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Call for Papers

BSN 2021 Call for Papers 

The 17th IEEE International Conference on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks (BSN2021) is sponsored by IEEE-EMBS to address the challenges in the emerging sensor medical/healthcare systems and networks. BSN2021 will be co-organized with the BHI2021 (IEEE International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics). The joint program (BHI-BSN) will have world-renowned speakers from academic and research institutes, government agencies, and industry.

Body sensor networks provide innovative ways to improve treatment outcomes 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. Closed-loop BSN with therapeutic systems and interventional functions are 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 the healthcare/medical domains. Selected papers will be invited to submit to a special series that will be published in the IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology 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:

Prototyping of body-worn, ingestible and implantable sensor networks;

Novel chemical, biological and textile body sensors;

Flexible and/or stretchable electronic sensors and systems;

Ultra-low-power or battery-less solutions for longitudinal studies;

Machine learning, deep learning and decision support algorithms;

Body area communication protocols, models and theories;

Security, privacy and trust in body sensor network; and

Medical/wellness applications from pre-natal health to elderly care.

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.

BSN2021 will be a virtual conference. It will provide dedicated networking social events and special topic workshops to encourage BSN2021 participants to exchange knowledge and insights, and to foster new collaborations.

BSN 2021 Organizing Committee

Conference Co-Chairs

Paolo Bonato, Harvard Medical School, USA

Emil Jovanov, University of Alabama, USA

Carmen Poon, GMed IT Ltd

Program Co-Chairs

Canan Dagdeviren, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Benny Lo, Imperial College London, UK

Rita Paradiso, Smartex s.r.l., Italy

Special Session Co-Chairs

Christina Chase, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Giancarlo Fortino, University of Calabria, Italy

Nigel Lovell, The University of New South Wales, Australia

Workshop Co-Chairs

Valeria De Luca, Novartis, Switzerland

Karl Friedl, U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, USA

Jeffrey Palmer, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, USA


Rapid Fire Session Co-Chairs

Stacy Bamberg, Veristride, USA

Ivan lee, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

Shyamal Patel, TBD, USA


Technical Program Committee

Oliver Amft, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Riccardo Barbieri, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Walter G. Besio, University of Rhode Island, USA

Dinesh Bhatia, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Brian Caufield, University College Dublin, Ireland

Sergio Cerutti, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Wei Chen, Fudan University, China

Ieuan Clay, Evidation Health, USA

Andrew DeHennis, Senseonics, USA

Lei Ding, University of Oklahoma, USA

Kelley Erb, Biogen Inc, USA

Björn Eskofier, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Thomas Falck, Philips, The Netherlands

Balaji Goparaju, Novartis, USA

Perena Gouma, Stony Brooks University, USA

Joerg Habetha, Philips, Germany

Reed Hoyt, U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, USA

Roozbeh Jafari, Texas A&M University, USA

Christopher J. James, University of Warwick, UK

Aimé Lay-Ekuakille, University of Salento, Italy

Steffen Leonhardt, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Wen Li, Michigan State University, USA

Jie Liang, University of Illinois Chicago, USA

Qing Liu, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China

Luca Mainardi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Fernando Seoane Martinez, University of Borås, Sweden

Carolyn McGregor, University of Ontario, Canada

Bobak Mortazavi, Texas A&M University, USA

Joseph Paradiso, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Federico Parisi, Harvard Medical School, USA

Edward Park, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Julien Penders, Bloomlife Inc, USA

Octavian Postolache, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

John Rogers, Northwestern University, USA

Bruno Miguel Gil Rosa, Imperial College London, UK

Edward Sazonov, University of Alabama, USA

Peter Shull, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Ye (Sarah) Sun, Michigan Technological University, USA

Toshiyo Tamura, Waseda University, Japan

Brian A. Telfer, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, USA

Ashkan Vaziri, BioSensics LLC, USA

Paul Wacnik, Pfizer, USA

May Wang, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Eric Yeatman, Imperial College London, UK

Hong Yeo, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Yali Zheng, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Hassan Ghasemzadeh, Washington State University

Ye Li, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology

Raffaele Gravina, University of Calabria

Hongliang Ren, National University of Singapore

Mohammad Mehedi Hassan, King Saud University

Danilo Demarchi, Politecnico di Torino

Salzitsa Anastasova-Ivanova, Imperial College London

BSN 2021 Key Dates

April 4, 2021

Submission Deadline of Special Session and Workshop Proposals 

April 08, 2021

Acceptance Notification of Special Sessions and Workshops Proposals

A̶p̶r̶i̶l̶ ̶1̶8̶,̶ ̶2̶0̶2̶1̶   Extended! May 10, 2021
Submission Deadline of Regular Full-Length Papers (4 pages)
A̶p̶r̶i̶l̶ ̶1̶8̶,̶ ̶2̶0̶2̶1̶   Extended! May 10, 2021
Submission Deadline of Special Session Papers (4 pages or 1 page)
May 30, 2021 Extended! June 7, 2021
Acceptance Notification of Full-Length and Special Session Papers
June 13, 2021 Extended! June 25, 2021
Submission Deadline of 1-Page Extended Abstracts
June 27, 2021 Extended! June 28, 2021
Acceptance Notification of 1-Page Extended Abstracts
July 04, 2021
Submission Deadline of Camera-Ready Papers and Extended Abstracts
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