Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming a reality, and with it, the appearance of small intelligent devices linked together by large data networks to data centers collecting and analyzing “big data”. A sizable category of such intelligent devices are in form of so called wearables. An important function in all such devices is the sensing of either users (those who wear them) or the environment in which small intelligent devices operate. Sensors used in wearable and small intelligent devices capture various information ranging from monitoring of bodily activities to blood pressure, body temperature and heart rate in wearable devices, and external temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, location, and even altitude in small intelligent devices.
Wearable sensor-based systems can comprise various types of small physiological sensors, transmission modules and processing capabilities, and can thus facilitate low-cost wearable unobtrusive solutions for continuous all-day and any-place health, mental and activity status monitoring.
The data must follow standardized formats to be freely exchanged between different-made multi-vendor sensor devices and local and remote data centers. That obviously calls for standardization of data formats and data exchange protocols. Data Security, data analytics form significant part of such systems too.
The International Summit on Smart Wearable Systems aims at discussing these new exciting technologies, the challenges of implementing them, their interoperability, the needs for standards and more. Learn from academic and industry experts and visionaries about the latest and greatest on smart wearable systems in:
- watches and smart watches,
- food and wellbeing,
- medical applications,
- and others…
Invited presentations highlights
Ecma and “Wearable” Standardization
by István Sebestyén, Secretary General, Ecma International
Wearable Computing – an Overview
by Touradj Ebrahimi, Professor, EPFL
Smartwatch — New user Experience
by Satomi Michitsuta, Senior Wearable Technology Manager, Development Timepiece, Casio, Japan
TAG Heuer Connected: how TAG Heuer innovated to adapt to the smartwatch world
by Frédérique de Waresquiel, Project Manager – Connected Devices, TAG Heuer
Laboratoire Dubois – Testing Watches and More
by Silvano Freti, Director, Laboratoire Dubois
A Smart Phone Demonstrator for Food Recognition Based on Deep Learning
by Lin Yuan, PhD student, EPFL
Desining Ultra-Low Power Wearable Systems for the Internet-of-Things Era
by David Atienza Alonso, Professor, EPFL
Can the Wearables be Social?
by Michele Nitti, Assistant Professor, University of Cagliari, Italy
Applying smartphone technologies to wearables
by Serge Willenegger, SVP, Qualcomm
Personal Lifestyle and Health
by Ramesh Jain, Professor, University of California, Irvine
Food Image Analysis:The Big Data Problem You Can Eat!
by Edward J. Delp, Professor, Purdue University
Watches that Help You Make Better Sense of Your Wearable and Personal Health Data
by Panos Nasiopoulos, Professor, The University of British Columbia
Smartwatches: More Smart than Watch!
by Xavier Comtesse, Former Director, Think Tank Avenir Suisse
Textile Wearables – the Japanese Landscape
by Masahito Kawamori, Project Professor, Keio University, Japan
Practice of FoodLog, a Multimedia Food Recording Tool
by Kiyoharu Aizawa, Professor, The University of Tokyo
Moderator: Patrick Luthi
Panelists: Edward J. Delp, Ramesh Jain, Satomi Michitsuta, Touradj Ebrahimi
Call for contributions
September 23th, 2016
Acceptance Notification Due:
September 30th, 2016
Presentations Upload Due:
October 7th, 2016
July 1st, 2016 – October 9th, 2016
Prospective speakers are invited to submit an extended abstract containing the main highlights of their contributions to: email@example.com
After review by the Program Committee, speakers will be notified about the results and if successful, will be instructed about how to upload their presentations.
Attendance at The International Summit on Smart Wearable Systems is free of charge, however all participants are kindly asked to register online until October 9th, 2016.
Go to Registration to open the registration form.
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne EPFL
Institute of Electrical Engineering IEL
Multimedia Signal Processing Group MMSPG
CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
Rue du Rhone 114
CH-1204 Geneva, Switzerland
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