ISWC 2021, the 25th annual International Symposium on Wearable Computers, is the premier event of wearable technology research and scholarship, focusing on issues related to on-body technologies. ISWC brings together researchers, product vendors, fashion designers, textile manufacturers, users, and related professionals to share current research and advances in wearable technology. ISWC 2021 will be held Virtually from September 9th-13th and is collocated with the ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp’21).
ISWC 2021’s Juried Design Exhibition invites submissions of original works everything related to technology worn on the body, such as on-body sensing and sensor networks; responsive technologies for fashion and aesthetics; body extensions such as bionic limbs and smart prosthetics; wearables for professional use, mobile healthcare, or entertainment; wearability and interaction; and mobile interaction with devices and systems. Submissions may comprise any type of wearable technology (electronic, mechanical, textile and garment-based, bio and nano-materials, etc). Awards for the best design will be given in three categories: Aesthetic, Functional, and Fiber Art.
- Submission deadline: 25th June 2021, 11:59 pm HST
- Notification of acceptance: 5th July, 2021.
- Camera-ready extended abstract due: 21th July 2021.
Confused about which category to pick? Many designs address both functional and aesthetic aspects of a problem. Designers should consider in which aspect their design is strongest, and submit it to that category.
Submissions to this category should be functionally-focused wearable designs, aimed at using technology to solve a particular problem or meet a specific need.
Submissions to this category should be aesthetically-focused wearable designs, aimed at developing an aesthetic or visual effect through the use of technology.
3) FIBER ARTS
Submissions to this category should be non-wearable, but textile- or fiber-integrated innovations. Fiber arts submissions may be functionally or aesthetically focused.
Awards for the best design will be given in three categories: Aesthetic, and Functional and Fiber Art.
Designers are asked to submit an illustrated design statement detailing the work’s concept, motivation, intended audience and end-use, technological functionality, and execution. Detailed images must illustrate the text.
Please submit your document as one compiled PDF file, formatted according to the ACM SIGCHI Primary Article Template https://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template. The submission should not exceed 4 pages, including embedded images and citations. All figures should be included in the document body and referenced in the text. Please cite all references used in the text according to the ACM formatting instructions. The submitted PDF should not exceed 4 pages. Please prepare your paper for blind review: do not include any names or institution affiliations within your submitted PDF.
A good example of a past entry using the new format is https://dl.acm.org/doi/abs/10.1145/3341162.3343808
It is strongly encouraged to include high res images and a video at the time of submission. High res images and a video will be required of all accepted designs for the camera ready submission and will be used in the ISWC Design Exhibition. Submit your design statement and supporting materials through the Precision Conference website. Submissions can be made at http://new.precisionconference.com/sigchi (On the submissions tab, select SIGCHI society and ISWC 2021 conference. Then select the submission track of ISWC 2021 Design Exhibitions.) For more information regarding ISWC 2021 Design Exhibition, please email the design chairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.