Call for Papers

ISWC 2013, the 17th annual International Symposium on Wearable Computers, is the premier forum for wearable computing and issues related to on-body and worn mobile technologies. ISWC brings together researchers, product vendors, fashion designers, textile manufacturers, users, and related professionals to share information and advances in wearable computing.

ISWC invites submissions on everything related to computing on the body: on-body sensing and sensor networks, wearables for professional use, mobile healthcare, or entertainment; wearable-wearer interaction, and “on-the-go” uses of mobile devices and systems. Submissions can be full papers, notes, or posters, and are due April 12th 2013.

Areas of Interest

From Mobile to Wearable

Information processing, methods, tools

Usability, HCI and Human Factors

Applications of wearables

EyeWear Computing (special category)


Each full paper, note, or poster should be anonymized and must be submitted in ACM Computer Science Press (double column) format (latex and word templates): full papers not longer than 8 pages in length, notes not longer than 4, posters not longer than 2. All accepted submissions will be included in the printed conference main proceedings. Full papers and notes are presented in the paper sessions. Submissions to ISWC 2013 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. See also the ISWC Author Guide at

Full Papers

Regular paper submissions must present original, highly innovative, prospective and forward-looking research in one or more of the themes given above. Full papers must break new ground, present new insight, deliver a significant research contribution and provide validated support for its results and conclusions. Successful submissions typically represent a major advance for the field of wearable computing, referencing and relating the contribution to existing research work, giving a comprehensive, detailed and understandable explanation of a device, system, study, theory or method, and support the findings with a compelling evaluation and/or validation.

Notes and Posters

Notes (not longer than four pages in length) and posters (not longer than two pages in length) must report new results and provide support for the results, as a novel and valuable contribution to the field – just like full papers. Notes are intended for succinct work that is nonetheless in a mature state ready for inclusion in archival proceedings. Posters are intended to present very concise, yet focused and significant research results. Both notes and posters will be held to the same standard of scientific quality as full papers, albeit for a shorter presentation and must still state how they fit with respect to related work, and provide a compelling explanation and validation.

Reviewing Process for Papers, Notes, Posters

ISWC 2013 adopts a double-blind process for full papers, notes and posters. Authors' names and their affiliations must not be revealed or mentioned anywhere in the submission. At least two members of the Program Committee and a set of external expert reviewers will review submitted papers. At a physical PC meeting, the committee will select those papers, notes, and posters to be presented at ISWC 2013.


ISWC 2013 papers, notes and posters need to be submitted via the precisionconference system. Authors need to log in and upload their submission as a pdf.


For more information regarding ISWC 2013 papers, notes and posters, mail the paper chairs.