ISWC 2012 – the sixteenth annual International Symposium on Wearable
June 18-22, 2012
Submission Deadline: March 25, 2012 at 23:59 PDT
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 2012 will bring
together researchers, product vendors, fashion designers, textile
manufacturers, users, and related professionals to share information
and advances in wearable computing.
ISWC 2012’s Juried Design Exhibition invites submissions of original
works of wearable technology and/or novel applications for new
audiences using existing technologies. Submissions may comprise any
type of wearable technology (electronic, mechanical, textile and
garment-based, etc), Designers are encouraged to submit works that are
both practical and usable in terms of the technology and the user
interface as well as being of aesthetic merit.
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.
Submissions will be evaluated by the jury panel for their following
design elements: concept, use of technology, execution, and
communication, with particular respect to the usability of the
technology interface for the specified audience.
Accepted works will be exhibited within the The Great North Museum in
Newcastle and accepted exhibitors must supply an A0-size poster to
accompany the exhibition.
There will be no fee to participate in the design exhibition if a
contestant is attending or exhibiting in the exhibition. However,
contestants must pay a registration fee if they plan to attend the
conference as a whole.
During the conference, the jury will select 4 prizewinners:
– Most innovative design concept
– Best Execution
– Most inclusive and usable design
– Best in show
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