Important Dates

  • August 15, 2018 (23:59 PST)Papers with all material submission deadline
  • September 01, 2018(23:59 PST)Posters and demos submission deadline
  • September 25, 2018Author notification for papers, posters and demos
  • October 01, 2018Camera-ready papers, posters, and demos due
  • November 28-December 01, 2018Conference in Waseda Tokyo Japan

Topics

VRST 2018 welcomes submissions of research papers that relate (but not limited) to topics given below.

  • VR/AR/MR(=XR) technology and devices
  • Advanced display technologies and immersive projection technologies
  • Low-latency and high-performance XR
  • Multi-user and distributed XR
  • Multimodal display systems
  • XR software infrastructures
  • XR authoring systems
  • Collaborative XR
  • Interaction techniques for XR
  • 3D Interaction for XR
  • Input devices for XR
  • Tracking and sensing
  • Multisensory and multimodal XR
  • Haptics
  • Audio and music processing for XR
  • Smell and taste
  • Brain-computer interfaces
  • Computer graphics techniques for XR
  • Computer vision techniques for XR
  • Human Computer Interaction for XR
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Real-time rendering
  • Real-time physics-based modeling
  • XR applications (e.g. training systems, medical systems, serious games...)
  • Avatars and virtual humans in XR
  • Tele-operation and telepresence
  • Performance testing & evaluation
  • Perception studies in XR environments
  • Ergonomics
  • Virtual humans and avatars
  • Multi-user and distributed XR
  • Locomotion and navigation in virtual environments
  • User studies and evaluation
  • Perception, presence, virtual embodiment, and cognition
  • Teleoperation and telepresence
  • Applications of XR
  • Ethical issues in XR

Papers

Programs Chairs

  • Yuichi Itoh (Osaka University)
  • Takaaki Shiratori (Facebook)
  • Yonghau Yue (University of Tokyo)
  • Rob Lindeman (University of Canterbury)
papers2018@vrst.acm.org

Submission Information

The deadline for long/short paper submissions is August 15, 2018 (23:59 PST). Use the ACM SIGCHI Conferences Submission System to submit your work: precisionconference.com/~sigchi/

Paper Format

Paper submissions should be anonymous and prepared in the "ACM Standard" format, also known as the "SigConf" format.

Word and LaTeX templates for the "ACM Standard" / "SigConf" format can be found inside the official 2017 ACM Master article template packages: www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template

The maximum length for a 'full paper' submission is 10 pages. The maximum length for a 'short paper' submission is 4 pages. 2-column "teaser" figures on the front page are allowed.

Anonymity Guidelines

Please remove author and institution information from the author list on the title page, remove author information from all paper headers, and remove from the text any clues that would directly identify any of the authors. Please anonymize your PDF file. Note that PDF creator programs may automatically include author information in the file metadata.

Citations of your own published work (including online) must be in the third person, in a manner that is not traceable to the identity of the authors. For example, the wording "in [3], Mountain and River have proposed..." is acceptable, whereas "in [3], we have proposed...“ is not. (Where reference [3] is listed explicitly as "Mountain, A. and River, A., Detecting Mountains and Rivers, In Proc. UIST '16, 721-741.")

Failure to comply with the above requirements will result in automatic rejection of the paper.

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. They 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, you may prefer PDF or HTML for documents, PNG or JPEG for images, and QuickTime or MPEG for video). The total file size for supplementary materials should not exceed a total of 50MB.

To the extent possible, accepted papers should stand on their own, with the additional material providing supplementary information or confirmation of results. It is, however, appropriate to refer to video footage in the paper.

Attendance

Paper acceptance is always conditional on at least one author registering for the conference and presenting the work in person.

Invitation to journal

TVCG could invite 2 or 3 best papers from VRST 2018, but authors should submit their extended version after conference (with 30%+ new materials).

Posters

Poster Chairs

  • Takashi Ijiri (Shibaura Kodai)
  • Hideki Todo (Chuo Gakuin-U)
  • Hubert Shum (Northumbria University)
  • Hideki Koike (TITECH)
posters2018@vrst.acm.org

Call for Posters

The 2018 ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software invites prospective authors to submit poster papers (2 pages). All accepted posters will be included in the conference proceedings and in the conference program for a presentation in a dedicated session.

Submission Information

The deadline for poster submissions is September 01, 2018 (23:59 PST).

Use the ACM SIGCHI Conferences Submission System to submit your work: precisionconference.com/~sigchi/

Poster Format

Poster submissions should be anonymous and prepared in the "ACM Standard" format, also known as the "SigConf" format. Word and LaTeX templates for the "ACM Standard" / "SigConf" format can be found inside the official 2017 ACM Master article template packages: www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template

Anonymity Guidelines

Please remove author and institution information from the author list on the title page of your PDF submission, remove author information from all paper headers, and remove from the text any clues that would directly identify any of the authors. Please anonymize your PDF file. Note that PDF creator programs may automatically include author information in the file metadata.

Citations of your own published work (including online) must be in the third person, in a manner that is not traceable to the identity of the authors. For example, the wording "in [3], Mountain and River have proposed..." is acceptable, whereas "in [3], we have proposed...“ is not. (Where reference [3] is listed explicitly as "Mountain, A. and River, A., Detecting Mountains and Rivers, In Proc. UIST '16, 721-741.")

Failure to comply with the above requirements will result in automatic rejection of the paper.

Attendance

Poster acceptance is always conditional on at least one author registering for the conference and presenting the work in person.

Demos

Demo Chairs

  • Takashi Ijiri (Shibaura Kodai)
  • Hideki Todo (Chuo Gakuin-U)
  • Hubert Shum (Northumbria University)
  • Hideki Koike (TITECH)
demos2018@vrst.acm.org

Call for Demos

The 2018 ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology seeks hands-on demonstrations sharing novel interactive technologies and experiences among the VR community. We encourage demonstrations of novel and innovative prototypes, devices, interaction techniques or systems from any area of virtual reality that are presentable in a conference setting.

Submission Information

The deadline for demo submissions is September 01, 2018 (23:59 PST).

Use the ACM SIGCHI Conferences Submission System to submit your work: precisionconference.com/~sigchi/

Demo Format

Demo submissions should include a two-page extended abstract describing the demo, as well as a video of the demo and a requirements document. The extended abstract should provide figures showing an overview of the demo; as well as a technical description of the demo, explaining its novelty, usefulness, applications, and how the audience can interact with it. The extended abstracts will be indexed and published in the ACM Digital Library.

Extended abstracts should be anonymous and prepared in the "ACM Standard" format, also known as the "SigConf" format. Word and LaTeX templates for the "ACM Standard" / "SigConf" format can be found inside the official 2017 ACM Master article template packages: www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template

Authors should also submit a short video (no longer than 5 minutes) showing their demo, in MP4 format using the H.264 codec.

The requirements document should describe the demo’s hardware setup, the size, and space requirements in detail. The conference will provide basic infrastructure, like a table and power, and space either with daylight or in a dark room.

Attendance

Accepted demos must be set up and running during demo sessions at the conference. Additionally, authors of accepted demos will present their demo at a one-minute fast forward session.Demo acceptance is always conditional on at least one author registering for the conference and presenting the work in person.

Support 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: sigchi.org/conferences/funding/student-travel-grant