Call For Papers
The 10th 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)
Tokyo, Japan
IMportant dates
Submission deadline:
April 12, 2024 (AoE)

Notification of acceptance:
April 19, 2024 (AoE)

Camera-ready deadline:
May 1, 2024 (AoE)

Workshop date:
June 7, 2024 (AoE)
Organizing Committee
Workshop Chairs
Dong Ma
Inseok Hwang
Pohang University of Science and Technology
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
  • Yetong Cao (Nanyang Technological University)
  • Hua Huang (UC Merced, USA)
  • Kasthuri Jayarajah (New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Sicong Liu (Northwestern Polytechnical University, China)
  • Yang Liu (University of Cambridge)
  • Chengwen Luo (Shenzhen University, China)
  • Chulhong Min (Nokia Bell Labs, UK)
  • VP Nguyen (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA)
  • Nhat Pham (Cardiff University, UK)
  • Yiran Shen (Shandong University, China)
  • Bo Wei (Newcastle University, UK)
  • Weitao Xu (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
  • Zhenyu Yan (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
​​​​Publicity Chair
Di Duan (City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
Website Chair
Changshuo Hu (Singapore Management University, Singapore)
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 2024. 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 Dong via [email protected]

09:00 - 10:00 Keynote Talk
Evaluating the State-of-the-art in Physiological Sensing Techniques - An Interactive Exercise
Speaker: Dr. Rajesh Balan, Professor, Singapore Management University
Abstract: In this interactive keynote, Prof. Balan plans to engage with the audience to understand how the measurement of different physiological signals changes when you factor in different demographics and requirements. The goal is to learn how different research groups approach the same problem with the aim of producing something that will benefit the community at large.
Bio: Prof. Balan is an ACM Distinguished Scientist and has worked in the area of mobile systems for over 25 years. He obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2006 from Carnegie Mellon University under the guidance of Professor Mahadev Satyanarayanan. Over the years, Prof Balan has established a very strong reputation in the mobile systems research community, having published numerous works in MobiSys, SenSys, etc. In addition, he is also very active in SIGMOBILE organised events and has served as the program chair for HotMobile 2012 as well as serving on the Program Committee for UbiComp, SenSys, and MobiSys. He was a co-general chair for both MobiSys 2016 and UbiComp 2018, both of which were held in Singapore and attracted record attendance levels.
Prof. Balan has had a strong interest in applied research for many years and this is demonstrated by his most research projects. This includes deploying a trip prediction system in a local taxi company’s data centre as well as being a director for LiveLabs. LiveLabs is a large research/startup lab that is turning real-world environments (such as a university, a convention centre, and a resort island) into living testbeds for mobile systems experiments. Some of its technologies are being commercialized via a startup founded by Prof Balan. These experiences have given Prof Balan a great insight into how hard and meaningful it is to translate research into tangible systems that are tested and deployed in the real world.
10:00 - 10:30 Paper session 1
10:00 - 10:15
SigningRing: Signature-based Authentication using Inertial Sensors on a Ring Form-factor
Yifeng Cao (Georgia Institute of Technology), Ashutosh Dhekne (Georgia Institute of Technology), Mostafa Ammar (Georgia Institute of Technology)
10:15 - 10:30
IMChew: Chewing Analysis using Earphone Inertial Measurement Units
Tamisa Ketmalasiri (University of Cambridge), Yu Yvonne Wu (University of Cambridge) , Kayla-Jade Butkow (University of Cambridge), Cecilia Mascolo (University of Cambridge), Yang Liu (University of Cambridge)
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30 Paper session 2
11:00 - 11:15
XSolar: A Generative Framework for Solar-based Human Gesture Sensing via Wearable Signals
Rucheng Wu (City University of Hong Kong), Huanqi Yang (City University of Hong Kong), Weitao Xu (City University of Hong Kong)
11:15 - 11:30
Detecting Foot Strikes during Running with Earbuds
Changshuo Hu (Singapore Management University), Thivya Kandappu (Singapore Management University), Jake Stuchbury-Wass (University of Cambridge), Yang Liu (University of Cambridge), Anthony Tang (Singapore Management University), Cecilia Mascolo (University of Cambridge), Dong Ma (Singapore Management University)
11:30 -11:45
Applicability and Challenges of Indoor Localization Using One-Sided Round Trip Time Measurements
Hai Truong (Singapore Management University), Lam Xi Kai Justin (Singapore Management University), Guru Anand Anish, Rajesh Krishna Balan (Singapore Management University) 
11:45 - 12:00
Position Paper: MoViz: UWB-IMU Sensors as Input to Body-Movement Visualizations
Alfi Misha Antony Selvin Raj (Chattahoochee High School), Yifeng Cao (Georgia Institute of Technology), Yunzhi Li (Carnegie Mellon University), Radhika Hatolkar (Primera Medical Technologies), Ashutosh Dhekne (Georgia Institute of Technology)
12:00 - 12:15
Eyes Speak Louder: Harnessing Deep Features From Low-Cost Camera Video for Anxiety Detection
Nandigramam Sai Harshit (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal), Nilesh Kumar Sahu (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal), Haroon Lone (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal)
12:15 - 12:30
Thermal Characterization of AI Applications on AI Accelerators-equipped Microcontrollers
SiYoung Jang (Nokia Bell Labs), Fahim Kawsar (Nokia Bell Labs), Chulhong Min (Nokia Bell Labs)
Main Conference Location
Toranomon Hills, Minato City

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