2019 IEEE VR Osaka logo

March 23rd - 27th

2019 IEEE VR Osaka logo

March 23rd - 27th

IEEE Computer Society IEEE VRSJ

IEEE Computer Society IEEE VRSJ



Osaka International Convention Center


DELL + Intel Japan
National Science Foundation


Tateishi Science and Technology Foundation

The Telecommunications Advancement Foundation




Huawei Japan
Knowledge Service Network
Mozilla Corporation
Osaka Electro-Communication University
SenseTime Japan

Flower / Misc

GREE, Inc.
Beijing Nokov Science & Technology Co., Ltd.
SoftCube Corporation
Sumitomo Electric Industries


Advanced Realtime Tracking (ART)
China's State Key Laboratory of Virtual Reality Technology and Systems
Computer Network Information Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences
DELL + Intel Japan
Fun Life Inc.
Nihon Binary Co., Ltd.
NIST - Public Safety Communications Research
Optitrack Japan, Ltd.
QD Laser, Inc.
Solidray Co.,Ltd.


IEEE Kansai Section

Society for Information Display Japan Chapter

VR Consortium

The Institute of Systems, Control and Information Engineers

Human Interface Society

The Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence

The Visualization Society of Japan

Information Processing Society of Japan

The Robotics Society of Japan

Japan Society for Graphic Science

The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers

Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering

The Institute of Image Information and Television Engineers

The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers

The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers

The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan

The Society for Art and Science

Japan Ergonomics Society

The Japanese Society of Medical Imaging

Exhibitors and Supporters

Call for Doctoral Consortium

IEEE VR 2019: the 26th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces
March 23-27, 2019, Osaka, Japan

Important Dates

  • November 29th, 2018 23:59 AoE: Submission deadline
  • December 22nd, 2018 23:59 AoE: Notification of acceptance
  • January 11th, 2019 23:59 AoE: Camera-ready
  • March 23rd, 2019 9:00AM - 6:00PM JST: Consortium


The DC is a concentrated full-day event that will be held on Saturday, March 23rd, 2019, where students present their research interests/plans/results to a panel of senior researchers in the field and receive specific constructive feedback, followed by a reception in the evening and networking opportunities during the following days. Accepted students will be expected to give in-depth presentations of their research and will receive constructive comments from mentors. Additionally, accepted students will create a poster about their work to allow IEEE VR attendees to quickly familiarize themselves with each other’s work and to be shown to a broader audience during the conference poster session. Accepted students will have the option to publish their two-page extended abstract in the conference proceedings and to be included in the online IEEE VR program. There is also the possibility that the abstracts may be archived in the IEEExplore digital library.

Eligibility and Topics

Ideal candidates will be in the early or mid stages of their PhD, and should have a solid idea of their direction and topic, but should also have room for improvement. The DC welcomes applicants from a broad range of disciplines including VR, AR, 3D user interfaces, human-computer interaction, wearable computing, social informatics, information technology, cognitive science, and related fields.

Submission Guidelines

To apply to the DC, please submit the following two documents via the Precision Conference Doctoral Consortium track at https://new.precisionconference.com/~vr as a single PDF. All IEEE VR Doctoral Consortium submissions should be prepared in IEEE Computer Society VGTC format http://junctionpublishing.org/vgtc/Tasks/camera.html and submitted as a PDF.

  1. Position paper: Paper submissions should be 2 pages in length including references. This position paper must clearly motivate, discuss, and summarize the proposed Ph.D. research, describe how the research fits into and advances research in VR and/or related fields, and report on your progress. You may additionally focus on a more specific area of the research if desired. In the concluding section, you should identify 2-3 questions/areas for improvement that you would like to discuss during the DC.
  2. A one page Curriculum Vitae

Submissions received after the deadline will not be considered.

Financing Your Conference Travel

Students are encouraged to seek funding from their institutions for travel and registration costs. DC participants who also apply as Student Volunteers will have conference registration fully paid for and planned by the Student Volunteer team. More specific information on other financial support will be provided as it becomes available.


For more information, please contact the DC Program Chairs at doctoralconsortium2019 [at] ieeevr.org:

  • Aleshia Hayes, University of North Texas, USA
  • Jason Orlosky, Osaka University, Japan
  • Pete Willemsen, University of Minnesota Duluth, USA
  • Tonja Machulla, Ludwig Maximilians University, Germany

doctoralconsortium2019 [at] ieeevr.org