The 8th Workshop on Body-centric Computing Systems, BodySys workshop comes at a critical time–juncture where wearable devices are proliferating commercially, and when mobile systems research is increasingly adopting wearable devices; mostly for primary and auxiliary sensing. The off-the-shelf availability of wearable devices today has only improved and shaped new directions for mobile and wireless systems research. This is an exciting time where wearables are seeming to spearhead advancements in technology through interdisciplinary research among a broad spectrum of disciplines such as wireless systems, health, fashion, and energy – to name a few. We hope that this workshop will serve as a catalyst for advancements in mobile and wearable systems technology as well as present a clear sense of direction for the research community to proceed in this space.
The workshop focuses on advances and discussions on how wearable technologies can shape mobile computing, systems, and applications research. The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum to bring together researchers and design experts to discuss how wearable technologies have, and can, complement mobile systems research, and vice-versa. It also aims to provide a launchpad for bold and visionary ideas for wearable systems research. We solicit papers of six or fewer pages that present preliminary research in prototyping a wearable system, experience in designing a novel wearable technology, or a survey of useful tools for designing interdisciplinary wearable systems and applications. We also encourage position papers that propose new directions for research or advocate disruptive design ideas and project applications. We also encourage submissions that can help bootstrap exploration of the wearable design space by the broader mobile systems community.
The focus areas include, but not limited to:
Human-in the loop systems
Physical rehabilitation systems
Sensing and Computing for Animals or Pets
XR wearables, wearable imaging, projection and low-power displays
Capacitive sensing and On-body communication
Wearable health and wellness including activity monitoring, physiological sensing
Ubiquitous Input Devices
Novel energy management solutions (eg. swappable batteries, solar harvesting)
Context sensitive notification delivery
Wearable biometrics for payment and authentication
AI on wearables: on-device ML/DL for wearable computing
Novel combinations of 3D printing and Wearables (eg. integration with custom 3D printed sensors)
Wearable infrastructure and toolkits (hardware/software, custom/open source)
Wearable in healthcare and well-being
Wearable in ergonomics
Workshop papers will be included with the MobiSys proceedings and posted in the ACM Digital Library. The workshop will run as a hybrid event in the time zone of the conference’s original venue (i.e. CET)
We invite original research papers that have not been previously published and are not currently under review for publication. All submissions must be provided in PDF format, and follow the formatting guidelines of MobiSys 2023. Full papers must be no longer than 6 pages, and position papers are limited to 4 pages including references. BodySys follows a single-blinded review process.
All submissions must use a 10pt font (or larger) and be correctly formatted for printing on letter-sized (8.5" by 11") paper. Paper text blocks must follow ACM guidelines: double-column, with each column 9.25" by 3.33", 0.33" space between columns, and single-spaced. The abstract should contain less than 250 words.
To maximize the chances that papers will print correctly, only standard printer fonts (e.g., Times Roman, Helvetica, etc.) or standard TeX Computer Modern fonts should be used; other fonts may be used but must be included in the PDF file. The paper must print clearly on standard black-and-white printers. Reviewers may not view a paper in color. Symbols and labels used in the graphs should be readable as printed.
Latex Template Submissions can use this LaTex template which is known to comply with the formatting requirements. Authors remain responsible for checking that their resulting PDF meets our formatting and anonymity specifications.