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  Online registration for ISWC ends TODAY, OCTOBER 1ST 2007!

                       CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: ISWC 2007

        The Eleventh IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers        
                  Oct. 11-13, 2007, Boston, Massachusetts, USA                  
                         at the Hyatt Harborside Hotel                         
The advance program and registration are now available at .
Sponsored by Nokia Research Labs and the NSF.

In cooperation with the IEEE Computer Society.
ISWC 2007, the eleventh 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 September 17th.
Please join us for an exciting conference!
Highlights for ISWC 2007:
  o Keynote speakers:
    * Stephen Jacobsen, CEO of Sarcos Research Corporation and Director
      of Engineering Design at the University of Utah
      "Wearable Robotics"
    * Melody Moore Jackson, Georgia Tech BrainLab
      "Direct Brain Interfaces in the Real World"
  o Five tutorials and one workshop:
    * "Building Soft Computers: Materials, Techniques, and Tools"
      by Leah Buechley from the University of Colorado at Boulder in
      Boulder, Colorado, USA.  Leah was the best paper award winner at
    * "Introduction to Designing Mobile Applications with On-body
      Sensing: Why desktop emulators will let you down" by Nirmal Patel,
      Tracy Westeyn and Valerie Henderson-Summet from Georgia Tech in
      Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
    * "The Role of Design in Wearable Computing" by Tom Martin from
      Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.
    * "Wearable Computing for Persons with Disabilities" by Maribeth
      Gandy from Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
    * "Designing Wearable Systems for Mainstream Acceptance" by Joe
      Dvorak, the manager of Business Intelligence at Motorola.
    * "Wearable Technologies for Persons with Autism Spectrum
      Conditions" by Rana el Kaliouby and Rosiland Picard from the Media
      Lab at MIT in Boston, Massachusetts, USA and Matthew Goodwin from
      the University of Rhode Island in Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
  o Doctoral Colloquium
  o Only about an hour away from UIST, the ACM symposium on User
    Interface Software and Technology, held just before ISWC from
    October 7-10 in Newport, Rhode Island, USA (
  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:
  Thad Starner, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Program Committee Co-Chairs:
  Bernt Schiele, University of Darmstadt, Germany
  Tapani Ryhanen, Nokia, Finland 

Publicity Chair:
  Daniel Ashbrook, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Tutorial/Workshop Chair:
  Kent Lyons, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Local Arrangements Chairs:
  Alex "Sandy" Pentland, MIT, USA
  Joe Paradisio, MIT, USA

Financial Chair
  Connie Irish, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Exhibits & Sponsorship Chair
  Daniel Wigdor, University of Toronto, Canada

Publications Chair:
  Shwetak Patel, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Student Volunteer Chair:
  Anmol Madan, MIT, USA

Doctoral Consortium Chair:
  Kai Kunze, University of Passau, Germany

Demonstrations Chair:
  Matthew Reynolds, Georgia Tech, USA

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