The ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST) is the premier international symposium for the presentation of new research results, systems and techniques among researchers and developers concerned with augmented, virtual and mixed reality (AR/VR/MR) software and technology. The VRST brings together the main international research groups working on AR/VR/MR, along with many of the world’s leading companies that provide or consume AR/VR systems. The VRST 2018 conference will be held in Tokyo, Japan, hosted by Waseda University, from Wednesday, Nov. 28th to Saturday, Dec. 1st, 2018. The event is sponsored by ACM SIGCHI and SIGGRAPH.


  • 01 Sep 2018Posters and demos submission deadline is extended to September 6, 2018, 23:59 PST.
  • 30 Aug 2018Poster/Demo deadline is approaching! Submit your work via the submission system.
  • 23 Jul 2018Updated Call for Papers (rev.14)
  • 7 July 2018Registration is started. Choose category and REGISTER NOW!
  • 19 June 2018The submission system is now open. The full/short paper deadline is August 15.
  • 14 June 2018Updated Call for Papers (rev.13)
  • 11 June 2018Updated Call for Papers (rev.12)
  • 1 May 2018Support for Student Presentations The SIGCHI Student Travel Grant (SSTG) program is intended to enable students who lack other funding opportunities to attend SIGCHI-sponsored or co-sponsored conferences. This travel grant is intended to support students whose intention is to present at a SIGCHI-sponsored conference, not just attend.
    The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2018 (23:59 PST)
    Notification of results by May 15, 2018
    Details can be found at:

Platinum Sponsors




The VRST2018 Reception

VR ZONE SHINJUKU The VRST2018 Reception is scheduled to be held at "VR ZONE SHINJUKU" on November 28th.

Important Dates

  • 15 Aug 2018Long/short paper deadline
  • 01 Sep 2018Posters and demos submission deadline
  • 25 Sep 2018Author notification for papers, posters and demos
  • 01 Oct 2018Camera-ready papers, posters and demos due
  • 28 Nov 2018Conference

Venue and Transportation

〒169-0051 東京都新宿区西早稲田1丁目20-14
早稲田大学 国際会議場 井深大記念ホール
Zip:169-0051, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Nishiwaseda, 1-20-14
International Conference Center, Masaru Ibuka Auditorium

Waseda University Accessibility Map PDF


Nick Whiting
Thursday, 29 November
"Discovering VR's Grammar: The Interplay of the Engineering and the Creative Processes"
Nick Whiting
Technical Director at Epic Games, Studio Head at Epic Games Seattle
Masatoshi ISHIKAWA
Friday, 30 November
"Smart Systems Using High-speed Image Processing and Applications"
Masatoshi ISHIKAWA
Hao Li
Saturday, 1 December
"Photorealistic Human Digitization and Rendering using Deep Learning"
Hao Li
CEO/Co-Founder of Pinscreen, assistant professor of Computer Science at the University of Southern California


Steering Committee Chair
Symposium General Chair
Program Chairs
Demo & Poster Chairs
Local Arrangements Chair
  • Kaisei Sakurai (Dwango)
  • Hiroyuki Kubo (NAIST) [Accessibility Chair]
Sponsorship Chair
Publicity Chairs
Industry Liaison Chairs
  • Savkin Pavel (FOVE)
International Liaison Chairs
Publication Chair

Program Committee Members

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  • Matt Adcock (CSIRO)
  • Mehdi Ammi (Univ. Paris-Saclay)
  • Doug Bowman (Virginia Tech)
  • Stefan Bruckner (University of Bergen)
  • Gerd Bruder (University of Central Florida)
  • Bing-Yu Chen (National Taiwan University)
  • Hsiang-Ting Chen (University of Technology Sydney)
  • Ming-Te Chi (National Chengchi University)
  • Hung-Kuo Chu (National Tsing Hua University)
  • Yung-Yu Chuang (National Taiwan University)
  • Gabriel Cirio (Columbia University)
  • Sabine Coquillart (INRIA)
  • Zhaopeng Cui (ETH Zurich)
  • Arindam Dey (University of South Australia)
  • Stephen DiVerdi (Adobe)
  • Ralf Doerner (RheinMain University of Applied Sciences)
  • Thierry Duval (IMT Atlantique)
  • Tim Dwyer (Monash University)
  • Pablo Figueroa (Universidad de los Andes)
  • Chi-Wing Fu (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)
  • Kenji Funahashi (Nagoya Institute of Technology)
  • Masahiro Furukawa (Osaka University)
  • Wataru Hashimoto (Osaka Institute of Technology)
  • Anders Hast (Uppsala University)
  • Ying He (Nanyang Technological University)
  • Shinsaku Hiura (Hiroshima City University)
  • Thuong Hoang (Deakin University)
  • Simon Hoermann (University of Canterbury)
  • Shi-Min Hu (Tsinghua University)
  • Yuki Igarashi (Meiji University)
  • Victoria Interrante (University of Minnesota)
  • Tomokazu Ishikawa (The University of Tokyo)
  • Kyle Johnsen (University of Georgia)
  • Adam Jones (University of Mississippi)
  • Andrew Jones (Raxium)
  • Joaquim Jorge (INESC-ID)
  • Sungchul Jung (University of Central Florida)
  • Denis Kalkofen (Graz University of Technology)
  • Takashi Kanai (The University of Tokyo)
  • Yoshihiro Kanamori (University of Tsukuba)
  • Daniel Keefe (University of Minnesota)
  • Gerard Kim (Korea University)
  • Min H. Kim (KAIST)
  • Asako Kimura (Ritsumeikan Univ.)
  • Takafumi Koike (Hosei University)
  • Naoya KOIZUMI (University of Electro-Communications)
  • Torsten Kuhlen (RWTH Aachen University)
  • Andreas Kunz (ETH Zurich)
  • Yoshihiro Kuroda (Osaka University)
  • Yu-Chi Lai (National Taiwan University of Science and Technology)
  • Marc Erich Latoschik (University of Würzburg)
  • Gun Lee (University of South Australia)
  • Tong-Yee Lee (National Cheng-Kung University)
  • Patric Ljung (Linköping University)
  • Kwan-Liu Ma (University of California, Davis)
  • Hironori Mitake (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
  • Kenny Mitchell (Disney Research)
  • Takahiro Miura (The University of Tokyo)
  • Shinji Mizuno (Aichi Institute of Technology)
  • Christos Mousas (Southern Illinois University)
  • Tomohiko Mukai (Tokyo Metropolitan University)
  • Takuji Narumi (The University of Tokyo)
  • Huyen Nguyen (UNSW)
  • Niels Christian Nilsson (Aalborg University Copenhagen)
  • Takuya Nojima (University of Electro-Communications)
  • Haruo Noma (Ritsumeikan University)
  • Takeshi Oishi (The University of Tokyo)
  • Masaki Oshita (Kyushu Institute of Technology)
  • Francesco Piccialli (University of Naples Federico II)
  • Thammathip Piumsomboon (University of South Australia)
  • Alexander Plopski (Nara Institute of Science and Technology)
  • Amela Sadagic (Naval Postgraduate School (NPS))
  • Satoshi Saga (Kumamoto University)
  • Suguru Saito (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
  • Sho Sakurai (The University of Electro-Communications)
  • Stefania Serafin (Aalborg University)
  • Hiroaki Sigemasu (Kochi University of Technology)
  • Wolfgang Stuerzlinger (Simon Fraser University)
  • Shinjiro Sueda (Texas A&M University)
  • Maki Sugimoto (Keio University)
  • Evan Suma Rosenberg (University of Minnesota)
  • Kazuki Takashima (Tohoku University)
  • Kenshi Takayama (National Institute of Informatics)
  • Toru Tamaki (Hiroshima University)
  • Tomohiro Tanikawa (The University of Tokyo)
  • Veronica Teichrieb (Federal University of Pernambuco )
  • Matthias Teschner (University of Freiburg)
  • Masahiro Toyoura (University of Yamanashi)
  • Tomas Trescak (Western Sydney University)
  • Laura Trutoiu (Magic Leap)
  • Dangxiao Wang (Beihang University)
  • HUAMIN WANG (The Ohio State University)
  • Paweł Woźniak (University of Stuttgart)
  • Chris Wyman (NVIDIA)
  • Robert Xiao (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • Yasushi Yamaguchi (The University of Tokyo)
  • Goshiro Yamamoto (Kyoto University)
  • Kazuhiko Yamamoto (Yamaha Corp.)
  • Toshihiko Yamasaki (The University of Tokyo)
  • Yasuyuki Yanagida (Meijo University)
  • Keiji Yanai (University of Electro-Communications)
  • Shunsuke Yoshida (NICT)
  • Gabriel Zachmann (University of Bremen)
  • Shuang Zhao (University of California, Irvine)
  • Bo Zhu (Dartmouth College)



Tokyo, Japan Nov.28-Dec.01
24th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology

Tokyo, Japan Nov.28-Dec.01
24th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology