Special Session on “Communication Technologies for Wearables”

  • Wearable devices open a new way to manage information. Good examples of wearable devices are Apple Watch, Google Glass and Microsoft HoloLens. Typical wearables platforms for designing and developing applications are smart watches, wristbands, fitness and healthcare devices, augmented reality devices, pet devices, and fabric-contained devices.

    Communications for wearables refer to the transfer of information between wearable devices and also with smart phones or tablets in a peer-to-peer fashion or client-server fashion. We aim to explore how we communicate with ourselves and with the world using wearable devices.

    Current communication technologies for wearables include Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), Wireless LAN (Wi-Fi), Near-Field Communication (NFC), Mobile Network, and Global Positioning System (GPS).

    The goal of this Special Session on Communication Technologies for Wearables is to provide a high-level international forum where researchers, engineers, developers, designers and managers could exchange ideas in an atmosphere fostering discussion and develop ideas for future research collaboration on communication technologies for wearable devices.

    :: The session will host both invited and contributed papers covering, but not limited to, the following aspects
    • Wireless communication for wearables
    • Mobile communication for wearables
    • Wearable communication technology for sport, health and fitness
    • Wearable technology to improve communication
    • Wearable communication networks
    • Emoticon use in digital communication
    • Communication challenges for wearable devices
    • Hardware and software implementation for wearable devices
    :: Session Co-Organizers and Contacts
    • Dat Tran, University of Canberra, Australia, dat.tran@canberra.edu.au
    • Wanli Ma, University of Canberra, Australia, Wanli.Ma@canberra.edu.au
    • Thang Manh Hoang, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam, thang.hoangmanh@hust.edu.vn
    • Montri Phothisonothai, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand
    • Tony de Souza-Daw, Melbourne Polytechnic, Australia
    :: Submission
    All authors should prepare full versions of papers in Microsoft Word (DOC) or Portable Document Format (PDF). Papers must be limited to six pages, including text, references, tables and figures, and should be submitted online (http://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=21277&track=77290). All papers should be prepared according to the IEEE standard template.
    :: Publication
    All accepted papers will be published in the ICCE 2016 Conference Proceedings and only fully accepted papers will be forwarded to publish on IEEE Xplore®. The proceedings of ICCE series will be submitted to be listed in Conference Proceeding Citation Index (CPCI) of Thomson Reuters.
    :: Important Dates
    • Extended hard submission deadline (*): January 20, 2016 February 12, 2016
    • Acceptance notification: March 30, 2016 April 30, 2016
    • Registration and camera-ready version: April 11, 2016 May 20, 2016
    • Conference date: July 27 – 29, 2016

    (*)Note: Special sessions are still open until February 29th for submission.

    More information can be find at http://www.icce-2016.org or contact to organizers of the session