Interactive and Wearable Computing and Devices

TC Leadership

Peter X. Liu

TC Co-Chair

Peter X. Liu (Email)
Department of Systems and Computer Engineering
Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Mehmet Rasit Yuce

TC Co-Chair

Mehmet Rasit Yuce (Email)
Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

Giancarlo Fortino

TC Co-Chair

Giancarlo Fortino (Email)
Dipartimento di Ingegneria Informatica, Modellistica, Elettronica e Sistemistica (DIMES)
University of Calabria, Italy

Dongyi Chen

TC Co-Chair

Dongyi Chen (Email)
University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China

Our Goal

While interactive devices refer to any physical and tangible entity with which a human user can interact with, this new TC focuses on a subcategory of those devices, which human users can wear, such as smart watches, health monitoring electronics, head mounted stereo display, and exoskeletons. An interactive and wearable device (IWD) provides multimodal interfacing, sensory, and/or even motoring capabilities in addition to wearability, smartness, data input, communication and data recording. There are many application potentials, particularly in healthcare, wellness, consumer electronics, entertainment, Smart-* (home, buildings, factory, port, city) and military. With the recent availability of products on the market, such as Google Glasses, Apple iWatch, Shimmer wearable sensors, and many other more, IWD continues to attract the interest of both research communities and industry sectors and is expected to grow rapidly on the horizon. IWD is very multi-disciplinary and the research frontiers include user interface, multimodal interaction, smart sensors and actuators, body area networks, mobile computing, ambient intelligence, communications, user safety, security, minimization, and others. These research fields and applications fall well within the scope of the SMC Society and there is a large population of researchers in these areas. However, the SMC society currently does not have a technical committee focusing on this emerging, but important area. The establishment of this new TC will provide a platform for the researchers and industry sectors in interactive and wearable computing and devices to get together, collaborate and exchange their research ideas, results and applications, advancing the research and prompting the application, and in the meantime, attracting more researchers in the relevant fields to join the TC and SMC society.

Our vision is to foster the international collaboration, advancing the state-of-the-art and prompting the research, development, and innovative application of interactive and wearable computing and devices.

Our TC’s mission is to bring together and provide a venue for its members and the communities-at-large in the areas of interactive and wearable computing and devices to exchange ideas and results, to identify new research fields and technology trends, and to explore opportunities for research collaboration and/or partnerships.


  • Mehran Abolhasan, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • Gursel Alici, University of Wollongong, Australia
  • Akram Alomainy, Queen Mary University of London, UK
  • Tughrul Arslan, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Yiannis Andreopoulos, University College London, UK
  • Ilangko Balasingham, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Wan Biyu, China Smart City, Planning & Research Institute, China
  • Alan Bourke, EPFL, Switzerland
  • YangQuan Chen, University of California, Merced, USA
  • Wei Chen, University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Yiqiang Chen, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Shiwei Cheng, Zhejiang University of Technology, China
  • Chen Youxin, Samsung Institute China, Beijing, China
  • Eryk Dutkiewicz, Macquarie University, Australia
  • Giuseppe Di Fatta, University of Reading, UK
  • Jiang Dong, China Smart City, Planning & Research Institute, China
  • Xiaoming Feng, Midea Group, China
  • Hassan Ghasemzadeh, Washington State University, USA
  • Sidney Givigi, Royal Military College of Canada, Canada
  • Raffaele Gravina, University of Calabria, Italy
  • Zhongze Gu, Southeast University, China
  • Wail Gueaieb, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Jari Iinatti, University of Oulu, Finland
  • Roozbeh Jafari, UT-Dallas, USA
  • QIN Jingyan, University of Science & Technology Beijing, China
  • Liu Junfa, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Li Junlan, China Smart City, Planning & Research Institute, China
  • Jamil Khan, University of Newcastle, Australia
  • Tai-hoon Kim, Sungshin W. University, Korea
  • Daniel T H Lai, Victoria University, Australia
  • Henry Leung, University of Calgary, Canada
  • Howard Li, University of New Brunswick, Canada
  • Chunquan Li, Nanchang University, China
  • Wenfeng Li, Wuhan University of Technology, China
  • SHU Lin, AdvanPro Limited, Hong Kong
  • Chenyi Ling, University of Illinois at Chicago, U.S.A
  • Antonio Liotta, Technical University of Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Qiegeng Liu, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Valeria Loscrì, INRIA, France
  • Yuan Ma, Dalhousie University, Canada
  • Subhas Mukhopadhyay, Massey University New Zealand, New Zeeland
  • Ani Nahapetian, UCLA, USA
  • Ricardo Gutierrez-Osuna, Texas A&M University, USA
  • Carlos E. Palau Salvador, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
  • Ilia Polushin, Western University, Canada
  • Carmen Poon, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Abdulmotaleb El Saddik, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Hongliang Ren, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Jason Rhinelander, Saint Mary’s University, Canada
  • Raúl Chávez-Santiago, Oslo University Hospital, Norway
  • William G. Scanlon, Queen’s University, UK
  • Weiming Shen, National Research Council of Canada, Canada
  • Yantao Shen, University of Nevada, USA
  • Yang Shi, University of Victoria, Canada
  • Jiqiang Song, Intel Labs China, China
  • Dezhen Song, Texas A&M University, USA
  • Yonghong Song, TCL Tonly Electronics Holdings Limited , China
  • James A. Smith, Ryerson University, Canada
  • Minghui Sun, Jilin University, China
  • Jianhua Tao, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Bruce H. Thomas, University of South Australia, Australia
  • Young Tsau, Dimetek Inc, USA
  • Dong Wang, Shenzhen Yanzhi Technology, China
  • Huanqing Wang, Bohai University, China
  • Jianqing Wang, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Lei Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Shouyan Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Zhelong Wang, Dalian University of Technology, China
  • Huang Wei, TCL Tonly Electronics Holdings Limited, China
  • Wendong Xiao, University of Science and Technology Beijing, China
  • Shaozhi Wu, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
  • Yaoqin Xie, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Eileen Yuan Yan, IoT Center of China, China
  • Guang-Zhong Yang, Imperial College, UK
  • Qiang Yan, Taiyuan University of Technology, China
  • Jia Yang, Chongqing University of Technology, China
  • Simon X. Yang, University of Guelph, Canada
  • Zhi Yang, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Zhiwen Yu, Northwestern Polytechnic University, China
  • Kamya Yekeh Yazdandoost, NICT, Japan
  • Young Joong Yoon, Yonsei University, Korea
  • Shi Yuanyuan, Samsung Institute China, Beijing, China
  • Zhang Guoqiang, China Smart City, Planning & Research Institute, China
  • Haibin Zhu, Nipissing University, Canada
  • Domenico Zito, University College Cork, Cork Ireland, Ireland
  • Weiru Zhou, China Smart City, Planning & Research Institute, China

Learn More

These tutorial materials provide more information on topics of interest to our technical committee.

Recent Activities

Organized series of conferences on our area of interest since 2008:

  • China-Germany Wearable Computing Symposium (2011, 2012)
  • China Wearable Computing Symposium Conference (2013, 2014, 2015)
  • International Forum on Smart Wearable Technology and Industry (2014, 2015)
  • International Symposium on Haptic Audio-Visual Environments and Games (2008, 2010, 2011)
  • EAI/ACM International Conference on Body Area Networks – Bodynets (2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Special Session in IEEE SMC (2011-2015) on Collaborative Wireless Sensor Networks and Internet of Things

Edited a number of related special issues in:

  • IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, Human-Machine Systems, Service Computing, Automation Science and Engineering
  • Future Generation Computer Systems
  • Journal of Network and Computer Applications

Join Us

Our TC plans to:

  • Organize annual international symposium or conferences in interactive and wearable computing and devices
  • Organize special sessions/workshops on related topics at IEEE SMC conferences
  • Organize joint forums with industrial sectors
  • Edit special issues or focused special sections for SMC IEEE Transactions or other related journals

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