EuroVR 2019 Conference: 1st Call for Contributions

The 16th EuroVR International Conference  (23-25 October 2019 in Tallinn, Estonia), opens the 1st call for contributions. From this year on, all contributions are organized in two main tracks, each one divided into several categories as follows.

1) Scientific track submissions can be:

  • Long (14-20 pages) or short (8-10 pages) scientific papers: original, unpublished papers documenting new research contributions, practice and experience, or novel applications in VR or AV/AR/MR.
  • Scientific poster papers (4-6 pages): work in progress or other scientific contributions that do not fit one of the categories of this call, such as ideas for unimplemented and/or unusual systems.

For this track, the International Program Committee (IPC) chairs, with the Poster chairs for the second category of submissions, will select the accepted contributions thanks to a double-blind peer reviewing process among IPC members. All accepted papers will be published with the sizing corresponding to their category in the Scientific proceedings of EuroVR 2019, edited by Springer as a volume of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series. For your convenience, indexing information of LNCS series is available on this Springer webpage.

2) Application track contributions can be:

  • Application talk (1 page abstract): best practices, practical use cases of VR or AV/AR/MR, project results of applications using such technologies in industry and other sectors, as well as actual or potential transfers of academic results.
  • Application poster (1 page abstract): recently completed VR or AV/AR/MR applied for work, application in progress, or unusual applications.
  • Demo & Exhibition (1 page abstract): live demonstrations of past and on-going projects. Technology developers and suppliers, exhibitors, digital artists, and members of the commercial VR or AV/AR/MR communities are all invited to exhibit and demonstrate the latest technologies and applications.

For this track, the Application chairs, Poster chairs, and Demo & Exhibition chairs, depending on the submission category, will manage acceptation of the contributions. All accepted abstracts in this track will be published in the Application proceedings of EuroVR 2019 as an ISBN-registered volume edited by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.

JOURNAL INVITATION AND AWARDS

In addition, a set of the best-accepted contributions will be selected by a special committee structured according to the categories of the Scientific and Application tracks, to invite the authors of the selected contributions to submit an extended version to the open access journal Frontiers in Virtual Environments.
Last but not least, based on the work of the same special committee, best awards will be decided for each contribution category within each track. More information on the EuroVR best awards procedure will be available soon on the EuroVR 2019 website, as well as the winners of previous years.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

For all categories of the Scientific track, submissions have to be uploaded thanks to the Online Conference Service (OCS) of Springer. Information on the OCS page dedicated to the conference will appear in the submission guidelines: https://eurovr2019.eu/call-for-papers/submission-guidelines-scientific-track/
For all categories of the Application track, submissions have to be uploaded thanks to EasyChair. Information will be available soon in the detailed submission guidelines: https://eurovr2019.eu/submission-guidelines-application-track/

TOPICS OF INTEREST

Human factors issues

● User studies on all issues related to VR or AR/AV/MR
● Presence, realism, validity, and fidelity
● 3D user interfaces and/or 3D interaction metaphors
● Self-representation and embodiment, avatars, virtual humans
● Cybersickness and side effects
● Cost-effectiveness and cost efficiency

Technologies
● Virtual reality system architecture
● Collaborative and distributed VR or AV/AR/MR
● Augmented reality and mobile devices
● Augmented virtuality and tangible interfaces
● Mixed Reality
● Tracking and motion technologies
● Advances in display technologies
● Image-based 3D modeling and rendering
● Realistic rendering of dynamic or complex scenes
● 3D audio rendering and related technologies
● Haptics and force-feedback, algorithms, systems, and devices
● Real-time modeling & simulation
● Multimodal interaction in immersive environments
● Immersive collaboration: technologies, use cases, management
● Immersive analytics: interactions, models, architectures
● Artificial Intelligence for VR or AV/AR/MR
● Virtual humans for VR or AV/AR/MR

Applications
● Industrial applications
● Aerospace and Transport
● Construction and Architecture
● Manufacturing and Engineering
● Medical and Rehabilitation
● Product and Process design
● Robotics
● Training and Education
● Cultural heritage and other applications for culture
● Serious Gaming and Edutainment

DEADLINES

For the Scientific track, contributions deadlines are:
– Scientific paper submissions: June 3, 2019
– Scientific poster paper submissions: June 28, 2019
– Notification to authors for all Scientific categories: July 12, 2019
– Camera-ready for accepted contributions to all Scientific categories: July 29, 2019.

For the Application track, contributions deadlines are:
– Short abstract submissions for all Application categories: Aug 9, 2019
– Notification to authors for all Application categories: Sept 6, 2019

Camera-ready for accepted contributions to all Application categories: Sept 13, 2019
Early Bird registration: Sept 13, 2019Conference days: October 23-25, 2019

Visit the official website https://eurovr2019.eu for further information.

EuroVR 2019 Conference: the official website is online

EuroVR and TalTech – Tallinn University of Technology are glad to announce the official website of EuroVR 2019 conference:  https://eurovr2019.eu/

In 2019, EuroVR annual event will take place from the 23rd to 25th October in TalTech Mektory Business and Innovation Centre (Tallinn, Estonia), a hub which connects research, leading businesses & innovative thinkers.

Topics

The conference is focussed on three main topics:

  1. Technologies related to Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality (VR/AR/MR), collaborative and distributed environments, mobile devices, 3D rendering issues, real-time modeling and simulation, multimodal interaction, use cases.
  2. Human factors issues: user studies and evaluation, presence and cognition, 3D user interfaces and interaction metaphors, self-representation and embodiment, virtual humans, sickness and side effects, realism, validity and fidelity, cost-effectiveness and efficiency.
  3. Applications of VR/AR/MR in industry, aerospace and transport, construction and architecture, manufacturing and engineering, medical and rehabilitation, process and product design, training and education, serious gaming and edutainment.

Important Dates

For Scientific papers (long & short) and Posters (long abstract) all submissions have to be uploaded on the Online Conference Service (OCS) of Springer which will be indicated on the EuroVR 2019 website soon:

  • Scientific paper submissions: June 3, 2019
  • Poster abstract submissions: June 28, 2019
  • Notification to the authors: July 12, 2019
  • Camera-ready: July 29, 2019

For Industrial abstracts, Demo & Exhibitors (short abstract), all submissions have to be uploaded on the EasyChair which will be indicated on the EuroVR 2019 website soon:

  • Submission: TBA
  • Notification: TBA
  • Camera-ready: TBA

Programme and Keynotes speakers will be available very soon.
Stay tuned and don’t miss the next updates!

Journal “Frontiers in Robotics and AI”: call for contributions

Are you interested in contributing to an open-access article collection on: “Emergent Technologies for Cultural Heritage and Tourism Innovation”? Don’t miss this chance.
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In collaboration with the journal Frontiers in Robotics and AI, the EuroVR Members Jolanda Tromp (PhD – SocialVR; Institute of Research and Development, Duy Tan University Da Nang, Vietnam) & Matthieu Poyade (Glasgow School of Art Glasgow, United Kingdom) are bringing together a selected group of international experts to contribute to an open-access article collection on: “Emergent Technologies for Cultural Heritage and Tourism Innovation”.

Submission

Will you be interested in submitting a manuscript?
The deadline for manuscripts’ submission is June, 3rd. As manuscripts are peer-reviewed and published on a rolling basis, you are welcome to submit your paper any time sooner. Accepted manuscripts may incur into Article Processing Fees ranging from 450 to 1,035 USD, depending on article type.
For any questions or concerns regarding submission:

AIDAA: Symposium “Human Centred Design for passenger’s enhanced comfort in Aircraft cabin”

On 9-12 September in Rome, it will take place the symposium on “Human Centred Design for passenger’s enhanced comfort and wellbeing in Aircraft cabin” during the XXV International Congress of the AIDAA (Italian Association of Aeronautics and Astronautics).

The symposium covers the following topics:

  • Noise and Vibration for cabin interiors;
  • Innovative non-structural materials for cabin items;
  • Human-Centered Design Approach for interior design;
  • Virtual Reality for human in the loop simulation of next-generation interiors;
  • Ergonomics studies for cabin interiors.

The Symposium is inspired to the research and activities done in the framework of the JTI Clean Sky 2 CASTLE (CAbin Systems design Toward passenger welLbEing) project, which aims at designing new-gen passenger cabin aircraft interiors for both Business Jet (flying office) and Regional aircraft with a Human-Centered Design approach.

You can submit your paper at the website: https://www.aidaa2019.com/index.php/papers-and-symposia

Workshop on Semantic 3D Content (Eurographics-EuroVR)

EuroVR will contribute to the conference Eurographics (Genova, 6-10 May 2019) with a workshop on Semantic 3D content (6 May 2019).

The workshop attempts to foster and support the increasing development, use, and utility of semantic 3D technologies for researchers, application developers, domain experts as well as for end users. This includes semantic creation of interactive 3D content, robust and versatile semantic 3D content representation and delivery standards as well as semantic presentation and interaction techniques enabling development of user-friendly 3D/VR/AR applications.

The goal of the workshop is to share innovative and creative ideas that enable development of semantic 3D applications for a wide range of 3D environments, including the web, mobile as well as virtual and augmented reality (VR & AR) setups.

Topics

  • Ontologies for 3D and animation annotation, representation and retrieval
  • Semantic metadata for 3D and animation description
  • Ontologies based on 3D formats
  • Semantic 3D formats, including semantic X3D
  • Domain-specific ontologies for 3D description and representation
  • Semantic modeling and assembly of 3D content
  • Semantic methods and tools for on-demand, adaptive and contextual 3D visualization and generation
  • Semantic and contextual 3D/VR/AR web services
  • Semantic queries to 3D scenes and 3D content repositories
  • Semantics for immersive analytics in 3D
  • Semantic representation and modeling of 3D animations and interactions
  • Ontologies for multimodal interaction in VR/AR
  • Semantic representation and modeling of 3D content behavior
  • Explorable VR/AR applications and queryable behavior-rich VR/AR applications
  • Semantic 3D/VR/AR web applications
  • Semantic 3D graph annotations
  • Novel interactive semantic 3D applications in all areas and sectors, e.g., entertainment, education, training, cultural heritage, medicine, military, smart-manufacturing / industry 4.0, information visualization, scientific visualization, geo-visualization, building information modeling (BIM), and architecture.

Submission deadlines

Workshop date: May 6, 2019
Early registration: April 6, 2019

Paper/poster/demonstration submission deadline: March 3, 2019
Acceptance notification: March 17, 2019
Camera-ready paper/poster/demonstration submission: March 24, 2019

Visit the dedicated website for further information.

 

The workshop is organized in connection to the project of the Polish National Science Centre (NCN)
nr DEC-2012/07/B/ST6/01523.

 

Salento AVR: Call for papers (deadline February 15,2019)

Salento AVR, the International Conference on Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Computer Graphics, opens the call for papers (deadline February 15, 2019).

This conference, which will take place in Santa Maria al Bagno (Italy) on June 24-27, 2019, intends to bring together the community of researchers from academia and industry, computer scientists, engineers, physicians in order to share points of view, know-how, experiences and scientific and technical results related to state-of-the-art solutions and technologies on virtual and augmented reality applications, computer graphics, and games.

Salento AVR 2019 accepts two types of papers:

  • Full papers (10-20 pages): describing results that contribute to advances in state-of-the-art software, hardware, algorithms, interaction or human-factors.
  • Short papers (6-9 pages): work-in-progress, achievements of initial research, projects in early stages of development, case studies, etc.

Accepted short papers will be published in the conference proceedings and presented at the conference as a poster.

DEADLINES

Paper submission: February 15, 2019

Notification of acceptance: March 22, 2019

Camera-ready submission (*): March 31, 2019

Conference: June 24 – 27, 2019

Visit the official website for further information

Mimos: multiphysics simulation conferences – Rome 13-14 November

The events MIMOS Open Simulation Day and SimPhy – Convegno MIMOS su Simulazione Multifisica are organized by MIMOS, the Italian Movement for Modelling and Simulation, and they will take place at Casa dell’Aviatore, Rome (Italy) on November 13th and 14th, 2018.

MIMOS annually organizes its Scientific and Technical Conference on the applications of modeling, simulation and virtual reality in many areas of interest. Each edition intends to offer an overview on Virtual Reality and Simulation in Italy presenting the latest innovations in this field.

SimPhy – Convegno MIMOS su Simulazione Multifisica will take place on November 13th, 2018. The conference aims to delve into how the numeric simulation supports the creation of a complex system.

MIMOS Open Simulation Day will be held on November 14th, 2018, and it represents a great platform for companies, universities and professionals to develop new synergies. A B2B event which will provide the opportunity for participants to discuss and share their results.

Submission

Mimos provides participants the possibility to contribute to the conferences with their works.

The abstracts of the proposals have to be sent to eventi@mimos.it :

  • Submission: September 1st, 2018
  • Notification: September 15th, 2018

Registration

Participation is free of charge. Online registration for the conferences will be available from October 1st to October 31st, 2018.

Further information

Please visit the official website for further information http://www.mimos.it

Eurographics 2019: open call for workshop

Eurographics 2019, the 40th Annual Conference of the European Association for Computer Graphics, invites proposals for co-located workshops with the conference.

Eurographics 2019 is an event organized by IMATI CNR, and it will take place from May 6-10 in Genoa (Italy). The conference aims to provide a unique platform for the computer graphics community to showcase latest techniques and educational work, and to explore new trends and ideas.

The workshops will provide researchers inputs and forums for new discussion related to the traditional and emerging challenges in Computer Graphics, and they will be supported by the Eurographics 2019 Workshop Chairs. 

 

Submission for EG2019 Workshops

The Workshop proposal should not exceed 4 pages in EG Style (including CFP) and should include the following details:

  • Title & Abstract
  • Relevance and significance of this workshop to the main conference
  • A short history of the workshop, if not being offered for the first time
  • Length: Full day or half day
  • Short bio of the workshop organizers
  • Estimated paper submissions and paper acceptance rate
  • Expected number of participants

 

Deadlines

  • Proposal Submission Deadline: October 15, 2018
  • Notification of Acceptance: October 22, 2018
  • Submissions emails: chairs-eg2019ws@eg.org

Accepted workshops will take place on May 5-6, 2019 in Genova, Italy.

 

Further information

Please visit the official website of the conference, or click here for up-to-date information about this call.

Laval Virtual ReVolution: calls for competitions “VR5.0”

It is now possible to take part in Laval Virtual ReVolution “VR5.0”, the competition which aims to bring together the most innovative projects in the field of virtual reality.

This initiative is part of Laval virtual (20-24 March 2019), the largest exhibition of innovations and new technologies, with 323 exhibitors and 18.400 visitors for 5 days. An international event that has brought together, in 21 years, professionals, students, researchers, entrepreneurs, journalist and users belonging to the VR field.

The name of the competition is Laval Virtual ReVolution “VR5.0” because the projects involved represent the early beginnings of future Virtual Reality technologies which could become a part of our future daily life. A jury of professionals and scientists will reward the best project with a special price: they will receive a booth in the Laval Virtual exhibition.

Deadline: 21st December 2018. The results will be announced between the 7th and the 14th January 2019.

For further information about this competition https://spark.adobe.com/page/jGFtDqvAqqZAc/

Find out all the Laval Virtual competitions https://spark.adobe.com/page/C6ute0FCCMF4Z/

 

EuroVR 2018 – Call for Industrial Papers, Posters and Demos

EuroVR 2018 (London, Savoy Place, October 22nd -23rd) provide authors a new opportunity to contribute to the conference.

After the success of the call for Scientific/Technical papers, closed on July 4th , we are pleased to announce the 1st call for Industrial Papers, Posters and Demos, closing on August 3rd at midnight.

Submission modalities

All industrial, poster, and demo papers, accepted by their respective committees will be published in an ISBN-registered USB key proceedings.

Industrial papers will be selected based on a light peer-review managed by the Industrial Committee Co-Chairs, based on a 1-page abstract. Accepted abstracts will be published on the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland conference Series.

Demonstrations and Posters will be selected based on a light peer-review managed by the Poster & Demo Committee Co-Chairs, based on a 2-page abstract. Accepted abstracts will be published on the USB keys distributed to the conference participants, and will be made available for download on the conference web site.

Industrial, Poster and Demonstration abstract submissions have to be uploaded thanks to the EasyChair portal here: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=eurovr2018, while the related Submission Guidelines is here: http://www.eurovr2018.org/Pages/GuidelinesPosters

Topics of Interest for the Industrial track, Demonstrations and Posters may be seen at http://eurovr2018.org/Pages/Topics

Full Committees may be seen at http://www.eurovr2018.org/Pages/Committee

Main deadlines

Industrial Poster & Demo abstracts:

–       Submission : Aug 3, 2018 23:59 CEST
–       Notification : Aug 31, 2018
–       Camera ready : Sep 7, 2018 23:59 CEST

Early bird registration: Sep 7, 2018

Conference days:  October 22-23, 2018

Keynote Speakers

In addition, we are delighted to announce you that EuroVR 2018 will welcome several prestigious Keynote Speakers, namely:

  • Prof. Betty Mohler (Centre for Cognitive Science at Technical University of Darmstadt) for a keynote entitle “Virtual Reality for Personalized Health Applications: Avatars Everywhere”
  • Prof. Robert W. Lindeman (Research Leader of the HIT Lab New Zealand at the University of Canterbury) for a keynote entitle “Getting us to the Next Level in VR”
  • Pr. Brian Waterfield (Head of the ‘Industrial Digital Hub’ of the National Automotive Innovation Centre at the University of Warwick) for a keynote entitle “Immersive technology, driving the Digital Twin”

 

For further information click here