Call for Participation

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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. VRST 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. The event is sponsored by ACM SIGCHI and SIGGRAPH.

Important Dates:

Important dates for the diary. All deadlines are 15:59 UTC/GMT(Beijing time 23:59):

July 20th, 2015: Abstract submission
July 10th, 2015,Extended July 27th , 2015: Full/short papers submission
August 1st, 2015, Extended August 15th, 2015 : Poster submission
August 30th, 2015,September 8th,2015: Decisions announced
September 20th, 2015: Camera-ready papers due
November 13th - November 15th, 2015: Conference
Papers call
We invite submissions of:
• Full Papers (up to 10 pages)
• Short Papers (up to 4 pages)
• Poster Papers (1 page)

All accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings and will be included in ACM digital library (EI-indexed). Authors of the best papers will be invited to submit the extended version of their papers for possible publication in IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG). Authors of some selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their manuscripts for possible publication in the Journal of Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds(CAVW) by John Wiley. Authors of some selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their manuscripts for possible publication in the Journal Science China Information Sciences.

Topics include (but are not limited to):

• VR Systems and Toolkits
• Computer Graphics Techniques for VR
• Immersive Projection Technology
• Advanced Display Technology
• Tele-operation and Tele-presence
• Performance Testing & Evaluation
• Interaction Techniques
• Modeling and Simulation
• Real-Time Rendering
• Real-Time Physics-based Modeling
• Tracking and Sensing
• Avatars and Virtual Humans in VR
• Natural Interface
• Augmented and Mixed Reality
• Multi-user and Distributed VR
• Ergonomics
• Haptics / Audio Interface
• Applications of VR, such as Training Systems and Serious Games
• 3D Interaction for VR
• Perception Study in VR Environment
• Presence and Cognition
Submission Details

Full/Short Paper submission

Submissions are to be anonymized (see the guidelines for anonymity below).

Anonymity Guidelines
• Remove author and institutional information from the author list on the title page.
• Remove author information from all paper headers.
• Remove clues from the main text that would directly identify any of the authors.
• Your own published work that appears on mainstream (including online) and are available for the reviewer must be cited in the third person, in a manner that is not traceable to the identity of the authors. For example: "In [3], Mountain and River have proposed ..." is acceptable, whereas "In [3], we have proposed ..." is not, when reference [3] is listed such as "IEEE Trans. PAMI, 6(6):721-741, November 1984".
• Anonymize your PDF file. Note that PDF creator programs may accidentally leave Author information in the file header.
• Failure to comply with the above requirements will result in automatic rejection of the paper.

Authors are required to submit anonymous fully formatted papers, with graphs, images, and other special areas arranged as intended for final publication. Please use the ACM SIGGRAPH paper preparation guidelines

Paper Length
The maximum length for a full paper submission is 10 pages. The maximum length for a short paper submission is 4 pages.

Supplementary 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 25MB. 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.

Poster submission
All PDF poster submissions should be submitted via email to by the deadline. Due to GMail’s limits, each email message must be less than 25MB. If this is not sufficient for your submission or supplemental materials, you may send your submission in parts as attachments to several emails. If you do this, please make sure that you include appropriate details to allow the emails to be identified as the same submission. For supplemental materials, links to external websites are also allowable.