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Approved Special Sessions to be presented

  

Title:

Wearable Sensor Systems

Rationale:

Wearable sensors development and diffusion are thriving worldwide, thanks to the enormous progress in sensors miniaturization, performances, and low-power consumption. Simultaneously the advances of wireless technologies is stimulating the development of complete wearable platforms, providing the possibility of immediate feedback to the user/patient or the remote monitoring.

Several applications arise in health, fitness and wellness fields. Medical community is able to introduce telemedicine, improving patient comfort and at the same time pathologies tracking. The fitness field can use technology for monitoring athletes performances and finally several tools are available for pursuing wellness lifestyle, monitoring our health and the environment in which we live. The main focus of this special session is on the most advanced developments of wearable sensors, and relevant hardware/software platforms for data acquisition, processing and communication, aimed to real-time monitor physiological signs or the environment. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Wearable and Ambient Sensors
  • Sensors for Healthcare Applications
  • Sensors for Wellness Applications
  • Wireless Body Sensor Networks
  • Smart textile solutions for Body Sensor Networks
  • Biopotentials measurements
  • Real-time body fluids analysis
  • Body Motion Tracking Systems
  • Energy Harvesting
  • Chemical/Gas sensors
  • Environmental sensing
  • Integrated circuits and systems for sensor signal acquisition
  • Hardware/Software platforms for sensor data processing and communication

Proponents of the Special Session:

Prof. Gianluca Traversi, University of Bergamo (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Prof. Sergio Saponara, University of Pisa (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

Proposed papers and speakers:

1. A. Pedrana, P. Locatelli, G. Traversi, “Development of a telemedicine-oriented gait analysis system based on inertial sensors”, to be presented by Andrea Pedrana (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

2. D. Comotti, M. Pezzoli, R. Bortoletto, M. Signorelli, “Electronic systems for wearable applications: from concept to design”, to be presented by Daniele Comotti (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

3. V. Trovato, G. Rosace, C. Colleoni, V. Re, A. Pedrana, G. Traversi, "Development of a carbon nanotube-polymer coating for textile-based wearable sensors", to be presented by Valentina Trovato (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

4. P. Locatelli, D. Alimonti, “Advances in Wearable Sensor-Based Automatic Tremor Classification”, to be presented by Patrick Locatelli (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

5. M. Donati, A. Celli, L. Fanucci, S. Saponara, “A telemedicine service platform exploiting BT/BLE wearable sensors for remote monitoring of chronic patients”, to be presented by Sergio Saponara (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

 

Biography of the proponent:

Prof. Gianluca Traversi (M’08–SM’12) was born in Pavia, Italy, in 1975. He received the laurea degree in electrical engineering and the Ph.D. degree in electronics and computer science from the University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy, in 2000 and 2004, respectively. During the period 2006-2017 he was an assistant professor at the University of Bergamo, where since 2017 he is an Associate Professor of Electronics. His research activities are focused on instrumentation for characterization of high speed devices, low-noise front-end electronics for radiation detectors and monolithic active pixel sensors for charged particle tracking applications. Currently, he is also working on the design and test of wearable sensor systems for the wireless monitoring of environmental and physiological parameters.

Prof. Sergio Saponara, got MSc and PhD degrees in Electronic Engineering from University of Pisa, where he is Full Professor of Electronics. He is responsible for several courses of Electronic Systems and Fundamental of Electronics at the School of Engineering and at the Italian Naval Academy. He has been Marie Curie Research Fellow in IMEC (Belgium). Currently, he is an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer. He has been the scientific director of the IEEE CASS Summer School 2017 “Enabling technologies for IoT”, co-founder of the Master in Automotive Engineering and Principles of Management, Universities of Florence and Pisa, and co-founder of the Special Interest

Groups in IoT of the IEEE CAS and SP societies. He co-authored 300 scientific publications (more than 200 indexed in Scopus or WoS) and he is chief technical officer of Ingeniars, a start-up in the field of telemedicine systems. He is an associate researcher of INFN, CNIT and CINI.

 

 

 

Call for Special Sessions

 

The MOCAST 2018 technical program will include Special Sessions. Their objective is to complement the regular program with new or emerging topics that are of particular interest to modern circuits and systems technologies practitioners and experts.

We recall that, typically, each Special Session comprises 5 presentations of 15-20 minutes each. The first paper in a Special Session may serve as an introduction to the field, aimed at outsiders, and therefore could also be an overview paper. Prospective organizers of Special Sessions should submit proposals indicating:

  • Title of the session.
  • Rationale of the need for the Special Session at MOCAST; the rationale should stress the novelty of the topic and/or its multidisciplinary features (if any).
  • Short biography of the organizers.
  • List of at least five (5) contributed papers (including titles, authors, contact information of the corresponding author, and a short abstract of each contribution). Organizers should not contribute with more than two papers.

Proposals will be evaluated based on the timeliness of the topic, and the qualifications of organizers and contributors.

 

Important Dates:

Special Session Proposals due: 30 Nov, 2017.
Notification of acceptance of the Special Session: 10 Dec, 2017.
Submission of full four-page papers for approved Special Sessions: 23 Dec,  2017  10 Jan 2018.
Notification of Special Session papers acceptance: 25 Feb, 2018.
Deadline for submission of publication ready special session papers: 16 March, 2016.

After Special Session proposals are approved, manuscripts may be submitted as the regular papers but to the special sessions topic and should conform to the formatting and electronic submission guidelines of regular MOCAST papers. Papers will undergo the same review process as regular papers. It is the responsibility of the organizers to ensure that their Special Session papers meet MOCAST quality standards. If, at the end of the review process, fewer than four (4) papers are accepted, the session will be cancelled and the accepted papers will be moved to regular sessions.

Proposals should be sent via e-mail to the Special Session chairs by November 30, 2017 at the latest.

 

MOCAST 2018 Special Sessions Chairs:
Yiorgos Tsiatouhas (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Georgios Ch. Sirakoulis (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)