Call for Workshop of Theses and Dissertations

The Virtual and Augmented Reality Graduate Workshop (WTD SVR 2020) provides a unique opportunity for students to discuss their master’s dissertations and doctoral theses. The aim of the Workshop is to allow the preliminary work to be evaluated by researchers with expertise in the SVR topics of interest. The ongoing work may further benefit from all the input gathered during the Workshop, which may lead to a solid, improved work, as a result of the contributions provided by experts, other graduate students, as well as the industry and academic participants of SVR 2020.

Besides receiving a preliminary evaluation, the workshop participants will be exposed to an array of research topics being exploited in graduate programs from Brazil and abroad. Moreover, the brainstorming sessions may help some students to define their research topics. In addition, WTD offers the opportunity for the establishment of new academic collaborations among students and groups that share common research interests in the virtual and augmented reality areas.

Acceptable Submissions

Submissions to the Workshop should be ongoing work only. WTD SVR 2020 will not receive any proposals that have been finished before December of 2020. Works that fall into this category should be submitted to the main track of SVR 2020 instead.

However, paper’s proposals can be submitted to WTD SVR 2020 even if a similar full paper has been submitted to the main SVR 2020’s tracks.

Submission Instructions

The authors should submit two documents, as follows:

1) Standard Research Report containing a description of the main aspects of the work, as well as the name(s) of the involved student(s). The report shall be submitted according to the standard form named WTD SVR 2020 Research Report.

2) Short Paper disclosing the (expected) contributions of the work clearly, considering the SVR topics of interest. The paper (2 pages maximum) should be organized as follows: Introduction, Motivation (the problem being explored), Related Work, Proposed Solution, Preliminary Results and Conclusion. The short paper shall be formatted using the IEEE Conference Template – A4 size (MS Word Template; Latex Template).

‍Submission language: The Standard Research Report and the Short Paper may be written in Portuguese, Spanish, or English.

‍Submission-file format: Both (Standard Research Report and Short Paper) should be submitted in PDF file format.

‍Submission withdrawal: The submission will be withdrawn if any of the following conditions apply: Incomplete submission (any of the two files is missing); wrong size (short paper exceeds 2 pages); wrong file format (any file format other than PDF); wrong text formatting (text not properly formatted in accordance with the specified IEEE formatting – A4 size).

‍Submission venue: The submissions should be made using the SBC’s JEMS system through the “SVR 2020 – WTD” entry.

Presentation and Publication

Selected Work Proposals will be presented during one of the Workshop technical sessions and will receive technical feedback from experienced researchers on Virtual and Augmented Reality, as well as from other participants of the Workshop. Accepted works will be available in the digital proceedings of the WTD SVR 2020. The best works will be invited to submit a 4-pages version to the journal Comunicações em Informática.

Topics of Interest

  • VR/AR/MR systems, frameworks and toolkits
  • 3D Interaction
  • Input devices for VR/AR/MR
  • Machine learning for VR/AR/MR
  • Haptics, audio, and other non-visual interfaces
  • User studies and evaluation
  • Tracking and sensing
  • Computer graphics techniques for VR/AR/MR
  • Immersive gaming/serious game
  • Virtual humans and avatars
  • Advanced display technology
  • Multi-user and distributed VR/AR/MR
  • Perception presence, and cognition in VR/AR/MR
  • Teleoperation and telepresence
  • Social, economic and technical impacts of VR/AR/MR
  • Virtual environments evaluation

Camera-ready Submissions

The final version of your paper must be submitted with the SBC Copyright Form. The template has the Copyright Form written in English and in Portuguese. It is not necessary to sign both. Authors must choose between one of the two, no matter the language in which the draft was written.

No-Show and No-Registration Policy

No-show papers are defined as accepted papers submitted by authors who did not present the paper at the technical meeting. Each paper must have one registered author with an Other Track Paper Registration Fee. Each paper must have a different Other Track Paper Registration Fee. Otherwise, the paper is considered a no-registration. No-show and no-registration papers will not be included in the program and will be removed from the proceedings.

Important Dates

  • WTD Submissions deadline: July 6, 2020
  • WTD Submissions deadline: July 20, 2020
  • WTD Submissions deadline: August 3, 2020
  • WTD Submissions deadline: August 10, 2020
  • WTD Acceptance notifications: August 25, 2020
  • WTD Camera-ready and copyright submissions: September 14, 2020
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