IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference
15-18 April 2018 // Barcelona, Spain
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IoT-Health 2018: IRACON Workshop on IoT Enabling Technologies in Healthcare

IoT-Health 2018: IRACON Workshop on IoT Enabling Technologies in Healthcare

The Internet of Things (IoT) has numerous applications in healthcare; from smart wearable or implantable sensors to remote monitoring of elderly, medical device networking, and in general paving the way toward a healthcare network infrastructure. IoT has the potential to create a pervasive environment for monitoring patient health and safety as well as improving how physicians deliver care. It can also boost patient engagement and satisfaction by allowing them to spend more time in the comfort of their residence, and interact with their care centers whenever needed. A significant driver for the IoT-Health market is the increasing penetration of connected devices in the healthcare industry. Wearable sensors have received a remarkable growth in recent years; however, a pervasive IoT-Health infrastructure is still long way from commercialization. The end-to-end health data connectivity involves the development of many technologies that should enable reliable and location-agnostic communication between a patient and a healthcare provider. The IoT-Health workshop aims to focus on the design, development, performance evaluation and experimentation of IoT enabling technologies in healthcare applications.Topics of Interest:

  • Interference analysis & mitigation for IoT-health devices
  • Coexistence issues for IoT-Health devices
  • PHY, MAC and Networking issues for IoT-Health
  • Reliability and QoS in IoT-health
  • Energy efficiency for wearable & implanted medical devices
  • Antennas for wearable & implantable sensors
  • SAR Evaluation
  • Smart textile for IoT-health
  • Patient tracking & localization technology
  • Security and privacy in IoT-health
  • IoT-Health Standardization activities
  • IoT-Health for livestock and pets
  • Interoperable & connected medical devices
  • Smart Pills & precision drug delivery
  • Wireless capsule endoscopy
  • Energy harvesting Technology for IoT health
  • Channel Modeling & RF Propagation Studies
  • Human Body Communication (HBC)
  • IoT-Health testbeds & experimental results
  • WAN technology for IoT-Health applications

Important Dates:

  • Paper Submission Deadline: 2 November, 2017   EXTENDED 12 November 2017
  • Notification of Acceptance: 15 December, 2017
  • Camera-Ready Submission: 21 January, 2018

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