Call For Papers
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
  • Haptics and cognitive prosthetics
  • Body energy harnessing
  • Brain-interfaces
  • Electromyography (EMG) interfaces
  • Wearable fashion (eg. smart jackets, bodysuits, amulets), smart fabrics, smart patches
  • 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)
Helsinki, Finland
Important dates
Submission deadline:
Apr 14, 2023 (AoE)
Apr 21, 2023 (AoE)

Notification of acceptance:
May 1, 2023 (AoE)

Camera-ready deadline:
May 15, 2023 (AoE)

Workshop date:
June 18, 2023 (AoE)
​​​​Organizing Committee
Workshop Chairs
Thivya Kandappu
Singapore Management university
Sofia Scataglini
Antwerp University
Avik Ghose
TCS research, india
Ashwin Ashok
georgia state university
Steering Committee
  • Jie Liu (Harbin Inst. of Technology., China)
  • Suman Banerjee (Univ. Wisconsin Madison, USA)
  • Mahadev Satyanarayanan (Carnegie Mellon Univ., USA)
  • Mi Zhang (Michigan State University, USA)
  • Ashwin Ashok (Georgia State University, USA)
Technical Program Committee
  • Cecilia Mascolo – University of Cambridge, UK
  • Tam Vu – University of Oxford, UK
  • Romit Roy Choudhury – UIUC, USA
  • Michael Beigl – KIT, Germany
  • Archan Misra – SMU
  • Salil Kanhere – UNSW, Australia
  • Thivya Kandappu – Singapore Management University, SMU
  • Steven Truijen – University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • Silvia Imbesi – University of Ferrara, Italy
  • Umer Asgher – NUST, Pakistan
  • Avik Ghose – TCS Research
Submission Instructions
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.

Submission Site
The papers can be submitted at:

If you have any questions, please reach out to Thivya via [email protected]

Workshop Venue: Kielikeskus (Fabianinkatu 26 )
09:20 - 09:30
Opening Remarks from the Workshop Chairs
09:30 - 10:00
Keynote Talk: Dr. Aniruddha Sinha, Principal Scientist, TCS Research
Physiological Sensing for Cognitive Assessment
10:00 - 10:20
Assessment of Mental Workloads using Differential Dermal Potentials Recorded from in and around Ear
D. Jaiswal, D. Chatterjee, A. Sarkar, M. S, R. Ramakrishnan, A. Pal, R. Ghosh
10:20 - 10:40
Towards Environment-Independent Activity Recognition Using Wi-Fi CSI with an Encoder-Decoder Network
Y. Sugimoto, H. Rizk, A. Uchiyama, H. Yamaguchi
10:40 - 11:10
Coffee Break
11:10 - 11:30
Imputation of Human Mobility Data for Comprehensive Risk Models 
S. Kumari, S. Bhattacharya, A. Chatterjee, A. Ghose
11:30 - 11:50
TinyPuff: Automated design of Tiny Smoking Puff Classifiers for Body Worn Devices
S. Mukhopadhyay, S. Dey, A. Ghose
11:50 - 12:10
Ergonomical assessment using wearable motion capture system in dockworkers during lashing 
S. Scataglini, L. Denteneer, N. Struyf, S. Truijen
Main Conference Location
Porthania building of the University of Helsinki (Yliopistonkatu 3, 00170 Helsinki)

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