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First International Workshop on Wireless Mesh Networking for Human and Livestock Healthcare

WMHLH 2012

August 19 - 24, 2012 - Rome, Italy

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This workshop is part of MESH 2012.


Publishing Information:

Published by IARIA XPS Press

Archived in the free access ThinkMindTM Digital Library
Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to a IARIA Journal
Articles will be submitted to appropriate indexes.

ISBN: 978-1-61208-210-3

Submit a Paper:

First, fill out the submission form with information about your paper. Please, fill it out only once for each paper, and do not resubmit it. Contact the address below if you run into any difficulties.

As the designated correspondence author, you will then receive a first e-mail message containing the paper ID. The information in the email will allow you to submit your paper.

If you have some problems send your paper via this e-mail (please report your paper ID in the text of your mail AND the name of the conference).

The conference staff will contact you only if the paper does not print properly or has other problems.

You can change information about your paper, submit brief corrections, view an email trail, and even edit your personal information by following the link in the initial confirmation email.

Touristic Information:

Touristic information is available from the hosting conference, MESH 2012.

Hotels and Travel:

Hotels and travel information is available from the hosting conference page, MESH 2012.

Call for Papers:

Wireless mesh networked communication infrastructure has the ability to change the topology dynamically and assure the reliable communications when the users are mobile. This has been proved very useful in delivering high quality services in human and livestock healthcare. The healthcare requirements in human beings and livestock share some similarities while wireless mesh networked architecture is applied, for example, traditional wireless mesh networks developed for communications for complex application scenarios are not suitable for healthcare, the possible harmness of the wireless radios to the human beings and animals should be considered, the design of antennas and transceivers should consider the special characteristics of human and animal bodies, strict security requirement, low power sensors, and so on. Research and development and applications of wireless mesh networking in human and livestock healthcare are still facing technical challenges. The objective of this workshop is to bring the researchers from academia and industry, medical professionals and patients, farmers and veterinarians to discuss the challenges, share experience and skills in research and development, and demonstrate successful applications.

We welcome technical papers presenting research and practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the above topics short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.

Industrial presentations are not subject to the format and content constraints of regular submissions. We expect short and long presentations that express industrial position and status.

Tutorials on specific related topics and panels on challenging areas are encouraged.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.

All topics are open to both research and industry contributions.


  • New radio technologies for around human and livestock communications
  • Mesh networking protocols and algorithms for healthcare
  • Antenna and transceiver design for healthcare
  • Energy efficient protocols and architecture
  • Implanted and wearable sensor design and sensor communications for healthcare
  • Sustainable design of networks and devices
  • Applications of wireless mesh networks for healthcare
  • Cognitive mesh networks for healthcare
  • Secure networking for healthcare
  • Standards of applying wireless networks for healthcare


Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to one of the IARIA Journals.

Publisher: XPS (Xpert Publishing Services)
Archived: ThinkMindTM Digital Library (free access)
Prints available at Curran Associates, Inc.
Articles will be submitted to appropriate indexes.

Important deadlines:

Submission (full paper) April 5, 2012 April 24, 2012
Notification May 23, 2012 May 29, 2012
Registration June 7, 2012 June 13, 2012
Camera ready June 7, 2012 June 20, 2012

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received papers will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11", not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page. Helpful information for paper formatting can be found on the here.

Your paper should also comply with the additional editorial rules.

Once you receive the notification of paper acceptance, you will be provided by the Conference Publisher an online author kit with all the steps an author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL will be included in the letter of acceptance.


Posters are welcome. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as poster.  Submissions are expected to be 6-8 slide deck. Posters will not be published in the Proceedings. One poster with all the slides together should be used for discussions. Presenters will be allocated a space where they can display the slides and discuss in an informal manner. The poster slide decks will be posted on the IARIA site.

For more details, see the Posters explanation page.

Work in Progress

Work-in-progress contributions are welcome. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as work in progress.  Authors should submit a four-page (maximum) text manuscript in IEEE double-column format including the authors' names, affiliations, email contacts. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings.

For more details, see the Work in Progress explanation page

Technical marketing/business/positioning presentations

The conference initiates a series of business, technical marketing, and positioning presentations on the same topics. Speakers must submit a 10-12 slide deck presentations with substantial notes accompanying the slides, in the .ppt format (.pdf-ed). The slide deck will not be published in the conference’s CD Proceedings. Presentations' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA's site. Please send your presentations to


Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals should be for three hour tutorials. Proposals must contain the title, the summary of the content, and the biography of the presenter(s). The tutorials' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA's site. Please send your proposals to

Panel proposals:

The organizers encourage scientists and industry leaders to organize dedicated panels dealing with controversial and challenging topics and paradigms. Panel moderators are asked to identify their guests and manage that their appropriate talk supports timely reach our deadlines. Moderators must specifically submit an official proposal, indicating their background, panelist names, their affiliation, the topic of the panel, as well as short biographies. The panel's slide deck will be posted on the IARIA's site.

For more information,


IARIA Advisory Chair

Petre Dini, Concordia University, Canada / China Space Agency Center, China

WMHLH 2012 Workshop Chair

Xinheng Wang, Swansea University, Swansea, UK

WMHLH 2012 Technical Program Committee

Ivan Andonovic, Strathclyde University, UK
Tom Chen, Swansea University, UK
Vincenzo De Florio, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Yuning Dong, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China
Muddesar Iqbal, University of Gujrat, Pakistan
Kyung Sup Kwak, Inha University, Korea
Kae Hsiang Kwong, Strathclyde University, UK
Shancang Li, Swansea University, UK
Caixing Liu, South China Livestock University, China
Esmaeil S. Nadimi, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
Ying Ren, Tsinghua University, China
Lei Shu, Osaka University, Japan
Jindong Tan, The University of Tennessee, USA
Upkar Varshney, Georgia State University, USA
Mehmet Yuce, Monash University, Australia


Tutorials are available from the hosting conference page, MESH 2012.

Preliminary Program:

Preliminary program is available from the hosting conference page, MESH 2012.

Camera Ready:

The link below contains the details on how to upload the final version of your paper to the publisher. The upload should be done after registering your paper via the Registration Form.[pdf]

Publication Site for WMHLH 2012

Note that the paper page limit as well as the cost per extra page may not be specified at the above link. These details are in the Call for Papers, namely "Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11", not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost". The costs of additional pages are on the Registration Form.[pdf]

If you have any questions about the paper upload process, please contact the proceedings production editor, Sandra.

Registration Form:

One registration form covers the registration of the paper and the participation of one presenter.

If an author has two (or more) accepted papers, each paper must be registered with a separate form.

Every participant must register separately. (if two co-authors attend, they each must register)

There are a limited number of prebooked hotel rooms. We suggest you reserve yours at the same time with the paper registration. The flight information can be sent at a later date.

Registration form download:

Note: If you attend but do not have a paper to present, use paper number "0" on your registration form.

The registration form in RTF format can be found here. [pdf version]


Statistics are available from the hosting conference page, MESH 2012.


Photos are available from the hosting conference page, MESH 2012.


Awards are available from the hosting conference page, MESH 2012.


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