Wearables in the Workplace: Sensing Interactions at the Office

Abstract Wearable computers such as PDAs and cell phones are prolferating in organizations. This paper introduces a methodology for leveraging this wearable infrastructure to provide isight to the undelying social dynamics of an organization. The work lays a foundation what will enable a variety of applications, from knowledge management to organizational simulation. Comments This paper [...]


Sousveillance: Inventing and Using Wearable Computing Devices for Data Collection in Surveillance Environments

Abstract This paper describes using wearable computing devices to perform “sousveillance” (inverse surveillance) as a counter to organizational surveillance. A variety of wearable computing devices generated different kinds of responses, and allowed for the collection of data in different situations. Visible sousveillance often evoked counter-performances by front-line surveillance workers. The juxtaposition of sousveillance with surveillance [...]


Truth and Clarity in Arithmetic

Abstract The computing profession-indeed the engineering profession in general-has a particular responsibility to promote numeracy, both within the profession and within the community at large. The commodity calculator is an insult to that responsibility. The IEEE should establish and promote a rigorous and detailed standard for a universal basic calculator. Professional engineers everywhere should press [...]