Department of Systems and Computer Engineering
Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Informatica, Modellistica, Elettronica e Sistemistica (DIMES)
University of Calabria, Italy
University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China
While interactive devices refer to any physical and tangible entity with which a human user can interact with, this new TC focuses on a subcategory of those devices, which human users can wear, such as smart watches, health monitoring electronics, head mounted stereo display, and exoskeletons. An interactive and wearable device (IWD) provides multimodal interfacing, sensory, and/or even motoring capabilities in addition to wearability, smartness, data input, communication and data recording. There are many application potentials, particularly in healthcare, wellness, consumer electronics, entertainment, Smart-* (home, buildings, factory, port, city) and military. With the recent availability of products on the market, such as Google Glasses, Apple iWatch, Shimmer wearable sensors, and many other more, IWD continues to attract the interest of both research communities and industry sectors and is expected to grow rapidly on the horizon. IWD is very multi-disciplinary and the research frontiers include user interface, multimodal interaction, smart sensors and actuators, body area networks, mobile computing, ambient intelligence, communications, user safety, security, minimization, and others. These research fields and applications fall well within the scope of the SMC Society and there is a large population of researchers in these areas. However, the SMC society currently does not have a technical committee focusing on this emerging, but important area. The establishment of this new TC will provide a platform for the researchers and industry sectors in interactive and wearable computing and devices to get together, collaborate and exchange their research ideas, results and applications, advancing the research and prompting the application, and in the meantime, attracting more researchers in the relevant fields to join the TC and SMC society.
Our vision is to foster the international collaboration, advancing the state-of-the-art and prompting the research, development, and innovative application of interactive and wearable computing and devices.
Our TC’s mission is to bring together and provide a venue for its members and the communities-at-large in the areas of interactive and wearable computing and devices to exchange ideas and results, to identify new research fields and technology trends, and to explore opportunities for research collaboration and/or partnerships.
These tutorial materials provide more information on topics of interest to our technical committee.
- The 2nd International Workshop on Interactive and Wearable Computing and Devices (IWCD 2017) will be held at Calabria, Italy during the IEEE ICNSC 2017 conference from May 16 to 18, 2017.
- The 1st Special Session on Interactive and Wearable Computing and Devices (IWCD) was held with IEEE SMC 2016 at Budapest, Hungary, October 10 2016.
- The Special Session on Collaborative Wireless Sensor Networks and IoT (CWSN&IoT) was held with IEEE SMC 2016 at Budapest, Hungary, October 10 2016.
- The 1st International Workshop on Interactive and Wearable Computing and Devices (IWCD 2016) was held at Nanchang, PR China during the IEEE CSCWD conference from May 4 to 6, 2016.
- The 5th Workshop on Internet of Things and Logistics at Nanchang, PR China from May 4 to 6, 2016.
- A Special Issue on "Advances in Multi-Sensor Fusion for Body Sensor Networks: Algorithms, Architectures, and Applications" is in the process for the journal of Information Fusion.
- A Special Issue on "Body Area Networks" is in the process for the journal of IEEE Access.
- A Special Issue on “Advances in Body Sensor Networks: Sensors, Systems, and Applications” is in the process for the journal Sensors.
- A Special Issue on “Collaborative Processing in Big Data” is in the process for the journal Cluster Computing.
Our TC plans to:
- Organize annual international symposium or conferences in interactive and wearable computing and devices
- Organize special sessions/workshops on related topics at IEEE SMC conferences
- Organize joint forums with industrial sectors
- Edit special issues or focused special sections for SMC IEEE Transactions or other related journals