IEEE VR 2014 – Call for papers

IEEE VR 2014 Call for Papers
Minneapolis – Mar 29 – Apr 2, 2014
http://ieeevr.org/2014/

Abstract Deadline – Sept 5

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IEEE VR 2014 seeks original, high-quality papers in all areas related to
virtual reality, including augmented reality, mixed reality, and 3D user
interfaces. Each paper should be classifiable as mainly covering
research, applications, or systems, using the following guidelines for each:

Research papers should describe results that contribute to advances in
state-of-the-art software, hardware, algorithms, interaction, or human-factors.
Application papers should explain how the authors built upon existing
ideas and applied them to solve an interesting problem in a novel way.
Each paper should include an evaluation of the success of the use of
VR/AR/MR in the given application domain.
System papers should indicate how the implementers integrated known
techniques and technologies to produce an effective system, along with
any lessons learned in the process. Each paper should include an
evaluation of the system, including benchmarking that was performed
(e.g., latency or frame-rate).

Topics include:

Immersive gaming
3D interaction for VR/AR/MR
Input devices for VR/AR/MR
Haptics, audio, and other non-visual interfaces
VR systems and toolkits
Augmented and mixed reality
Computer graphics techniques for VR/AR/MR
Advanced display technology
Immersive projection technology
Multi-user and distributed VR/AR/MR
Serious games
Tracking and sensing
Modeling and simulation
User studies and evaluation
Perception, presence, and cognition
Navigation
Applications of VR/AR/MR
Teleoperation and telepresence

This year, we will continue the process of having all accepted long
papers published in a special issue of IEEE Transactions on
Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG). To meet TVCG standards, long
papers will undergo a two-stage review process (see subission deadlines
below). Authors of long papers that are determined to be acceptable with
minor revisions during a first review cycle will be invited to submit a
revised version for a second review cycle. Only long papers that are
accepted in this second review cycle will appear in the journal issue
and be presented at the conference.

Short papers can cover preliminary studies, prototype applications, or
initial implementations. Short papers will be published separately in
the standard conference proceedings.

The primary difference between short and long papers is in the size of
their contributions and NOT in the importance/impact of their
contributions. To assure this, short and long papers will be treated as
separate tracks and will be accepted or rejected according to the merit
of their contributions. Rejected long papers will NOT be considered for
acceptance as short papers, unless the reviewers unanimously feel this
is the right decision, and rewriting is determined to be doable in the
time available. Consequently, authors should carefully consider the
category for each submitted paper.

Note that an abstract must be uploaded prior to the paper. This
facilitates assigning reviewers, as the review process is on a tight
schedule.

All paper submissions must be in English. Long papers must not exceed
ten (10) pages in length, with the caveat that the standard is eight (8)
pages. If the reviewers find a paper overly long for the size of its
contribution, they may ask for it to be shortened it if it is accepted.
Short papers must not exceed six (6) pages in length. Both long and
short papers should be formatted using the IEEE Computer Society format
described at http://www.cs.sfu.ca/~vis/Track/vr-menu.html. For index
terms, please use the descriptors from the ACM Computing Classification
System, located at http://www.acm.org/class.

IEEE VR uses a double-blind review process, meaning both the authors and
the reviewers remain anonymous to each other. Submissions (including
citations and optional videos) should not contain information that
unnecessarily identifies the authors, their institutions, or their
places of work. Relevant previous work by the authors should be cited in
the third person to preserve anonymity. In order to fully explain the
relationship between the submitted paper and relevant previous work by
the authors, authors may additionally upload previous papers as well as
a non-anonymous letter of explanation; these materials will only been
seen by the primary reviewer. All papers must be submitted electronically.

Authors may also submit videos to aid the program committee in reviewing
their submissions. Videos must be submitted according to the
instructions at the conference website. Videos submitted with papers
will automatically be considered for possible inclusion in the video
proceedings (video submissions may also be made independently, as
described in the « Call for Videos »). When submitted as supporting
material, videos must be free of identifying information. If accepted
for the video proceedings, a revised version will be requested.

Paper submissions must not have been published previously. A paper is
considered to have been published previously if it has appeared in a
peer-reviewed journal, magazine, book, or meeting proceedings that is
reliably and permanently available afterward in print or electronic form
to non-attendees, regardless of the language of that publication. A
paper identical or substantially similar in content (in its entirety or
in part) to one submitted to VR should not be simultaneously under
consideration for another conference or journal during the entire VR
review process (from the submission deadline until notifications of
decisions are emailed to authors).

Further information on the reviewing process can be found in the
Reviewing Guidelines

DEADLINES:

Each deadline is at 23:59 GMT/UTC on the stated day, no matter where the
submitter is located.

Long & Short Paper abstracts due (REQUIRED): September 5, 2013
Long & Short Paper submissions due: September 12, 2013
Notification of results of first review cycle: November 4, 2013
Revised paper submission due for second review cycle (REQUIRED FOR LONG
PAPERS): December 7, 2013
Final notification for second review cycle: December 21, 2013
Camera-ready material due (to be published in TVCG for long papers and
in a standard conference proceedings for short papers): January 10, 2014.
The submission deadlines will be strictly enforced.

Paper abstracts and complete papers must be submitted through the online
submission system.

For more information, please contact the Program Chairs: programchairs
[at] ieeevr.org

Doug A. Bowman, Virginia Tech., USA
Sabine Coquillart, INRIA, France
Kiyoshi Kiyokawa, Osaka University, Japan
Edward Swan II, Mississippi State University

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