8th International Conference on Body Area Networks

Research Article

Engineering Large-Scale Body Area Networks Applications

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.bodynets.2013.253721,
        author={Giancarlo Fortino and Raffaele Gravina and Antonio Guerrieri and Giuseppe Di Fatta},
        title={Engineering Large-Scale Body Area Networks Applications},
        proceedings={8th International Conference on Body Area Networks},
        keywords={body area networks cloud computing saas wearable computing large-scale distributed applications},
  • Giancarlo Fortino
    Raffaele Gravina
    Antonio Guerrieri
    Giuseppe Di Fatta
    Year: 2013
    Engineering Large-Scale Body Area Networks Applications
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.bodynets.2013.253721
Giancarlo Fortino1,*, Raffaele Gravina1, Antonio Guerrieri1, Giuseppe Di Fatta2
  • 1: University of Calabria
  • 2: University of Reading
*Contact email: g.fortino@unical.it


This paper presents an approach to design and deploy large-scale applications for body area networks (BANs). The approach is based on BodyCloud, which is a Cloud-based multi-tier application-level architecture. BodyCloud integrates a Cloud computing platform and the SPINE BAN middleware. It specifically provides programming abstractions, such as group, modality, workflow and view, which support the rapid and effective development of community BAN applications. This work provides an overview of the general architecture of BodyCloud and discusses several large-scale application services that can be deployed on BodyCloud.