23rd ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology
Gothenburg, Sweden / November 8-10


  Nov 7
Nov 8
Nov 9
Nov 10
08:00   Registration and Coffee Registration and Coffee    
08:30   Posters Fast-Forward Registration and Coffee
09:00   Welcome Announcements Industry Keynote
Martin Enthed
(IKEA Communications AB)
Shengdong Zhao
(National University of Singapore)
09:30   Papers Session
Games and Cinematics
10:00   Papers Session
Papers Session
Panoramas and Virtual Agents
11:00   Coffee and Snacks Coffee and Snacks Posters Coffee and Snacks Posters
11:30   Papers Session
Tracking and Display
Papers Session
Sensors, Input, and Locomotion
Papers Session
at Visual Arena
Papers Session
Health and Cybersickness
13:00   Lunch Lunch Posters Lunch

Becoming a Volunteer for ACM SIGCHI/ACM SIGGRAPH

14:00   Keynote
Fabio Pellacini
(Sapienza University of Rome)
Anders Ynnerman
(Linköping University)
Papers Session
15:00   Papers Session
Applications and Experiments
Papers Session
Virtual Worlds
Papers Session
at Visual Arena
16:00   Coffee and Snacks Coffee and Snacks Coffee and Snacks
16:30   Papers Session
Simulation and Graphics
Papers Session
Augmented Reality
VRST 2018 Handover, Closing, and Awards
17:00 Early Registration  
18:00 Early Bird Reception
at Kuggen
Demos Fast Forward and Welcoming by the City of Gothenburg Conference Dinner  
18:30 Reception
at Kuggen
at Kuggen

November 8 (Wednesday)

08:00 - 09:00

Registration and Coffee

09:00 - 09:30

Welcome Announcements

09:30 - 11:00

Papers Session: Games and Cinematics

| Chair: Hiromasa Oku

Beyond Cute: Exploring User Types and Design Opportunities of Virtual Reality Pet Games
Chaolan Lin, Travis Faas, Lynn Dombrowski, Erin Brady

The Matrix Has You: Realizing Slow-Motion in Full-Body Virtual Reality
Michael Rietzler, Florian Geiselhart, Enrico Rukzio

JackIn Airsoft: Localization and View Sharing for Strategic Sports
Michinari Kono, Takashi Miyaki, Jun Rekimoto

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee and Snacks

11:30 - 13:00

Papers Session: Tracking and Displays

| Chair: J. Cecil

Edible Retroreflector
Takahiro Uji, Yiting Zhang, Hiromasa Oku

A Comparison of Head-Mounted Displays vs. Large-Screen Displays for Interactive Pedestrian Simulation
Sophia Mallaro, Pooya Rahimian, Elizabeth O'Neal, Jodie Plumert, Joseph Kearney

Outside-in Monocular IR Camera based HMD Pose Estimation via Geometric Optimization
Pavel Savkin, Shunsuke Saito, Jarich Vansteenberge, Tsukasa Fukusato, Lochlainn Wilson, Shigeo Morishima

A Tile Based Colour Picture with Hidden QR Code for Augmented Reality and Beyond
Minh Nguyen, Huy Tran, Huy Le, Wei Qi Yan

13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 15:00

Keynote: Fabio Pellacini (Sapienza University of Rome)

15:00 - 16:00

Papers Session: Applications and Experiments

| Chair: Joe Kearney

Virtual Reality Studies Outside the Laboratory
Aske Mottelson, Kasper Hornbæk

AGENT: Automatic Generation of Experimental Protocol Runtime
Gwendal Le Moulec, Ferran Argelaguet, Valérie Gouranton, Arnaud Blouin, Bruno Arnaldi

16:00 - 16:30

Coffee and Snacks

16:30 - 18:00

Papers Session: Simulation and Graphics

| Chair: Shigeo Morishima

Accurate Real-time Occlusion for Mixed Reality
David Walton, Anthony Steed

Fast Generation of Realistic Virtual Humans
Jascha Achenbach, Thomas Waltemate, Marc Latoschik, Mario Botsch

Design and Exploration of Architectural Braiding Swarms in VR
Daniel Wagner, Christian Hofmann, Heiko Hamann, Sebastian von Mammen

A New CRF framework for Semantic 3D Dense Reconstruction
Zhixin Ma, Xukun Shen, Chong Cao

18:00 - 18:30

Demos Fast Forward

18:30 - 19:00



November 9 (Thursday)

08:00 - 09:00

Registration and Coffee

Posters Fast-Forward

09:00 - 10:00

Industry Keynote: Martin Enthed (IKEA Communications AB)

10:30 - 11:00

Papers Session: Collaboration

| Chair: Anders Logg

Collaborators Awareness for User Cohabitation in Co-located Collaborative Virtual Environments
Jérémy Lacoche, Nico Pallamin, Thomas Boggini, Jérome Royan

Immersive Environment for Distributed Creative Collaboration
Khanh-Duy Le, Morten Fjeld, Ali Alavi, Andreas Kunz

Towards Seamless Interaction between Physical and Virtual Locations for Asymmetric Collaboration
Damien Clergeaud, Joan Sol Roo, Martin Hachet, Pascal Guitton

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee and Snacks


11:30 - 13:00

Papers Session: Sensors, Input, and Locomotion

| Chair: Stefan Grünvogel

Legomotion: Scalable Walking-based Locomotion
Jiwan Bhandari, Sam Tregillus, Eelke Folmer

CheekInput: Turning Your Cheek into an Input Surface by Embedded Optical Sensors on a Head-mounted Display
Koki Yamashita, Takashi Kikuchi, Katsutoshi Masai, Maki Sugimoto, Bruce Thomas, Yuta Sugiura

Gain Compensation in Redirected Walking
Thi Anh Ngoc Nguyen, Federico Cervellati, Andreas Kunz

Spontaneous alternation behavior in humans
Thi Anh Ngoc Nguyen, Andreas Kunz, Yannick Rothacher, Peter Brugger, Bigna Lenggenhager

Papers Session: 3DUI I at Visual Arena

| Chair: Yoshifumi Kitamura

Evaluating Snapping-to-Photos Virtual Travel Interfaces for 3D Reconstructed Visual Reality
Benjamin Nuernberger, Matthew Turk, Tobias Höllerer

A Unified Model for Interaction in 3D Environment
Julien Casarin, Marilyn Keller, Dominique Bechmann

A study on improving performance in gesture training through visual guidance based on learners' errors
Florian Jeanne, Indira Thouvenin, Alban Lenglet

13:00 - 14:00



14:00 - 15:00

Keynote: Anders Ynnerman (Linköping University)

15:00 - 16:00

Papers Session: Virtual Worlds

| Chair: Manuela Waldner

Automated Interior Design Using a Genetic Algorithm
Peter Kán, Hannes Kaufmann

Auris: Creating Affective Virtual Spaces from Music
Misha Sra, Prashanth Vijayaraghavan, Pattie Maes, Deb Roy

Papers Session: 3DUI II at Visual Arena

| Chair: Jens Ahrens

Using Custom Transformation Axes for Mid-Air Manipulation of 3D Virtual Objects
Daniel Mendes, Maurício Sousa, Rodrigo Lorena, Alfredo Ferreira, Joaquim Jorge

Computational Design of Hand-Held VR Controllers Using Haptic Shape Illusion
Eisuke Fujinawa, Shigeo Yoshida, Yuki Koyama, Takuji Narumi, Tomohiro Tanikawa, Michitaka Hirose

16:00 - 16:30

Coffee and Snacks

16:30 - 18:00

Papers Session: Augmented Reality

| Chair: Joaquim Jorge

Real-world Occlusion in Optical See-through AR Displays
Giovanni Avveduto, Franco Tecchia, Henry Fuchs

Occlusion in outdoor Augmented Reality using geospatial building data
Johan Kasperi, Malin Picha Edwardsson, Mario Romero

Exploring the Effects of Observed Physicality Conflicts on Real–Virtual Human Interaction in Augmented Reality
Kangsoo Kim, Gerd Bruder, Gregory Welch

18:00 - 19:00

Social Event

November 10 (Friday)

08:00 - 09:00

Registration and Coffee

09:00 - 10:00

Keynote: Shengdong Zhao (National University of Singapore)

10:00 - 11:00

Papers Session: Panoramas and Virtual Agents

| Chair: Patric Ljung

PanoTrace: Interactive 3D Modeling of Surround-View Panoramic Images in Virtual Reality
Ehsan Sayyad, Pradeep Sen, Tobias Höllerer

Case-Based Planning for Large Virtual Agent Societies
Tomas Trescak, Anton Bogdanovych

Can You Cut It? An Exploration of Editing in Cinematic Virtual Reality
Tina Kjær, Christoffer Bredo Lillelund, Mie Moth-Poulsen, Niels Christian Nillson, Rolf Nordahl, Stefania Serafin

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee and Snacks


11:30 - 13:00

Papers Session: Health and Cybersickness

| Chair: Marc Erich Latoschik

Pulse and Vital Sign Measurement in Mixed Reality using a HoloLens
Daniel McDuff, Christophe Hurter, Mar Gonzalez-Franco

Virtual Reality Navigation System for Prostate BIopsy
Lorenzo Rapetti, Simone Crivellaro, Elena De Momi, Giancarlo Ferrigno, Craig Niederberger, Cristian Luciano

Measurement of exceptional motion in VR video content for VR sickness assessment using deep convolutional autoencoder<
Hak Gu Kim, Wissam J. Baddar, Heoun-taek Lim, Hyunwook Jeong, Yong Man Ro

13:00 - 14:00


Course: Becoming a Volunteer at ACM SIGCHI/ACM SIGGRAPH

14:00 - 16:00

Papers Session: Presence

| Chair: Andreas Kunz

The Effect of Avatar Realism in Immersive Social Virtual Realities
Marc Erich Latoschik, Daniel Roth, Dominik Gall, Jascha Achenbach, Thomas Waltemate, Mario Botsch

Information Recall In A Virtual Reality Disability Simulation
Tanvir Irfan Chowdhury, Sharif Mohammad Shahnewaz Ferdous, John Quarles

EasyVR: Presence and Immersion with Open Flip-on Lens based Mobile VR
Youngwon Ryan Kim, Gerard Jounghyun Kim

Effects of Virtual Arm Representations on Interaction in Virtual Environments
Tanh Quang Tran, Hyunju Shin, Wolfgang Stuerzlinger, Junghyun Han

Dual Task Based Cognitive Stress Induction and its Influence on Path Integration
Petr Legkov, Krzysztof Izdebski, Peter König, Silke Kärcher

16:00 - 16:30

Coffee and Snacks

16:30 - 17:00

VRST 2018 Handover, Closing, and Awards