Call for Tutorials

Sharing knowledge is at the heart of our ongoing successes, and at IEEE VR, tutorials provide a means for doing this in a focused, intimate format. In this spirit, interested parties are invited to submit proposals for full-day or half-day tutorials to be presented on Saturday March 16th, or Sunday March 17th, 2013. Please note that Workshops and the 3DUI Symposium will also be held on these two days.

Proposed tutorials may be targeted at an introductory or advanced level, and should address topics of interest to the VR, mixed or augmented reality, or 3D user interface communities. Proposals will be evaluated based on their relevance to the conference topics and their suitability for presentation in a tutorial format, as well as the qualifications of the instructors. We will strive for a balance of topics in the tutorial program and also consider the potential for interest and attendance. Upon review of submitted proposals, suggestions may be provided by the Tutorials chairs to submitters on how to improve their submission. (See schedule below.)

Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

  • How to foster better immersion
  • Known and experimental Interaction techniques
  • Tracking and sensor use in measuring presence
  • Creating valid user studies
  • Advances in VR and AR navigation
  • Multi-user applications
  • Developing new input devices for AR/MR/VR
  • Multi-modal displays for AR/MR/VR
  • New applications for shared simulation technology
  • Serious and entertaining novel gaming applications in AR/MR/VR

Proposals are welcome on topics that have been previously addressed; new approaches or insights are especially appreciated. Submissions should include a statement indicating how the proposal differs from recent tutorial presentations that may have approached a similar topic. Topics in the list of suggested topics appropriate for paper submissions to the main conference are also welcome.

Proposals for tutorials should be submitted electronically (MS Word, PDF, or text) and should include:

  • A title for the tutorial
  • Proposed length (full or half day)
  • A brief description of the topics to be addressed, including time allotted to each (roughly 500 words)
  • The technical level and intended audience
  • The expected value to that audience
  • The names, contact information and a short biography (roughly 200 words each) for the proposed instructors.
  • Also include whether the tutorial (or similar one) has been delivered before (where and when), and if so, why it should be held again. This is required whether the proposers organized the previous tutorials themselves or the previous tutorials were taught by someone else.

Some compensation will be provided for tutorial presenters.

Important Dates

Final submission deadline Friday, October 5, 2012
Initial Notification (with review suggestions) Friday, November 7, 2012
Final Acceptance Notification Friday, December 7, 2012
Advance Program descriptions for web due Friday, January 4, 2013
Set up for Tutorials Friday, March 15, 2013
Tutorial Days Saturday and Sunday, March 16 and 17, 2013

Tutorial submissions must be submitted via email to the Tutorials Chairs at the address below.

For more information, to inquire about a particular tutorial topic, or to submit a proposal, please contact the Tutorials Chairs:

  • Mark Livingston Naval Research Laboratory, USA
  • Jacki Morie USC Institute for Creative Technologies, USA
  • Ig-Jae Kim Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Korea

tutorialschairs [at]