The Indiana University School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering—in close collaboration with Innovate Indiana, the IU Research and Technology Corp., The Mill and the Indiana IoT Lab—will host academic and industrial experts to discuss wearables and the Internet of Things (IoT) on April 25-26, 2019.

The symposium will bring together thought leaders and innovative product developers that design IoT wearables for fashion, athletics, medical, and military applications. Topics to be addressed include novel sensors and actuators, scalable and secure cyberinfrastructures, ownership of generated data, fashion trends in wearables, visual analytics of IoT data, and more.

Keynote talks and evening events are open to the public. Experts and practitioners from academia, industry, government, defense, retail, the arts, and other sectors are welcome.

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Luddy Hall
700 N. Woodlawn Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47408

The Mill
642 N. Madison St.
Bloomington, IN 47404

For information: 812.855.9930.


Portrait: Tony Armstrong

Tony Armstrong

President and CEO, IU Research and Technology Corporation

Portrait: Katy Börner

Katy Börner

Victor H. Yngve Distinguished Professor of Engineering and Information Science, School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering; Director, Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center; Curator, Mapping Science exhibit; Indiana University

Portrait: Lisel Record

Lisel Record

Associate Director, Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science; Curator, Mapping Science exhibit; Indiana University

Portrait: Jason Whitney

Jason Whitney

Manager of Strategic Partnerships, Indiana University Philanthropic Venture Fund

Portrait: John Wechsler

John Wechsler

Founder, Launch Fishers and Indiana IoT Lab


Day 1 — Thursday, April 25, 2019: Academic Focus

  • 12:00pmWelcome by Organizers (Luddy 3006)
  • 12:30pmBrief Presentations of R&D by Participants (Luddy 3006)
  • 1:30pmSocial Networking Break (Luddy 3006)
  • 2:00pmKeynote (Luddy 3166)
    John Wechsler & Jason Pennington, Indiana IOT, “Lab Engagement, Skills Development, and the Future of IoT in Indiana”
  • 3:00pmSpeakers (Luddy 3006)
    • Kay Connelly, Indiana University
    • Karthik Ramani, Purdue University
    • Bo Choi, Indiana University, "Fashion Trends and Collaboration with Art & Design and Wearable Technology"
  • 4:00pmSocial Networking Break (Luddy 3006)
  • 4:30pmBrainstorm: Opportunities & Challenges (Luddy 3006)
  • 6:00pmReception at The Mill

Day 2 — Friday, April 26, 2019: Corporate Focus

  • 8:30amBreakfast (Luddy, 4th Floor)
  • 9:00amTour to showcase campus research facilities and capabilities (Luddy 4150)
    • Christian McKay, SICE Maker Spaces
      • ISE Fab Lab
      • Proto Lab II
      • Protolab: Design Research Cafe
    • Andreas Bueckle, ISE Vis Lab
  • 10:30amSpeakers (Luddy 4063)
    • Matt Wyatt, CEO of Recovery Force “Wearable Technology in Health and Sport”
    • Florence Hudson & Mitch Parker, Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research and IU Health, “Protecting Health Wearables from Cyber Attack”
    • Mike Dodd, IN3, “Wearable Devices for Warfighter Health”
    • Shawn Goodwin, IU Center for Elite Athlete Development, “Data Visualization in Elite Athlete Performance”
  • 12:30pmLunch (Luddy 4063)
  • 1:30pmKeynote (Luddy 0117)
    Philip Beesley, Living Architecture Group, Toronto, Canada, "Diffusive Architecture: Pluripotent Fate-mapping"

    This presentation offers a particular kind of form language rooted within and around our bodies. The work ranges from intimate couture to large public scales. I argue for the use of diffusive and dissipative forms in architectural design. Building with this renewed language, a series of immersive built installation projects will be illustrated, designed by the author in collaboration with multiple disciplines of the Living Architecture Systems Group.

    This approach stands distinctly against the Modern preference for stripped, minimal stages devoted to autonomous, objective freedom. Instead of autonomy, the language I argue for pursues tangible and unapologetically emotional involvement. In this discussion I will search for renewed kinds of emplacement, pursuing relationships affording subtle phenomena and expanded physiologies, embodying the forms of diffusion and dissipation. These projects approach living qualities.

    Control systems that integrate machininc curiosity are integrated with lightweight scaffolds that are designed to tremble and resonate with surrounding forces. Deliberate ambivalence is inherent to the approach, yielding qualities where things convulse and stutter in emerging vitality. I seek intense mutual relationships of exchange. Qualities from biology will be used as examples for this new kind of architecture. When we look at stem cells—cells that have not yet divided and specialized into dedicated parts of an organism--, we can see their pluripotency. That term to refer to the process by which a cell specializes, divides, and grows guided not only by its preprogrammed DNA, but also by the extra-cellular matrix manifested around it. There is a sense of being pulled into the future by the interactions with the chemical gradients in the extra-cellular matrix. The cell creates its own fate through its behaviour, in a way that is not fully preordained by its instruction set. I love this sense that there can be a deep, constant flux between circumstance, the vectors of prior causes, and the set of ingredients that are both inside and outside any given situation. This means that the future is a fundamental medium for our work.

    An undulating, quasiperiodic metabolism is evoked by the projects illustrated within this talk. The fields of this working method oscillate and include both centrally controlled and emergent, incremental models of organization.

  • 2:30pmSocial Networking Break (Luddy 4063)
  • 3:00pmSecond Best Ideas (Luddy 4063)
  • 5:00pm Reception in Luddy Hall (Luddy, 4th Floor)
    IU's First Lady Welcome
    • Laurie Burns McRobbie, Indiana University's First Lady
    Deans’ Welcome
    • Raj Acharya, Dean, School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering
    • Peg Faimon, Founding Dean, School of Art, Architecture + Design
    • David B. Allison, Dean, School of Public Health
    Demonstrations featuring IoT wearables throughout the Fourth Floor
    • Vafa Andalibi, Joshua Streiff, Sanchari Das, SPICE, IU, "Securtle: The Security Turtle"
    • Rudy Banerjee, Geography & GISc, IUPUI, "One Trillion Drone Trips. Are you Ready?”
    • Andreas Bueckle, ISE, IU, "TAVOLA IoT Data Visualizations"
    • Weizhe Chen, Zheng Chen, Malintha Fernando, Pavan Saranguhewa, Junhong Xu & Lantao Liu, ISE, IU, "Vehicle Autonomy and Intelligence"
    • Mike Hu, IU, "Amatria Sentient Architecture"
    • Gwen Law, IU Opera and Ballet Theater, IU, "Beasts of the Amazon" (Florencia en el Amazonas)
    • Gregory F. Lewis, Shyam Shah, Sujata Punait, Britain Taylor & Logan G. Holmes, ISE, IU, "Noncontact Sensing"
    • Christian McKay, Informatics, IU, "Speaker Project"
    • Joshua Streiff, Olivia Kenny, Sanchari Das, Andrew Leeth, and L. Jean Camp, SPICE, IU, "Who's Watching Your Child? Smart Toy Bear"


  • Portrait: Rudy Banerjee Rudy Banerjee, PhD Associate Professor, Geography & GISc, SLA
  • Portrait: Philip Beesley Philip Beesley Living Architecture Group, Toronto, Canada
  • Portrait: Andreas Bueckle Andreas Bueckle Ph.D. Candidate in Information Science
    Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center, Department of Intelligent Systems Engineering
    Department of Information & Library Science
    School of Informatics, Computing, & Engineering
    Indiana University
  • Portrait: Bo Choi Bo Choi Visiting Lecturer, Fashion Design, School of Art, Architecture + Design
  • Portrait: Kay Connelly Kay Connelly Associate Dean for Research
    Professor in Informatics
    School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering
    Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Portrait: Mike Dodd Mike DoddDirector of Business Development, Indiana Innovation Institute (IN3)
  • Portrait: Shawn Goodwin Shawn GoodwinIU Center for Elite Athlete Development
  • Portrait: Mike Hu Mike HuM.S Candidate in HCI/d
    Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center, Department of Intelligent Systems Engineering
    Department of Informatics
    School of Informatics, Computing, & Engineering
    Indiana University
  • Portrait: Florence Hudson Florence HudsonSpecial Advisor, NSF Cybersecurity Center for Excellence, Indiana University
  • Portrait: Christian McKay Christian McKay Director, 3D Fabrication + Design Inquiry Labs
    Professor in Informatics
    School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering
    Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Portrait: Mitch Parker Mitch ParkerExecutive Director, Information Security & Compliance, IU Health
  • Portrait: Jason Pennington Jason Pennington Executive Director, Indiana IOT Lab Fishers
  • Portrait: Karthik Ramani Karthik RamaniDonald W. Feddersen Professor of Mechanical Engineering
    Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (by courtesy)
    Professor of Educational Studies, College of Education (by courtesy)
  • Portrait: John Wechsler John WechslerFounder, Launch Fishers and Indiana IoT Lab
  • Portrait: Matt Wyatt Matt WyattPresident/CEO, Recovery Force


The following entities are gratefully acknowledged for their financial and in-kind support for this event: Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center; Indiana University School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering; Innovate Indiana; the IU Research and Technology Corp.; The Mill; and the Indiana IoT Lab.