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SPWID 2016 : The Second International Conference on Smart Portable, Wearable, Implantable and Disability-oriented Devices and Systems


When May 22, 2016 - May 26, 2016
Where Valencia (Sapin)
Submission Deadline Feb 5, 2016

Call For Papers


The submission deadline has been extended to January 19, 2016.

Please consider to contribute to and/or forward to the appropriate groups the following opportunity to submit and publish original scientific results to:

- SPWID 2016, The Second International Conference on Smart Portable, Wearable, Implantable and Disability-oriented Devices and Systems

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended article versions to one of the IARIA Journals:

============== SPWID 2016 | Call for Papers ===============


SPWID 2016, The Second International Conference on Smart Portable, Wearable, Implantable and Disability-oriented Devices and Systems

General page:

Submission page:

Events schedule: May 22 - 26, 2016 - Valencia, Spain

- regular papers [in the proceedings, digital library]
- short papers (work in progress) [in the proceedings, digital library]
- ideas: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
- extended abstracts: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
- posters: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
- posters: slide only [slide-deck posted at]
- presentations: slide only [slide-deck posted at]
- demos: two pages [posted at]
- doctoral forum submissions: [in the proceedings, digital library]

Proposals for:
- mini symposia: see
- workshops: see
- tutorials: [slide-deck posed on]
- panels: [slide-deck posed on]

Submission deadline: January 19, 2016

Sponsored by IARIA,
Extended versions of selected papers will be published in IARIA Journals:
Print proceedings will be available via Curran Associates, Inc.:
Articles will be archived in the free access ThinkMind Digital Library:

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.

All tracks are open to both research and industry contributions, in terms of Regular papers, Posters, Work in progress, Technical/marketing/business presentations, Demos, Tutorials, and Panels.

Before submission, please check and comply with the editorial rules:

SPWID 2016 Topics (for topics and submission details: see CfP on the site)

Call for Papers:


Wearable devices; Implantable devices; Brain-driven devices (brain signal capturing devices); Wearable sensors, actuators, input/output devices; Smart textile technologies, textile sensing and feedback, e-textiles, smart fabrics; Eyewear mounted sensors and actuator systems; Wearable displays; Smart watches; Smart glasses; Smart night-vision devices; Smart audio drivers/amplifiers; Smart accompanying robots; Manufacturing challenges; Societal implications, health risk, environmental, privacy aspects

Wearable sensor networks (wireless, on-body, near-body, Internet…); Augmentative and alternative communication devices; Computer-operating I/O devices for persons with disabilities; Wearable applications designed for and delivered via smartphones; Smartphones as personal wearable communication devices; Smartphones with sensing modalities; Interaction and cooperation via smartphones; Communication with smart-watches, smart-glasses; Smart communication technologies (e.g., Bluetooth)

Smart/intelligent prosthetics; Organ replacement devices (artificial organs); Accompanying robots; Patient/citizen body-driven technology (self-adaptive devices to body's conditions); Devices for helping services for persons with sense disabilities (blind, not-mobile, etc.); Designing large-scale grids and clouds of smartphones for assistive coordination; Motion detection and activity recognition; Neurological disabilities; Personalization, customization and lifelong learning in activity recognition

Wearable systems design; Ambient intelligence driven system requirements; Requirements for augmented context-awareness; Systems designs combining wearable features and ubiquity; Designing eyewear systems; Smartphone services design and service composition; Smartphone technologies and sensing specialized devices; User modeling, user evaluation, usability engineering, user experience design; Cognitive networks for medical communities; Interfaces (explicit, implicit, hands-free, speech-based, haptics, context-aware …); Integration of medical assistive devices with healthcare systems; Human factors, perception, acceptance, ergonomics; Modeling, simulations and empirical experiments; Tools, testbeds and deployment challenges

Design of smart clothing in medicine, wellness, healthcare, disabilities, elderly; Virtual hospitals; Ambient-assisted living; Activity monitoring devices (walking, working, sleeping, exercising, …); Pain control devices; Lifestyle improvement devices; Alert and hazard situations monitoring devices; Patient/citizen localization; Life-threatening cases assessments; Studies based on large cell phone deployments; Teaching and education; Consumer markets and entertainment; Case studies; Risks with medical devices; Social impact and acceptance

SPWID 2016 Committee:

SPWID General Chair
Sandra Sendra Compte, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain

Advisory Chairs
Wim L.C. Rutten, Biomedical Engineering Department, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Michael R. Neuman, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Michigan Technological University, USA
Maeve Duffy, Department of Electronic Engineering, NUI Galway, Ireland

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