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Call for Papers for
the Twelfth Annual IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Dates: September 28-October 1 2008
Paper/Poster Submission Deadline: April 21 2008

Call for Papers
Paper and Poster submissions are due on April 21st at 11:59pm EDT.
Please visit for paper submission.

ISWC 2008, the twelfth annual IEEE International Symposium on Wearable
Computers, is the premier forum for wearable computing. It will bring
together researchers, product vendors, fashion designers, textile
manufacturers, users, and related professionals to share information and
advances in wearable computing. We invite you to attend ISWC 2008 and submit
to one or more of the following categories: papers, posters, demonstrations,
exhibits, tutorials/workshops and panel discussions. This year we are also
placing special emphasis on cell phones as they have become the most
successful wearable computer to date; and we solicit papers on:

--Mobile applications designed for cell phones.
--Cell phones as personal computers.
--Extending cell phone hardware e.g. sensing, novel IO, modules.
--Studies based on cell phone deployments (especially large scale).
--Cell phones that combine short and long range radios.
--Composable computer systems based on cell phones.

Additional core topics for ISWC submissions include, but are not limited to:


--Wearable systems in consumer, industrial, medical, wellness, educational,
and military domains.

--Wearable computing for fashion designs and smart clothes, for people with
disabilities, and for elder enablement.

--Use of wearable computers as components of larger systems, such as
augmented reality systems, training systems and systems designed to support
collaborative work.

--Formal evaluation of performance of wearable computer technologies, and
comparisons with existing technologies.

Hardware: *

--Wearable system design, input devices, wearable displays, actuators,
electronic textiles, and batteries.

--Interactive and industrial design.

--Wearable sensors, and networks for sensing context-awareness or cognitive

--Techniques for power management and heat dissipation, and manufacturing

Software: *

--Architectures, including systems that allow wearable computers to exploit
surrounding infrastructure.

--Operating systems issues related to wearable computing, including issues
such as scheduling, security, and power management.

--Networks, including wireless networks, on-body networks, and support for
interaction with other wearables, ubiquitous-computing systems or the

*Human Factors:*

--Interfaces, including hands-free approaches, speech-based interaction,
sensory augmentation, haptics, and human-centered robotics.

--User modeling, user evaluation, and interfaces for combining wearable and
ubiquitous computing.

--Social implications, health, and privacy issues.

--Wearable communities and wearable technology for social-network
computation, visualization and augmentation.

*Submission *

Papers and posters must be submitted electronically through the submission
web site, which is linked off of the main web site at Initial
submissions are due on April 21st at 11:59pm EDT. 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 2008 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 8.511 inch two-column format
(described at IEEE<>).

Full papers must describe original innovative research providing a review of
related work, significant results, and the contribution made to the field of
wearable computing.

Short papers should be the same quality as a full paper but describe work
that is more incremental and is sufficiently complete to warrant
publication. Short papers may also present preliminary studies demonstrating
innovative thinking in the preparation for new research into meeting the
challenges of the field.

Accepted short papers and full papers will be included in the printed
conference proceedings and presented in the paper sessions. Paper authors
are encouraged to upload a supporting video of at most 5 minutes in length
along with their paper submission.

Papers submitted to ISWC 2008 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.
Posters *

Posters provide the opportunity for late-breaking, experimental and
tentative research to be presented in an open interactive session. A typical
example would include a concise description of the research, an application
scenario and preliminary test results.

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 8.511-inch two-column format (described at
Accepted poster summaries will be published in the conference proceedings
and the poster will be presented at the conference poster and demonstration

Please address any questions about paper or poster submissions to the
program committee co-chairs, Roy Want (roy.want at or Cliff
Randell (cliff at

Demonstrations: Information coming soon, please watch

Exhibits: Information coming soon, please watch

Tutorials/Workshops: Information coming soon, please watch

Panel Proposals: Information coming soon, please watch

*Important Dates *

Paper Submission:  April 21st 2008

Authors Notified: June 22nd 2008

Camera-ready due: July 25th 2008

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