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.
- Future of wearable computing.
- Fashion design, smart clothes, and electronic textiles.
NEW! DEADLINE EXTENDED: All submissions are due on May 9, 2003.
Papers, posters, demonstrations, tutorials, and workshops must be submitted electronically through the submission web site http://www.precisionconference.com/~iswc. Authors will be notified of results by June 30, 2003. Authors of accepted submissions will have the opportunity to update their submissions based on the reviews before the final electronic copy is due.
ISWC 2003 requires electronic submission. Reviewers will be instructed to maintain the confidentiality of all materials for submitted papers throughout the entire reviewing process. Submissions should contain no information that will be proprietary or confidential at the time of publication.
Click here to submit a paper, poster, demo, tutorial, or workshop.
Papers may be submitted as short papers (up to four pages in length) or full papers (up to ten pages in length). Each paper must be submitted as a single PDF file in IEEE Computer Science Press format (described at http://www.computer.org/cspress/instruct.htm). Accepted short papers and full papers will be included in the printed conference proceedings and presented in the paper sessions. Paper authors are strongly encouraged to upload a supporting video of at most 5 minutes in length along with their paper submission.
Papers submitted to ISWC 2003 must not be under review by any other conference or publication during the ISWC review cycle, and must not be previously published or accepted for publication elsewhere.
Posters are submitted in the form of a summary of up to two pages in length. Each poster summary must be submitted as a single PDF file in IEEE Computer Science Press format (described at http://www.computer.org/cspress/instruct.htm). Accepted poster summaries will be published in the conference proceedings and the poster will be presented at the conference poster and demonstration session.
Demonstrations provide an opportunity to show research prototypes and works in progress to colleagues for comment in a relaxed atmosphere. Paper and poster presenters are highly encouraged to demonstrate their work. Accommodations (power, space, etc.) will be limited, so participants should plan to be mobile and self-supported. To apply to perform an informal demonstration, please prepare a one-page summary that describes what you plan to demonstrate. Include pictures and diagrams, so that your proposed demonstration can be clearly understood, and provide a clear description of the power and space requirements. Accepted demonstrations will be presented at the conference poster and demonstration session; however, they will not be published in the conference proceedings.
Please address any questions about demonstration submissions to the Demonstrations Chair, Yohan Baillot (baillot[at]ait.nrl.navy.mil).
Tutorials and Workshops
We invite you to share your wearable-related knowledge with other conference attendees. Tutorials and workshops, to be held on Tuesday, October 21, 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 that they may include a wider range of activities, such as working position groups, hands-on experiences with hardware/software provided, or standards efforts. A tutorial or workshop proposal should include a clear description of the tutorial or workshop objectives and of the intended audience (experience level and prerequisites). Tutorial proposals should also include a 200-word abstract, a one-page topical outline of the content, and a summary of the qualifications of the instructor(s). Be sure to include the contact name, affiliation, address, telephone number, electronic mail address, and associated URL for each instructor or organizer.
Please address any questions about tutorial or workshop submissions to the Tutorials and Workshops Chair, Brad Rhodes (rhodes[at]rii.ricoh.com).
We invite you to exhibit your products, designs, services, or research projects during the conference. Exhibits will be available continuously in a venue near the meeting room. Exhibitors will show their products and distribute promotional literature to interested conference attendees.
The number of exhibitors that are accepted for the conference will be limited by available space. To apply to be an exhibitor, write a summary of the product, service, or research project that you hope to exhibit, describing why it will interest the conference attendees. The summary should not exceed 500 words (one page) in length. Be sure to include in the summary the exhibitor names, affiliations, addresses, telephone numbers, electronic mail addresses, and URL. Also, identify the contact person for the exhibition. Applications to exhibit at ISWC 2003, and any questions should exhibiting, should be submitted by email directly to the Exhibits Chair, Michael Olsen (cmolsen[at]us.ibm.com).
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.