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WiserBAN - IC1004 Training School

WiserBAN – COST IC1004 Training School on
“Wireless Body Area Networks”

June 4 - 6, 2012, Bologna, Italy
Università di Bologna
Hotel Le Siepi Holiday Inn, San Lazzaro di Savena, Bologna

This international Training School has been jointly organized by the FP7 project Wiserban ( and the Working Group on Body Communications of the COST Action IC1004.

The aim of the school was to give an inter-disciplinary view of the technology trends in the field of Wireless Body Area Networks (WBANs) and their potential in supporting healthcare applications. Ten lectures were given on aspects related to application requirements, radio components for WBANs, WBAN radio channel characterization and antenna design issues, PHY and MAC communication protocols for WBANs, and application use cases. Two lectures were given by industry representatives (SORIN and Telecom Italia), some by scientists from international research centres (CEA-Leti, France, and NICT, Japan), the remaining by University researchers (EPFL, TUB, UNIBO). A demo of WBAN, currently developed within the WiserBAN project at the University of Bologna, was shown on the third day.
Upon request, PhD students might be subject to evaluation in order to achieve a certificate to be used for getting credits at own University.

  • Programme (pdf)
  • Local info (pdf)
  • Attendance list (pdf)

Steering Committee:

Chiara Buratti (WiserBAN)
Raffaele D’Errico (WiserBAN / COST IC1004)
Dionysios Manessis (WiserBAN)
Vincent Peiris (WiserBAN)
Roberto Verdone (COST IC1004)
Kamya Y. Yazdandoost (COST IC1004)

Registration Fee: 250 EUR (Incl. coffee breaks, one dinner, CDs with lecture slides, possibly lunches depending on number of attendees)
Registration procedure: to register please send an email including the training school registration form (doc) to
Registration deadline: May 27th, 2012