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IEEE Virtual Reality 2017 Call for Research Demos

IEEE VR 2017: the 24th IEEE Virtual Reality Conference

March 18-22, 2017, Los Angeles, California


IEEE VR 2017 seeks research demonstrations from laboratories or research groups (academic, government, or industry). Demos should interest the broad VR community and be presentable in a conference setting exhibiting new and innovative work. The conference will provide basic infrastructure (space, a table, and power). Additionally, authors of accepted demos will present an overview in a fast-forward Research Demonstration Session to summarize their demo and relate it to research being performed at their lab. A demo proposal should include:

  • A two-page extended abstract describing the demo and the research itself
  • A schematic of the layout (separate document showing components such as projectors/cameras)
  • A brief video showing the demo in action (the URL should be included in the proposal – youtube or vimeo preferred)

The submission should clearly describe the overall architecture of the system or technology demonstrated. Authors should put great emphasis on the work’s motivation, applications, and novelty. The description should also explain how the audience can interact with the demo. Abstracts for accepted demos will be included in the conference proceedings, so they must follow the IEEE Computer Society format at http://ieeevr.org/2017/contribute/formatting.html. We are also working to give authors the option to include abstracts in the IEEE Digital Library.

Accepted demos must be up and running during dedicated demo sessions and during lunch breaks. It is further appreciated if they run at other times (e.g., coffee breaks), but that is not required for acceptance.

Submission Deadlines For Research Demos

  • December 19, 2017 — Proposal submission
  • January 3, 2017 — Notification of decisions
  • January 10, 2017 — Camera-ready submission

Proposals for research demonstrations must be submitted via email to the Research Demonstration Chairs (researchdemoschairs2017 [at] ieeevr.org). Interested contributors are encouraged to contact the chairs with any questions or to discuss potential demonstrations.

The Research Demo Chairs:

  • Christoph W. Borst, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA
  • Elham “Ellie” Ebrahimi, Clemson University, USA
  • Eric Ragan, Texas A&M University, USA