ACM VRST 2020 CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
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 VR/AR software and technology.
The VRST symposium brings together the main international research groups working on AR/VR/MR, along with many of the world’s leading companies that provide or utilize AR/VR systems. The VRST 2020 conference will be held in Ottawa, Canada, hosted by Carleton University, from November 1 to November 4, 2020. The event is sponsored by ACM SIGCHI and SIGGRAPH.
For the first time, VRST will be colocated with the ACM CHI Play 2020 Symposium, to help foster collaborations between researchers in the increasingly related VR and games/HCI communities.
Important Dates: AoE (Anywhere on Earth)
June 29, 2020 (23:59 AoE): Papers with all material submission
August 3, 2020 (23:59 AoE): Posters and demos submission
August 17, 2020 (23:59 AoE): Author notification for papers, posters and demos
September 1, 2020 (23:59 AoE): Camera-ready papers, posters, and demos
November 1-4, 2020: Conference in Ottawa, Canada
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
XR software infrastructures
XR authoring systems
Human interaction and collaborative techniques for XR
Input devices for XR
Tracking and sensing
Multisensory and multimodal system for XR
Haptics, smell and taste
Audio and music processing for XR
Sound synthesis for XR
Computer vision and computer graphics techniques for XR
Immersive simulations in XR
Modelling and simulation
Real-time physics-based modelling
Physically based rendering for XR
Avatars and virtual humans in XR
Tele-operation and telepresence
Performance testing & evaluation
Locomotion and navigation in virtual environments
Perception, presence, virtual embodiment, and cognition
Teleoperation and telepresence
Computer animation for XR
XR applications (e.g. training systems, medical systems …)
XR for fabrication
Innovative HCI approaches in XR
Multi-disciplinary research projects involving innovative use of XR
Poster and Demo Tracks:
VRST 2020 welcomes posters and demos on all the main topics. More details soon.
Call for Exhibitors and Sponsors:
VRST 2020 offers exhibitors and sponsors an opportunity to showcase their company’s products, attractive demos and innovative solutions at the symposium. Please refer to the conference web-page for information about signing up to become an exhibitor or sponsor at VRST 2020.
Please use the ACM SIGCHI Conferences Submission System to submit your work: http://precisionconference.com/~sigchi (link will open shortly)
Publication of the papers:
All accepted papers will be published in the ACM Digital Library in the VRST collection.
Paper submissions should be anonymous and prepared in the “ACM Standard” format. Word and LaTeX templates for the ACM Standard format can be found in the official ACM Master article template packages: https://www.acm.org/publications/taps/word-template-workflow
Full research paper submission: 9 pages + references
Short paper submission: 4 pages + references
Poster submission: 2 pages including references
2-column “teaser” figures on the front page are encouraged, but not required for all submissions.
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 , Mountain and River have proposed…” is acceptable, whereas “in , we have proposed…” is not. (Where reference  is listed explicitly as “Mountain, A. and River, A., Detecting Mountains and Rivers, In Proc. XYZ ’16, 721-741.”)
Failure to comply with the above requirements will result in an automatic rejection of the paper.
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 videos. 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.
Paper acceptance is always conditional on at least one author registering for the conference and presenting their work in person.
Program Chairs: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pablo Figueroa, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
Yaoping Hu, University of Calgary, Canada
Wolfgang Stuerzlinger, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Poster/Demo Chairs: email@example.com
Anil Ufuk Batmaz, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Wonsook Lee, University of Ottawa, Canada