Call for Papers for the 9th IEEE International Symposium on Wearable
October 18 - 21, 2005 in Osaka, Japan
Initial submissions for all categories to ISWC 2005 are due on
May 16th at http://iswc.net/
ISWC 2005, the ninth 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. We
invite you to attend ISWC 2005 and submit to one or more of the
following categories: papers, posters, demonstrations, tutorials, and
Potential wearable computing topics for ISWC include, but are not
- 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, 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
- 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, 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.
Papers, posters, demonstrations, tutorials, and workshops must be
submitted electronically through the submission web site, which will
be linked off of the main web site at iswc.net
. Papers and posters will be
fully reviewed. Authors of accepted submissions will have the
opportunity to update their submissions based on the reviews before
the final electronic copy is due.
ISWC 2005 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.
Papers may be submitted as short papers (up to four pages in length)
or full papers (up to eight pages in length). Each paper must be
submitted as a single PDF file in IEEE Computer Science Press format
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 2005 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.
Please address any questions about paper submissions to the program
committee co-chairs, Kenji Mase or Bradley
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
). Accepted poster
summaries will be published in the conference proceedings and the
poster will be presented at the conference poster and demonstration
Please address any questions about poster submissions to the program
committee co-chairs, Kenji Mase or Bradley
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 also 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 a demonstration, please prepare a one-page summary that
describes what you plan to demonstrate; presentation method and
requirement for space, power, lighting, sound, network and so on.
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, Haruo Noma or Tobias Hollerer (
Tutorials and Workshops
We invite you to share your wearable-related knowledge with other
conference attendees in a tutorial or workshop format. A tutorial is
an intensive course on a special topic. Half-day tutorials and
advanced tutorials will be held on Tuesday, October 18. Tutorials 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 two-page tutorial or workshop proposal should include a clear
description of the topic area, objectives, and the intended audience
(experience level and prerequisites). Tutorial proposals should also
include a 200-word abstract, a 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
Please address any questions about tutorial submissions to the
Tutorials and Workshops Chair, Satoshi Nakamura (
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
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 2005, and any questions about exhibiting, should be
submitted by email directly to the exhibits co-chairs, Zary Segall
or Masahiko Tsukamoto (
Fashion Show (Exhibition)
The fashion aspect of wearable computing is important in practical
uses of wearable computers. At the same time, it is also important
from the fashion point of view since it can enlarge the expressiveness
of (normal) fashion. This fashion aspect can be most attractively
demonstrated by a fashion show, which we will have in this conference
as a part of an exhibition. In the fashion show, a presentation using
a PC projector can be given by participants while their models' walk
(in a few minutes). To apply to the fashion show, please prepare
one-page summary that includes the description of the concept and the
functionalities, the design drawings with explanations on devices, and
a description of the stage requirements (light or sound environments).
Accepted designs should be implemented as "really wearable" wears to
be presented in the fashion show; however, they will not be published
in the conference proceedings.
Please address any questions about fashion show submissions to an
Exhibition Co-Chair, Masahiko Tsukamoto or Zary Segall (
We will be having the traditional lightning-fast Gadget Show again
this year. Come to the conference with your best toys for an informal