 pages, short papers to 4 pages and poster/demo papers to 1 page. Papers must follow the ACM conference paper format. Please visit http://bodynets.org/2013/show/initial-submission for detailed submission instructions. The authors of regular and short papers will deliver oral presentations. The authors of poster/demo papers will deliver posters and/or system demonstrations.

PUBLICATION

All accepted paper will be published by ACM. Selected papers will be considered for publication in leading journals such as:

  • IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
  • IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management
  • ACM/Springer Mobile Networks and Applications
  • Springer Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing
  • Wiley Security and Communication Networks Journal
  • Elsevier Information Sciences

TRACK CO-CHAIRS

Jun Suzuki, University of Massachusetts, Boston, jxs@cs.umb.edu

Shan Lin, Temple University, shan.lin@temple.edu

My Thai, University of Florida, mythai@cise.ufl.edu

Bo Sheng, University of Massachusetts, Boston, shengbo@cs.umb.edu

Sana Ullah, King Saud University Saudi Arabia

Giancarlo Fortino, University of Calabria, Italy

PC MEMBERS

Pruet Boonma, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
Rajkumar Buyya, University of Melbourne, Australia
Han-Chieh Chao, National Ilan University, Taiwan
Alfredo Cuzzocrea, Italian National Research Council, Italy
Charalampos Doukas, University of the Aegean, Greece
Geoffrey Fox, Indiana University, USA
Raghu Ganti, IBM Research, USA
Raffaele Gravina, University of Calabria, Italy
Werner Kurschl, Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences, Austria
John Lach, University of Virgina, USA
Xiaolin Li, University of Florida, USA
Ilias Maglogiannis, University of Central Greece, Greece
Richard Mortier, University of Nottingham, UK
Toshimi Munehira, OGIS-RI, Co. Ltd., Japan
Shingo Omura, OGIS International, Inc., USA
Yi Pan, Yahoo!, Inc., USA
Suraj Pandey, IBM Research, Australia
Mukaddim Pathan, Telstra Corporation Limited, Australia
Omer Rana, Cardiff University, UK
Weisong Shi, Wayne State University , USA
Chiu Tan, Temple University, USA
Athanasios Vasilakos, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
Krishna Venkatasubramanian, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
Hiroshi Wada, NICTA, Australia
Qi Yu, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
Sherali Zeadally, University of the District of Columbia, USA
Gang Zhou, College of William and Mary, USA
Ting Zhu, Binghamton University, USA