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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: ISWC'09 Int Symposium on Wearable Computer


 ISWC'09, the thirteenth annual IEEE International Symposium  on
 Wearable Computers, is the premier forum for wearable computing
 and  issues  related  to  on-body and worn mobile technologies.
 ISWC'09  will  bring  together  researchers,  product  vendors,
 fashion  designers,  textile  manufacturers, users, and related
 professionals to share information  and  advances  in  wearable
 computing.  ISWC'09  explicitly  aims  to  broaden its scope to
 include cell phones and cell phone applications  as  they  have
 become the most successful wearable computer to date. 

 ISWC'09  invites  to submit original work in one or more of the
 following formats: full papers, notes, posters,  late  breaking
 results,  demonstrations,  videos,  tutorials and workshops. As
 already successfully performed in the past,  this  year's  ISWC
 also   invites  for  a  contest  of  wearable  system  designs,
 encouraging academic  and  industrial  design,  media  and  art
 authorities to submit conceptual work in a creative, inspiring,
 innovative and future oriented style.

 For  first time, ISWC'09 will publish adjunct proceedings which
 will  include  the  late  breaking   results,   video   papers,
 demonstrations, design papers of selected workshops.

 *Wearable Systems*
 - Wearable  system  design,   wearable  displays and electronic
 - Wearable sensors, actuators, input/output devices  and  power
   management systems
 - Interaction design, industrial design of wearable systems
 - Wearable   sensor  networks  for  sensing  context-awareness,
   activity or cognitive state
 - Software  and  service architectures, infrastructure based as
   well as ad-hoc systems
 - Operating  systems  issues  related  to  wearable  computing,
   including  issues  such  as  dependability,  fault-tolerance,
   security, trustworthiness and power management
 - Networks, including wireless networks, on-body networks,  and
   support for interaction  with  other wearables, pervasive and
   ubiquitous computing systems or the Internet
 - Cooperative   wearables,  ensembles  of  wearable  artefacts,
   coordination or wearables
 - Techniques for power management  and  heat  dissipation,  and
   manufacturing issues

 *Usability, HCI and Human Factors in Wearable Computing*
 - Human  factors  issues  with  and  ergonomics  of  body  worn
   computing systems
 - User modeling,  user  evaluation,  usability  engineering  of
   wearable systems
 - Systems    and    designs    for   combining   wearable   and
   pervasive/ubiquitous computing
 - Interfaces,  including  hands-free  approaches,  speech-based
   interaction,   sensory  augmentation,   haptics,  and  human-
   centered robotics
 - Social implications, health risk, environmental  and  privacy
 - Wearable    technology    for    social-network    computing,
   visualization and augmentation
 - Experience design

 *Applications of Wearable Systems*
 - Wearable    systems    in   consumer,    industrial,    work,
   manufacturing,  environmental,  educational, medical, sports,
   wellness, health care and ambient assisted living domains
 - Wearable systems in culture, fashion and the arts
 - Smart clothing, for people with disabilities, and for elderly
 - Use  of  wearable  computers as components of larger systems,
   such as  augmented  reality  systems,  training  systems  and
   systems designed to support collaborative work
 - Formal   evaluation  of  performance  of  wearable   computer
   technologies, and comparisons with existing technologies

 *Mobile Phones as Wearables*
 - Mobile  applications  designed  for / delivered through  cell
 - Cell phone services,  cell  phone  designs,  cell  phones  as
   personal computers
 - Cell phone technologies,  e.g. combining short and long range
   radios, multimedia streaming
 - Extending  cell  phone  hardware   e.g.  sensing,  novel   IO
   modalities, embeddings
 - Cell  phone  interaction,  cooperative cell phones, grids and
   clouds of cell phones
 - Studies based on cell  phone  deployments  (especially  large


 *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.  Each
 paper  must  be submitted as a single PDF file in IEEE Computer
 Science Press 8.5x11 inch two-column format  (not  longer  than
 eight  pages  in  length).  Accepted  regular  papers  will  be
 included   in  the  printed  conference  main  proceedings  and
 presented in the paper sessions. Submissions  to  ISWC'09  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.

 *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. Notes and posters must be submitted  as  single
 PDF  file in IEEE Computer Science Press 8.5x11-inch two-column
 format. Accepted notes and posters will  be  published  in  the
 conference  main  proceedings.  Notes  will be presented in the
 paper sessions of the conference, posters will be presented  at
 the conference poster and demonstration session.

 *Late Breaking Results*
 This  submission  format aims at presenting very topical issues
 and late breaking application oriented results in all areas  of
 wearable  computing.  Just  like  regular papers, late breaking
 results should  present  directing  research,  but  in  a  very
 focused  and  compact  format.  Late  breaking  results are not
 understood as short papers condensed into less page space,  but
 are  intended  to  present  pointed  results at a high level of
 technicality.  LBR  submissions  can  gain  from  an  "extended
 submission deadline" (May 18, 2009), and should be formatted in
 Springer LNCS single column format,  not  exceeding  8  pages).
 They will undergo a scientific reviewing process managed by the
 LBR  program  committee  under  the  steering of the LBR chair.
 Accepted LBRs will be presented at the conference, and will  be
 published  in  the "Advances in Wearable Computing" book of the
 OCG  (adjunct   proceedings),   accompanying   the   conference

 *Video Papers*
 Submissions  are  invited  to  present novel wearable computing
 systems, devices or just  designs,  or  demonstrate  innovative
 styles  of  interaction  or  usability  of those systems - in a
 lively format: as a video. Video clips should be no longer than
 8 minutes and be accompanied by  a  4  page  (or  approx.  2000
 words)  written  summary.  Video  paper  submissions  should be
 formatted in  Springer  LNCS  single  column  format,  and  not
 exceeding  4 pages). Accepted video papers will be published in
 the  "Advances  in  Wearable  Computing"  book  of   the   OCG,
 accompanying  the  conference  proceedings.  The author(s) of a
 video are expected to  present  a  brief  introduction  at  the
 conference,  while all full videos will be presented during the
 ISWC'09 night show - a special event in the frame of  the  30th
 anniversary  of the Ars Electronica Festival. Video papers will
 be published in the  ISWC'09  adjunct  proceedings,  all  video
 clips will be presented in the ISWC'09 Video DVD. 

 *Reviewing Process for Papers, Notes, Posters, LBRs and Videos*
 ISWC'09  will  adopt  a  double-blind  process for full papers,
 notes and posters - as well as for late  breaking  results  and
 video papers. Authors' names and their affiliations must not be
 revealed  or mentioned anywhere in the submission. Please refer
 to  the  paper  submission  link  at  the  conference   website
 (  Questions  about the papers, notes and posters
 should be directed to, about  late  breaking
 results  submissions  to,  and  about  video
 papers to

 Demonstrations   provide   an   opportunity  to  show  research
 prototypes and works-in-progress to colleagues for comment in a
 relaxed atmosphere. Both independent demonstrations  and  those
 accompanying   accepted   papers   and   posters  are  welcome.
 Demonstrations will not be published  in  the  main  conference
 proceedings,  but  will be included in the adjunct proceedings.
 Accommodations (power,  space,  etc...)  will  be  limited,  so
 participants  should  plan  to be mobile and self-supported. To
 apply to perform a demonstration, please submit (i) a  one-page
 summary  that describes what you plan to demonstrate, including
 a 200 word abstract (ii) a photo or diagram to be  included  in
 the  demonstration handout alongside the abstract (minimum size
 640 x 480 pixels),  and  (iii)  to  by
 Monday, May 18, 2009. Only the abstract will be included in the
 "Advances  in  Wearable Com-puting" book (adjunct proceedings),
 the rest of the summary will be used to judge  the  quality  of
 the submission. 

 *Design Contest*
 Participating at the ISWC design contest is a great opportunity
 to  showcase  your  product  or  prototype  to  the  leaders in
 wearable computing. The design contest will take  place  during
 the  conference banquet dinner on Sunday, September 6, 2009 and
 can be used to demonstrate your "smart  gadgets"  (plan  to  be
 mobile  and  self-supported). Contributions are encouraged from
 all areas of wearable computing, from technologies to textiles,
 from potential employers to product vendors.  Direct  questions
 related to the Design Contest to

 *Tutorials and Workshops*
 Workshop proposals should be submitted in PDF format via E-mail
 to  by February 1, 2009. The workshops will
 provide  a  forum  to  discuss  topical  aspects  of   wearable
 computing  in  focus groups. State of the art tutorials will be
 presented  by  experienced,   distinguished   presenters.   The
 workshops  and tutorials will take place on Friday, September 4
 2009 (a day before the main  conference).  (,

 *Doctoral Colloquium*
 The  purpose  of  the  colloquium  is to offer PhD students and
 candidates, interested  in  the  wearable/mixed  and  augmented
 reality  fields,  an  opportunity  to  present  their ideas and
 research plans in an international, agile and renowned audience
 of junior and senior researchers and developers in the wearable
 computing field. Thesis position papers (5 pages including  all
 figures  and  bibliography)  are  solicited  relating a problem
 statement, methodological approach,  potential  for  innovation
 and   expected   contribution  to  the  international  wearable
 computing literature. Accepted submissions  will  be  presented
 during  the  colloquium  and  will  be  included in the ISWC'09
 adjunct proceedings. The doctoral colloquium will take place on
 Friday, September 4, 2009 (a day before the  main  conference).
 Authors will also be expected to present a poster of their work
 during  demonstration  session  at  ISWC  (September  6, 2009).
 Further information can be obtained from the conference website or from 


 The ISWC'09 Proceedings will  be  published  by  IEEE  Computer
 Society Press as print proceedings, and on-line via IEEE XPlore
 Digital   Library   (approval  pending).  The  ISWC'09  Adjunct
 Proceedings will be published by  the  OCG,  an  ISBN  carrying
 publisher, in the book "Advances in Wearable Computing".


 Conference Co-Chairs
 Alois Ferscha (University of Linz, Austria),
 Gerfried Stocker (Ars Electronica Center Linz, Austria)

 Program Committee Co-Chairs
 Paul Lukowicz (University of Passau, Germany)
 Kent Lyons (Intel Research, USA)

 Finance Chair
 Gabriele Kotsis (University of Linz, Austria)

 Publicity Chair
 Andreas Riener (University of Linz, Austria)

 Papers & Posters       March 30, 2009
 Workshops & Tutorials  February 1, 2009
 Late Breaking Results  May 18, 2009
 Design Contest         May 18, 2009

 ISWC'09 will be held from September 4-7, 2009 in Linz (Austria)
 Tutorial/Workshops September 4, Doctoral Colloquium September 4
 Main Conference September 5-7, 2009

 All  details or for subscription to the ISWC 2009 Alert Ticker: or

 Best regards,
 A. Ferscha and G. Stocker, ISWC'09 General Co-Chairs