March 23rd - 27th
March 23rd - 27th
IEEE VR 2019: the 26th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces
March 23-27, 2019, Osaka, Japan
This year, the IEEE VR 2019 will hold the 10th annual 3DUI Contest. It is open to anyone interested in 3D User Interfaces (3DUIs) and Virtual Reality, from researchers to students, enthusiasts, and professionals. The purpose of the contest is to stimulate innovative and creative solutions to challenging 3DUI problems. The theme of this year is “Escape Room in Mixed Reality”. Tasks should involve Passive Haptics as part of their 3DUI design. In a passive haptics scenario, material properties of real objects are enhanced with virtual behaviors in the mixed reality scenario where they are surrounded. Although it is not required, you can embed your interactions inside an escape room as scenario, which we believe it could make them fun and more interesting to juries. Selected contestants will be required to provide a live demonstration of their solutions onsite. For the demonstration track, contestants must bring their own mixed reality hardware (VR, AR, or anything in between), but can choose to use any type of hardware. A grand winner will be selected by juries at the conference.
The 3DUI Contest is open to anyone interested in 3DUIs—researchers, students, hobbyists, professionals, or anyone else. Requirements for the selection and presentation are specified below.
This year, we want you to develop 3DUIs using passive haptics. You should provide the physical props you require for your 3DUI for the presentation in Osaka. Your 3DUIs should have at least five of the following features:
On top of the features you select from the previous list, all scenarios should include the following:
The submitted solutions have to fulfill the following rules to be considered for acceptance and presentation during IEEE VR 2019:
Teams of up to ten people may submit solutions.
Teams must submit a short paper of two pages, with a description of the solution, details about software developed, a brief description of the closest related work and how your system is novel, and a description of how you iterated upon the design. If your submission is accepted, this paper will be included in the IEEE VR Conference proceedings as two-page extended abstract describing the contest solution, and therefore must be formatted using the IEEE Computer Society format as specified for Call for VR Conference Papers.
Teams will also submit a video that presents the solution to the public, including an explanation of the equipment, software, and interaction techniques used to solve the problem. Additionally, the video should include representative footage of example users as they perform the task. If your submission is accepted, the video will be made publicly available. Videos should have a length of 60-90 seconds and should include the title along with the names and affiliations of the contestants. The submitted file should be a high quality compressed video with a size of no more than 50 MB. We will accept videos in MPEG (.mpg), Quicktime (.mov), and MP4 (.mp4).
If your submission is accepted, you will participate in a live demo session at the conference, where you will showcase your work to the IEEE VR community and have a chance to win awards. Since this year’s contest will be judged live at IEEE VR, we will invite various judges from the community to judge your solution. The judging criteria are novelty, usability, and aesthetics. We will further offer on-site judging for all conference attendees. Contestants are asked to bring their own equipment for demoing their individual solutions during the 3DUI session as part of IEEE VR.
The final score will be the combination of the expert judges’ score (60%) plus the audience scores (40%). A winning team with the highest score will be awarded.
Teams should register for the contest by December 1, 2018 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information (different to last years): team name, team members with name and affiliation, one contact email, and the used hardware setup.
3DUIcontest2019 [at] ieeevr.org