DESIGNERS of THINGS

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2015 CALL FOR ABSTRACTS IS NOW CLOSED

 
 
 

Each year, every submitted proposal goes through a rigorous review process by our esteemed Technical Program Committee. Submitters are notified via email in Mid-August of their acceptance into the program.

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REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

DoT’s technical sessions will cover aspects of the design, development and business of wearable tech, 3D printing and application of IoT.

Please check back soon for the full conference schedule!

WEARABLES, IOT &
START UPS

3D Printing

Developing for IoT Devices

  • Low power communication protocols
  • Options for open source and software platforms
  • Coding best practices
  • Low-Power designs
  • Latest development & coding trends
  • Integration with smartphones
  • Interface design

Developing for Wearable Devices

  • Customization with Biometrics
  • Compelling apps designed with wearables' special features in mind
  • Adapting from smartphones to wearables
  • Interface design

Design Principles

  • Wearables: Fashion meets function
  • Unique design challenges for embedded IoT devices and wearables
  • Designing with new materials (e.g. - smart fabrics)
  • Integrating Electrical architecture
  • Elements of a compelling design
  • Serving software needs

Verticals

  • Wearable computing
  • Smart Clothing
  • Medical/Healthcare, Fitness
  • Home Management & Security
  • Transportation (Vehicle to Vehicle, Vehicle to Infrastructure)
  • Specific design & development considerations for healthcare

IoT and Wearable Connectivity

  • Bluetooth (Smart and LE)
  • NFC
  • GPS
  • Open Standards: (6lowpan, IPv6, COAP)
  • Interoperability
    • Interfacing between similar devices
    • Interfacing between broader networks

BUSINESS AND THE DESIGN OF THINGS: STARTING UP

  • Best practices
  • Lessons learned
  • Funding & monetization
  • Manufacturing
  • Patents
  • Market entrance
  • Distribution
  • Case studies
  • “Pitch” coaching workshops

 

Beyond Prototyping

  • Medical
  • Commercial Printing
  • Desktop Printing
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace

Designing in 3D

  • Workflow
  • Modeling
  • CAD
  • Scanning

Networked Objects

  • Embedded Hardware/Firmware
  • 3D Printed Codes
  • Terahertz Technologies
 

Things to Know

  • Slides due: Friday, November 6, 2015
  • Sign-up for the DoT Newsletter and follow @DoThingsCon for the latest info
 

Selection Criteria

Concept

This is the basic idea of your submission. Is it interesting? Is it relevant? Will it be beneficial for designers and developers to hear? There is plenty of room for innovative ideas and also the tried and true.

Depth

Is the basic idea well considered and thought out? To what extent will the audience gain insight? The more in-depth, the better.

Organization

Are your ideas conducive to present in front of an audience? Will the Advisory Committee understand what you are trying to say? Organization helps.

Credentials

How do your credentials qualify you to speak on the topic you have proposed?

Takeaway

Is the attendee going to leave this session knowing something they didn't know when they walked in? Are they learning or being inspired? This is the most important aspect of every Designers of Things session. The submissions will be rated on a one to five scale by each of the reviewers and the resulting scores are averaged. Those submissions in each category with the highest scores are considered first. In the case of topic overlap, a lesser scoring submission may be selected to keep variety in the program.

 
 

What's in it for You?

We welcome you, as a speaker, to attend the entire event, including all conference sessions, workshops, demonstrations and exhibits, as well as all meals and social functions. You will be exempt from any conference registration fee.

Publicity

This is an opportunity to raise your profile and network within the IoT, Wearables, 3D Printing, and healthcare community in the following ways:

  • Your name, title, company, and biography will be featured on the DoT 2015 website
  • A chance to have your session promoted on the DoT Blog (over 60,000+ followers)
  • Speak about your latest inventions, company, and highlight your expertise to some of the most influential engineers, developers, entrepreneurs, and VCs in the field.
  • Your session featured in our Weekly Attendee Newsletter
  • Chance to be featured in an article and/or blog post for publication on EETimes.com, EDN, DesignNews, and/ or Embedded.com.
  • Last but not least, your contribution will make a positive impact on the IoT community by sharing your knowledge & expertise.


For more information, visit: DoT 2015 & 2015BioMed

Questions? Contact Megan Pulver

 

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