The Workshop is Now for Community Building

Unfortunately, not enough papers were sent for the LifeWear workshop to justify a common publication.

We will therefore use the workshop for community building on „Life with Wearables in Smart Rooms“. We have collected several impulse talks and have some world café sessions on vision, mission, objectives, and actions of such a community.

Impulse Talks

11:00-12:30; 13:30-14:30

  • Dr. Juan Haladjian, TU Munich
  • Dr. Uwe Vogel, Fraunhofer Dresden
  • Prof. Dr. Jens Krzywinski, TU Dresden
  • Prof. Dr. Gerhard Weber, TU Dresden
  • Prof. Dr. Uwe Aßmann, TU Dresden

Community Building Session 1 (14:30-15:30)

For the community building of the LifeWear Community, we will use the VMOSA community building process of University of Kansas.  The first session will be an interactive format discussing Vision and Mission of „Life Wearables in Smart Rooms“. Vision and Mission will be decomposed hierarchically, to get a better overview.


Community Building Session 2 (16:00-17:00)

We will discuss objectives, strategy, and action planning of the LifeWear community.

The objective of these session is to write a community charter. 


For these session, these two links can be helpful:

We will discuss vision and mission of the LifeWear community.

With the advent of standard sensor-actuator platforms for wearable devices, such smart watches (e.g., Apple Watch), smartglasses (e.g., Microsoft Hololens), smart clothing (e.g., data gloves), exoskeletons, and many more, people carry multiple devices simultaneously. This trend imposes completely new challenges to software engineers w.r.t. adaptivity, distribution, interaction, system integration, data handling, resiliency, security and software architectures.

Software engineering helps to design and develop complex systems by automating the development process concentrating on different levels of abstraction. Model-driven techniques must be established to improve the quality (e.g., re-usability, reliability, maintainability) of the developed wearable systems. Because hardware and software interact tightly , new skills and processes are required when designing and implementing solutions based on wearable devices. In addition, the integration of wearable devices with other smart devices installed in the environment (e.g., sensors in a room) requires that the system architecture is highly dynamic. Therefore, there is a need for a new paradigm of software and system development for wearables in smart rooms, based on sensor nets, fog, and edge computing. This trend suggests establishing a new joint community of researchers from sensor nets and software engineering.

The LifeWear workshop aims to bring together researchers and practioneers from the communities interested in wearables, to present current approaches w.r.t. software engineering of wearable devices, gather requirements for future wearable systems and develop a roadmap for software enginnering for wearables.

This includes the following research areas:

  • Model-driven software development for wearable systems
  • Innovative interaction approaches of humans with wearables
  • Interactions of wearables with machines (e.g., robots)
  • End-user application development
  • Embedding of wearables into a fog or edge of a smart room
  • Sensor data analytics and data aggregation
  • Technical approaches to ensure data security and privacy
  • Total cost of ownership of wearable systems



   PDF-Download Call for Papers


Extended Submission Deadline  January 28, 2018
Submission Deadline  January 07, 2018
Author Notification  February 12, 2018
Camera Ready  March 11, 2018
Workshop Date  April 12, 2018


Papers should be submitted electronically  in PDF format via EasyChair.

  • Submissions to the workshop are possible in two categories:
    • Regular Papers should describe original work on a problem or solution w.r.t. the described topics of interest on up to fifteen pages.
    • In addition to the submission of research papers, this workshop promotes the submission of position papers. Interested workshop participants will have to submit a position paper (two to four pages) containing a description of the area of research, specific work on the workshop topic, and the innovative character of the research.

Authors of accepted papers will be expected to attend the workshop.


Coming soon.


Karsten Wendt holds a Post-doc position at the chair of Software Technology in the department of Computer Science at the Technische Universität Dresden. His research topics include, for instance, fog computing, multi-objective optimization of qualities, Model-Driven Software Development (MDSD), and research on energy-efficiency.

Uwe Aßmann is a professor for Software Engineering at Technische Univer-sität Dresden. His research interests comprise principles for software construction and concepts for software architecture of applications in the Internet of Things (IoT).

Maria Piechnick is a research assistant at the chair of Software Technology in
the department of Computer Science at the Technische Universität Dresden. Her research topic covers interaction design with wearables and co-working robots.