Call For Papers VRST'03

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C onference on Virtual Reality Software and Technology 2003 will be held on October 1-3, 2003, at Osaka University Convention Center, Osaka, Japan. Osaka has served as a center of the Japanese economy since ancient times, as a gateway overseas. In modern times, as the forerunner of the industrial revolution, Osaka has led the Japanese economy, giving birth to many vital industries including entertainment areas. Osaka is near Kyoto and Nara, the ancient capitals of Japan. Participants will also enjoy unique food culture in Osaka.

VRST is a primary annual international conference on recent research and development of virtual reality. The conference proceedings are published by ACM Press. The first VRST was held in Singapore in 1994 and since then it has been held in Japan (1995), Hong Kong (1996), Switzerland (1997), Taiwan (1998), United Kingdom (1999), Korea (2000), Canada (2001), and Hong Kong(2002).

VRST 2003 solicits high quality papers containing original research results in all aspects of virtual reality and related areas. The conference themes include but are not limited to the following topics:

Interaction Techniques and Devices
Collaborative VEs and Networked VEs
Haptics
Visual/Audio Interfaces
Hardware Devices
Human Factors
Graphics Algorithms
Modeling and Simulation
Real-Time Rendering
VR System Architecture
Augmented/Mixed Reality Software and Systems
VR based Entertainment and Education
Medical/Industrial Applications




Information for Authors


A paper should be in English and in the Conference Publications Format. Papers must be no longer than ten pages, including references, appendices, and figures. They must include title, author names, contacts and affiliations, abstract, keywords, body, and references. The abstract must be 150 words or less and must be included in the paper. All papers will be reviewed by an international program committee.

A paper should be submitted through the official web site in PDF format. All papers will be reviewed and processed electronically. The information on the paper and a contact author's email address, mailing address, phone number, and fax number also must be submitted through the official web site by May 6, 2003.

Movies or other materials can also be submitted through official web site. The format of movies must be AVI/QuickTime/MPEG-1 within 3 minutes. And the size of all materials must not be exceed 100 mega bytes. These submissions also must be received by May 6, 2003.

VRST2003 slide templates are available in PC versions. The files are in compressed archive form, Zip. You will need an archive utility like Winzip to extract the templates and image files.
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Important Dates


Full paper submissionMay 6, 2003
Notification of acceptanceJune 30, 2003
Camera-ready copy dueAugust 8, 2003
Early registration deadlineSeptember 7, 2003
Dates of conferenceOctober 1-3, 2003


Inquiries about VRST 2003 should be addressed to

vrst03office@ist.osaka-u.ac.jp




VRST2003 Committee Members




General Co-Chairs
Prof. Ryohei Nakatsu
Kwansei Gakuin University
Japan
Prof. Fumio Kishino
Osaka University
Japan

Program Co-Chairs
Prof. Yoshifumi Kitamura
Osaka University
Japan
Prof. Mark Green
City University of Hong Kong
China

Publications and Publicity
ChairVice Chair
Dr. Haruo Noma
ATR
Japan
Dr. Wataru Hashimoto
Osaka Institute of Technology
Japan

E-Media
ChairVice Chair
Prof. Shigeki Yokoi
Nagoya University
Japan
Dr. Yuichi Itoh
Osaka University
Japan

Local Arrangement
ChairVice Chair
Prof. Tsutomu Miyasato
Kyoto Institute of Technology
Japan
Dr. Katsuhiko Onishi
Osaka University
Japan

Sponsored by:
ACM SIGCHI & ACM SIGGRAPH

Co-Sponsored by:
The Virtual Reality Society of Japan
Osaka University

In cooperation with:
The Information Processing Society of Japan,
SIG Graphics and CAD
Human Interface Society
The Society for Art and Science
The Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence
The Institute of Electronics
Information and Communication Engineers
,
Human Communication Group
IEEE Kansai Section

Supported by:
The Commemorative Organization for the Japan World Exposition('70)