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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 http://iswc.net .
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 http://iswc.net .
Advance registration ends on September 17th.
Please join us for an exciting conference!
Highlights for ISWC 2007:
o Keynote speaker:
Stephen Jacobsen, CEO of Sarcos Research Corporation and Director
of Engineering Design at the University of Utah
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!
* 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:
Thad Starner, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Program Committee Co-Chairs:
Bernt Schiele, University of Darmstadt, Germany
Tapani Ryhanen, Nokia, Finland
Daniel Ashbrook, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Kent Lyons, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Local Arrangements Chairs:
Alex "Sandy" Pentland, MIT, USA
Joe Paradisio, MIT, USA
Connie Irish, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Exhibits & Sponsorship Chair
Daniel Wigdor, University of Toronto, Canada
Shwetak Patel, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Student Volunteer Chair:
Anmol Madan, MIT, USA
Doctoral Consortium Chair:
Kai Kunze, University of Passau, Germany
Matthew Reynolds, Georgia Tech, USA
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