ISWC 2012 - Call for Tutorial and Workshop Proposals


ISWC 2012, the sixteenth annual International Symposium on Wearable Computers, is the premier forum for wearable computing and issues related to on-body and worn mobile technologies. ISWC brings together researchers, product vendors, fashion designers, textile manufacturers, users, and related professionals to share information and advances in wearable computing. ISWC 2012 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 2012 will be held in Newcastle, UK collocated with Pervasive 2012 on 18-22 June. ISWC 2012 is hosted by Newcastle University.


We invite you to submit your tutorial proposal to ISWC 2012. The tutorials are introductory presentations on relevant topics to wearable computing. The aim of tutorials is, e.g., to present major topics of the symposium, to present established practices of the field and to motivate to new topics of importance. Duration of the tutorials can be half day or full day. Duration of half-day and full-day tutorials will be about 2,5 and 5 hours, respectively. The proposed tutorials should be informative and appealing to the symposium audience. The areas of interest are:


We invite you to submit your workshop proposal to ISWC 2012. The workshops should focus on hands-on experience in relevant topics to wearable computing. The aim of workshops is to bring together experts in complementary topics of the symposium with focus on case studies and actual implementations; e.g. industry-driven projects or marketing of wearable products are welcome. Duration of the workshops should be full day. The proposed workshops should be appealing to the symposium audience. The areas of interest are:

Wearable Systems

Usability, HCI and Human Factors in Wearable Computing Applications of Wearable Systems Mobile Phones as Wearables

We encourage proposals, e.g. on wearable activity recognition. The presenters of accepted tutorials prepare the tutorial materials, e.g., slides or application examples and submit them to email address: . Organizers of accepted workshops will be contacted for submission guidelines and schedules. The tutorials and workshops will be advertised in the symposium program. The tutorial and workshop participants will be asked to register for the track sessions.


Submit your tutorial or workshop proposals to The proposals will be reviewed by the ISWC 2012 tutorials and workshops committee. On your proposal, please describe:
  1. Tutorial or workshop title
  2. Abstract (max. 1.500 characters)
  3. objectives, significance, target audience
  4. agenda
  5. name, affiliation, e-mail address and a brief CV of the presenter / organizer
  6. type: tutorial or workshop
  7. duration of tutorial: full day or half day (workshops only full-day)
  8. note on materials (e.g., slides, applications) and special room or equipment requirements

Important dates

We look forward to your support in making the ISWC 2012 tutorials and workshops track an interesting event that stimulates discussion.

Tutorials and workshops co-chairs:

Juha Pärkkä, VTT, Finland
Christian Bürgy, teXXmo, Germany