1998 International Conference on Wearable Computing
Tuesday May 12 and Wednesday May 13, 1998.
The 1998 International Wearables Conference is designed to assemble all those
anxious to learn about this new category of computing. More than 60 speakers
will be addressing key topics of interest for the industry.
In addition to
Steve Mann's keynote address,
representatives from General Magic, Hewlett Packard, Georgia Tech,
Federal Express, Mercedes Benz, and Federal Express.
Three concurrent tracks will include:
- a marketing track with eight customer case studies - including
wearables projects at General Motors, Virginia Tech, Mercedes Benz,
Federal Express, Arkenstone, the Navy's Advanced Medical Projects
group, the Army's Soldier Systems Command, and the Air Force's
aircraft maintenance project
- a process track with talks on knowledge clustering, integrating
wearables into an enterprise, and rapid development environments, and
- a technology track with speakers from Texas Instruments,
Micro-Optical Displays, and Nippon Moli Energy, among others, focusing
on various types of displays, battery technology, speech recognition,
A standards and architecture session will be moderated by Richard
Braley, of Federal Express, who is chairing the IEEE Ad Hoc Committee
on Wearable Computing. An offline session will be held with display
manufacturers and wearable manufacturers to draft a standard for a
wearable display port.
The dinner speaker the first night will be Virginia's former Governor,
George Allen. The second day's luncheon speaker will be Ted Nelson, of the
Xanadu project, known as the inventor of hypertext.
Summary of Conference Schedule
Mirror site for registration information
Prof. Mann's Keynote Address