The VR 2008 sketches (or "short papers") program provides a forum to present the latest applications and research developments in all areas of virtual reality, augmented and mixed reality, and 3D user interfaces. Sketches can provide overviews of newly-fielded VR systems or first looks at new research results. Sketches will be peer-reviewed and published in the regular proceedings.
Research and Application Sketch authors should note that to offer a later deadline than in past years, there is a change to the submission process this year, and the authors must upload an extended abstract in advance of their full submission. This new process is necessary to meet the demands of a considerably shorter review timeframe, and will allow reviewers to be assigned in advance of the full paper deadline.
Extended abstracts should include keywords, plus a single page summary, similar in content to the introduction of the paper.
** The submission deadline will be strictly enforced. **
Research and Application Sketches must be in English, not exceed four (4) pages in length and be formatted using the IEEE Computer Society format described at http://www.cs.sfu.ca/~vis/Tasks/camera.html. IEEE VR uses a double-blind review process. Submissions should not contain information (including citations and optional videos) that unnecessarily identifies the authors or their institutions or places of work. All papers must be submitted electronically. Authors who do not have web access should contact one of the research sketches chairs listed below.
Authors may also submit videos to aid the program committee in the review of their submissions. Videos must be submitted following the instructions at the conference website. Videos submitted with sketches will automatically be considered for possible inclusion in the video proceedings (video submissions may also be made independently -- see "Call for Videos" below). When submitted as supporting material for a sketch, videos must be free of identifying information. When included as part of the video proceedings, a complete version of the video will be used.
The deadline for submitting extended abstracts is: September 15, 2007.
The deadline for submitting the full sketch is: September 20, 2007.
Review decisions are expected to be announced: November 5, 2007.
Update: decisions expected November 7th, 2007. We appologize for the delay.
The deadline for the camera-ready edition of the sketch is: January 3, 2008.
For more information, contact the Program Chairs:
Ming Lin, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Anthony Steed, University College London
Carolina Cruz-Neira, Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise