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Abhishek Mukherji <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:58:25 -0400
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WristSense 2016: Workshop on Sensing Systems and Applications Using Wrist Worn Smart Devices.
(co-located with IEEE PerCom 2016) March 14th 2016, Sydney, Australia.

Call for Papers:

Recently there has been a growing interest in consumerization of wrist-worn devices especially smart watches and wrist bands. Many large corporations such as Samsung and Apple already have a commodity smart watch and many other companies such as FitBit, Nike, Jawbone have wristbands geared towards fitness tracking.  Smart-watches and bands are equipped with many sensors, (for example, latest Samsung Gear devices have heart rate, accelerometer, gyroscope, infrared sensors etc.) a processor, communication radios (for example, Bluetooth or Wi-Fi) and a small size display. It is, therefore, possible to capture information about the device user, perform computation and communication using these devices to infer various activities/contexts of the user. Further, they also represent a perfect platform to conduct research on human activity, behavior, and related areas, given the capabilities described above. Moreover, compared to smartphones, wrist-worn smart devices provide richer information about certain user activities (e.g., eating, typing, and sleeping). In most cases, a smart-watch is also connected to a powerful smartphone, which could help in drawing many interesting inferences by combining data from both these devices.

We invite paper submissions in the following areas:

Design, implementation, and evaluation of systems using wrist based smart devices.
Design and implementation of pervasive applications for wrist-worn smart devices and/or smartphones.
Description of experiences in data collection and deployments using wrist-worn devices and/or smartphones.
Feedback, notifications, and alerts using wrist-worn smart devices.
User behavior analysis on data collected from wrist device and/or smartphones.
User activity and context recognition using wrist-worn smart devices.
Achieving energy efficiency and extending battery life of wearable devices.
Efficient communication between wearable devices and smartphones.
Privacy aspects related to data collection from wearable wrist-worn devices.

Important Dates:

Workshop paper submissions: November 27, 2015
Paper notification date: January 2, 2016
Camera ready: January 15, 2016
Workshop date: March 14, 2016

Submission Guidelines:

Submitted papers must be original contributions that are unpublished and are not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. Papers should be no more than 6 pages in length and must adhere to IEEE PerCom workshop format (2 column, 10pt font), including references, figures and tables.

Samsung Gear Best Paper Award:
The Samsung Gear award will be given to the best paper presented at the workshop to acknowledge and encourage excellence in research. The awardee will be presented with a certificate and a Samsung Gear at the workshop.

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