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Workshop on Wearable Systems and Applications (WearSys 2015)

To be held in conjunction with MobiSys 2015 at Florence, Italy

The off-the-shelf availability of wearable devices and the commercial proliferation of wearable gadgets are shaping new directions for mobile and wireless systems research. Mobile systems and applications research is increasingly adopting wearable devices for primary and auxiliary sensing. This is an exciting time where wearables are also seeming to spearhead advancements in technology through inter-disciplinary research among a broad spectrum of disciplines apart from mobile wireless, such as health, fashion, energy, just to name a few.

The 1st ACM Workshop on wearable systems and applications, WearSys, is focused on how wearable technologies can shape mobile computing, systems and applications research. The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum to bring together researchers and design experts to discuss how wearable technologies have, and can, complement mobile systems research, and vice-versa. It also aims to provide a launchpad for bold and visionary ideas for wearable systems research. We hope that this workshop will serve as a catalyst for advancements in mobile and wearable systems technology as well as present a clear sense of direction for the research community to proceed in this space.

For more information and updates regarding the workshop, please visit the Workshop website at:

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Call For Submissions (paper, poster, demo)

The Workshop on Wearable Systems and Applications, WearSys 2015, is focused on wearable technologies that can shape mobile computing, systems and applications research. WearSys will provide a venue for presenting current research and technology trends, and debating future research agendas of wearable technology. It will provide a forum for discussing innovative and/or disruptive ideas in the wearables space that have potential for significant impact in mobile computing and wireless research.

We solicit submissions (papers, posters and demos) that present preliminary research in prototyping a wearable system, experience in designing a novel wearable technology, survey of useful tools for designing wearable systems and applications. We also encourage position papers that propose new directions for research or advocate disruptive design ideas and project applications, and submissions that can help bootstrap exploration of the wearable design space by the broader mobile systems community. In this founding year of the workshop, the focus areas include, but are not limited to,

  • Smart Glass, wearable imaging, projection devices
  • Wearable fashion (eg. Smart watch, amulets, etc)
  • Capacitive sensing and On-body communication
  • Wearable health and fitness activity tracking
  • Ubiquitous Input Devices
  • Novel energy management solutions (eg. swappable batteries, solar harvesting)
  • Context sensitive notification delivery
  • Wearable biometrics for payment and authentication
  • Haptics and cognitive prosthetics
  • Body energy harnessing
  • Brain-interfaces
  • Electromyography (EMG) interfaces
  • Novel combinations of 3D printing and Wearables (eg. integration with custom 3D printed sensors/enclosures)
  • Wearable infrastructure and toolkits

Workshop papers will be included with the MobiSys 2015 proceedings and posted in the ACM Digital Library.

Detailed formatting guidelines and access to the submission portal can be found at

Important Dates

  • Submission deadline (paper, demo, poster): March 16, 2015
  • Notification deadline: March 26, 2015
  • Camera-ready workshop papers due (firm): April 2, 2015
  • Workshop date : May 18 or May 19, 2015

WearSys Chairs

  • Ashwin Ashok (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Jie Liu (Microsoft Research)
  • Suman Banerjee (University of Wisconsin - Madison)

WearSys Program Committee

  • Chenren Xu (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • David Chu (Microsoft Research)
  • Dimitrios Lymberopoulos (Microsoft Research)
  • Jeremy Gummeson (HP Labs)
  • Junehwa Song (KAIST)
  • Mo Li (Nanyang Technological University)
  • Pei Zhang (CMU-Silicon Valley)
  • Shyamnath Gollakota (Univ. of Washington)
  • Tam Vu (Univ. of Colorado, Denver)
  • Yanyong Zhang (Rutgers University)

Mobisys Workshop Chairs

  • Rajesh Balan (SMU, Singapore)
  • Andrea Passarella (CNR, Italy)
  • Xia Zhou (Dartmouth College, USA)