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Call for Submissions


The ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST) is an international forum for the exchange of experience and knowledge among researchers and developers concerned with virtual reality software and technology. This year, VRST 2009 is co-sponsored by ACM and the Virtual Reality Society of Japan (VRSJ). VRST 2009 will provide an opportunity for VR researchers to interact, share new results, show live demonstrations of their work, and discuss emerging directions for the field.

We invite you to participate in the ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST) 2009 in Kyoto, Japan. ACM VRST 2009 seeks original, unpulbished papers documenting original research contributions, practice and experience, or novel applications, from all areas of virtual, mixed and augmented reality.


Abstract due date (*): June 17, 23:59, PST (for both Papers and Short Papers)--Done!
Submission due date: June 24, 23:59, PST (for both Papers and Short Papers) --Done!
Notification of acceptance: July 29 --Done!
Demos and posters due: Aug. 5, 23:59, PST (via email) --Done!
Conference dates: November 18-20, 2009

(*) Abstracts (free format and length) need to be submitted through the submission website, for reviewer assignment purposes only.


ACM VRST 2009 seeks original, unpublished papers documenting original research contributions, practice and experience, or novel applications, from all areas of virtual, mixed and augmented reality. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to

- Interaction techniques for VR
- Immersive projection technologies
- Haptics, sound and multimodal interaction
- VR system architecture and development
- 3D input and output devices
- Computer graphics techniques

- Augmented and mixed reality
- Collaborative and distributed VR
- Human factors and cognition
- VR applications (e.g. scientific visualization, medicine, education and training, GIS, etc.)
- VR for Art (music, theater, storytelling, etc.)

Paper / short paper submission


Authors are required to submit anonymous fully formatted papers, with graphs, images, and other special areas arranged as intended for final publication. Please use theACM SIGGRAPH paper preparation guidelines. Authors are also required to submit a PDF version of the paper that contains the paper's online ID number, without any author identification. No hardcopy is needed. Please be careful to keep the PDF version anonymous (in some operating systems, the "properties" of a PDF file may contain the creator's name).

Paper Length

The maximum length for a regular paper submission is 8 pages. The maximum length for a short paper submission is 4 pages. Reviewers will be instructed to weigh the contribution of a paper relative to its length. For example, a useful idea presented completely in four pages is more likely to be accepted than the same idea presented in eight pages. Papers of four or fewer pages will be held to a less-strict standard of citation and description of related work; comparison to the strongest alternative techniques is still important, but an exhaustive review is not necessary.

Additional Materials

Submissions may be optionally accompanied by additional materials such as images, videos, or electronic documents. These materials do not form a part of the official submission and will be viewed only at the discretion of the reviewers. All content should be in a portable format that is unlikely to require the user to download additional programs (for example, PDF or HTML for documents, JPEG for images, and QuickTime or MPEG for video). Additional materials should not exceed a total of 40MB. To the extent possible, accepted papers should stand on their own, with the MPEGs providing supplementary information or confirmation of results. However it is appropriate to refer to the video footages in the paper.

Related Papers

If you have a related paper that is under review elsewhere, please send an anonymous electronic version of this paper with your submission as part of the additional materials. The reviewers would then be able to access this material with the understanding that it will appear as at least a tech report before the final version of the VRST paper is complete.

Other Material

Do not send materials other than the pdf file of your paper, video and other electronic materials in your submission. In exceptional circumstances, other materials MAY be considered for review, but only with prior agreement of the Papers Chair.

SUBMISSION PAGE for PAPERS (This page is only for Papers)

Submission page is HERE

Demos / Posters submission

For Demos

A manuscript for a demonstration submission should be a one-page PDF in the ACM SIGGRAPH format. Demos require submitting a supplement documentation which explains how your demo works with illustrations or photos. It also should include the technical requirements such as space, power, networking, lighting and list of equipments you will bring. Your manuscript and supplement documentation should be directly emailed to the VRST2009 Demo Chairs:

For Posters

A manuscript for a poster submission should be a two-page PDF in the ACM SIGGRAPH format. Your manuscript should be directly emailed to the VRST2009 Poster Chairs:

If you have any questions/problems, please send an email to for demo submission or for poster submision.

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