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        Could you post this on chi-announcements?  Thanks!


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Call for Papers
International Symposium on Wearable Computers
October 8-9, 2001
ETH Zurich, Switzerland
All submissions due by May 8, 2001
More information on


We invite researchers to submit papers on the topics listed Below or other
topics related to wearable computing. The authors of papers that are
selected for the conference will provide presentations during the

TOPICS for ISWC include, but are not limited to:
- Applications, including augmented reality, computer-supported
collaborative work, computer-supported cooperative living, ubiquitous
computing, personal imaging, consumer applications, industrial applications,
medical applications, military applications, and software agents.
- Hardware, including head-mounted display technologies, batteries,
power management, heat dissipation techniques, industrial design techniques,
clothing, and manufacturing & packaging issues.
- Human Interface, including hands-free user speech recognition,
mobility-challenged users, user modeling, user evaluations, and health
- Networks, including wireless networks, on-body networks, the World Wide
Web, and networked vs. standalone computers.
- Operating Systems
- Social implications
- Privacy Issues
- Software Architectures
- Ergonomics
- Wearable Training
- Future of Wearable Computing
- Digital Clothing
- Smart fashion

We invite researchers, especially students, to submit summaries for posters
that describe current work related to wearable computing. The number of
posters that are accepted for the conference will be limited by available

We invite you to openly debate a wearable related issue with a group of
experts. A panel offers an opportunity for 3-5 people (including the chair)
to present their views or results on a common theme, issue, or question.
Panels should cover timely topics related to the conference areas of
interest. Panel selection will be based on the importance, originality,
focus and timeliness of the topic; expertise of proposed panelists; as well
as the potential for informative (and even controversial) discussion. A
panel summary and position statements will be included in the proceedings.
Panels must allot at least 50% of the time for interaction and discussion
with the audience.

We invite you to present your recent wearable developments and applications,
inform the audience of your future directions, discuss wearable related
business issues, or showcase your noteworthy wearable products and services.
Corporate/Personal Case Studies are not included in the Proceedings and
require no formal printed materials.

We invite you to share your wearable related knowledge with other conference
attendees. Tutorials and Workshops are intended to enhance the skills and
broaden the perspective of their attendees. They should be designed to
introduce a rigorous framework for learning a new area or to provide
advanced technical training in an area. Workshops differ from tutorials in
as much as they may include a wider range of activities such as working
position groups, hands-on experiences with hardware/software provided, or
standards efforts. Possible examples include conducting usability studies,
introduction to augmented reality, designing speech-based interfaces, or
wireless networking technology.

We invite you to exhibit your products, services, or research projects
during the conference. Exhibitions will be available continuously in a room
(or rooms) near the meeting room. Exhibitors will show their products and
distribute promotional literature to interested conference attendees.
Exhibitors must register for the conference and may be required pay a fee
for their booths (To be determined). The number of exhibitors that are
accepted for the conference will be limited by available space.

Unlike the more formal exhibitions, demonstrations will be on a space- and
time-available basis at the symposium. This is an opportunity to show
prototype hardware and works in progress to colleagues for comment in a
relaxed atmosphere. Paper presenters are highly encouraged to demonstrate
their work after their respective sessions. Accommodations (power, space,
etc.) will be limited, so participants should plan to be mobile and

The Gadget Show has been quite popular in previous years, so we are going to
do it again. Come to the conference with your best toys for an informal
show-and-tell. The exact date and time for this event will be announced

We invite designers and manufacturers to present their latest approaches in
functional textiles and fashionable garments on the ISWC catwalk.


For questions contact: Chairman Prof. G. Troster
E-mail: [log in to unmask]
Phone: +41-1-632 39 64
Fax: +41-1-632 12 10
Office: ETZ H89
ETH Zurich
Electronics Lab
Gloriastrasse 35
CH-8092 Zurich