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IEEE Virtual Reality 2018 Call for Panels

IEEE VR 2018: the 25th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces

March 18-22, 2018, Reutlingen, Germany

http://ieeevr.org/2018

IEEE VR 2018 seeks proposals for interactive panels. We will host three to five panels at the conference on topics drawn from academic, industrial, or consumer interests in virtual reality. Panels are intended to generate lively discussions incorporating differing points of view around significant, emergent, or controversial topics. Panel sessions should not be structured as a series of individual, stand-alone presentations, but rather should include different perspectives on thought-provoking topics that are presented in an engaging manner. Panels should not be used to present a commercial product, nor be limited to the views of one individual. The goal should be to involve and engage all panel participants and the audience. Interested parties are invited to submit proposals for IEEE VR 2018 panels.

Format of Panels and Panel Proposals

Panel sessions are 90 minutes long and we encourage proposers to plan for your panelists’ presentations/introductory remarks to take less than 30 minutes of that time. It is very preferable that the speakers each address a different aspect of the topic. We also suggest that your panel have a moderator who is not one of the panelists and who will introduce the panel, serve as session chair, and, if a question isn’t forthcoming from the audience, start off the discussion with an initial question. The panel organizer does not need to be the moderator; the organizer can be a member of the panel (or not). You do not need to have identified a moderator before submitting your proposal. The Panels Chairs can help you find a moderator if your panel is selected for VR2018. Panel proposals should be submitted electronically and should include:

  • A title for the panel session
  • A brief description of the overall issues to be discussed and their relevance and significance for the VR community. (500 words or less)
  • The names, contact information, and short (100 words or less) biographies for the organizer and each panelist. Panelists should come from multiple organizations. For each accepted panel, we plan to provide one free registration for the VR conference (March 20-22nd) upon request and upon approval from the General Chairs.

Submission Details and Procedure

The deadline for panel submissions is Monday, November 27th. Notifications will be sent by Monday, December 4. Panel submissions must be submitted via email to the Panels Chairs. For more information, to inquire about a particular panel topic, or to submit a proposal, please contact

The VR 2018 Panels Chairs at panels2018 [at] ieeevr.org:

  • Betsy Sanders, Rhodes College, USA
  • Marc Erich Latoschik, Würzburg University, Germany
  • Suzanne Nooij, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics
  • Mary Whitton, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA