Submissions to all conference program categories have been closed. Visit the Final Program pages to see detailed information about the conference.

IEEE VR 2009 seeks original, high-quality papers and sketches in all areas of virtual reality, as well as augmented reality, mixed reality and 3D user interfaces. Papers and sketches can cover research, applications or systems:

  • Research papers should describe results that contribute to advancements in state-of-the-art software, hardware, algorithms, interaction, or systems development.
  • Application papers should explain how the authors built upon existing ideas to solve an interesting problem in a novel way, along with any system evaluation.
  • Systems papers should indicate how the implementers synthesized together several known techniques to produce a good system with any lessons learned in the process, and including any evaluation and/or benchmarking that was performed.
  • Sketches are shorter papers that can cover preliminary systems, prototype applications or initial evaluations. Sketches are peer-reviewed in the same way as full papers and are published in the same proceedings as the full papers.
Paper and sketch authors should note we are requesting an abstract be uploaded prior to the main paper. This process is to facilitate the review process which is on a tight schedule. As the review process is double-blind, neither the abstract nor the submitted paper or sketch should reveal the identity of the authors.

Also we are pleased to announce that the IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG) and Computer and Graphics journals have agreed to accept extended versions of the top papers from the VR 2009 proceedings.

Full papers must be in English, not exceed eight (8) pages in length. Sketches must be in English and not exceed four (4) pages in length. Both full papers and sketches should be formatted using the IEEE Computer Society format described at . 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 and sketches must be submitted electronically.

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 papers or sketches will automatically be considered for possible inclusion in the video proceedings (video submissions may also be made independently -- see "Call for Videos " ). When submitted as supporting material, videos must be free of identifying information. When included as part of the video proceedings, a revised version of the video will be used.

September 22, 2008: ABSTRACT submission due
September 29, 2008: FULL PAPER & SKETCH submission due
November 12, 20008: REVIEW DECISIONS announced
January 5, 2009: CAMERA-READY PAPERS due

The exact deadline is midnight local time at the submitter's location on the day given above

** The submission deadlines will be strictly enforced. **

Paper abstracts and complete papers must be submitted through the online submissions site.

For more information, contact the Program Chairs:

Dirk Reiners, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Anthony Steed, University College London
Rob Lindeman, Worcester Polytechnic Institute