Date: Sunday, September 9.

Time: 14.00 – 17.30 h Workshop


Chair: Dr. Concepcion Garcia-Pardo, iTEAM Institute, Universitat Politècnica de València.

Vice-Chair: Prof. Narcis Cardona, iTEAM Institute, Universitat Politècnica de València.

Motivation and Background
The introduction of wireless communications in medical devices has grown up substantially in the last years. This has allowed medical devices to monitor important physiological parameters of the human body and send these data to a remote node to be post-processed for health purposes. However, although a vast variety of body devices have been proposed so far, they can be classified in two main groups: wearable devices for control some important parameters such us blood pressure or heart rate (typically known as on-body devices); or implanted devices for inspection or measuring parameters from the inner organs (known as in-body devices). In both scenarios, the human body plays an essential role due to their particular electromagnetic properties. Such properties impact on different aspects of wireless communications: antenna designs, radio channel modelling, standardization and so on. This workshop aims at surveying recent advances in wireless communications in the framework of wireless communications at the human body (on-body and in-body) covering aspects such us: simulation, testing, frequency bands, channel model, propagation or the electromagnetic emulation of the human body and others. Topics include, but are not limited to:

• Antennas for body area applications: wearables & implants

• Channel modelling & propagation studies in the environment of the body: in-body/on-body/out-of-the-body

• Experimental & theoretical propagation analysis for body applications

• Implanted devices • Electromagnetic characterization of the human body

• Wireless sensor networks • Wireless Capsule endoscopy

• SAR evaluation & measurements

• Localization and tracking at body area networks: in-body or on-body devices

• Interferences between medical devices & others

• Standardization for body area networks

• Internet of Things (IoT) for healthcare applications

More information can be found at: https://www.mcg.upv.es/en/wibcomm/

Submission Guidelines
Prospective authors are invited to submit technical papers of their previously unpublished work. Accepted workshop papers will be part of the Conference Proceedings and will be uploaded to IEEE Xplore. Papers should be submitted via EDAS; the links are available at http://pimrc2018.ieee-pimrc.org under “Authors”. Papers should follow the same Author guidelines of the general symposium, which are available at http://pimrc2018.ieee-pimrc.org/authors/submission-guidelines/.

Key Dates Paper submission: May 18, 2018

Acceptance notification: June 15, 2018

Final paper due: June 29, 2018

Steering/Technical Committee
Prof. Narcis Cardona, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain; Dr. Kamran Sayrafian, National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA; Prof. Ilangko Balasingham, Oslo University Hospital, Norway; Dr. Slawomir Jerzy Ambroziak, Gdansk University of Technology, Poland; Prof. Joseph Wout, Ghent University, Belgium; Dr. Katsuyuki Haneda, Aalto University, Finland; Dr. Qiong Wang, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany; Dr. Ali Khaleghi, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway; Dr. Mladen Veletic, Intervention Center, Oslo University Hospital, Norway; Dr. Günter Vermeeren, Ghent University, Belgium; Dr. Younghak Sin, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway.