Visually Induced Motion Sensations

in Special Issue   Posted on November 3, 2017 

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Submission Deadline: Sun 18 Feb 2018
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Journal Name : Displays
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The use of modern display technologies is strongly driven by stimulation of the visual system. Mobile phones, tablets, computers and virtual reality interfaces are only few of the many visual display devices that occupy (or may soon occupy) our everyday lives. Visually-induced motion sensations often accompany the use of these technologies. These sensations can lead to intended and desirable outcomes (e.g. vection) or unintended and undesirable outcomes (e.g. simulator sickness, photosensitive seizures, and visual discomfort). This special issue aims to bring together international research findings and opinions in this complex and multifaceted area of study and application. Participants of the 6th International Conference on Visually Induced Motion Sensations (VIMS 2017, Toronto, Canada) are strongly encouraged to submit the work they present at the conference for consideration in this special issue.


We invite authors to submit high quality papers addressing research topics including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Visually Induced Motion Sickness (e.g., Simulator sickness, VR sickness)
  • Visual discomfort (e.g., visual fatigue, visual stress – asthenopia)
  • Illusory self-motion (vection)
  • Optic flow
  • Display factors and designs
  • Photosensitive seizures (visually induced epilepsy)
  • Neurophysiological mechanisms
  • Pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical countermeasures
  • Virtual Reality and simulators
  • Serious gaming
  • Social aspects
  • Civil and military applications
  • Regulation and standardization


Submissions to this special issue should include new, unpublished, original research or opinion papers. Reviews will not be accepted. All papers must be written in English. All submissions will be reviewed by at least two experts in the field (single-blind review). Papers should be submitted electronically using the EVISE submission system ( Please make sure that authors select “SI:VIMS 2017” when uploading their manuscripts to ensure that all submissions are correctly identified for inclusion into the special issue. Send an email to the Lead Guest Editor for any questions regarding the submission process. All submissions will undergo initial prescreening by the Guest Editors to ensure they meet the criteria for the Special Issue.


Submission Deadline: February 18, 2018
Review results: May 13, 2018
Revised Versions Due: August 12, 2018
Final Decision: October 14, 2018
Publication: November 18, 2018


Behrang Keshavarz
Email: [email protected]
Affiliation: Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – UHN, Canada; Ryerson University, Canada


Jennifer Campos
Email: [email protected]
Affiliation: Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – UHN, Canada; University of Toronto, Canada

Stefan Berti
Email: [email protected]
Affiliation: Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany

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