Call for Papers

ISWC 2011, the fifteenth annual International Symposium on Wearable Computers, is the premier forum for wearable computing and issues related to on-body and worn mobile technologies. ISWC´11 will bring together researchers, product vendors, fashion designers, textile manufacturers, users, and related professionals to share information and advances in wearable computing. ISWC´11 explicitly aims to broaden its scope to include wearables and the cloud, wearable uses of cell phones and cell phone applications, as they have become the most successful wearable computer to date, wearables for professional use, mainstream applications and healthcare, and wearable for entertainment. ISWC´11 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. ISWC 2011 Full Papers, Notes and Posters are due on February 14, 2011 at 23:59PDT.

Submission Site

Submission Site : PCS

Areas of Interest

Wearable Systems

Usability, HCI and Human Factors in Wearable Computing

Applications of Wearable Systems

Mobile Phones as Wearables


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 8.5×11 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´11 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. Paper submissions are due February 9, 2011 at 23:59PDT.

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 8.5×11-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. Note and Poster submissions are due February 9, 2011 at 23:59PDT.

Reviewing Process for Papers, Notes, Posters

ISWC´11 adopts a double-blind process for full papers, notes and posters. Authors' names and their affiliations must not be revealed or mentioned anywhere in the submission.


The ISWC´11 Proceedings consisting of Papers, Notes and Posters will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press as print proceedings, and on-line via IEEE XPlore Digital Library (approval pending). Additional material will be published electronically.