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ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR DESIGN EXHIBITION ISWC 2019

Submission Deadline: June 9, 2019

ISWC 2019, the 23nd 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 2019 will be held in London from September 9th-13th and is collocated with the ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp'19).

Juried Exhibition

ISWC 2019'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: 9th June 2019, 11:59 pm PDT
  • Notification of acceptance: 5th July, 2019.
  • Camera-ready extended abstract due: 19th July 2019.

Categories

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.

Functional

Submissions to this category should be functionally-focused wearable designs, aimed at using technology to solve a particular problem or meet a specific need.

Aesthetic

Submissions to this category should be aesthetically-focused wearable designs, aimed at developing an aesthetic or visual effect through the use of technology.

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

Awards for the best design will be given in three categories: Aesthetic, and Functional and Fiber Art.

SUBMISSION

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 extended abstracts format. The submission should not exceed 6 pages, including embedded images. 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. Your submitted PDF should not exceed 6 pages or 5MB. Please prepare your paper for blind review: do not include any names or institution affiliations within your submitted PDF.

SUBMISSION DOCUMENTS

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.

A design data sheet explaining the design's exhibition requirements such as the size of garment, power requirements, wiring and hardware requirements (e.g. run by an external laptop that will be elevated from the ground with a stool beside the design), environmental requirements (e.g. darkened room for led display/ loudspeakers for sound-activated designs).

High-resolution (300dpi) images/illustration, titles and captions (for the signage) that will convey the design’s functionality clearly.

A short, exhibition-ready video (less than 3 mins long) presenting the design and demonstrating how it works.

Consent for publicity use of submitted photos/ videos/ other information about the designs to be shared with the press and publish on promotional materials like websites and banners.

Please note: designers are responsible for shipping arrangements both ways.

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 2019 conference. Then select the submission track of ISWC 2019 Design Exhibitions.)

Please note: accepted designs will need to be shipped/transported to London, to arrive on or before 9th September, 2019. Authors will be responsible for shipping items to and from London.

For more information regarding ISWC 2019 Design Exhibition, please email the design chairs at design-2019@iswc.net.