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AWPL 2012 - IEEE AWPL Special Cluster on Wireless Power and Data Telemetry for Medical Applications



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Topics/Call fo Papers

The evolution of wireless power and data telemetry technologies
fueled by continued advances in electronic systems and
miniaturization of antennas and components is rapidly changing the
landscape of wireless medical devices in personal healthcare. This
has lead to numerous applications in medical diagnostics and
therapeutics ranging from in-vivo cardiac pacemakers and
defibrillators to emerging devices in visual prosthesis,
brain computer interfaces and body area networks for sensing oxygen,
glucose, pH level, pressure, temperature and other medically useful
quantities. These practical applications impose stringent
requirements at all levels of design. One of the critical design
requirements is the data telemetry due to the challenges associated
with wireless power and data transfer within or to/from the human
body. The performance tradeoffs depend on numerous factors,
including but not limited to the operating range, power transmission
efficiency, heat dissipation, power de!livered to the load, device
size, location in the body, body posture, data rate, frequency and
bandwidth, system complexity and functionality, safety and
regulatory standards. The increased interest in wireless medical
applications has spurred engineers to reevaluate existing
performance trade-offs and propose new devices. The impact on
antennas and propagation for wireless power and data telemetry
includes: novel antenna and coil designs, low power electronic front-
ends, adaptive impedance matching, analysis and numerical
techniques, signal propagation and interaction with biological
tissues, and heat effects. We will welcome articles featuring
innovative work in these or related topics to wireless power and
data telemetry in medical applications. To be considered for this
cluster, please submit your article to AWPL by October 15, 2012
(, and clearly indicate in your
cover letter to the Editor-in-Chief that your manuscript is being
submitted in response to the Call for Papers for the Wireless Power
and Data Telemetry for Medical Applications Cluster.

Guest Editors of this Special Cluster of short manuscripts on
medical wireless power and data telemetry are:

Prof. Erdem Topsakal, Mississippi State University,;
Prof. Maysam Ghovanloo, Georgia Institute of Technology,;
Prof. Rizwan Bashirullah, University of Florida,

Prospective authors are encouraged to contact the Guest Editors for
any questions or to determine the suitability of their contribution
for this special cluster.

The Guest Editors hope you will consider submitting a manuscript for
this highlighted focus cluster. This collection should prove to be a
high profile outlet to disseminate your work and place it in context
with a critical mass of work by of other wireless power and data
telemetry researchers. Papers should be prepared following the same
submission instructions of regular IEEE AWPL manuscripts (four-pages
maximum, double-column, IEEE format), available at
Prospective authors should refer to the timeline below for key
dates. The publication charges will be at the standard rates for
AWPL - page one is free, each subsequent pages is $200.

Submission Deadline: Oct.15th, 2012;
First Decision by: Nov. 15th, 2012;
Revised Manuscripts Deadline: Nov. 30th, 2012;
Publication December, 2012

Last modified: 2012-08-23 22:51:20