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ISWC 2013 - ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers

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Call For Participation (CfP)

ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers

Get ready for an exciting ISWC in September 2013 in Zrich, Switzerland!
This year ISWC will be colocated with Ubicomp 2013 (http://www.ubicomp.org).

Visit http://www.iswc.net/iswc13 and stay connected
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---------- Call for Papers ------------

ISWC 2013, the 17th annual International Symposium on Wearable Computers,
is the premier forum for wearable computing and issues related to on-body and
worn mobile technologies. ISWC brings together researchers, product vendors,
fashion designers, textile manufacturers, users, and related professionals to share
information and advances in wearable computing.

ISWC invites submissions on everything related to computing on the body: on-body
sensing and sensor networks, wearables for professional use, mobile healthcare,
or entertainment; wearable-wearer interaction, and on-the-go uses of mobile devices and systems.

Submissions can be full papers, notes, or posters, and are due: ***** April 7 2013 *****.
Notification of Acceptance: May 17 2013.


1. From Mobile to Wearable
- Wearable system design, wearable displays
- Smart-textiles technologies, textile sensing and feedback
- Wearable sensors, actuators, input/output devices
- Hardware and software aspects of power management
- Manufacturing aspects in wearables and smart-textiles
- Wearable sensor networks, networks including wireless networks,
on-body networks, and support for interaction with wearables,
pervasive and ubiquitous computing systems or the Internet, communication
channels, multimedia streaming
- Software and service architectures, infrastructure based and
ad-hoc systems, operating systems, dependability, fault tolerance, security, trustworthiness
- Wearable apps designed for / delivered through smartphones
- smartphones services, smartphones designs, smartphones as personal wearables
- Smart phone technologies with a wearable impact, e.g. combining devices
- Extending smartphones hardware with sensing or novel IO modalities
- Smartphones interaction, cooperative smartphones or wearables,
grids and clouds of smartphones, ensembles of wearable artifacts, coordination of wearables

2. Information processing, methods, tools
- Context recognition methods, including location awareness, activity recognition,
cognitive-affective states recognition, and social context recognition
- Adaptivity, personalization, customization and lifelong learning in activity recognition
- Robust, fault-tolerant, opportunistic & power-aware methods
- Context-awareness through big data, web-mining and cloud computing
- Data fusion, sensor synergies, advanced machine learning and reasoning for context awareness
- Automating the design of activity recognition chains
- Smart or automated data annotation techniques
- Modeling, simulations, and tools supporting science
- Formal evaluation of performance of wearable computer technologies

3. Usability, HCI and Human Factors
- Interaction design, industrial design of wearable systems
- Human factors, acceptance, ergonomics
- User modeling, user evaluation, usability engineering, user experience design
- Systems and designs for combining wearable and pervasive/ubiquitous computing
- Explicit and implicit interfaces, including hands-free approaches, speech-based
interaction, sensory augmentation, haptics, and context-aware interfaces
- Societal implications, health risk, environmental and privacy issues
- Wearable technology for social-network computing, visualization and augmentation

4. Applications of wearables
- Wearables in consumer markets and for entertainment, ...
- Wearables in the industry, in manufacturing, in offices, for the mobile worker, in construction, ...
- Wearables for teaching and education
- Environmental sciences, urbanism, and architecture
- Wearables and smart-clothing in medicine, wellness, health-care, to support
disabilities, and enable the elderly
- Wearables enabling ambient assisted living
- Wearables in psychology, social sciences
- Human-robot interactions
- Wearables in culture, fashion and the arts, sports and music
- Wearables in crowds, wearables sensing and influencing collective behaviors
- Integrating wearables into larger systems, such as augmented reality systems,
training systems and systems designed to support collaborative work
- Studies based on large cell phone deployments

5. EyeWear Computing (special category)
- Cutting edge HMD devices, novel optical design methods Eyewear mounted sensors,
actuator systems, impact studies
- Input/output devices and Interaction design for eyewear based systems, enabling applications
- Eyewear computing for healthcare
- Human factors issues with, and ergonomics of, eyewear systems


Each full paper, note, or poster should be anonymized and must be submitted in ACM Computer Science Press (double column) format (latex and word templates): full papers not longer than 8 pages in length, notes not longer than 4, posters not longer than 2. All accepted submissions will be included in the printed conference main proceedings. Full papers and notes are presented in the paper sessions. Submissions to ISWC 2013 must not be under review by any other conference or publication during the ISWC review cycle, and must not be previously published or accepted for publication elsewhere. See also the ISWC Author Guide at http://www.iswc.net/iswc13.


Regular paper submissions must present original, highly innovative, prospective and forward-looking research in one or more of the themes given above. Full papers must break new ground, present new insight, deliver a significant research contribution and provide validated support for its results and conclusions. Successful submissions typically represent a major advance for the field of wearable computing, referencing and relating the contribution to existing research work, giving a comprehensive, detailed and understandable explanation of a device, system, study, theory or method, and support the findings with a compelling evaluation and/or validation.


Notes (not longer than four pages in length) and posters (not longer than two pages in length) must report new results and provide support for the results, as a novel and valuable contribution to the field just like full papers. Notes are intended for succinct work that is nonetheless in a mature state ready for inclusion in archival proceedings. Posters are intended to present very concise, yet focused and significant research results. Both notes and posters will be held to the same standard of scientific quality as full papers, albeit for a shorter presentation and must still state how they fit with respect to related work, and provide a compelling explanation and validation.


ISWC 2013 adopts a double-blind process for full papers, notes and posters. Authors' names and their affiliations must not be revealed or mentioned anywhere in the submission. At least two members of the Program Committee and a set of external expert reviewers will review submitted papers. At a physical PC meeting, the committee will select those papers, notes, and posters to be presented at ISWC 2013.


General Chair
Kristof Van Laerhoven, TU Darmstadt, Germany

Program Committee Chairs
Daniel Roggen, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Daniel Gatica-Perez, Idiap and EPFL, Switzerland
Masaaki Fukumoto, NTT DoCoMo Inc, Japan

Publicity Chairs
Ulf Blanke, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Program Committee
Oliver Amft, TU Eindhoven, Netherlands
Daniel Ashbrook, Samsung Electronics, USA
Louis Atallah, Philips Research, The Netherlands
Michael Beigl, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
Mark Billinghurst, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Ozan Cakmakci, Google X, USA
Dipanjan Chakraborty, IBM Research, India
Lucy Dunne, University of Minnesota, USA
James Clawson, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Steven Feiner, Columbia University, USA
Alois Ferscha, University of Linz, Austria
Jennifer Healey, Intel Labs, USA
Holger Kenn, Microsoft ATL Europe, Germany
Seungyon Claire Lee, HP Labs, Palo Alto, USA
Paul Lukowicz, DFKI Kauserslautern, Germany
Kent Lyons, Nokia Research Center, USA
Tom Martin, Virginia Tech, USA
Kenji Mase, Nagoya University, Japan
Walterio Mayol-Cuevas, University of Bristol, UK
Bernt Schiele, Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Germany
Dan Siewiorek, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Asim Smailagic, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Mark T. Smith, Swedish Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
Thad Starner, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Tsutomu Terada, Kobe University, Japan
Gerhard Trster, ETH Zurich, Switzerland


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