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Submit to the Tenth IEEE International Symposium on Wearable
Computers! Submissions can include full papers (8 pages), short papers
(4 pages), poster papers (2 pages), demonstrations, tutorials and
workshops, and exhibits. All submissions are due on April 21st at
Full call (also available at http://iswc.net/cfp.html ):
Call for Papers for the
Tenth IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers
October 11-14, Montreux, Switzerland
Initial submissions for all categories to ISWC 2006 are due on April 21st
ISWC 2006, the tenth annual IEEE International Symposium on Wearable
Computers, will bring together researchers, product vendors, fashion
designers, textile manufacturers, users, and all other interested
parties to share information and advances in wearable computing. We
invite you to attend ISWC 2006 and submit to one or more of the
following categories: papers, posters, demonstrations, tutorials, and
Potential wearable computing topics for ISWC include, but are not
* Applications of wearable systems in consumer, industrial, medical,
wellness, educational, and military domains.
* Use of wearable computers as components of larger systems, such as
augmented reality systems, training systems or systems designed to
support collaborative work.
* Hardware, including wearable system design, input devices,
wearable displays, batteries, techniques for power management and
heat dissipation, industrial design, and manufacturing issues.
* Software architectures, including ones that allow wearable
computers to exploit surrounding infrastructure.
* Human interfaces, including hands-free approaches, speech-based
interaction, sensory augmentation, human-centered robotics, user
modeling, user evaluation, health issues and interfaces for
combining wearable and ubiquitous computing.
* Networks, including wireless networks, on-body networks, and
support for interaction with other wearables, ubiquitous-computing
systems or the Internet.
* Formal evaluation of wearable computer technologies for example
performance of wearable computer technologies or comparisons of
* Wearable sensors or networks of sensors for context-awareness or
sensing cognitive state.
* Wearable communities and wearable technology for social-network
computation, visualization and augmentation.
* Operating systems issues related to wearable computing, including
such issues as scheduling, security, and power management.
* Social implications and privacy issues.
* Wearable computing for elder enablement and for people with
* Fashion design, smart clothes, and electronic textiles.
Papers, posters, demonstrations, tutorials, and workshops must be
submitted electronically through the submission web site, which will be
linked off of the main web site at iswc.net. Papers and posters will be
fully reviewed. Authors of accepted submissions will have the
opportunity to update their submissions based on the reviews before the
final electronic copy is due.
ISWC 2006 requires electronic submission. Reviewers will be instructed
to maintain the confidentiality of all materials for submitted papers
throughout the entire reviewing process. Submissions should contain no
information that will be proprietary or confidential at the time of
Papers may be submitted as short papers (up to four pages in length) or
full papers (up to eight pages in length). Each paper must be submitted
as a single PDF file in IEEE Computer Science Press format (described at
http://www.computer.org/cspress/instruct.htm). Short papers should be
the same quality as a long paper but describe work that is more
incremental or more preliminary. Accepted short papers and full papers
will be included in the printed conference proceedings and presented in
the paper sessions. Paper authors are strongly encouraged to upload a
supporting video of at most 5 minutes in length along with their paper
Papers submitted to ISWC 2006 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.
Please address any questions about paper submissions to the program
committee co-chairs, Jennifer Healey ([log in to unmask])
or Tom Martin ([log in to unmask]).
Posters are submitted in the form of a summary of up to two pages in
length. Each poster summary must be submitted as a single PDF file in
IEEE Computer Science Press format (described at
http://www.computer.org/cspress/instruct.htm). Accepted poster summaries
will be published in the conference proceedings and the poster will be
presented at the conference poster and demonstration session.
Please address any questions about poster submissions to the program
committee co-chairs, Jennifer Healey ([log in to unmask]) or
Tom Martin ([log in to unmask]).
Demonstrations provide an opportunity to show research prototypes and
works in progress to colleagues for comment in a relaxed atmosphere.
Paper and poster presenters are also highly encouraged to demonstrate
their work. Accommodations (power, space, etc.) will be limited, so
participants should plan to be mobile and self-supported. To apply to
perform a demonstration, please prepare a one-page summary that
describes what you plan to demonstrate; presentation method and
requirement for space, power, lighting, sound, network and so on.
Include pictures and diagrams, so that your proposed demonstration can
be clearly understood, and provide a clear description of the power and
space requirements. Accepted demonstrations will be presented at the
conference poster and demonstration session; however, they will not be
published in the conference proceedings.
Please address any questions about demonstration submissions to the
Demonstrations Chair, Kurt Partridge ([log in to unmask]).
Tutorials and Workshops
We invite you to share your wearable-related knowledge with other
conference attendees in a tutorial or workshop format. A tutorial is an
intensive course on a special topic. Half-day tutorials and advanced
tutorials will be held. Tutorials are intended to enhance the skills and
broaden the perspective of their attendees. They should be designed to
introduce a rigorous framework for learning a new area or to provide
advanced technical training in an area. Workshops differ from tutorials
in that they may include a wider range of activities, such as working
position groups, hands-on experiences with hardware/software provided,
or standards efforts.
A two-page tutorial or workshop proposal should include a clear
description of the topic area, objectives, and the intended audience
(experience level and prerequisites). Tutorial proposals should also
include a 200-word abstract, a topical outline of the content, and a
summary of the qualifications of the instructor(s). Be sure to include
the contact name, affiliation, address, telephone number, electronic
mail address, and associated URL for each instructor or organizer.
Please address any questions about tutorial submissions to the Tutorials
and Workshops Chair, Kent Lyons ([log in to unmask]).
We invite you to exhibit your products, designs, services, or research
projects during the conference. Exhibits will be available continuously
in a venue near the meeting room. Exhibitors will show their products
and distribute promotional literature to interested conference
The number of exhibitors that are accepted for the conference will be
limited by available space. To apply to be an exhibitor, write a summary
of the product, service, or research project that you hope to exhibit,
describing why it will interest the conference attendees. The summary
should not exceed 500 words (one page) in length. Be sure to include in
the summary the exhibitor names, affiliations, addresses, telephone
numbers, electronic mail addresses, and URL. Also, identify the contact
person for the exhibition. Applications to exhibit at ISWC 2006, and any
questions about exhibiting, should be submitted by email directly to the
exhibits chair, Holger Kenn ([log in to unmask]).
We will be having the traditional lightning-fast Gadget Show again this
year. Come to the conference with your best toys for an informal
* Paper submissions: April 21, 2006
* Authors notified: June 29, 2006
* Camera-ready copy due: July 28, 2006
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