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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.

Organizers / Chairs:

Kiran Rachuri, Samsung Research America - Silicon Valley, US.
Christos Efstratiou, University of Kent, UK.
Abhishek Mukherji, Samsung Research America - Silicon Valley, US.

Technical Program Committee:

Daniel Ashbrook, Rochester Institute of Technology, US.
Ulf Blanke, ETH Zurich, CH.
Andrew T. Campbell, Dartmouth College, US.
Anind K. Dey, Carnegie Mellon University, US.
Kristof Van Laerhoven, TU Darmstadt, Germany.
Nicholas D. Lane, Bell Labs, UK.
Neal Lathia, University of Cambridge, UK.
Archan Misra, Singapore Management University, SG.
Emmanuel Munguia Tapia, Intel, US.
Evan Welbourne, Amazon, US.

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