Best Paper
Mindful Interruptions: A Lightweight System for Managing Interruptibility on Wearables
Claudio Forlivesi (Nokia Bell Labs)
Utku Gunay Acer (Nokia Bell Labs)
Marc Van den Broeck (Nokia Bell Labs)
Fahim Kawsar (Nokia Bell Labs)


The off-the-shelf availability of wearable devices and the commercial proliferation of wearable gadgets are shaping new directions for mobile and wireless systems research. Mobile systems and applications research is increasingly adopting wearable devices for primary and auxiliary sensing. This is an exciting time where wearables are also seeming to spearhead advancements in technology through inter-disciplinary research among a broad spectrum of disciplines apart from mobile wireless, such as health, fashion, energy, just to name a few.

The 4th ACM Workshop on wearable systems and applications, WearSys, is focused 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 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.


  • Great workshop day! See you all next year :)
  • Program announced.
  • Two keynotes!

    Dr. Wolfgang Schmitt-Hahn (Senior Manager Strategic Marketing at Bosch Sensortec GmbH)

    Dr. Lieva Van Vangenhove (Senior full professor, Ghent Univ), Center for Textile Science and Engineering

  • Submissions link active: http://wearsys18.hotcrp.com
  • Feb 11, 2018 -- Call for Submissions Out


Submission deadline (paper, demo, poster): 
REGISTER BY Apr 13, 2018 (11.59 PM EST) 
SUBMIT Full paper BY Apr 15, 2018 (11:59 PM EST)
SUBMIT Position/Demo paper by Apr 23, 2018 (11:59 PM EST)
Notification of acceptance: Apr 27, 2018
Camera-ready papers due: May 4, 2018
Workshop date: June 10, 2018