Monday, July 7, 2008

developments in wearable computers

ISWC to explore latest developments in wearable computers
The conference dedicated to cutting-edge research in wearable technologies. This year's conference will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvanina from September 28th to October 1st, 2008. ISWC is the premiere interdisciplinary forum in wearable technologies, bringing together users, researchers, practitioners, designers, and manufacturers from the fields of wearable computing, smart clothing, ubiquitous computing, mobile computing, human-computer interaction, fashion design, textile and fiber science, among others.Join us this year in Pittsburgh as we investigate the latest developments in wearable computers!ISWC 2008, the twelfth annual IEEE International Symposium on Wearable Computers, is the premier forum for wearable computing. It will bring together researchers, product vendors, fashion designers, textile manufacturers, users, and related professionals to share information and advances in wearable computing. We invite you to attend ISWC 2008 and submit to one or more of the following categories: papers, posters, demonstrations, exhibits, tutorials/workshops and panel discussions. Additional core topics for ISWC submissions include, but are not limited to: Applications: - wearable systems in consumer, industrial, medical, wellness, educational, and military domains. - wearable computing in fashion and smart clothing, for people with disabilities, and for elder enablement. - 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. Hardware: - wearable system design, input devices, wearable displays, actuators, electronic textiles, and batteries. - interactive and industrial design. - wearable sensors, and networks for sensing context-awareness or cognitive state. - techniques for power management and heat dissipation, and manufacturing issues.Software: - architectures, including systems that allow wearable computers to exploit surrounding infrastructure. - operating systems issues related to wearable computing, including issues such as scheduling, security, and power management. - networks, including wireless networks, on-body networks, and support for interaction with other wearables, ubiquitous-computing systems or the Internet.Human Factors: - interfaces, including hands-free approaches, speech-based interaction, sensory augmentation, haptics, and human-centered robotics. - user modeling, user evaluation, and interfaces for combining wearable and ubiquitous computing. - social implications, health, and privacy issues. - wearable communities and wearable technology for social-network computation, visualization and augmentation.Submission: Papers and posters must be submitted electronically through the submission website. Initial submissions are due on April 28th. 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 ISWC 2008 requires electronic submission. Reviewers will be instructed to maintain the confidentiality of all materials for submitted papers throughout the entire reviewing process.

International Symposium on Wearable Computers