We are happy to announce that the SESP workshop will be held jointly with the 2nd ACM MobiHoc Workshop on Pervasive Wireless Healthcare.

MobileHealth 2012 Program

8:00 AM Registration Open

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM MobileHealth'12 Welcoming

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Keynote speech:The Challenges and the Opportunities in Wireless Health.
Speaker: Prof. Roozbeh Jafari, University of Texas at Dallas, USA.
Session Chair: A. Laouiti, Telecom SudParis, France.
Abstract: Wireless Health brings to fruition many opportunities to continuously monitor the human body with sensors placed on body or implanted in the body. These platforms will revolutionize many application domains including health care and wellness. They provide new avenues to continuously monitor individuals, whether it is intended to detect an early onset of a disease or to assess the effectiveness of the treatment. In the past few years, new wearable applications have evolved and proved to be effective. The community has observed a large number of wireless health applications that have been developed using wearable computers. Yet, not many have been deployed in a large scale. There are still several challenges that need to be addressed before realizing the ubiquitous use of wireless health systems.
In this talk, we will highlight several applications of the wireless health and wearable computers. We will describe several components of the wireless health computing systems and will outline challenges associated with their ubiquitous deployment. We will highlight current research directions and will discuss future directions.

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Coffee Break

10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Session 1: Mobile Health Monitoring Systems Architecture
Session Chair: S. Boudjit, University of Paris 13, France.

12:00 AM - 1:30 PM Lunch Break

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Session 2: Algorithms and Mobile Applications for Healthcare
Session Chair: E. Baccelli, INRIA, France.

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Session 3: Communication Architecture and Data Management
Session Chair: Matthias Waehlisch, Freie Universitaet, Berlin, Germany.

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM Coffee Break

SESP 2012 Program

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM SESP'12 Welcoming

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Keynote speech: Current and Future Challenges of Trustworthy Sensor Networks.
Speaker: Dennis Gessner, NEC, Germany.
Abstract: In our today society, we recognize more and more areas of application that come up with the need of better security and surveillance, such as crowded public spaces, dangerous or deserted contaminated areas, or even Critical Infrastructures (CI). In particular CIs, such as telecommunication, transportation, and energy/water distribution networks are essential for our society. Since a high availability is required, particularly in case of an incident, existing communication systems can not be used. New designs have to make sure that data transmission is guaranteed and independent from insecure or possibly unavailable networks. A possible solution to encapsulate current communication networks from networks to protect CIs to achieve more autonomy, are Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks (WSAN).
This talk will discuss possible solutions for building trustworthy WSANs. Among these are techniques from the Trusted Computing area, such as Remote Attestation or the usage of trusted anchors or Physically Uncloneable Fuctions (PUF) on the nodes to ensure the sensor environment is in a state it is expected to be. New protocols and cryptographic mechanisms have to be developed to offer a new level of fault tolerance, trust and reputation of the network. Open questions to be solved in the near future also include the possibility of Homomorphic Encryption, so that the trustworthiness does not rely anymore on a single or small amount of attached sensor nodes, but is divided to a bigger number of nodes. Thus, a modification or attack becomes more difficult.
Bio: Dennis Gessner studied computer science at TU Darmstadt and FH Gelsenkirchen (Germany) and joined the Security Group of NEC Laboratories Europe in 2011. There he is responsible for several close to product and EU projects with international partners. His main work topics are mobile device- and sensor security. Before joining NEC, he worked at Sirrix AG since 2007. There he was involved in several EU projects and was also responsible for projects and studies for the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI). Within the EU project WSAN4CIP, Dennis Gessner has lead the workpackage on sensor node protection. His professional record also includes IT-security positions in pharmaceutics, banking, and research labs. Currently, Dennis' research is focused on operating systems security, wireless sensor networks security, visualization, mobile security and trusted computing.

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Session: Sensor-Enhanced Safety and Security in Public Spaces.
Session Chair: Thomas C. Schmidt, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany.

  • Intruder Detection in Public Space using Suspicious Behavior Phenomena and Wireless Sensor Networks
    Snigdha Bandari, Shan Suthaharan (University of North Carolina, USA).
  • Wireless Sensor Networks in Emergency Scenarios: The FeuerWhere Deployment
    Heiko Will, Thomas Hillebrandt, Marcel Kyas (Freie Universitaet Berlin - Germany).