3rd International Workshop on Smart Appliances and
Wearable Computing


Workshop at the 23rd International Conference on
Distributed Computing Systems (
ICDCS 2003), May 19-22, 2003, Providence, Rhode Island USA

Call Closed
Advance Program and proceedings

Link to IWSAWC 2004





Over the last several years, we have seen the rapid evolution in smart appliances and devices, as well as personal and wearable computers. In addition, collaborative computing technologies based on these devices facilitates a wealth of new prospective applications.Such applications require enabling software and hardware technologies like new kinds of embedded devices, networks, infrastructure, software architectures and models. This workshop offers the opportunity for in-depth exploration of selected topics and for the presentation of the most recent research and development findings in these rapidly changing fields.


Technical papers on smart devices, appliances, wearable computing and
their enabling technology are solicited for oral presentation at IWSAWC 2001. Papers reporting new developments in computing with smart devices such as PDAs, wearable computers, and cellular phones, including but not limited to those listed below, are invited.

  • Enabling Technologies for Appliance, Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing
  • Infrastructure for Ubiquitous Computing
  • Home and Office Appliances
  • Portable Devices and Smart Sensors
  • Wireless-phone Computing
  • Home Networks and Wearable Networks
  • Security and Privacy Aspects for Appliances
  • Wearable Computers and PDAs
  • Software Architecture for Home/Smart Appliances
  • Location-dependent and context-aware Computing

The workshop organizers will select participants based on a peer review of submitted papers, taking into account scientific quality and relation to the workshop topics.

Deadline for submissions extended: 19. December 2002
Announcement of acceptance: 13. January 2003

IWSAWC invites the submission of both "long" technical papers and "short" work-in-progress reports. Long papers must be no more than 6 two-column pages long and must include an abstract of 100 - 150 words. Short work-in-progress reports must be less than 3 two-column pages long. Accepted submissions are published by published by IEEE CS press. Submissions in PDF or PS format should be send to:

Michael Beigl (michael@teco.edu)

Submissions should be formated following this style: Word DOC, PDF


Michael Beigl, TecO, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
e-mail: michael@teco.edu

Program Commitee

Christian Becker, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Michael Beigl, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Roy Campbell, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
Spyros Lalis, University of Thessaly & ICS-FORTH, Greece
Mike Little, Telcordia, USA
Markus Lauff, CEC, SAP AG, Germany
Peter Ljungstrand, Play Research Group, Interactive Institute, Sweden
Ryusuke Masuoka, Fujitsu Lab. of America, USA
Bernt Schiele, ETH Zuerich, Switzerland
Albrecht Schmidt, Lancaster University, UK
Yoshito Tobe, Tokyo Denki University, Japan
Kazunori Takashio, Keio University, Japan
Hideyuki Tokuda, Keio University, Japan
Lars Wolf, University of Braunschweig, Germany
Kinuko Yasuda, University of Electro-Communications, Japan