Call for Workshops

The program for BSN 2023 will feature workshops that serve to bring new and emerging areas of interest to the BSN community (i.e., sensors, systems, and algorithms for digital health). Each workshop may be delivered by a group of leading researchers and pioneers in their respective areas. The duration of a workshop is expected to be a half day (approximately 4 hours). A scientific committee will be established by the workshop organizers to ensure the quality of presentations and materials offered to the registrants. Please note that conference will feature two categories of workshops:

Regular workshops will cover current and future trends on multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary areas of BSN, including but not limited to emerging trends on materials, sensors, wearable and implantable devices, integration of IoT technologies, development of online and offline algorithms and systems for data analytics and visualization, sensor biofeedback mechanisms, just-in-time interventions for behaviour change, data security, etc. Workshop organizers will establish a scientific review committee to review the presentations and materials offered to workshop registrants. Workshop submissions will be included in the digital program of BSN 2023 but will not appear in IEEE Xplore Proceedings. Regular workshops can be organized by a project consortium, bearing in mind that the content should sufficiently fit within the technical areas of BSN.

Tutorial workshops will provide reviews of a specific area related to body sensor networks (sensors and systems for digital health), including current research directions, challenges, and state-of-the-art practices, but may also involve registrants through a hands-on experience or demonstrations. Tutorials can be organized by a company, a group of companies or a group of leading researchers featuring presentations/papers/panels, which will not undergo review by the BSN 2023 TPC.

Prospective organizers of workshops should submit proposals indicating:

  • Title of the workshop
  • Motivation, indicating the novelty of the topic, relevance to BSN, and why it is timely
  • Short biography of the organizers
  • Structure, indicating the format of the workshop and identifying the inclusion of keynote speakers, panel, invited papers, technical sessions, etc.
  • List of potential speakers. Workshop organizers should contact the speakers and secure their participation to the workshop.

Workshop proposals are to be filled out on the template and submitted through EDAS no later than the deadline (May 1, 2023). Their reception will be acknowledged. The acceptance is expected to be communicated in May 15, 2023.

Guidelines for Workshops

Selection Criteria for Proposals
The selection process of workshop proposals will be based on a set of criteria:

  • Topic of the workshop, taking into account the scientific content, the timeliness of the topic, the level of expected audience.
  • Background and credentials of the solicited speakers.
  • Existence of competing proposals.

Workshop Promotion and Material for the Registrants
The workshop information (call for papers, program/speakers etc.) will be provided on a dedicated page of the web site and will be updated accordingly. Workshop registrants will be able to download any material provided by the workshop organizer(s) from the workshop website.  workshop organizer(s) may provide additional materials such as handouts to the participants during the workshop.