A-WEAR Special Session

A-WEAR is a four-year (2019-2022) H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN)/European Joint Doctorate (EJD) project. The future wearables are likely to be heterogeneous, operating on batteries, sun power or human motion, and endowed with smart functions. They will co-operate in a decentralized manner with each other and will be able to reach various interconnected software and applications. The main stream wearable-based architecture has been applied so far in wellbeing industries, such as eHealth or ambient assisted living, which might also reduce the costs for care and guarantee a healthy independent live in the forthcoming older society. As the digitalisation and data-based economy are growing, the exploitation potential of the wearables can easily be expected to increase. Key wearables stakeholder groups in the future are also smart cities, comprising intelligent building industry and infrastructure, energy-efficient smart grid sector, public e-Services, and smart transport. Motivated by the opportunities that next-generation wearable intelligence is expected to provide, the mission of A-WEAR action is to cross-disciplinarily create new architectures, open-source software and frameworks for dynamic wearable ecosystems, with distributed localization and privacy constraints.

The A-WEAR special session looks at issues such as security, crowd-sensing, resource-constrained computation and storage, low-delay communications, and location-awareness in various types of wearable devices and related infrastructure. Submissions to the special session in either of the paper types (IEEE or open-access) can be made at the ICL-GNSS submission site. A virtual special issue in MDPI Sensors (JCR IF 3.031) open-access journal will be edited after the conference based on extended top-tier papers from the conference.

The co-chairs of the session are:

  • Prof. Elena-Simona Lohan, Tampere University, Finland
  • Prof. Jari Nurmi, Tampere University, Finland
  • Dr. Aleksandr Ometov, Tampere University, Finland