Important Dates:

Early Registration Deadline : September 21
Conference: Sept 28
- Oct 1

Author Instructions:
-panel proposals

-doctoral colloquium


Call for Papers, Posters, Panels, Demos, Tutorials and Workshops, Doctoral Colloquium:

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. This year we are also placing special emphasis on cell phones as they have become the most successful wearable computer to date; and we solicit papers on:

  • Mobile applications designed for cell phones
  • Cell phones as personal computers
  • Extending cell phone hardware e.g. sensing, novel IO, modules
  • Studies based on cell phone deployments (especially large scale)
  • Cell phones that combine short and long range radios
  • Composable computer systems based on cell phones

Additional core topics for ISWC submissions include, but are not limited to:


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.



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. Submissions should contain no information that will be proprietary or confidential at the time of publication.

Author Instructions for papers, posters, demonstrations, exhibits, tutorials/workshops, panel proposals, and the doctoral colloquium.