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IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces 2008

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IEEE 3DUI 2008 07

In conjunction with IEEE Virtual Reality 2008
March 8-9 2008 Reno, Nevada USA

The IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces 2008 is the third international symposium focused on the topic of 3D UIs and will be held to provide an intensive exchange between industrial and academic researchers working in various 3DUI research areas and to trigger discussions among participants. It builds on successful 3DUI workshops in 2004 and 2005, as well as the IEEE 3DUI Symposiums in 2006 and 2007. The symposium will last for two days, and will be followed immediately by the IEEE VR Conference .

The theme of the Symposium will cover all areas of 3D UI research. The Symposium themes include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • 3D input devices
  • 3D display devices
  • 3D interaction techniques
  • 3D user interface metaphors
  • Collaborative 3D interaction
  • Evaluation methods for 3D UIs
  • Applications of 3D UI techniques

The Symposium solicits high quality papers and tech-notes within the scope of 3DUI (see Double-Submissions Policy) . Papers (up to 8 pages) should describe original and mature research results and will typically include some evaluation of the presented results. Tech-notes (up to 4 pages) should contain preliminary results of research or design work. Authors should title their tech-notes with "Tech-note: title" to differentiate it from full papers and posters in the proceedings. Both should be prepared in IEEE VGTC format submitted through the submission web site in PDF format, and will be reviewed by the program committee and external reviewers. Reviewing is double-blind. Accepted papers and tech-notes will be published by IEEE in the official Symposium proceedings. The Program Committee will also award a Best Paper award, and authors of the best papers will be invited to submit an extended version to a journal.


  • The 3DUI 2008 Award Comittee has selected the following papers, which have been announced at the closing ceremony of the symposium in Reno USA.
    • Best Paper:
      • "Navidget for Easy 3D Camera Positioning from 2D Inputs", M. Hachet, F. Decle, S. Knoedel, P. Guitton, Bordeaux, France
    • Runners up:
      • "HEMP - Hand-Displacement-based Pseudo-Haptics: A Study of a Force Field Application", A. Pusch, O. Martin, S. Coquillart, i3D - INRIA Rhone-Alpes - LIG, France
      • "Studies on the Effectiveness of Virtual Pointers in Collaborative Augmented Reality", J. Chastine, K. Nagel, Y. Zhu, M. Hudachek-Buswell, Georgia, USA
  • A collection of photos taken in Reno (thanks to Yoshifumi Kitamura and Kiyoshi Kiyokawa).