2nd CFP: VRST - Virtual Reality Software & Technology

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From: [email protected] (Gurminder Singh)
Subject: 2nd CFP: VRST - Virtual Reality Software & Technology
Date: 7 Jan 1994 08:41:10 GMT

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* V R S T ' 9 4 *
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* Conference on *
* Virtual Reality Software and Technology *
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* August 23-26, 1994 *
* Singapore *
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* Sponsored by ACM SIGCHI and ISS, Singapore *
* In Cooperation with ACM SIGGRAPH & CGS *
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* C A L L F O R P A R T I C I P A T I O N *
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* Papers, Panels and Tutorials due: *
* February 7, 1994 *
* Demos due: February 28, 1994 *
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VRST'94, the Conference on Virtual Reality Software and Technology,
presents a high-quality forum for innovative virtual reality research
and development. The conference will bring together virtual reality
researchers and developers for a four day program. Papers, panels,
tutorials and demos are sought on a wide range of topics in virtual

A special issue of the ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction
(TOCHI) will be published, containing rigorously reviewed, extended
versions of selected papers from the conference.


Authors are encouraged to submit high-quality papers about research and
development in virtual reality. The field of virtual reality is evolving,
hence the scope of the conference is broad. We encourage submissions
which describe work -- finished or in progress, theory or practice --
on the following or related subjects:

o Software Architectures for VR
o VR Interaction and Navigation Techniques
o Tools and Techniques for Modeling VR Systems
o Distributed VR Systems
o Tactile and Force Feedback
o Motion Tracking
o Telepresence and Telerobotics
o Spatial Audio
o VR Input and Output Devices
o Innovative Applications of VR
o Human Factors of VR
o Evaluation of VR Techniques and Systems.

Papers should be at most 6000 words or 10 pages. Submissions should
consist of 6 copies of the paper and a cover letter indicating the
primary author's name, affiliation, address, phone and fax
numbers and email address. The title page should include an abstract
(less than 200 words) and 5 keywords. Papers in hardcopy form must
be received no later than February 7, 1994 by:

Gurminder Singh
Institute of Systems Science
National University of Singapore
Heng Mui Keng Terrace
Kent Ridge
Singapore 0511

[email protected]
+65 772-3651
+65 774-4998 (fax)


Panels provide an opportunity for lively discussion of topical or
controversial issues. Contrasting opinions, perspectives, or
approaches are initially presented by knowledgeable panelists.
Discussion of the issues is extended by audience participation.

Proposals for panels will be evaluated on the basis of the significance
of the issues and the prospects for productive discussion. A panel
proposal should be no more than two pages in length. It should include:

o A description of the panel topic,
including why this topic is important to
the conference attendees.

o A brief position statement for each panelist.

o A cover sheet that includes the panel
title, length of time desired for the
panel, panelists' names and
affiliations, and the panel organizer's
name, affiliation, address, email-
address, and phone and fax numbers.

Submissions must be received no later than February 7, 1994 by:

Mark Green
Department of Computing Science
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H1

[email protected]
+1 403-492-4584
+1 403-492-1071 (fax)


Proposals for tutorial offerings by developers, researchers and educators
are invited. Tutorials will be evaluated on the basis of their relevance
to the VRST attendees and on the technical quality of the tutorial.
Past experience and qualifications of the instructors, along with
overall balance of the tutorial program, are significant factors.

Instructors must request tutorial proposal requirements from the Tutorials
Chair. Submissions in hardcopy must be received no later than February 7,
1994. Send questions and requests for submission form to:

Hiroo Iwata
Institute of Engineering Mechanics
University of Tsukuba
Tsukuba, 305

[email protected]
+81 298-53-5362
+81 298-53-5207 (fax)


Demonstrations enable the developers of systems to present their systems to
conference attendees. Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of their
potential as interesting demonstrations and for bringing new and exciting
ideas to the conference. Submit six copies of a five page proposal
describing why a demonstration is the best way to present the work,
its relevance to the VRST attendees, a demonstration story board
with a few screen pictures, and a detailed description of the equipment
support needed. Submission in hardcopy form must be received by
February 28, 1994. You are encouraged to discuss your requirements
over email with the Demonstrations Chair. Send questions and requests for
information to:

Luis Serra
Institute of Systems Science
National University of Singapore
Heng Mui Keng Terrace
Kent Ridge
Singapore 0511

[email protected]
+65 772-2014
+65 774-4998 (fax)
General Chair:

Juzar Motiwalla, ISS, Singapore

Program Co-Chairs:

Gurminder Singh, ISS, Singapore
Steven Feiner, Columbia University, USA
Daniel Thalmann, SFIT, Switzerland

Program Committee:

William Bricken, U Washington, USA
Pere Brunet, U Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
Steve Bryson, NASA Ames, USA
Michael Deering, Sun, USA
Kim Fairchild, ISS, Singapore
Lennart Fahlen, SICS, Sweden
Michael Gigante, RMIT, Australia
Martin Goebel, Fraunhofer Institute, Germany
Mark Green, U Alberta, Canada
Michitaka Hirose, U Tokyo, Japan
Hiroo Iwata, U Tsukuba, Japan
Rob Jacob, Naval Research Lab, USA
Tosiyasu L. Kunii, U Tokyo, Japan
Beth Marcus, Exos, USA
Margaret Minsky, Interval Research, USA
Randy Pausch, U Virginia, USA
Timothy Poston, ISS, Singapore
Alfred Schmitt, U Karlsruhe, Germany
Luis Serra, ISS, Singapore
Mel Slater, U London, UK
Susumu Tachi, U Tokyo, Japan
Nadia M Thalmann, U Geneva, Switzerland
Colin Ware, U New Brunswick, Canada
Beth Wenzel, NASA Ames, USA
David Zeltzer, MIT, USA
Michael Zyda, Naval Postgrad School, USA

International Coordination Committee:

Michitaka Hirose, U Tokyo, Japan
Rob Jacob, Naval Research Lab, USA
Daniel Thalmann, SFIT, Switzerland
About the Sponsors


Founded in 1947, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
is the largest and oldest educational and scientific computer
organization in the industry today. ACM's name reflects the
concerns of its founders (i.e., machinery), but ACM's vitality stems
from its members - their ideas and experience. ACM is a society
of individuals, a living vehicle for the continuity of professional
standards and traditions. From a dedicated group of 78, ACM is
now 85,000 strong, with 34 special interest groups (SIGs), including
SIGCHI (Special Interest Group for Computer Human Interaction), and
more than 600 chapters and student chapters.

The scope of SIGCHI consists of the study of the human-computer
interaction process and includes research, design, development
and evaluation efforts for interactive systems. The focus of
SIGCHI is on how people communicate and interact with a broadly
defined range of computer systems. SIGCHI servers as a forum
for the exchange of ideas among computer scientists, human factors
specialists, psychologists, social scientists, systems designers,
graphic designers and end users. Over 6,200 professionals work
together toward common goals and objectives. For further
information, email to [email protected] or call +1 212-626-0500

Institute of Systems Science, Singapore

The Institute of Systems Science (ISS) is a leading computer
research laboratory in the Pacific region with close to 100 research
staff. ISS aims to provide international and regional leadership
in next generation technologies and spin-offs. The research focus of
the Institute broadly covers seven strategic areas: Multimedia Systems,
Natural Language Processing, Broadband Networking,
Archival and Retrieval of Multimedia Information, Neural Networks
and Fuzzy Logic, Medical Imaging: Rendering and Analysis,
and Accelerated Computing. ISS also offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees
by research. For further information on ISS, contact K.T. Goh
at [email protected] or +65 772-2469.


Location: Singapore

Situated at one of the most important crossroads of the world,
Singapore is truly a place where East and West come together.
Here you will find Chinese, Indian and Malay communities living
harmoniously together, their long established cultures forming a
unique backdrop to a clean and modern garden city. English is
spoken everywhere and is the common business language of all.
Few places on earth promise such delight for the palate, with
gourmet cuisines from over 30 countries.

Singapore's climate is warm and welcoming all year round, with
temperatures ranging from 28 degrees Celsius in the day, to 23
degrees Celsius by night.

Further information on ISS and Singapore is available on the
World Wide Web (WWW) server at ISS. To access it through
Mosaic, type

mosaic http://www.iss.nus.sg/ISS_HomePage.html


Here is a list of discounted-economy return airfares from
various cities around the world to Singapore. You maybe able
to get even cheaper fares from your travel agent. This
information is provided to help you with your planning and the
fares listed below are not guaranteed.

LA/SF US$1100
Washington DC US$1200
New York US$1200

London 399 Pounds

Stockholm 6000SEK

Frankfurt DM 1450,00

Tokyo 88,000 yen

Gurminder Singh Email: [email protected]
Institute of Systems Science [email protected]
National University of Singapore FAX: (65)778-2571
Kent Ridge, Singapore 0511 Phone: (65)772-3651
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