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Summary: Come to ISWC 2006! After Oct 4, prices go up by 25%!


                       CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: ISWC 2006

The Tenth International Symposium on Wearable Computers
Oct. 11-14, 2006, Montreux, Switzerland

The advance program and registration are now available at

In cooperation with the IEEE Computer Society and ITG (The Information
Technology Society).

Sponsored by Nokia.

ISWC 2006, the eighth 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.
ISWC is a peer-reviewed, academic-style forum for the exchange of the most
recent results, and the conference routinely attracts more than 200
attendees from industry, military, government, and academia.

The advance program is available at
Advance registration ends on Oct 4.

Please join us for an exciting conference!

Highlights for ISWC 2006:

  o Keynote speakers:
    * Masahiko Inami from the University of Electro-Communications in
      Tokyo, Japan with a talk entitled "Augmented Human Perception:
      Interfaces to Enhance the Human Capacity for Perception and
    * Michael Lawo from the University of Bremen in Bremen, Germany
      with a talk entitled "wearIT@work - Towards Real Life
      Industrial Applications of Wearable Computing"

  o Four tutorials:
    * "Humans: a Tutorial" by Lucy Dunne and Jane McCann from the
      University College of Dublin, Ireland
    * "On-Body Sensing" by Daniel Ashbrook and Tracy Westeyn from
      Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    * "Wearable Computing for Persons with Disabilities" by Maribeth
      Gandy from Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    * "Hands-on Activity Context Recognition" by Oliver Amft, David
      Bannach, Kai Kunze and Paul Lucowicz from ETH Zurich, Switzerland,
      the Institute for Embedded Systems in Passau, Germany and UMIT in
      Innsbruck, Austria

  o Student and Newbie Colloquium

  o The Student Design Competition

  o Co-located with UIST, the ACM symposium on User Interface Software
    and Technology, held October 15-18 in Montreux (

  o And as always, exhibits, research demonstrations and the Gadget Show!

Topics include:

  * 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 existing
  * 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.

Organizing Committee Chairs:
General Chair:                 Paul Lukowicz, University of Passau, Germany

Program Committee Co-Chairs:   Jennifer Healey, Intel, USA
   Tom Martin, Virginia Tech, USA

Local Chair:                   Daniel Roggen, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Publicity Chair:               Daniel Ashbrook, Georgia Tech, USA

Workshops Chair:               Kent Lyons, Georgia Tech, USA

Industrial Chair:              Michael Boronowsky, University of Bremen, Germany

Student Colloquium Chair:      Kristof Van Laerhoven, Lancaster University, UK

Exhibits Chair:                Holger Kenn, Bremen University, Germany

Demos Chair:                   Kurt Partridge, PARC, USA

Publications Chair:            Kiyoshi Kiyokawa, Osaka University, Japan

Finance Chair:                 Astrid Gösmann

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