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Subject: Wearable Computer annual conference; Oct. 21-23; IEEE ISWC
7th IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers
OCTOBER 21-23, 2003
Crowne Plaza Hotel, White Plains, NY 10601

ISWC 2003, the seventh 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 300
attendees from industry, military, government, and academia.

The advance program is below.  Advance registration ends Sept. 26 5pm
EST, and hotel rooms are being held until September 29 5pm EST.
Please join us for an exciting conference!

Potential wearable computing topics for ISWC include, but are not limited to:
*       Applications of wearable systems in consumer, industrial,
        medical, 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, and health issues.
*       Networks, including wireless networks, on-body networks, and
        support for interaction with other wearables and the Internet.
*       Experimental research that rigorously compares using wearables
        to other methods or technologies for performing the same task, such as
        traditional methods or handheld computers.
*       Operating systems, including such issues as scheduling,
        security, and power management.
*       Social implications and privacy issues.
*       Wearable computing for people with disabilities.
*       Fashion design, smart clothes, and electronic textiles.


[Tuesday, October 21: Tutorials]

<Morning Session (parallel sessions)>

Making Computers Wearable
Susan Watkins and Lucy Dunne

Introduction to Wearable Computing
Thad Starner and Bradley Rhodes

<Afternoon Session (parallel sessions)>

Experimental Design for Wearable Computing
Vicka Corey and Rich DeVaul

Wearable Computers for Persons with Disabilities
Maribeth Gandy

[Wednesday, October 22]

Keynote: "Utilizing Deep Brain Stimulation to Treat Human Disease: Changing
Abnormal Brain Conversation"
Michael S. Okun
Co-Director Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center
University of Florida,
Departments of Neurology,Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
McKnight Brain Institute

Break and Vendor Exhibits


MIThril 2003: Applications and Architecture
R. DeVaul, M. Sung, J. Gips, and A. Pentland

SoundButton: Design of a Low Power Wearable Audio Classification System
M. Stager, P. Lukowicz, N. Perera, T. von Buren,
G. Troster, and T. Starner

Runtime Support for a Dynamically Composable and Adaptive Wearable System
S. Lalis, A. Karypidis, A. Savidis, and C. Stephanidis

Kinetic Energy Powered Computing - an Experimental Feasibility Study
T. von Buren, P. Lukowicz, and G. Troster


<User Interfaces>

Self-contained Spatial Input Device for Wearable Computers
W. Bang, W. Chang, K. Kang, E. Choi, A. Potanin, and D. Kim

A Shoulder Pad Insert Vibrotactile Display
A. Toney, L. Dunne, B. Thomas, and S. Ashdown

Using Multiple Sensors for Mobile Sign Language Recognition
H. Brashear, T. Starner, P. Lukowicz, and H. Junker

WACL: Supporting Telecommunications Using Wearable Active Camera with
Laser Pointer
N. Sakata, T. Kurata, T. Kato, M. Kourogi, and H. Kuzuoka

Effects of Functionality on Perceived Comfort of Wearables
K. Bodine and F. Gemperle

Break and Vendor Exhibits

<Indoor Tracking>

Autocalibration Algorithm for Ultrasonic Location Systems
P. Duff and H. Muller

Coarse, Inexpensive, Infrared Tracking for Wearable Computing
D. Hallaway, T. Hollerer, and S. Feiner

RF Free Ultrasonic Positioning
M. McCarthy and H. Muller



Unsupervised, Dynamic Identification of Physiological and Activity
Context in Wearable Computing
A. Krause, D. Siewiorek, A. Smailagic, and J. Farringdon

Bioimpedance Measurement System for Smart Clothing
T. Vuorela, K. Kukkonen, J. Rantanen, T. Jarvinen, and J. Vanhala

Evening reception at the IBM Industry Solutions Lab at Hawthorne, NY

[Thursday, October 23]

<Augmented Reality>

A Wearable Augmented Reality System Using Positioning Infrastructures
and a Pedometer
R. Tenmoku, M. Kanbara, and N. Yokoya

Authoring 3D Hypermedia for Wearable Augmented and Virtual Reality
S. Guven and S. Feiner

First Steps Towards Handheld Augmented Reality
D. Wagner and D. Schmalstieg

Break and Vendor Exhibits

<Music, Memory, and Annotation>

The Memory Glasses: Subliminal vs. Overt Memory Support with Imperfect
R. DeVaul, A. Pentland, and V. Corey

Layered Annotations of Digital Images for Data Collection in the Field
J. Cross, C. Baber, and S. Woolley

A Wearable Networked MP3 Player and "Turntable" for Collaborative Scratching
M. Hans and M. Smith

Sonic City: Prototyping a Wearable Experience
R. Maze; and M. Jacobs


Gadget Show

<Inertial Sensors and Dead Reckoning>

Personal Position Measurement Using Dead Reckoning
C. Randell, C. Djiallis, and H. Muller

A Wearable Sense of Balance Monitoring System towards Daily Health
Care Monitoring
S. Matsushita, T. Oba, K. Otsuki, M. Toji, J. Otsuki, and K. Ogawa

Speedy: A fall detector in a wristwatch
T. Degen, H. Jaeckel, M. Rufer, and S. Wyss

Break and Vendor Exhibits

<Electronic Textiles>

Towards a design framework for wearable electronic textiles
T. Martin, M. Jones, J. Edmison, and R. Shenoy

Resistive Fibre-Meshed Transducers
R. Wijesiriwardana, T.Dias, and S.Mukhopadhyay

Technology Development for Building Flexible Silicon Functional Fibres
T. Healy, J. Donnelly, B. O'Neill, J. Alderman, A. Mathewson,
F. Clemens, J. Heiber, T. Graule, A. Ullsperger, W. Hartmann,
C. Papadas, and N. Venios

Break and Vendor Exhibits

<Sensing Context>

Sensing and Modeling Human Networks using the Sociometer
T. Choudhury and A. Pentland

ContextAware Notification for Wearable Computing
N. Kern and B. Schiele

Shoes as a Platform for Vision
P. Fitzpatrick and C. Kemp


Continuous Sensing of Gesture for Control of Audio-Visual Media
X. Sha, G. Iachello, S. Dow, Y. Serita, T. St. Julien, and J. Fistre

An Extended Menu Navigation Interface Using Multiple Pressure-Sensitive Strips
G. Blasko and S. Feiner

KeyMenu: A Keyboard Based Hierarchical Menu
K. Lyons, N. Patel and T. Starner

Nice2CU: Managing a Person's Augmented Memory
T. Kawamura, Y. Kono, and M. Kidode

PadNET: Wearable Physical Activity Detection Network
H. Junker, P. Lukowicz, and G. Troster

Peer-To-Peer Policy Management System for Wearable Mobile Devices
M. Massimi and U. Wolz

SenSay: A Context-Aware Mobile Phone
D. Siewiorek, A. Smailagic, J. Furukawa, A. Krause, N. Moraveji, K. Reiger, J. Shaffer, and F. Wong

Teaching Agents for Wearable Augmented Reality Systems
T. Sephton

Using Gravity to Estimate Accelerometer Orientation
D. Mizell

Wearable Alertness Monitoring for Industrial Applications
G. Kaefer, G. Prochart, and R. Weiss

Wearables in the Workplace: Sensing Interactions at the Office
N. Eagle and A. Pentland

Network Obsession
M. Dahlstrom

Closing Remarks

Planning for ISWC 2004


Organizing Committee Chairs:

General: Chandra Narayanaswami, IBM TJ Watson Research ([log in to unmask])
Program: Steve Feiner, Columbia University ([log in to unmask])
         David Mizell, Raishu Consulting ([log in to unmask])
Local Arrangements: M T Raghunath, IBM TJ Watson Research Center
Tutorials and Workshops: Brad Rhodes, Ricoh Innovations([log in to unmask])
Exhibits: Michael Olsen, IBM TJ Watson Research Center ([log in to unmask])
Demonstrations: Yohan Baillot ([log in to unmask])
Publicity:  Thad Starner, Georgia Tech ([log in to unmask])
Publications Chair:  Edward Ishak, Columbia University ([log in to unmask])