Seminar on Wearable Wireless Sensor Networks: A Cross-Layer Perspective

Wearable Wireless Sensor Networks (W-WSN) are a fast emerging technology with potential applications in various domains of daily-life, such as health and physiological monitoring, sports, localization, fashion etc. Wearable technology is also envisioned for application such as workers safety and critical operations as well as rescue and emergency management [1]. In this context, there are number of open challenges such as effective on-body and body-to-body communication, accurate channel, radio-link and mobility modeling [2] as well as reliable communication and routing. Further, Quality of service and reliability are the key constraints along with energy efficiency in these new applications paradigm.


The objective of this seminar is to address above mentioned challenges and present more detailed in-sight of possible solutions.

Following outline will be followed in this seminar:

  • Wearable Wireless Sensor Networks (Applications, Challenges and Opportunities)
  • Exploration of key features of IEEE 802.15.6 (W-WSN standard)
  • Accurate radio-link and mobility modeling
  • Introduction of WSNet Simulator and on-going enhancements for W-WSN
  • Several demos of on-body MAC-layer implementation on WSNet simulator.

After attending this seminar audience will have an overview of wearable technologies, wireless body sensor networks and its applications, main bottleneck in the design and development of W-WSN networks. Motivation and Importance of accurate radio-link and mobility modeling and how to design effective WBAN-based solutions. Important features of new WBAN standard and opportunities and finally several demos of new WBAN simulator.

Date & Time: 1st Jan 2015 at 3pm

Venue: SEECS Seminar Hall


Muhammad Mahtab Alam
Qatar Mobility Innovations Center (QMIC), Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP),
PO. Box 210531, Doha, Qatar; E-Mail:

  • Muhammad Mahtab Alam and Elyes Ben Hamida, “Surveying Wearable Human Assistive Technology for Life and Safety Critical Applications: Standards, Challenges and Opportunities”. In the Volume of SENSORS 2014, Special Issue on Ambient Assisted Living (AAL): Sensors, Architectures and Applications, (ISSN 1424-8220), May 2014.
  • Muhammad Mahtab Alam and Elyes Ben Hamida, “Towards Accurate Mobility and Radio Link Modeling for IEEE 802.15.6 Wearable Body Sensor Networks”. Proceedings of the 7th IEEE International Workshop on Selected Topics in Wireless and Mobile computing (IEEE STWiMob 2014), Cyprus, October 8-10th, 2014.